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Tomales Bay Adventures – Part 1


Did you know that on the darkest nights, May-November, magic happens on Tomales Bay? September is a particularly good time to witness the blooms of dinoflagellates that light up when disturbed. These bioluminescent plankton emit short bursts of blueish light as a form of protection. Kayaking after dark allows you to bear witness to an amazing light show. From schools of fish, to seals chasing their prey, the bay comes to life in a way you’ve never experienced. Just the movement of your paddle in the water lights up the surface, mimicking the starry sky. Many tours depart from Miller Boat Launch which is located right next to us at Nick’s Cove. Tours are available through Blue Waters Kayaking, Outback Adventures and Point Reyes Outdoors.

I hope we see you soon!


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