Only about 90 minutes from the bustle and business in Seattle, you will find Allyn, Washington. This quaint, seaside town is recognized for its beautiful scenery, pleasant beaches, swimming and boat access, hiking trails, tide pools and an interesting natural history. For a once-in-a-lifetime, exciting excursion that is visible in only a few places around the world, plan a guided Bioluminescence Kayak Tour with professional kayakers from Allyn House Inn. From mid-July to mid-September, we offer unforgettable kayak tours at night to view the extraordinary light show that tiny plankton create to illuminate the water on which we travel. During optimal viewing conditions, thousands of the single-cell organisms emit bright bursts of light, rather like fireflies, when disturbed that resemble a fireworks display, albeit underwater. The brilliance of the exhibition also highlights other sea and plant life around you in a way that you have likely never seen before.
While you can swim or watch this unusual phenomenon from the shore, there is nothing quite like the view from a kayak, where you can travel at your own speed and view the show in multiple locations, right at water level. Since it must be completely dark for the best displays, it is best to have the guidance of an experienced kayaker who can provide a greater measure of safety in the water and who knows the best spots for viewing. Be prepared by dressing warmly. You have a better opportunity to see the bioluminescent dinoflagellates with several boats in the water.
Call the knowledgeable staff at Allyn House Inn at (360) 296-3040 for additional information about our Bioluminescence Kayak Tours and to schedule your own trip this summer. Make it even easier by staying with us. This is one event that defies description until you have seen it for yourself. You won’t believe your eyes!