Who needs an Orlando theme park when fun adventures await in our own backyard? This summer, get outdoors and take advantage of the Space Coast’s natural beauty.
The Fourth of July may be over, but the sparks continue as Mother Nature puts on quite the show in Brevard. The lady has a veritable theme park of natural attractions, beginning with the most flamboyant of all, bioluminescence.
June and July are the best months to witness this wonder of nature. In the dark of night, a kayak paddle or a hand in the water encourages millions of dinoflagellates and comb jellies to light up the dark waters of the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons. Once you see it, you never forget it.
It’s been a banner year for bio tours, thanks to June days hitting 90-degree marks.
“Most nights this summer, bioluminescence was a 5/5 for all our locations,“ said BK Adventure guide Jacob Horvath.
“We’ve also seen lots of manatees and dolphins daily. New moon is always the best time to see bioluminescence, but it has been so bright out there that June’s full moon also had a 5/5 bio night.”
Plenty of tour companies are happy to guide you to the best spots. Some, like BK Adventure, offer see-through kayaks for taking the experience to the next level.
Here is a list of bio-tour operators, courtesy of Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism:
While not as dramatic as bioluminescence tours, daytime eco-tours aboard kayaks or canoes offer the opportunity to get up close and personal