Bioluminescence Paddle

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Bioluminescence Paddle times and dates vary depending on the moon phase. 

Come join us for a Bioluminescence Paddle in Bellingham Bay! Generally we do these trips by request during a new moon phase. The less light on the outside world provides a better opportunity for us to see these glowing wonders in the water. You will learn about these magical living organisms while having the opportunity to paddle Bellingham Bay at night. All trips include a guided instruction and are great for beginners and experienced paddlers alike!

Sample Itinerary:

You can expect a total of 3 hours with your guide with almost 2 hours of on water paddling.

  •  Meet your guide!
  •  Help unload boats and issue gear.
  •  Kayak orientation and paddle technique instruction on land.
  •  On the water! Enjoy paddling during dusk as you wait for the darkness to come!
  •  Good work – snack time!
  •  Back in the boats, there’s more to see!
  •  Paddle dark nooks and crannies to look for bioluminescence! Watch your paddles glow!
  •  Back to the beach, de-issue gear and load up, time to say good-bye for now!
  •  Thanks for joining and we hope to see you again!

Cost: $70.00 per person

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Age Requirement: Although these trips are great for families, we suggest 13 years of age or older for our Bioluminescence tours. These paddles tend to take place later at night and find that younger folks get worn out too quickly to have an enjoyable experience.  If you would like to set up a “private family trip” we would be happy to discuss what would work best for your group. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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Sunset Paddles times vary – check out our calender to see which times work best for you!

Join Moondance for a relaxing sunset paddle in Bellingham Bay. Perfect for people of all experience levels as we travel in stable tandem sea kayaks enjoying the sunset over Whatcom County and Bellingham Bay. This trip is all about enjoying the moment as we bid the day farewell from the comfort of our kayaks.

Sample Itinerary:

  •  Meet group, guide and hand out safety equipment.
  •  Discuss kayak safety, paddling techniques and the evenings route.
  •  On the water! Enjoy the views, practice paddle technique, relax, explore and learn about  our local waterways.
  •  Soak in the setting sun and the calming ocean sounds as we salute another beautiful day.
  •  Arrive back at boat launch, return safety gear and help load boats. So long for now!

Cost:  $65.00 Per person

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Age Requirements: Generally we suggest 7 years or older, but please keep in mind that sunset times do vary and some paddles may go as late as 10:00pm, therefore this may not be the best option for younger ones. Please feel free to contact us about setting up a family adventure that would meet your needs!

*We DO NOT rent kayaks, please refer to our FAQ’S page for more information.

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