Bioluminescent Kayak Trip in St. Croix

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Are you ready for a Bioluminescent Kayak Trip in St. Croix?

Our trip departs before sunset from “Bio Bay” on the eastern side of Salt River. Our expert guide will provide you with a captivating overview of the local ecology, history, and spiritual mysteries of Salt River before we head to Mangrove Lagoon to witness the mesmerizing glowing water.

The bioluminescence phenomenon is a natural wonder that occurs when living creatures emit light, and these radiant organisms are on display year-round within the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Reserve. The bay consists of a smaller bay, formerly known as Mangrove Lagoon, which houses a sizable population of bioluminescent plankton known as dinoflagellates. These dinoflagellates emit light in response to physical contact, which is believed to be a defense mechanism that frightens away predators.

To observe these awe-inspiring creatures, we need complete darkness, so our tours are dependent on the moon cycle. Our Bioluminescent Kayak Trips are scheduled when the moon is below the horizon during the evening hours (which occurs for two weeks following the full moon) or when the moon is in its crescent phase.

During the tour, you'll explore the Bio Bay and other nearby areas in search of other bioluminescent species. Along the way, our knowledgeable guide will provide you with fascinating insights into the local ecology, history, and spiritual mysteries of Salt River.

Each kayak can accommodate up to two people and this activity has a maximum capacity of 16 participants. We offer two types of kayaks - the Ocean Kayak and the Clear Kayak. The Ocean Kayak is more comfortable, more maneuverable, and better suited for rough conditions. It's also faster, easier to get in and out of, and has a higher weight capacity. The Clear Kayak, on the other hand, is transparent and operates like a canoe. However, it has a limited weight capacity (400lbs) and is not available for the LATE NIGHT Bioluminescent Kayak Trip.

The tour lasts for 2 hours, during which you'll get to witness the beauty of nature's glowing organisms up close. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience and book your St. Croix kayaking trip online today! We guarantee that you'll leave feeling enlightened, rejuvenated, and amazed.

What are you waiting for? Join us now on this Bioluminescent Kayak Trip in St. Croix!



  • Enjoy the view over the amazing coastline from a unique perspective;

  • This experience will give you access exclusive areas far from the busy touristic areas;

  • Each kayak takes two people, so the younger ones can come along too;

  • Be one with nature and enjoy the ride without leaving a negative impact on the environment!


  • Please check-in 30 minutes before the start of the experience;

  • All sea experiences are subject to the weather and sea conditions. In case of bad conditions, we'll contact you to reschedule or arrange a refund;

  • Detailed tour operator information, including local phone number and exact address, is included in your confirmation email;

  • We recommend bringing sunscreen, swimming gear, a hat and a towel;


  • A safety briefing, insurance and life-jackets are included;

  • Perfect activity for your group of friends or family to celebrate special occasions;

  • All you need for a kayak tour is included: guide, kayak and paddle;

  • Our experienced crew will teach you the most important things before you start, so no previous experience needed;

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Bioluminescent Kayak Trip in St. Croix