Santa Teresa

Bioluminescence Tour by Boat

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From USD 40.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Paquera Bay is one of the few places in the world where you can view bioluminescence year-round. With this tour, experience the natural phenomenon on a night tour, setting out by boat at sunset and enjoying more than an hour at Isla Cedros. See the plankton glowing in the dark waters, jump in to swim and snorkel, and watch as schools of fish swim over to feed.
  • Rare opportunity to swim and snorkel amid bioluminescence
  • Spend up to an hour in the water
  • Enjoy bottled water, snacks, and soft drinks on board
  • Small-group experience with a maximum of six people

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Snacks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Life Jackets
  • Insurance

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Playa Relleno
      Bahía de Paquera, La Nicoyana, Costa Rica

      We will start our tour from the little beach at the right side from the ferry dock of Paquera.

    Start time

    05:30 pm

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
    Operated by El Gecko Tours

    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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Cool experience, just as expected, would recommend!
    Laura_I, Feb 2023
    We had a great time swimming and boating around. Our driver even found a stingray to show us once we were safely back in the boat on the way home. It was a good experience overall.
    Swimming in the the sky full of stars
    Katja_H, May 2022
    This was the most magical experience ever! We went out with the boat short before sunset und while we waited on the water for the dark our guide explained the area on Nicoya Peninsula and the phenomenon of the Bioluminsecence and has some fresh fruit. The guide was a real Tico with his heart deeply connected to the land and the ocean. And the when it was dark enogh we could see it!!!! We went into the water and it felt like swimming in an interactive sky full of glitzering neonblue stars. So magical!