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Bioluminescent Bay

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The bioluminescent bay is one of Grand Cayman's most popular night-time tourist attractions. The visibility of the bioluminescence is best seen when snorkeling in the water with a mask. You can only do this on the boat version of the tour. There is...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was fun and exciting. However, be aware of the jellyfish . One lady did get stung while swimming. This would have been better without the jellyfish. Guide was knowledgeable and really nice!More

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George W, Public Relations Manager at Bioluminescent Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The jelly fish are active in the summer months due to slightly warmer water temperatures. However, they are very rare in the winter months. Certain operators like "George's Watersports" offer full body wet suits, dive gloves and dive shoes, meaning that it is not possible...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Signed up for Six Senses Cayman Adventures for the Bio Bay Tour. We were picked up and dropped off at the Ritz Grand Cayman. My expectations was a spectacular light show in clear, open water. Instead we were in a canal, that was shallow and...More

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George W, Public Relations Manager at Bioluminescent Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The concentration of the plankton in the Bio Bay fluctuates from week to week, meaning that you may have been unlucky and had a night which wasn't as good as usual. Certain operators like George's Watersports use full body wet suits, dive gloves and dive...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a glass bottom kayak tour and it was incredible! We had the option to swim and I would have loved to have swam but there were lots of jellyfish! If you do anything while in Grand Cayman...do this! We did and we still...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did you know there are only 6 bioluminescent bays in the world? And one is right here in Grand Cayman! I am so glad we did this! Our third trip to GC, first trip on this tour. Sugar was our guide, and he was amazing!...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This site is one of only a few in the world to see bioluminescent plankton. You can only see them at night. This was truly amazing, It reminded me of the Mickey Mouse Fantasia show and sparklers, but underwater. You can only appreciate it by...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I was so impressed with this tour! Tom, our guide, knew so much about the ocean and all this amazing science. It was the perfect amount of instruction, explanation and fun. He really showed us an amazing time! At one point, we saw a tarpon...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Must go with George's Watersports. The difference is unlike other kayak, stand up paddle board or boat tours, with George's you are in the water with masks and snorkels. It is totally amazing the effects of the bioluminescent dinoflagellates. Must do tour while in Cayman

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went with White Sands and our guide was amazing, the best part of it. But, overall, although it was interesting, I did not find it the earth shattering experience people made it out to be. Our guide though knew so much, he made it...More

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George W, Public Relations Manager at Bioluminescent Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The concentration of the plankton in the Bio Bay can fluctuate from week to week. The visibility of the bioluminescence is good 95% of the time. It is also much better when viewed with a mask in the water.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

OK, just do this. My expectations were just "eh, sounds fun", but this was awesome! I can't really explain it, but it's magical!

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

We LOVED it. My six year old and 4 year old loved it too. I will say this, plenty of people at our hotel and other places warned that you would get stung, etc... so was a bit nervous... and they were saying they would...More

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29 July 2018|
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Response from EmmaJ427 | Reviewed this property |
You could wear a life vest but does help it you can swim in top of water. You cannot put feet on bottom due to Jelly fish and plant life. Water is shallow but you cannot walk in it. You also don’t have to get in the water... More
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24 July 2018|
Response from George W | Property representative |
Different companies have different minimum ages.
18 June 2018|
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Response from Edwin S |
I believe only guided, I guess you could try to do go on your own. It's not regulated.