Florida's Original Bioluminescent Kayak Tour - Haulover Canal Launch


 
Ninety Minute Evening Tour . Central Florida . Ecotourism

During the warm summer months the waters of Florida's Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon come alive with Bioluminescence. Every movement in the water produces light! From the swirl of your paddle or the trail of a speeding school of mullet (which look like hundreds of blue-green underwater bottle rockets), to the ghostly glow of a slow moving manatee or sting ray, every movement is illumined. No need to travel to Puerto Rico to see this phenomenon.  It's right here in sunny Central Florida. The tour lasts 1.5 to 2 hours and is a must see. Take the time to read some of the testimonials about this trip.

Due to the popularity of this trip, please plan for larger groups on the weekends, especially Saturday evenings. Week nights generally have smaller groups and less traffic around the launch area. Even with busy weekends groups are divided into three smaller groups for safety and manageability. Larger groups are actually great on the water since the more movement the more fish and the more bio can be seen!

Your enjoyment and paddling experience is very important to us. If you are making an online reservation, please check with our office (321) 268-2655 to find out the intensity of the current bioluminescence. Our guides are paddling the Lagoon nightly and provide detailed reports.


In the winter time check out our Comb Jelly Bioluminescent Tours

Here's a video by Florida on a Tankful on our Bioluminescent Tours.

Bioluminescence MoonPhase Calendar

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Itinerary

For Your Evening Kayak Tour With A Day Away
  • Our launch site is 20 minutes east of Titusville so plan your travel time accordingly. There is no address. Please follow the driving directions provided on your confirmation.     
  • You need only arrive 15 minutes prior to the time on your reservation as the time posted is actually your MEET time not your Departure time.
  • Check in with Guides; complete waiver;  gear up
  • Safety meeting; PFD check; brief paddling instruction; kayak assignments
  • Launch kayaks and enjoy a leisurely 90 minute paddle
  • Arrive back at launch; turn in gear; farewell to guides
  • Our guides are mostly college students, teachers and young adults. While gratuities are not expected, they are appreciated.  Our guides work hard for you.  If you feel they have not, feel free to call the office with any constructive criticism.


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Conditions can be extreme here in Florida. It is important to prepare well to gain the best enjoyment from your trip. Your guides are very familiar with your paddling environment and conditions. Feel free to ask any questions you would like in order to understand all you need to be confident about your trip. Please understand, we will not paddle in unsafe conditions including high winds and thunderstorms.

  • This tour is a night time tour so pass on the hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. But you will need....
  • Clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet. Towel (left in car)
  • Swim suit/shorts & T shirt Cool weather… the same with cover-ups
  • Water Shoes – sandals or Crocs that can be worn in the water
  • Bring an extra change of clothes just in case…
  • Some folks are wearing light long pants & sleeves to ward off mosquitos if the wind happens to be calm
  • Camera & Dry bag (optional) These are fairly useless to capture bioluminescence, but great for capturing people.
  • Bottled water, Snacks
  • Any special personal paddling gear if you like
  • Bug Repellent - especially if ther has been lots of rain
  • Please lock valuables in your trunk (this is more safe)
  • You may bring a flashlight, though we will provide a safety light.

What to expect…

  • A drive that is 20 minutes east of Titusville out on the Refuge
  • No restroom facilities at the launch site (visitor center is the closest)
  • Just under two hours on the water for a leisurely paddle
  • Expect to get a little wet – depends on you (or possibly your friends)
  • To see lots of wildlife and stretch those muscles a little
  • To learn some basics about paddling and more about local wildlife
  • To actually wear your life vest & whistle
  • Great guides who enjoy their work and keep you safe
  • Lots of outdoor fun and a desire to come back real soon

If you have any difficulty finding us you may reach us at… 321-302-3810


Meeting/Departures Location

Haulover Canal Launch

Cancellation Information

 A Day Away Inc. reserves the right to deny service to any patron deemed to be an impaired paddler for whatever reason. Your safety and the safety of the group are our highest priority.

 
Please understand that when a reservation is made with A Day Away, that it is a commitment for us to hold seats for you. We can (and often do) turn away others from that particular date (or trip). If you decide to cancel, it can be difficult for us to book someone else on that trip. With this in mind we must hold to the following policies:

 
**Included in your reservation is a deposit - For parties of 4 or less this is $3/person and for parties of 5 of more it is 5% of the trip total.   THIS DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE

 
In the event that you must cancel your reservation, you will be charged as follows:

1. Reservations cancelled 48 hours or more before a scheduled trip will receive a full refund less the deposit, no questions asked.

2. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of tour departure will be charged full trip price.

3. Groups arriving at time of event with less than the number of participants originally booked will be charged for each no-show at full price.

4. Same day cancellations are charged 100% of total trip price.

5. Tours will wait for parties “running late” for 15 minutes beyond the published tour time. After that the tour will launch as scheduled and your card will be charged the full amount for that tour.

6. Cancellations will not be accepted via email. Please confirm your change in plans by phone. Email is unreliable.

 

Please Know: This is Florida, rain at your location DOES NOT mean rain at our launch site.

Please Know: We will not paddle in unsafe conditions.

Please Know: A Day Away makes the final decision on whether a trip cancels due to weather.

 

We attempt in all cases to determine prior to your tour launch if weather will impede your trip. However, there are rare occasions where we have launched and weather patterns change suddenly at which time we must return to shore.

In this case the following policies apply and each patron is responsible to contact the office to make arrangements.

 ~~Where tour is cancelled after we already launched the kayaks and must return to shore patrons can:

·         Reschedule with a future trip

·         Receive Gift Certificate for the full amount applicable to future trips

·         Receive a 50% refund

 ~~Where tour is cancelled before we have launched the kayaks patrons can:

·         Reschedule the same trip on a future date (at no cost)

·         Cancel completely. Each patron is responsible to contact the office to make arrangements.

 In the event you choose to cancel you will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit that was included in your reservation.  Schedule noted above**

 
A Day Away Inc. is not responsible for any reservation you fail to keep due to weather conditions, road hazards, vehicle breakdowns, personal agenda, or other unforeseen conditions that may hinder your participation in the tour as scheduled. We reserve the right to cancel or modify any trip due to circumstances beyond our control: water fluctuations, weather conditions, insufficient reservations or acts of God. In such cases, we cannot be responsible for paying any expenses you may have incurred other than to refund monies due to you for tour price.

 
There are no exceptions to these cancellation policies. (321) 268-2655

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Adventure Snapshot

Duration: Ninety Minute Evening Tour
Skill Level: Beginner
Category: Kayaking (River-Lake)
Destination: Central Florida
Theme: Ecotourism

Provider

Operator: A Day Away Kayak Tours

Next Departures

6/20/2014 at 8:15 PM

Rates

Adult $35.00 ($39.00 on Saturday)
Young Adult $35.00 ($39.00 on Saturday)
Child $25.00 ($29.00 on Saturday)

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