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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.


  • Enjoy a night cruise on Jamaica's Luminous Lagoon
  • Cruise around the glowing lagoon while enjoying a complimentary rum beverage
  • Go for a dip in the vibrant water (it's safe to swim in!)
  • Hear the story behind the intriguing colorful water from your local guide
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Luminous Lagoon Night Cruise in Jamaica

Luminous Lagoon Night Cruise in Jamaica

Meet your guide during pickup at your hotel in Negril, Ocho Rios or Negril. Depart on your evening ride to the Luminous Lagoon, which will take between 1 and 2.5 hours, depending on your departure point. 

Part of Martha Brae River in the parish of Trelawny, the Jamaica's Luminous Lagoon is home to millions of microscopic bioluminescent organisms and is one of the country's natural wonders.

When you arrive at the lagoon, transfer to a small boat and head out into the lagoon under the light of the moon. Aboard the boat, enjoy a complimentary rum punch and listen to your expert guide tell you about what makes the lagoon's tiny inhabitants glow. 

If you like, dive into the water, only 5 feet (1.5 meters) deep and only one of a few bioluminescent lagoons in the world. As you move, watch the tiny harmless creatures light up blue-green around your body. When your luminous adventure is over, enjoy transportation back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Marissa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was quite a hike from our Montego Bay hotel, but totally worth it!

Laureen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Amazingggg!!!!! WOW, this is really a hidden gem experience that is not to be missed in Jamaica. It being my tenth time actually to Jamaica, I am so glad I found this on Viator. From the prompt and friendly driver who had to come out all the way to Negril to trek us about 2 hours to the site, to the crew on the lagoon boat, the friendly restaurant, the fire/limbo show at the restaurant that they do after the cruise, the included rum punch all was amazing! Of course, it is way too hard to get photos and you're just in awe swimming around! but i'm telling you that this glows like a blacklight in the ocean when you swim and move it looked like the boat had a light on the back, but its really the motor churning up the glowing plankton! The coolest experience ever, and a super rare find in the world! Also, thank you to our driver who asked us if we wanted to stop to eat as we had missed our hotel dinner time due to being a ways from the tour. We went to an amazing smoked pork local place that really had some great local food! So thank you so much for adding that to our experience of Jamaica and knowing that we would definitely be hungry on a tour/drive that was from 5pm-10pm. Thanks for having this tour from Negril also, I know it is far out, but having the ability to go was great!

Angelika B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

it was great experience i would recommend it

Christine Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My camera and cell phone cannot record the beauty of the Luminous Lagoon. It's amazing. The service staff were nice and the pre-tour performance was exciting. The pickup from hotel was on time.

Kara G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was AWESOME! This is an experience you need to have!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was fantastic! There is a show that was incredible. The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable and the water was amazing. Our driver (Syd) was awesome! He gave us a bunch of information on the drive there and back about the island, it and #39;s history and culture.

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Robert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome bucket list item!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was absolutely amazing! It was on my wife's bucket list and honestly I wasn't all that excited about it. I saw photos of bioluminescence but thought they were photo shopped to look brighter. We were some of the first people in the water and it is crazy! The light is very bright and depending on where you swim it can get brighter. As you take your arm and hand out of the water the organisms are still on you and sparkle like blue diamonds all over. It was really a rare and unique experience! Definitely a must if you visit because Jamaica is one of the few places in the world you can experience this.

Brian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This is one cool excursion. Just imagine swimming around in the dark and being surrounded by glowing water. This is one 'WOW' excursion. The limbo guy aka the fire eater was the topping on the cake.

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