Luminous Lagoon Tours

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The name says it all—located off the bay of Falmouth, the site of Luminous Lagoon becomes illuminated every night seemingly by magic. But there’s no sorcery involved when it comes to this glowing turquoise hue; it’s instead millions of microorganisms called dinoflagellates.

These special creatures flock to the Luminous Lagoon for its combination of both salt and freshwater, and they emit a phosphorescent light when disturbed. The Luminous Lagoon is one of only three places in the world you can see this type of phenomenon. And don’t worry—you won’t see any tiny organisms floating around. All you’ll see is iridescent blue.

The warm, shallow water of the lagoon makes it an ideal spot for swimming, and a boat ride through wouldn’t be complete without a stop for just that. Swimming here is often a highlight of an excursion, as you get to paddle around in water that is shimmering in shades of bright blue all around you.

Practical Info

To access Luminous Lagoon, you must head to Glistening Waters Restaurant and Marina in Falmouth. From there, you’ll board a boat that takes you to the lagoon.
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Address: Luminous Lagoon, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Luminous Lagoon Night Cruise in Jamaica

Cruise on Jamaica's bioluminescent Luminous Lagoon during this nighttime excursion. Glide around the glowing body of water with a local guide, then slip off the small boat for a dip in the water. Ask your guide questions about this natural wonder while sipping a provided rum punch. This family-friendly activity includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios or Negril.
  • Duration: Flexible
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US$49.00
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  • Duration: Flexible
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Dunn's River Falls and Luminous Lagoon Tour from Montego Bay and Grand Palladium

Visit Dunn's River Falls and the Luminous Lagoon, two of Jamaica's most famous natural wonders, during this full-day trip from Montego Bay or Grand Palladium. Climb the terraced Dunn's River Falls with the assistance of your tour guide for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Stop for a traditional Jamaican jerk lunch (own expense), then continue to the Luminous Lagoon. Head out into the glowing water aboard a boat; bring your swimsuit for the chance to swim among the harmless phytoplankton. Round-trip transportation from Montego Bay and Grand Palladium hotels is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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US$112.49
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Jamaica Super Saver: Montego Bay and Rose Hall Tour plus Luminous Lagoon Night Cruise

Sightsee in downtown Montego Bay, glide through the waters of the Luminous Lagoon and explore Rose Hall Great House. During this Jamaica Super Saver tour led by an expert guide, visit attractions like the St James Museum Sam Sharpe Square. At Rose Hall, a stately historical mansion, learn the scandalous story of the house's ghostly past. Hop on a boat to float on the glowing waters of the Luminous Lagoon to finish off your evening, jumping in for a luminous swim if you're brave. Round-trip transportation from Montego Bay, Grand Palladium and Negril hotels is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$89.00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Luminous Lagoon Tour from Montego Bay and Grand Palladium

Visit the Luminous Lagoon, one of Jamaica's most famous natural wonders, during this 4-hour evening activity from Montego Bay or Grand Palladium. Board a glass-bottom boat and cruise out over the glowing water; bring your swimsuit for the chance to swim among the harmless phytoplankton. Round-trip transportation from Montego Bay and Grand Palladium hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Jamaica Private Tour: Rose Hall Great House and Luminous Lagoon

Visit Rose Hall Great House and the Luminous Lagoon on this private evening tour from Negril or Montego Bay. Learn about the legend of the White Witch of Rose Hall and admire the spectacular house lit up at night. Take a glass-bottom boat out on the glowing waters of the Luminous Lagoon (at own expense) and jump in for a swim among the harmless phosphorescent phytoplankton. Enjoy the flexibility and personal attention that accompany having a private guide. Round-trip transportation from Montego Bay or Negril is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$82.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour to Negril from Montego Bay

Experience the relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous beaches of western Jamaica on a private tour from Montego Bay to Negril. Your personal driver and guide can customize the itinerary to suit your interests, from rum tasting at Appleton Estate to a stop at the Bob Marley Museum or swimming at Dunn’s River Falls. End the day with a famous sunset at Rick’s Cafe, where you can join locals by cliff jumping into the clear Caribbean if you’re feeling adventurous.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$95.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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