2017 Sunset 'Til Dark Bioluminescence Tour

From USD $65.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: SUNSET
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Our Bioluminescence Tour is dependent on noctiluca scintillans, a millimeter wide dinoflagellate that hitches a ride up big river on the incoming tide. When the conditions are good, this plankton is present in great numbers and releases a green flash when disturbed. This disturbance comes from your paddle strokes and the motion of the 9 person outrigger through the water. When it's good, it's great. Sometimes the conditions just aren't right and all is dim... Take a chance, and you'll hit a good night in the summer about 90% of the time. A very special and memorable tour- book early though, because this one sells out. Cost is $65 per person.

Organic cookie and apple cider served at the midway point.

Please note the top picture is not real. I have not yet been successful in capturing the bioluminescent flashes. The shutter speed is so slow, the photograph appears like a blur of light...

Bioluminescence Tour dates 2017

Friday, June 23rd, meet at 9pm
Saturday, June 24th, meet at 9pm

Saturday, July 22nd, meet at 8:45pm

Sunday, July 23rd, meet at 8:45pm

Saturday, September 16th, meet at 7:30pm