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Cruise and Swim in the Luminous Lagoon

family in the lagoon

Let us arrange your tour of the Luminous Lagoon with a Licensed Watersports Operator.

What You Do

  • Relax on board for a short boat ride at night.
  • See the amazing natural phosphorescence in the Lagoon.
  • Take a swim and your whole body will glow in the dark!
  • This is an unforgettable experience even if you do not swim in the lagoon.

What to Wear and Bring

  • Water Shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Mosquito Repellent

What Is It

From information given by scientists from the John Hopkins University, the correct term for the light in this bay is bioluminescence. Bioluminescence is produced by small living animals known as dinoflagellates. The organism responsible for the light produced here bears the scientific name pyrodinium bahamense, and is so small a microscope is required to see a single individual. What appears to be a flash of light is really the result of thousands of flashes, each generated by a single animal.

According to Wikipedia, "bioluminescent dinoflagellate ecosystem bays are among the rarest and most fragile... 
There are a total of 5 bioluminescence bays in the world."

Where is it
The Luminous Lagoon is located in Trelawny, off the North Coast Higway, near to the cruise ship pier. Here's a Google Earth view:
luminous lagoon
sunset at the luminous lagoon
woman swimming in the luminous lagoon

couple swimming in the luminous lagoon

2 couples in the water

woman on man's back in lagoon

cane row girl in water

family on the boat

Other Things to Note

  • First Tour begins at 6:30 PM
  • Last Tour is at 8:30 PM
  • Tour lasts 1 hour
  • Life jackets available for everyone
  • Complimentary Drink

This tour is suitable for everyone!

Contact us to book this tour: +1 876 954 7606 or EMAIL US.