Take a 5 minute boat ride to Anderson Lagoon on the Sittee River an experience our bioluminescence tour. The night sky is unbelievable. Thick with stars all the way down to the tree line. Belize has many nocturnal creatures that come out after dark to the riverside to eat and drink from the river.
Going through a tiny hand cut path from the river to get to the lagoon and you will be surrounded by the giant mangroves and then shoot out into the Anderson's Lagoon which boasts bioluminescent plankton that lights up with any disturbance in the water. It’s pitch black, the guide’s flashlight beam cutting across the lagoon is the only light and then he turns it off. The boat picks up speed and the wake glows as a blue light. As the boat pick up more speed, the tiny algae, which settle in the lagoon during the dry season, get agitated and glow. It’s absolutely unbelievable Hopkins Belize Tour.
The Bioluminescence Tour in Hopkins, Belize is seasonal. Conditions have to be just perfect in the Anderson Lagoon and it usually starts in mid-December and runs until the end of May which are the driest months of the year. During this time of the year (Dec- May) because of the dry season the lagoon is highly saturated with the harmless microorganisms called dinoflagellates that emit blue-looking light when disturbed. When this happens we get bioluminescence which causes a mesmerizing glow of ultra-blue light across the lagoon when the water is splashed or touched. It’s absolutely unbelievable!
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