One of the most spectacular trips in Belize, is to witness hundreds of tiny effervescent neon pebbles that glow in your presence as you move through the dark waters.
The Anderson Lagoon, located in southern Belize, boasts of a high concentration of dinoflagellates. They are tiny glowing specs of plankton or dinoflagellates, which are tiny unicellular marine plankton also known as fire plants. These tiny creatures emit flashes of light when disturbed, and at certain times of the year put on quite a show for canoers, kayakers or anyone paddling throughout the lagoon. Schools of fish or any marine life swimming through the lagoon create a phosphorescent trail which can look like a glowing cloud in the water. Bioluminescence is best experienced on a cloudy or moonless night and only available during dry season.Bioluminescence boat
Experience this rare phenomenon of nature as you glide through the tranquil waters surrounded by mangroves and teeming with sea life. Be mesmerized as every splash and feather light touch of the water renders a magnificent illumination by one of our planet’s most dazzling phenomena – Bioluminescence!