Experience the wonder of the Jenner Coast at night. Join us this summer for a unique experience; a sunset kayak trip featuring bioluminescence on the Jenner Coast.
We launch in the evening and enjoy the sunset on the open water, a truly spectacular sight! Our guide will take you out to the mouth of the river to start. You’ll then take a break on the beach where you can watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. While we wait for it to get dark we can continue kayaking, play some frisbee, or walk around and explore the area.
Once the sun has set the real show begins. Summer tides and warmer waters bring blooms of bioluminescent dinoflagellates, small organisms in the water that produce a burst of light when excited by motion. Fish, seals, and seabirds all leave glowing trails as they swim through the water, as do the kayaks and paddles. Though they are present in the water at all times, it is only at night, under perfect conditions, when their light is visible.
Note: Bioluminescence is a natural phenomenon. Although always present during the season it is difficult to predict how visible it will be on a particular night.
Availability and start time varies, call our scheduling professionals for more information.
Want to experience this location during the day? Check out our Jenner Coastal Kayak Tour!
Time-frame varies with sunset
Across the street from the the Jenner Inn next to the state visitor center boat launch
Use of double kayak, unlimited water, and professional local guides.
*Private Tours available! Call our office for details
Wineries we may visit
No wineries on this evening trip
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