You go for a night swim, start kicking the water and splashing and all of a sudden you see the water starting to glow..not one little glow, but glowing “things” in the water surrounding you. No, it’s not some alien encounter…it is a one of a kind experience at the Luminous Lagoon.
This is Jamaica’s famous Luminous Lagoon at Glistening Waters. These glowing microorganisms live in the shallow, warm area where salt and fresh water meets. This is a very unique experience because there are only four other places in the world where you can see this type of occurrences.
To view this amazing natural occurrence, you would take one of the boats from the shore, (normally costs around $18 per person ) and while you are going out on the boat you will get a short history lesson on the lagoon and the amazing natural glowing organisms.
Then, to the enjoyment of guests, the boat stops and you can actually get out of the boat and swim in the shallow areas of the lagoon. Thankfully the lagoon is not too deep so it should not be a problem for anyone; it ranges from five feet and eight feet deep.
As guests swim, the more active the water is (the more splashing and swimming), the brighter the water glows.
You can even make the trip unique by eating at the Glistening Waters Restaurant and Marina which serves great seafood dishes. Most people eat dinner, then after dinner they take the boat ride into the lagoon.
So, when your planning your vacation to the Montego Bay area, make sure to make a stop at the Luminous Lagoon at Glistening Waters and come and see the small organisms that glow in the dark, it is about a 45 minute drive outside of Montego Bay.
If you would like a private tour guide, just contact me and we can set up a private trip with you and your family.