Grand Cayman Bioluminous Tour

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Tour Information

Tour Details

Overview

This tour leaves from Cayman Island Yacht Club at 6pm every night of the week! Join us for a 3.5 hour trek to the bioluminous bay to witness this spectacular sight! On the way enjoy the beautiful Cayman sunset and a brief stop at Kaibo/Rum Point for a beverage, light dinner or snack (own expense). Once it is dark we leave Kaibo/Rum Point and head into the bio bay. We spend 45-60 minutes in the bay. You can swim in the bay or stay on the boat. On the journey back enjoy star-gazing and maybe even see a shooting star on a clear night! Please call to verify as a minimum number of participants is required for tour to run.

Highlights

  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All necessary equipment included

Know More about this tour

Bioluminous tours are fun and fascinating. Witness this amazing natural phenomenon from the boat or enter the water wearing a specially-designed snorkeling mask and get up close with these marine creatures of the night.  Enjoy the 1-hour boat ride to the destination while learning about the island and all of its highlights and natural wonders. We make one stop at Starfish Point and you can enjoy a beverage or dinner (own expense) before heading into the bioluminous bay. Then it's back to the yacht club. Your tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours total.

Inclusions for Grand Cayman Bioluminous Tour

  • Water
  • Snorkel mask

Exclusions for Grand Cayman Bioluminous Tour

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please call to confirm your tour 24 hours ahead

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Personal food/drinks are allowed

Wear bathing suit and bring a towel

Food and drinks are not offered on this tour; you may bring your own sandwiches and beverages/alcohol. Ice/cooler and water provided on board

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet minimum requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour date or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was a real neat experience. If you can not get in the water, I do not know if it would be worth it, but when in the water it is really awesome. They provide you with full face mask which allows you to get a wonderful view of the organisms as they light up. I think kids would particularly find this fascinating.

  • A must see when at Grand Cayman. Don't take a kayak, take this boat. We'll do it again.

  • I'll try to keep this brief as possible. Our boat had maybe a dozen passengers and the crew: Captain Steve, Debbie, and Alison. Debbie was very nice but clearly was subbing regular personnel and trying to help out. What happened was this: when we dropped anchor, we were supposed to move slowly into the water, a few people at a time. Captain Steve told us to stay on the top of the water as much as possible in order to see the bioluminous effect. The crew was very focused on handing out equipment and it became a little chaotic. Half the people were in the water and half in the boat when the anchor gave way. The boat began to drift and we couldn't see the people in the dark water. Captain Steve began barking orders at Debbie and Alison, it felt out of control. My concern was for the safety of the people in the water, as they might have been hit by the boat or even under it. The situation could have been serious but honestly, it was quickly resolved, but with much disturbance and noise. I mention that because I got in the water after the incident and immediately felt burning all over my body. That's when I understood the real reason the Captain told us to stay on the surface of the water. I, and several others, got stung by jelly fish. All the activity and disturbance brought them to the surface. Here's what I'm mad about: when we emerged from the water, skin on fire, Captain Steve said Oh, yes, that's Sea Itch. It's caused by the very high density of salt in this location. Here, we have some vinegar in this bottle which will fix it right away. First, Sea Itch is a thing, but it has nothing to do with salt, it's jelly fish larvae that get in your clothes and sting you repeatedly. Second, this was just plain old jelly fish stings and rather than admitting that, he insulted our intelligence by making up a lie. I knew something didn't make sense, you don't treat salt with vinegar unless you are a potato chip, but I wasn't sure and I didn't want to cause a scene. Anyway, it was an adventure and it was beautiful, but not letting us know the true nature of risk, lying to us which could be very dangerous if the stings were serious and people didn't seek appropriate care, and barking at the crew made this captain unfit to be responsible for the safety of others. I understand, I probably would not have gone in the water if I'd known it was likely I'd be stung, and probably few others would, and that would ruin the purpose of the tour. I wrote this review because I was the one who booked the tour and I feel like I put my family at risk.

  • Very informative and relaxing tour. You get to see the bioluminous bay and enjoy the scenic sunset and stars on the ride there and back. Highly recommended

  • Super well done. Deb was most personable and shared a lot of information about Cayman Islands and the bioluminescence dinoflagellates. Truly sparkling. Both guides were conscientious about the marine life and environment. Really appreciated that tour was super easy to start from the yatch club.

  • What a magical experience. This was amazing and is a definite must do on a trip to Grand Cayman. The way the water lights up when you swim around is amazing! The only thing this tour would benefit from is a hotel pick up option. However Stephen did take me back to my hotel which was great!

  • This was an awesome tour and I would recommend it to others. Steve and Nikki provided lots of information about the area, culture and the bioluminous creatures. He invited us and the others on the tour to leave a little earlier than scheduled to make a stop at Starfish point which we did. Swimming in the bioluminous waters was very cool and something we will always remember!

  • Excellent trip. Sunset sail followed by a stop at Rum Point, then onto an amazing experience in the bioluminescent bay.

  • This tour was the highlight of our trip to Grand Cayman. My 10 yr old daughter called it the closest thing to magic you actually get to experience and said that she would remember it for the rest of her life. Steve and the crew are incredibly kind and helpful and even pick you up at your hotel. It is a MUST do while in Grand Cayman.

  • Great trip and evening on the water. Viewed from the boat so not as spectacular as being in the water. Slight issue with itching after coming out of water. Staff very professional and nice.

USD 79.84