On a moonless night off the coast of Point Reyes, the quiet darkness that surrounds you is the perfect viewing environment for one of Mother Nature’s most delicate displays. You may have heard of bioluminescence, but seeing first-hand the flickering iridescent sparks cast by millions of tiny organisms is an experience you’re not likely to forget.
It takes about 90 minutes to drive from the Golden Gate Bridge to the parking lot at Nick's Cove.
Layer your clothing to ensure a comfortable experience. See recommendations here.
Desserts and hot beverages are served on the beach on weekend trips only.
Enjoy a mini-picnic of freshly baked desserts and hot beverages from a local bakery as the sun sets over the sea. Once it’s dark, you’ll take to the water in kayaks, creating a miniature light show with each stroke of your paddle while tumbling waves, darting fish, and curious seals add to the brilliance with each movement.
Bioluminescence is present for only a few months of the year where water temperature, air temperature, winds, currents, and tides align. Due to a warm spring, this year’s light show is especially bright. Each trip is led by expert guides to provide you with a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable experience.