Call us today on 020 7644 1755

Luminous Lagoon Cruise

Duration: Half Day

Luminous Lagoon Cruise

The beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica is renowned for its exquisite natural treasures, which attract travellers from far and wide. This tour will take you to the Luminous Lagoon, one of the island’s most spectacular natural wonders. Watch the water light up before you as you float through the lagoon at night. This is an incredible experience not to be missed.

The Luminous Lagoon (also known as Glistening Waters) stretches along the marshlands from the small community of Rock to the town of Falmouth, Trelawny. After dusk you will make your way by boat from the Glistening Waters Marina to experience the beauty of the lagoon at night. Here you will witness something magical that continues to awe scientists and visitors alike. Surrounded by mangroves, the lagoon is home to millions of tiny micro-organisms that emit a flash of phosphorescent light when the water is disturbed at night. This occurs when energy is released by a chemical reaction – the correct term being "bioluminescence”.

Jamaica’s Luminous Lagoon is apparently one of only four places in the world where micro-organisms live and create this spectacular natural phenomenon, thriving where both salt and fresh water mix. Out of the four, the Luminous Lagoon is believed to be the brightest in the world. This is probably due to the fact that it hosts one of the world's largest concentrations of micro-organisms and they glow brightest in shallow, warm water. The lagoon is approximately 3-4 feet deep and only 8 feet at its deepest point, so the conditions are ideal.

Your guide will explain the process as your boat arrives at the mouth of the lagoon, where the Martha Brae River meets the Caribbean Sea. As you glide through the water you can witness the magic for yourself as the boat creates a fluorescent wake. Watching closely, you will be able to see the outlines of fish and streaks of light as they swim and dart about under the surface. Throughout the tour, your guide will recount the lagoon’s facts and tales.

The highlight of the tour is being able to actually swim in the lagoon when the boat anchors in the middle. Watch the water light up around you as you gently slip into the warm, calm water. A bright green glow flashes as you swim, which is exhilarating, eerie and fascinating all at the same time! Those who don’t want to swim can just drag their hands through the water to make it glow in the dark. The experience is truly breathtaking, and will certainly be a highlight of your holiday in Jamaica.

Jamaica Holidays Browse all

Best Value

From £1419 per person
the courtleigh hotel and suites + jewel dunns river beach resort and spa

The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites + Jewel Dunns River Beach Resort and Spa

The beginning of your Jamaican travels will take place in Kingston, staying at The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites. This...

From £1629 per person
the courtleigh hotel and suites + couples sans souci

The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites + Couples Sans Souci

Begin your stay in Kingston at The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, a premier hotel that enjoys a convenient city location –...

From £1839 per person
hilton miami downtown + secrets wild orchid montego bay

Hilton Miami Downtown + Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

This fantastic packages kicks off with four nights at the Hilton Miami Downtown where you can swim in the rooftop pool...

From £1999 per person
couples sans souci + couples negril

Couples Sans Souci + Couples Negril

Couples Sans Souci Resort & Spa rests between Jamaica's beautiful Emerald Mountains and the fine sand beaches and blue...

From £2049 per person
strawberry hill + goldeneye

Strawberry Hill + Goldeneye

Begin your stay on this amazing holiday at Goldeneye, where you can live as James Bond's creator once did and even stay...

Talk to a specialist

samson

Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 20:00 GMT

Azul Beach Resort Negril in Jamaica Opens New Adults-Only Section

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has revealed the new adults-only section of one of its all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. The luxury Azul Beach resort is located on the popular Seven Mile Beach in Negril, and the new section includes two buildings, a private area on the beach, and a Premium Pool and swim-up Tamarind pool bar with concierge and butler service.

Jamaica's Round Hill Hotel listed in Forbes Travel Guide as one of the 2018 Star Award Winner

The Round Hill Hotel and Villas Jamaica has been listed among the 2018 Star Award Winners by the Forbes Magazine Travel Guide. The luxury hotel sits on 110 acres of lush tropical land on a former pineapple plantation on the island, and features open-air suites and Ralph Lauren-designed oceanfront rooms. The upscale property has hosted many stars over the years including J.F Kennedy and his wife.

Jamaica already recording significant growth in tourist arrivals this year

The Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Hon. Edmond Bartlett, has revealed that the country’s tourism is booming. The Caribbean nation is celebrating a significant growth in tourist arrivals and cruise passengers. The island recorded around 1.3 million visitors in the first quarter of 2018, which is a 6.6 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2017.