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Bioluminescent Bay

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The bioluminescent bay is one of Grand Cayman's most popular night-time tourist attractions. The visibility of the bioluminescence is best seen when snorkeling in the water with a mask. You can only do this on the boat version of the tour. There is...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a guided tour here last night with The Sweet Spot. We caught the ferry from Camana Bay to Kaibo and then changed boats. If you are staying in SMB I’d recommend taking a taxi or your hire car yourself as we found ourselves...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Corbun
Reviewed 1 week ago

See my separate 5-star review of George's Watersports. Hubby and I had kayaked in a bio-bay in Puerto Rico a few years ago and found that to be very cool. Snorkeling in it here in Grand Cayman was next-level cool. Recommend scheduling during a New...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LuvScuba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable experience with Paul, Tommy, and Karen! They were knowledgeable, personable, and provided us with everything we needed to have the best bioluminescent experience possible. They don’t lie when they say it’s like sticking your head up inside the Milky Way!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here under duress from the wife with friends in town but it was amazing and would recommend it to anyone. Make sure it is a dark night, i think they only run then, but the bio luminescence is incredible. Watch out for the little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CaymanGreg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Words can't describe. A must do! Must swim to experience! Magic. Beautiful boat ride 25 minutes each way. Out, watch the sunset. In, see a million stars!! Recommended Sea Elements, Don and Grace.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the coolest experience ever. Tours only operate here 2 weeks out of every month. If you're lucky enough to go when the moon cycle allows, you will not be disappointed. We did the glass bottom kayak. My kids got out and swam. One...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jen C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just got off the boat from taking this trip. It happens two days after a full moon and lasts two weeks. You take the boat across the bay at sunset. Excellent place to watch the sunset. We went with Six Senses provides a triwhole...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank drarrington
Reviewed July 14, 2019

Little fireworks or sparks lit up the water with every ripple. Jefferson from White Sands was a very knowledgeable guide. If we come back, we will rent glass bottom kayaks again and kayak from Rum Point ourselves. The bay is amazing, so it would be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Maria A
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Did the nighttime glass bottom kayaking w/ the teenagers. One of our kids paired up with the tour guide, Jeremiah. He was FANTASTIC--full of educational knowledge about the Island, sea creatures, the stars and the Bay! Had two hours plus on the water and blew...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jesshendi
Reviewed July 2, 2019

We had heard about the bioluminescent bay from friends. We had heard it was amazing so we knew we wanted to visit. We did some research and found that you could see the effects from boats, kayaks, or in the water. We decided we wanted...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lynn F
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Response from George W | Property representative |
It depends on which company you go with because some companies have faster boats. George's Watersports boat gets to the Bio Bay in about 20 minutes. Other companies may take over 30 minutes.
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Response from VacationingCanadians |
Captain Eddie from Cayman Ocean Life Charters was great!! We just went out on the tour tonight! He takes off from Kaibo Yacht Club. His price is reasonable, we stayed out longer than any other boats, and my husband and I... More