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Kayak in bioluminescent waters

Kayak in bioluminescent waters

Duration:1 hour total
Includes:Food and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

We are a team as hosts, sharing the different tasks to give you a good experience. This season Luis, who is costarican, will be guiding most of the tours. I'm a marine biologist, and Vigdis and I discovered that we had permanent bioluminescence here about 10 years ago. All exited we explored the area, and found it great for doing the tours. The three of us have more than 10 years experience with…
Vigdis & Thomas
Vigdis & Thomas
Vigdis & Thomas
Vigdis & Thomas

What we’ll do

This kayak experience is not to be missed. What appears to be normal dark water, will light up WHEN YOU TOUCH IT. As the night grows dark, we'll step into our comfortable kayaks and get ready for a personal encounter with this remarkable phenomenon. We will lead you to the best spots, where sparkling algae accumulates. For a full hour, you will be enchanted by how every stroke of your paddle…

What else you should know

The tour is fine for beginner-level kayakers. Weight limit 250 pounds / 115 kilograms. Please do not consume alcohol before the kayak trip. Check map and travel time from where you'll be staying!

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Coffee, water, biscuits
Equipment
Kayaks and lifejackets

What to bring

Flashlight
Bug spray
Light clothes that can get wet
Sandals or watershoes

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Where you'll be

We'll be in the bioluminescent bay of Costa Rica. It's one of very few places in the world with permanent bioluminescence. Bioluminescence is found in many parts of the world, however, in most locations, it is either seasonal or requires perfect conditions in order to occur. Contrastingly, the Paquera Bay is home to bioluminescence year round.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guest should be comfortable on the water in a kayak and not afraid of the dark.

What to bring

Flashlight

More tips

The tour is fine for beginner-level kayakers. Weight limit 250 pounds / 115 kilograms. Please do not consume alcohol before the kayak trip. Check map and travel time from where you'll be staying!

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Vigdis & Thomas
Kayak in bioluminescent waters
333 reviews
From £29/person
333 reviews
From £29/person