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 £1619 per person
jolly beach resort and spa + mangos jamaica

Jolly Beach Resort and Spa + Mangos Jamaica

Jolly Beach Resort and Spa is set amongst 40 acres of tropical gardens on an amazing mile-long white sand beach. This...

From £1759 per person
hilton miami downtown + Sandals Inn

Hilton Miami Downtown + Sandals Inn

This fantastic package combines a city break in hip Miami with a beach holiday on the tropical island of Jamaica. The...

From £1889 per person
couples sans souci + couples negril

Couples Sans Souci + Couples Negril

Couples Negril is set beside a white sandy beach by the clear blue waters of Bloody Bay. Designed for couples 18 years...

From £1909 per person
the verandah resort and spa + hilton rose hall resort and spa

The Verandah Resort and Spa + Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa

The Verandah Resort & Spa is hidden in an idyllic bay on the unspoilt northeast coast of Antigua. Set on 30 beachfront...

From £1909 per person
hilton miami downtown + hilton rose hall resort and spa

Hilton Miami Downtown + Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa

The Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa is a golf and beach lover's paradise set between the lush Blue Mountains and the...

From £1929 per person
hilton miami downtown + hedonism ii

Hilton Miami Downtown + Hedonism Ii

Take a trip to the heart of Miami and discover what makes this touristic hub of Florida tick. Weave your way around this...

Talk to a specialist

danny

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

Opening hours 09:00 - 21:00 GMT

Grand Lido Negril clothing-optional from Blue Diamond Resorts will open soon

Blue Diamond Resorts is opening the Grand Lido Negril in February, a clothing-optional, all-inclusive resort. The Jamaican resort will feature 26 luxury suites, each with ocean views. Though guests at Grand Lido will have access to the services of neighbouring Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril, the resort’s developers have made seclusion a priority, giving guests privacy as well as luxury.

Sandals Resorts to launch more Over-the-Water suites and bungalows at its Caribbean resorts

Sandals Resorts has announced that, following the success of the launch of the first-ever Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, they will be developing additional Over-the-Water Suites at new locations through the region. The accommodation will be added to various Luxury Included resorts in 2017 and 2018, and Sandals Royal Caribbean will receive a further 12 Over-the-Water Bungalows in March, 2017.

Zoetry Montego Bay hotel in Jamaica to open in time for Christmas

AMResorts has announced that it will open the brand new Zoetry Montego Bay hotel in Jamaica on 23rd December, 2016. The all-inclusive resort will be located directly on a private white sand beach, and it will have 49 suites, as well as facilities including a spa, three restaurants, a fitness centre, a juice bar, a swimming pool, and a romantic wedding gazebo.