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Bioluminescent Bay Tour
  • New
  • English and Spanish
  • 7 hours 30 minutes

Imagine bathing in the warm waters of the Caribbean whilst thousands of tiny lights start to illuminate your path. Experience it with this luminous plankton tour!

Bioluminescent Bay Tour

We'll pick you up from your hotel in Bocagrande or one of the other meeting points, between 1 and 2 pm. There will be an hour and a half minibus journey to reach Playa Blanca, on the island of Baru. When we get there we'll have two hours to enjoy the views, the sunset and an intriguing and informative talk about the luminous plankton which exhibit this spectacular phenomenon! 

At 7 pm, once the sun has set, we'll get on the boat which will take us to the Puerto Naito cove. When we reach the area you'll see how thousands of small blue dots start to shine in the water. You'll think you're dreaming!

We'll anchor the boat and put our life jackets on to jump into the water. You'll be able to see how with every movement you make, the water will start to shine, and then the light will fade again. Have you ever seen anything like this?

You'll certainly enjoy swimming in this picture-postcard area; one of very few in the world home to luminous or bioluminescent plankton. After this incredible experience, we'll get back on the boat and return to Playa Blanca, have a snack, and then head back to the tour pick up point at 9 pm.

Important Information

  • The minimum age to participate is 5 years old
  • This activity is not recommended for pregnant women or people with reduced mobility.
  • To be able to join in you must know how to swim.

Pick Up

This activity includes pick up from hotels located in the Bocagrande area. If your hotel is in another area, you must go to one of the three meeting points:

  • Café Juan Valdez in the Centro de Convenciones, Cartagena
  • Café Juan Valdez on Calle de la Media Luna.
  • The shop Ara on Calle 47 de Marbella


Per person
Tour in English
US$ 45

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 45

More Information


7 hours 30 minutes


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


Pick up and drop off at hotel or meeting point.

Transport by minibus.

Transport by boat.

Swim with plankton.

Life jacket.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (6:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 45
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.