It's like Pixie Dust!
Glowing Plankton in the ocean is one of the most unique things you will ever see. Prepare for your mind to be blown!
Stars in the water and the sky
Paddling at night is one o the coolest things you can do, and the beautiful night sky sure doesn’t hurt
Great for Groups
We can cater for groups of up to 25
- Includes Stand Up Paddle Board or one spot in a double kayak + Paddle + Life Jacket + Light + Memories that will last you forever. Please note that there is a minimum of 4 people for these tours. So contact us before you book online to see what nights we are definitely doing a tour.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
We are not a group of Eco-tourists or Science geeks at all! But we thought it would be interesting to Kayak (paddle boarding is also a choice for this tour) in the dark to see glow in the dark blooming phytoplankton. The plankton actually glow (bright) as you swirl your hand or paddle in the water. This was one of the coolest activities I have ever done on vacation, highly recommended. I feel terrible that I cannot remember our guides name, but he was AWESOME!“Bioluminescence Tour - So Cool”
My mother and I went on the Bioluminescence Tour in January 2015 and had a blast! We kayaked the trip from Pigeon Point to Bon Accord Lagoon and were amazed by the glittery stars we saw in the water, especially near the roots of the Mangrove Trees! The water was warm, the sky was clear and the tour guides Duane and Brett were really energetic and fun. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone.“Awesome evening tour!”
I was very happy that the tours were taking place while I was on the island in January 2015. So I immediately booked the tour. It was great and unforgettable experience. The laguna turned out to be a magic, sparkling place under the sky full of stars. I am very happy to have experienced not just the pleasure of seeing such a beautiful nature phenomenon but also a very satisfactory feeling being connected to the beautiful nature. I went by stand up paddle, though kayak is of course more relaxing way to tour. I would definitely recommend the tour. I had a lot of fun. The guys are doing a good job.“bioluminescence tour - just amazing”
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need experience in Stand Up Paddling to do the tour.
If you have never stand up paddled before or you have only done it once or twice we recommend that you book a kayak space. This tour requires reasonably good fitness as its two hours long (about 6km) and we will be paddling for most of that time. Kayaks sit two people and are low to the water so it’s much easier to paddle if it’s windy. If you want to learn to stand up paddle then we recommend that you book a lesson prior to your tour, click HERE for more information.
Where do we meet?
We meet at Radical Sports Tobago, on the tip of Pigeon Point. If you are just coming for the tour your may have to pay the entrance of TT$20 per person depending on what time you come. Pigeon Point is free after 5pm.
What time to come and what time does the tour finish?
From January to September we ask that you to come by 6pm and we leave at 6:30pm. We return between 8:30pm and 9pm but it depends on the paddlers.
From October to December we ask that you to come by 5:30pm and we leave at 6:00pm. We return between 8pm and 8:30pm but it depends on the paddlers.
What do I need to bring?
Beach wear is fine. We recommend a t-shirt or rash guard in case of sandfly’s in the lagoon but it varies depending on the night (many nights have no sandflies). You can use bug spray/off on your skin for the tour, but please don’t swim if you do as it is harmful to the plankton. If you are bringing young kids then bring a towel in a dry bag, so they can warm up after a swim.
Should I bring a camera?
Unless you have a very high end camera with waterproof housing, you will not be able to get pictures of the Bioluminescence. You will still be able to take pictures of each other with a water proof phone or camera with flash (GOPRO’s don’t work unfortunately).
What ages can come on this tour?
All ages are welcome, although for young kids we recommend kayaks, with the child in front and the parent behind. Or one kid in the middle of two parents in a kayak. Bring a towel in a dry or plastic bag for young kids as they can get cold. Also we recommend a kayak over a stand up paddle for those that have a low fitness level.
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If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.