The Mystic Luminous Lagoon stretches along the marshlands of Trelawny from the small community of Rock to the town of Falmouth. In the 18th century when sugar was king, Falmouth was one of Jamaica’s most pivotal ports. Located at the eminent point where the Martha Brae River meets the Caribbean Sea, the lagoon housed a wharf where large vessels from England unloaded goods onto smaller ships to be delivered inland up the river.
Once inland, these boats would reload with sugar, rum, and other Jamaican exports and carry them back to the harbor. Years after the decline of the sugar trade, scientists discovered the lagoon’s geographical location was important for another reason. It was the single best place to observe and study microorganisms called dinoflagellates, which thrive in the layers where salt and freshwater combine and glow the brightest in shallow, warm water.
Being home to millions of dinoflagellates, at night, the lagoon sparkles and glistens when disturbed as these microscopic organisms produce an eerie glow, reflecting the outlines of fish and other objects in the water. The Luminous Lagoon is said to be the largest and most brilliant of four in the world where you can see this type of phenomenon, a fact that continually attracts and awes visitors and scientists from around the world.
See this natural phenomenon for yourself with a 45-minute boat ride. Swimming here is often a highlight of this excursion, as you get to paddle around in water that is glowing in shades of bright blue all around you.
Arrival Instructions / What to Bring:
- Transfers are included in the rate. The guests will be informed about the precise pick up time after the booking is confirmed.
- Bring: Camera, water camera, water shoes, swimwear, towels, change of clothes, sunscreen, pocket money.
Booking Policy Full payment is required at reservation.
Cancellation policy: 20% is non-refundable upon booking. For cancellations within 7 days of the service/activity, no refunds are provided.
Change requests: Reservation changes after a service/activity is confirmed is subject to a $35 change fee.
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