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Bioluminescence Kayaking at Tomales Bay

Bioluminescence Kayaking in Tomales Bay

A special kayak tour at night near Point Reyes

This tour is SOLD OUT for 2017. Please stay tuned for dates for 2018.

Have you ever dreamed of paddling through glowing waters under a moonless, star-lit sky? Imagine every dip of your paddle creating a brilliant light show put on by living organisms beneath the water’s surface. Let us make these dreams a reality by joining us for a Bioluminescence Kayak Tour in Tomales Bay! This is something that most people only see in movies and never have the opportunity to observe in real life. On this tour you may see fish or seals leaving a trail of light everywhere they swim, or create one of your own in our stable double sea kayaks. The best times to observe the bioluminescence are certain moonless nights during the spring, summer, and fall. Since this phenomenon only occurs a few special times a year and these trips fill up, you will want to register as soon as you can.




Tomales Bay


3 hours. Start time depends on sunset and moonrise. Please contact us for start time.


No previous experience required

What to Bring:

  • Wear synthetic clothing rather than cotton (swimsuit, shirt, shorts, lightweight pants, jacket, & warm cap)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Retainer straps for glasses
  • Booties, water shoes, or sport sandals
  • Consider bringing a tip for your instructor / guide for exceptional service

Outback Adventures Provides:

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • PFDs (lifejackets)
  • Spray skirts
  • Paddling Jackets (if necessary)
  • Wetsuits (if necessary)
  • Safety equipment
  • Experienced, friendly instructors / guides

Directions to Point Reyes and Tomales Bay

Directions from San Francisco

Take 101 North to Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Head West until you reach Highway 1 then go North. Nick's Cove is 13 miles North of Point Reyes Station. Turn left into Nick's Cove and meet near the beach at the Northern end of the parking lot. There is a $5 parking fee. The lower parking lot is reserved for trailer parking so please park in the upper lot. There is no drinking water available at the launch site, so please be sure to bring water. Restrooms are available.



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Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

Tomales Bay


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