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- Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour, Las CabezasJan 13, 2014
Bioluminescent Bay (often called Bio Bay) is Puerto Rico’s key tourist destinations. The water luminescence is triggered by dinoflagellates, oceanic plankton which is able to generate an emerald green and ultramarine illumination when water is physically disturbed. Dinoflagellates are incredibly delicate microorganisms and are very sensible to the environment conditions such as balance of salt in the water, local climate, deepness of lagoon, air and water pollution, etc. Each one of these the aspects make bio bay a one of a kind, vulnerable ecosystem. Unique light is an ordinary chemical response forced by tiny creatures which typically respond by giving off the light collected in the daytime. As a result, the best possible view of bio-luminescence comes after a sunny day. The ideal time frame to encounter the luminous bio bay water phenomenon, also referred to as phosphorescence of the sea, is at night. Having said that, the conditions might be affected by moonlight and extreme surrounding lights. Despite the fact that kayaking with a full moon is a memorable experience, it is not the most desirable period to explore the glow of bioluminescent bay. Plan in advance look at the moon calendar. Moonlight is usually too bright for the first 6 days prior to a full moon. Normally, the darker sky, the more desirable watching conditions are. The intense neon illumination happens to be more noticeable with least light pollution.
- Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour, Las CabezasDec 22, 2013
Some details for the Bio Bay:
Electric boats - there are only 2 companies allowed to take tourists into the Bio Bay on electric boats. The guide is extremely informative not only in general information about the area but in pointing out wildlife along the route (iguanas and snakes in the trees, crabs, big fish etc in the water). While inside the Bay they use long sticks to move the water to experience the shiny luminescence. Biggest advantage is that the captain has a big light to shine around and show folks the sights in the dark.
For Kayaking, if you want more of a hands on adventure - pick kayaking, but if you want a more informative experience, you might want to go via electric boat.
- Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour, Las CabezasMay 28, 2013
"Explore the glowing waters of the world famous Bioluminescent Lagoon Tour, snorkel through the most amazing reefs in the Caribbean on our Culebra excursion, and be the captain of your own eco friendly Speed Boat across crystal clear waters in Fajardo!"
- Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour, Las Cabezas