When you’ve been working hard and it is finally time to relax, unwind, and travel somewhere great, getting out of town is a must. Travelers on the hunt for a vacation destination that offers up the sun, surf, and sand in abundance will find plenty of it all when they make their way to Cocoa Beach, Florida. This beautiful and inviting locale is a wonderful place to escape the daily grind and focus on the fun no matter what time of year you arrive.
While there are plenty of places for visitors to work on their Florida tan, Cocoa Beach is a superb place to indulge your interests in shopping, dining, exploring, and more! No matter where your travel interests lie, you’re likely to find an activity to love in Cocoa Beach. That said, those willing to look a little further toward some truly exceptional excursions will find that nature itself offers up some of the most intriguing Cocoa Beach moments available. For a new look at your surroundings, consider booking a bioluminescence kayak tour while you’re in town!
The Beauty of Bioluminescent Waters
The terminology sounds complex, but the results are stunning. Cocoa Beach is a destination lucky enough to be surrounded by bioluminescent waters which provide observers with the incredible neon glowing effect that’s made by nature to mesmerize! While some have witnessed this natural wonder on their own and been captivated, others have found a way to jump right in and be a part of the experience. That’s where bioluminescence kayak tours come into play.
At night, certain areas of the water near and around Cocoa Beach may appear to glow or sparkle. This happens due to a number of natural factors happening below the waves. A chemical process in certain jellies (not to be confused with stinging jellyfish), crustaceans, algae, and smaller fish gives them the ability to glow—both attracting mates and illuminating prey. To the observer from above the waves, the water is a rainbow of blue or green lights, making for an amazing moment you won’t soon forget.
When you’re in Cocoa Beach or nearby, one of the best ways to view this amazing sight is by kayak. There are several area companies that offer clear kayaking tours where you can see right through the bottom of the kayak and down into the glow below. It’s an amazing night excursion option that guests find draws them back time and again.
Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach
With the team at Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach, guests 4 and up have the option of enjoying an evening bioluminescence kayak tour alongside a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Tours tend to focus on the Indian River Lagoon which has a high salt content and is fed by the Atlantic Ocean. Here, the waters hold a high concentration of dinoflagellates whose natural light and glow are used as protection. If you happen to book a tour on a particularly dark night, the effect of these dinoflagellates is delightful! Adult prices begin around $45, and those 17 and under can enjoy the experience for $35 per person.
In general, the summer months are a fantastic time to view bioluminescence, and in the Cocoa Beach area, comb jellies have a way of stealing the spotlight. Tours with Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach generally last anywhere from 90 to 120 minutes total and depart from the Cocoa Beach Country Club located at 5000 Tom Warriner Boulevard.
Another great tour option for guests staying in Cocoa Beach are the professionals at Fin Expeditions, who offer guided daytime and sunset tours as well as nighttime bioluminescence kayak tours. These tours are ideal for those 4 years of age and up (kids can ride tandem with an adult) and prices begin at $49. Stay in Cocoa Beach also offers $5 off per guest through our partnership with Fin Expeditions! The bioluminescence tours focus on the Banana River Lagoon, and you will enjoy paddling through the Thousand Islands of Cocoa Beach on daytime or sunset tours with the help of their experienced guides. No matter what tour you take, you’re sure to experience a one-of-a-kind Florida adventure you won’t soon forget.
Book Your Stay Today
Whether you head to Cocoa Beach to make the most of the bioluminescent waters, or can’t wait to spend time on the sand, the team at Stay in Cocoa Beach promises to have a rental waiting that will elevate your trip from start to finish! We prioritize comfort, convenience, and luxury at every turn. Reach out today to learn more about our many property options in the area and how we can help you turn travel plans into a reality. We can’t wait to see you in Cocoa Beach soon!