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Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure from San Juan

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Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure

San Juan Island, WA

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Item #: WAT-SEA-0043

Paddle through the glowing waters of the Salish Sea on this 3-hour Bioluminescent Adventure in Griffin Bay off San Juan Island! 

  • Enjoy this incredible experience with a top-rated experience provider on TripAdvisor 
  • A great adventure for paddlers of all levels to witness nature's incredible light show
  • Participants need to find lodging on San Juan Island; this tour ends at 11:00 PM and there will not be a ferry back to Anacortes at that time
  • This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that's not to be missed! 

 


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  • Paddle through the glowing waters of the Salish Sea on this 3-hour Bioluminescent Adventure in Griffin Bay off San Juan Island! 

    • Enjoy this incredible experience with a top-rated experience provider on TripAdvisor 
    • A great adventure for paddlers of all levels to witness nature's incredible light show
    • Participants need to find lodging on San Juan Island; this tour ends at 11:00 PM and there will not be a ferry back to Anacortes at that time
    • This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that's not to be missed! 

     

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  • Explore this legendary natural phenomenon during the Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure from San Juan. The water lights up thanks to simple movements of your hand or paddle, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s not to be missed! 

    Once you arrive at the Friday Harbor meeting location a 15-passenger van will transport you and your group to the launch site. Your kayaking adventure begins at sunset, you will paddle during the new moon for the best conditions to see the bioluminescence. Kayak among harbor seals and roosting birds as you wait for the light show to begin. The waters are most serene and vacant of other boat traffic at night but reactivated by fish and jellies in bioluminescence. 

    Paddle through the bioluminescent micro flora and fauna, as the water beneath you glows and sparkles. A great adventure for paddlers of all levels to witness nature's incredible light show! 

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  • Essential Information

    • No experience necessary
    • Tour is appropriate for paddlers of all levels in good physical condition
    • This experience is recommended for participants ages 12 years and older 
    • Experience includes kayaking instructions and guiding, transportation to and from the launch site, kayaking gear and a dry bag
    • It is recommended to bring a bottle of water with you on the day of the experience
    • Participants need to find lodging for the night on San Juan Island, the last ferry from the Friday Harbor to Anacortes is at 10:05 PM and the tour ends at 11:00 PM

    Duration

    The duration of this tour is approximately 3 hours.

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    Maximum Participants

    Group sizes vary. To ensure customer attention on the water and a more personal experience, the guide to participant ratio is 1-to-8.

    Spectators

    This experience is only for those on the tour.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

    What To Wear

    It is recommended to wear quick dry clothing, extra layers, and sandals that can get wet. Please also bring a change of clothes, towel, bottle of water and a snack.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Cancellations made at least 4 days prior to the experience date will incur a cancellation fee of $30.00, with the remaining balance to be applied to another Cloud 9 Living experience of the participant's choice. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 4 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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    1. Can we take the ferry back to Anacortes after the tour?

      No, you won't be able to take the ferry back after the tour. The Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure ends at 11:00 PM and the last ferry back to Anacortes is at 10:05 PM. Please make sure you find lodging for the night.

    2. What is bioluminescence?

      Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. It is a rarely seen light show put on by plankton beneath the water's surface. As the water is disturbed, the plankton light up and put on a spectacular show!

    3. What equipment will be provided?

      This experience includes kayaking instructions and guiding, transportation to and from the launch site, and kayaking gear (spray skirts, PFDs, dry bags, paddle, etc).

    4. What should I bring?

      It is recommended to bring a bottle of water, a snack, footwear that can get wet, warm layers (preferably long sleeved) and a change of clothes. Please pack light, all your belongings need to fit in the provided dry bags. 

    5. Are there any weight and height restrictions?

      There are no exact weight and height restrictions for this experience, however participants need to comfortably fit in the kayak. 

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