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While there are lots of exciting adventures to be had when you visit Orlando, you can quite literally illuminate your Florida experience by choosing to take advantage of one of nature’s wonders on a bioluminescence tour. Here is what you need to know about bioluminescence tours and the best one to light up your time in Orlando – a tour provided by Florida Adventurer of course!

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What is bioluminescence?

Bioluminescence is a naturally occurring phenomenon that involves the production and emission of light by a living organism. This happens as a result of energy released owing to a chemical reaction that takes place either inside of, or is in ejected out of, the organism.

 

Many people have seen some degree of bioluminescence before and not really realized or appreciated it. For example, if you have ever seen a firefly, you will have witnessed bioluminescence at work. However, it is only when you see a large number of bioluminescent organisms together at once that you can truly appreciate just how majestic this phenomenon is.

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What are bioluminescence tours?

As their name suggests, bioluminescence tours are especially guided trips that are designed to show you the wonders of bioluminescent organisms in action, and in the case of Orlando bioluminescence tours, this means dinoflagellates. Dinoflagellates are single-celled organisms that are commonly found in marine environments in high concentrations, particularly in those where the water is warmer such as the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County, Florida.

 

When the water is disturbed, these large numbers of dinoflagellates are disturbed and flash their bioluminescence, causing the water to turn a magical shade of blue-green that shimmers and sparkles. If the dinoflagellates are continually disturbed by hands, fish or in the case of a kayaking bioluminescence tour, the presence of kayaks and paddles.

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Why choose a Florida Adventurer bioluminescence tour?

When you opt for an Orlando bioluminescence tour with Florida, you will be taken to locations that we have personally identified as ideal areas to experience the very best bioluminescence. These locations do not have any light pollution, meaning that you will be able to witness the full effects of this phenomenon in action. Many of our satisfied tour guests liken the visual dynamics of bioluminescence to a close and personal encounter with the effects seen in the movie Avatar. In addition to this, some of our tours coincide with epic views of the Milky Way Galaxy, as well as an opportunity to witness some of the rare and beautiful wildlife that Florida has to offer.

 

There are a number of different benefits to choosing a bioluminescence tour with Florida Adventurers. These include:

 

  • Small tour groups, enabling you to have an intimate experience

  • Knowledgeable and experienced guides

  • Single and tandem kayaks to choose from

  • Tours suitable for all ages

  • All guides CPR and first-aid trained

  • Guaranteed trips every day of the year

  • Honest cancellation policy and competitive pricing

  • A 5-star experience – as per our TripAdvisor rating!

 

If you are looking for the best bioluminescence tour in Orlando, look no further than Florida Adventurer. Contact us today to find out more or to book your experience.