Bioluminescent Kayak Tour
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Tours run nightly on the following dates:
April 13th through till April 29th
Looking for future dates? Simply send us an email with the dates you are visiting the island!
Cayman Kayaks are the pioneers of the Bioluminescent Tours, being the first operator to offer tours to the magical bay starting back in 2006. Join Cayman Kayaks’ fully guided night tour from RUM POINT into one of the most amazing natural phenomena of the world! Once inside the bay, watch how every stroke of your paddle leaves behind a glowing swirl of blue light. Learn how this fragile and unique ecosystem maintains a perfect balance of life, and what you can do to protect such a special place. The adventure with Cayman Kayaks can only be described as magical, creating memories that will last a lifetime!
These night tours run on the darkest nights of the month to allow the best quality tour.
Location: Rum Point Beach Club- far left side of car park - Directions and map below
Tours Times: 7:15pm & 9:15pm- Please arrive 10 minutes early
Tour Length: 1.5-2 hours in length
Weight Restriction - 250 LBS per person
Attire: You will get wet while kayaking! Wear attire you feel comfortable to get wet in; swim suit, t-shirt, sandals or flip-flops. Leave a towel behind in your vehicle for your ride back.
$59 usd for adults over 13+
$49 usd for children 6-12 years old
Find Us at Rum Point Club
What is Bioluminescence?
Bioluminescence is defined as "Life Emitting Light." Bioluminescence is a common occurrence, however, finding an area with high concentrations on a regular basis is something not to be missed. On land we see bioluminescence is fireflies, glowworms and occasionally glowing fungi. However, in the ocean bioluminescence is much more common but extremely rare to be seen in high concentrations. Tiny microorganisms called 'Pyrodinium Bahamanse' are responsible for the captivating display. When at rest, they appear to sparkle, but when disturbed they release more light to be seen. Come and find out why these unique bays exist.
Why explore the Bio Bay by Kayak or Electric Catamaran?
Experience needed to participate in the kayak tour?
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - Rest easy, our adventures are for everyone. Our trips are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. The majority of people who join our tours are first time kayakers, and we take care to introduce you to the sport in a fun and safe manner. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected.
After we have received your credit card details and personal information we will send you a confirmation email. This will include everything that you will need to know in order to prepare for your tour including a tour description, location, direction details, transportation options, pricing and cancellation policy.
Although no previous kayaking experience is required on our tours, as with any adventure there is always an element of risk. While our trips are not considered to be strenuous or physically demanding, and we do not require a high level of fitness, good general physical condition is necessary. If you have any physical limitations or concerns please let us know. As we are not qualified to evaluate your level of fitness we ask that you (possibly along with your doctor) determine whether or not you are able to join one of our adventures. If you have any special medical conditions, we encourage you to check with your doctor before you reserve your trip.
Notice must be given 2 days prior (inside office hours of 9am-6pm) to your reservation date for rescheduling or cancelling. Failing to do so or "no shows" will result in a full charge on the credit card that you provided. Arriving under the influence of alcohol will be charged as a "no show" and you will not be allowed to participate in the tour.
Sometimes the weather can prevent us from taking you out on the water. Should we need to cancel the tour your card will not be charged.
Misconduct and Intoxication Policies
Arriving under the influence of alcohol/drugs will be charged as a 'no show' and you will not be allowed to participate in the tour. There is a strict NO Drinking policy in effect.
Guide(s) cannot guarantee your safety without your co-operation. Guests showing up loud, rude and/or disrespectful to guide(s), will be turned aware from going on the tour and will be charges as a 'no show'.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bathrooms or change rooms?
There are no public bathrooms or changing rooms at Rum Point. There is a green public washroom facility 30 seconds drive before you reach Rum Point on the right hand side, when coming from George Town.
How long are the tours?
1.5-2 hours duration
How much is the tour?
$59 USD per adult ages 13+
$49 USD per child ages 6-12
Can we take pictures?
Camera and Video Cameras are best left behind. Bioluminescence is very hard to capture. So to save everyone from frustration and distraction from glowing screens, beeps and clicks please leave all technology behind.
Do I need a reservation?
Reservations are required. We suggest booking at least one week in advance to guarantee a spot.
Where are you located at Rum Point?
We are a mobile company and launch from at the far left side of the Rum Point Club at night time only. We are not affiliated with The Rum Point Club or Red Sail Sports. For the Bioluminescent tour we meet you on the far left side of the parking lot where you will see our Cayman Kayaks Truck and Trailer parked on the roadside. We are only found at Rum Point from 6:30pm onward. Look for Cayman Kayaks crew!
What is your weight limit?
250 lbs. per person
What do we wear?
You will get wet while kayaking! Wear attire you feel comfortable to get wet in; swim suit, t-shirt, sandals or flip-flops. Leave a towel behind in your vehicle for your ride back.
Do we get wet?
Are there Mosquitoes?
Not on the water. In the summer months, there are mosquitoes on the shoreline during check-in. We ask that you remember to wash off your hands and feet once on the kayak outside the bay to ensure you don't bring harmful chemicals into the bio-bay.
What kind of kayaks do you use?
Double sit-on-top kayaks
Can I have my own kayak?
No. We provide two-person/double kayaks for all guests.
What happens if I'm in an odd number group?
You will be paired with the tour guide or another guest.
Do I have to have experience kayaking
No experience is required to enjoy this tour. If you cannot swim or are terrified of the ocean and the dark, this may not be an activity for you, but perhaps look at our electric bio boat tour.
Do you provide life vests?
Yes. We require everyone to wear a life vest.
Do you have a secure place to put keys while we are on tour?
How will we see in the dark?
We have identification lights on each kayak for the guide as well as our guests.
Can we swim?
We are trying to preserve these creatures in the bioluminescent bay so we ask our guests to be very cautious of the chemicals used on their skin and hair. Our guests have never complained about the close interaction they get to have with the Bioluminescence. You will have the opportunity to be putting your hands and feet in the water.
We do not encourage swimming on the tour for multiple reasons:
1) There are thousands of jellyfish in the bay. When guests jump in, they stir jellyfish up from the bottom of the bay and you can get stung which may be very uncomfortable.
2)Chemicals/lotions on your skin/hair put in the water harms these microscopic creatures. Please be respectful to this natural phenomenon and wash off all skin lotions, bug sprays, deodorants before the tour begins. We want to only interact with the organisms with our legs, hands and paddles.
3) It is very difficult for one to get into our sit-on-top kayaks with a life jacket on, so we ask that you do not swim.
Directions from Seven Mile Beach:
Speed signs are in MPH
- - Head South onto W Bay Rd. (keep the ocean on your right)
- - Continue onto N Church St (drive through George Town)
- - Continue onto S Sound Rd
- - At roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Shamrock Rd (passing Hurley's Grocery Store at Grand Harbour)
- - (Get into far right lane)
- - Go through one round about (second exit)
- - At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Shamrock Rd
- - Pass Countryside Shopping continue on Shamrock Rd
- - Continue through Bodden Town Rd (ocean still on right)
- - Pass the Light House Restaurant
- - Turn left onto Frank Sound Rd (7-10 minutes)
- - Follow road up a small hill (past Water Boys Liquor and the Esso Gas station) left bend onto N Side Rd
- - Continue onto Rum Point Dr (12-17 minutes)
- - Road will force you to veer left - Take the immediate Right onto Sand Point Rd
- - Destination The Rum Point parking will be on the right
- - Park and walk to Cayman Kayaks (We are only at Rum Point for the Bio Tours only in the evening after 6:30pm)
- - Meet us on the roadside- left side Rum Point when facing the ocean by the waverrunners / jet skis
- - Look for Cayman Kayaks Truck and Crew (Guide Names: David, Tom, Josh)
**When coming from Seven Mile Beach allow 1.2 hour**
For only $20USD CASH per person we can arrange a driver to bring you to and from your hotel for our tours. (This fare is valid from Seven Mile Beach and up towards Northside area. For pickups from Westbay it is $25usd) This discounted shuttle service is subject to availability.
Rent a Car:
Renting a car is a fantastic opportunity to get out and explore the rest of the Island before the tour.
For any further questions please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org