After the sun sets, the water lights up in the Meritt Island area about an hour from Orlando.
The underwater fireworks show is all thanks to single-celled organisms called dinoflagellates that leave a swirl of blue as your paddle cuts through the water. Bioluminescent plankton in the water will interact and light up, creating a truly phenomenal effect. It’s an experience like no other! Magical – outside of the parks.
Along the way, it’s not uncommon for manatees to pop up alongside and say hello with a snort, not to mention the occasional shooting star, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (which also light up blue) and the always-entertaining jumping mullet.
The tours are run during the warmer months between June and October for an optimal viewing experience.
So Be Surf offers Paddle board tours while Get up and Go offers kayaks. The choice is yours.