Puerto Escondido

Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

From USD 45.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Marvel at the natural phenomenon of the bioluminescent waters in the Lagoon on this tour from Puerto Escondido. Once you arrive by van, hop aboard a boat and head out into the waters where the plankton transforms into vibrant bioluminescent lights.There, you’ll be able to swim (a life jacket is provided) in the illuminated waters and enjoy the night sky.
  • Experience this natural phenomenon up close and personal
  • The lagoon is one of the highlights of the Puerto Escondido area
  • Bring a swimsuit and towel if you plan to swim
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included

What's Included

  • Local driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned van
  • Boat
  • Life jacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:00 pm

Pickup details

Pick up will be at your place of stay within Puerto Escondido

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Make sure to bring a bathing suit and a towel
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Infant seats only available on request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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96 reviews
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Good tour
Raphael_K, Jan 2023
Good experience of a very rare phenomenon! More content from the guides would be great ————————————-
Not at all like the photo
Michelle_G, Dec 2022
Photo posted of bioluminescence is massively photoshopped. Actual glow was cool, but MUCH more faint and nothing like the photo. Additionally, tour was almost 5 hours, nearly 4 of which were getting to and from the lagoon (from zicatela) - it would have been nice to know that up front 🤨
Norma_S, Oct 2022
The water was amazing. Short walk to the boat. The guide was very knowledgeable. We will use this company again
Great tour! Such an awesome experience
Kristina_S, July 2022
Fantastic tour with a great tour guide and awesome views for the boat ride! There was lightning and thunder on one side of the sky and then beautiful views of the stars on the other side, which created such a magical experience. The bioluminescent plankton was super awesome. For us, they weren't as intense as usual apparently (not quite the blue that can occur), but it was still really cool to see the shimmering/glittering light that occurred when moving your hand through the water. Highly recommend! Such a unique experience! :D
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Kristina! Super happy that you enjoyed this experience! I'm glad you had a great time and thank you for your beautiful review. Yes, the weather can make the experience even more magical. Many blessings and hope we can take you on a different adventure next time you visit us! :)
You will not be disappointed!!!! 💫✨✨✨
Amber_B, Jan 2022
This was by far one of the most magical experiences I’ve ever had…🙌🏼✨💫❤️🔥! I would go again and again, could never get old…
Response from Host, Jan 2022
This is our mission amber! thank you so much for trusting us, we hope to see you again soon! :)
Not worth it
Karen_A, Aug 2021
We could hardly see any planktons. We had to go in a tent to see them and swam for about 5 minutes. Not worth it
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Karen! we hope next time you visit puerto you can get to see more of this! Even when nature acts in certain ways we try our best to let you live the best experience! Regards :)
A MUST experience
GrandTour688706, Nov 2019
Great attention with nice attention since the beginning...it was lovely !!! Jaziel is a great guy he take care.of all of us all the time