One of the best ways to experience Tomales Bay is from the seat of a kayak. Close proximity to the water and minimal disruption to the natural environment allow for a unique perspective into this stunning ecosystem. Blue Waters Kayaking allows paddlers to get up close and personal with the phenomenon of bioluminescence. Bioluminescence occurs when tiny microorganisms called dinoflagellates are disturbed by fish or other underwater predators. Schools of fish and their seal predators bump into these tiny creatures in the water causing them to emit a tiny flash of light leaving behind a cloud of glowing phosphorescence.
Viewing these natural light shows requires both the sun and moon to be set. Blue Waters Kayaking takes out evening tours on nights when it is likely for bioluminescent events to happen. Kayaking excursions leave from Miller Boat Launch next to Nick’s Cove. Come in and join us for a fresh and delicious seafood dinner before heading out to enjoy the natural beauty of the Tomales Bay.