The Nighttime Bioluminescence Experience

Summer 2019 Dates: 

  • Friday August 2nd

  • Saturday August 3rd

  • Sunday August 4th

  • Thursday August 29th

  • Friday August 30th

  • Saturday August 31st

  • Sunday September 1st  Join us for a truly memorable experience: exploring the bioluminescence in the waters of the Saratoga Passage.  As you move away from the lights on shore in your kayak, venturing further out into the dark, you will experience Mother Nature's own light show of sparkles in the water beneath you and the twinkling of stars above you. This outing isn’t usually much of a kayak tour; so if you want to paddle hard, then consider one of our daytime tours. Instead we use the kayaks and our paddles as a way to get up close to and play with the incredible bioluminescent phenomena. We start these tours at 9:00pm or 10:00pm only on nights around the new moon in the mid to late summertime, when the skies are darkest for best viewing. We have you back on the beach sometime between 11:30pm and midnight. 

Bioluminescence is the emission of light by living organisms through chemical reactions. There are a number of biological organisms capable of bioluminescence, including fireflies, glow worms, certain fungi, and certain marine dinoflagellates, which we have here in the Puget Sound.

Cost: $75 per paddler, plus WA State sales tax
Duration: 2 hours
Start Time: 9:00pm or 9:30pm…depending on the date 
Location: starts and finishes at our headquarters at 201 Wharf Street in the South Whidbey Harbor. (map)

ALL GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING A HEADLAMP.  If you don't have your own or are able to borrow one, you may rent one from us when you make your reservation for $15.00.