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Bioluminescence Paddle Tours

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Marshall, California, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Kayaking

  • Price
    $78 USD per person
  • Duration

    3 Hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    2014 Dates: March 15, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 6, October 4, November 7, December 6 Start time varies by season

  • Starting Location

    Blue Waters Kayaking's Marshall site

  • Price Includes

    All paddling gear and professional guide


  • Experience the tranquillity and magic of Sunset and Moonrise on Tomales Bay
  • Spot wildlife such as seals, night herons, pelicans and jellyfish
  • On dark (moonless) nights, bluish-white "constellations" are visible in the water , produced from blooms of bioluminescent "dinoflagellates"
  • See schools of fish create a phosphorescent trail which can look like a glowing cloud in the water
  • Explore the Pt. Reyes shoreline as you enjoy beautiful scenery and watch the sunset

Trip Info

Watch the sun set and the stars emerge from one of the best vantage points in Northern California – a kayak in Tomales Bay. See the day turn to dusk in the company of seals, osprey and kingfishers, and watch wildlife emerge as the moon rises across the calm waters. Marvel over the moon’s reflection on a clear night, or catch a unique bioluminescence light show as organisms flicker light underwater at certain times of the year.

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