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Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure

San Juan Island, WA

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San Juan Island, WA

Paddle through the glowing waters of the Salish Sea on this 3-hour Bioluminescent Adventure in Griffin Bay off San Juan Island! 

  • Enjoy this incredible experience with a top-rated experience provider on TripAdvisor 
  • A great adventure for paddlers of all levels to witness nature's incredible light show
  • Participants need to find lodging on San Juan Island; this tour ends at 11:00 PM and there will not be a ferry back to Anacortes at that time
  • This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that's not to be missed! 


When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

May through September:
Select Dates - 8:30 PM
*The trips are scheduled during the New Moons for the best conditions to see the bioluminesence


Essential Information
  • No experience necessary
  • Tour is appropriate for paddlers of all levels in good physical condition
  • This experience is recommended for participants ages 12 years and older 
  • Experience includes kayaking instructions and guiding, transportation to and from the launch site, kayaking gear and a dry bag
  • It is recommended to bring a bottle of water with you on the day of the experience
  • Participants need to find lodging for the night on San Juan Island, the last ferry from the Friday Harbor to Anacortes is at 10:05 PM and the tour ends at 11:00 PM
The duration of this tour is approximately 3 hours.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
Group sizes vary. To ensure customer attention on the water and a more personal experience, the guide to participant ratio is 1-to-8.
This experience is only for those on the tour.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
It is recommended to wear quick dry clothing, extra layers, and sandals that can get wet. Please also bring a change of clothes, towel, bottle of water and a snack.
Can we take the ferry back to Anacortes after the tour?

No, you won't be able to take the ferry back after the tour. The Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure ends at 11:00 PM and the last ferry back to Anacortes is at 10:05 PM. Please make sure you find lodging for the night.

What is bioluminescence?

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. It is a rarely seen light show put on by plankton beneath the water's surface. As the water is disturbed, the plankton light up and put on a spectacular show!

What equipment will be provided?

This experience includes kayaking instructions and guiding, transportation to and from the launch site, and kayaking gear (spray skirts, PFDs, dry bags, paddle, etc).

What should I bring?

It is recommended to bring a bottle of water, a snack, footwear that can get wet, warm layers (preferably long sleeved) and a change of clothes. Please pack light, all your belongings need to fit in the provided dry bags. 

Are there any weight and height restrictions?

There are no exact weight and height restrictions for this experience, however participants need to comfortably fit in the kayak. 

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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