Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon

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Rock, Falmouth Falmouth 00000
(876) 954-3229
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Pick a night without a full moon to see these waters at their best! Small microscopic organisms live in the water here and give off a phosphorescent glow. Its so amazing..its ... Read more
indescribable. ! Water just glows. Swim in the water and you glow too! One of my favourite places! ANd there are only about 3 places in the WORLD where you can see this!

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Muscatine, Iowa

This place is amazing! The glowing phosphorescence in the water is truly magical! The restaurant is good too!

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A nice place to grab an after dinner drink and take a boat ride through the phosphorescent waters of Luminous Lagoon.

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Cobourg, Canada

fun for the whole family, yet multiple people on our boat tour and bus felt as if they got stung by a jelly fish!!

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Local from Kingston, Jamaica

Go there when there is not a full moon to enjoy it at its most.

The waters that surround Oyster bay are home of tiny bio-luminescent micro-organisms that glow and create an eerie, glistening light.

It is said that this phenomenon occurs in only 3 places in the world! Definitely worth a swim just for this!

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Portland, Oregon, USA

Ugh I hate to say it but this place is so overrated. Went when the moon was at about a half-wax, so it wasn't as dark as had I gone on a full moon, but still. You go out in a motor boat and you see the phosphorescence in the water stream behind the propellor, but it could have just as easily been a light. Then people get out to swim (I opted not to as I forgot my towel in my rental car and the water was of questionable cleanliness). And the phosphoresce is cool, but it's not the Fantasia-esque experience they make it out to be by any stretch of the imaginatin.

The worst part is that they give you a free drink as part of your ticket (the boats leave from a bar and restaurant), and the tour bus of super-wasted package tourists from middle america had clearly had been there drinking for a while, so they were loud, vulgar, and just overall annoying. Maybe I just got unlucky, but this was not my scene.

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Local from Sedburgh, Jamaica

Pick a night without a full moon to see these waters at their best! Small microscopic organisms live in the water here and give off a phosphorescent glow. Its so amazing..its indescribable. ! Water just glows. Swim in the water and you glow too! One of my favourite places! ANd there are only about 3 places in the WORLD where you can see this!

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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A spectacular natural site known for its intense phosphorescence (plankton that glow and sparkle at night). Swimming among these creatures is a hallucinatory experience, as light explodes all over your body. Watching fish swim through is also very entertaining; almost like an underwater meteor shower.

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A must if you visit Jamaica

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