Glow in the dark at Bio Bay!
The Bio Bay is an absolute must-do for anyone visiting the Cayman Islands. This magical site is home to one of only a small number of locations in the world where you can experience this phenomenon. By stirring the water, it causes millions of tiny microorganisms called ‘Pyrodinium Bahamanse’ to light up, creating a mesmerizing display of nature.
You can enjoy this tour as a quick 2-hour trip or include it at the end of your day charter. We only offer private charters, so it will only be you any your family on board, allowing you more time in the water. After having a blast during the day with our fun activities, we can enjoy the sunset as we eat at Kaibo beach bar until we’re ready to go on our Bioluminescence adventure.
Once we find the best spot to anchor, our educated captains will teach you all about this fascinating display of nature’s most captivating wonders. Our captains are great at getting the kids excited about learning and love making this experience one of your most cherished in Cayman!
The only way worth experiencing Bioluminescence is by jumping and seeing it up close. That’s one advantage of doing the Bio Bay by boat. We’ll provide you with all the snorkel gear you need and away you go! Just imagine thousands of little sparks flying off you as you swim around in the dark.
It really is a once in a lifetime experience, in which many of the visitors leaving Cayman say the bioluminescence is by far the best experience of their entire trip. It’s an adventure you and your family will never forget!
After splashing around in the Bio Bay, we will slow cruise back as you stargaze in to the night sky, which makes for a perfect ending to any trip!
Our crew was Alex and River and they were awesome! They took us on a 4 hour tour. We went to two snorkeling spots, Stingray City and Starfish Point. We had such a fun and memorable time. The crew were amazing with our kids ages 5, 7 and 8 as our kids were scared of the stingrays at first but they made it fun by talking to their stingray friends. Our experience exceeded our expectations and I would definitely recommend them. Alex and River were fun and friendly and the boat was very nice and clean.read more
Crystal Charters went above and beyond for our day trip to Grand Cayman! The boat was clean, stocked, our guide and hostess were so helpful and knowledgeable about the area, best spots, history etc. Our family can’t wait to return and use them again!!!read more
We had an unbelievable experience with Crystal Charters! We were so impressed with the crew. Wow!! Just Awesome! They went above and beyond to make us all feel comfortable & welcome! They were friendly, entertaining and so accommodating. The boat was so clean and well stocked with water! Our family had an unbelievable experience with Crystal charters! We love the private tour and afternoon on the water. Snorkeling was like nothing else on island. Worth the time and money! Everything was perfect! One of the best days we’ve ever had on vacation. Absolutely outstanding! Also great communication from the company start to finish!!!read more
Amazing! Take the sunrise charter! It is sure not to disappoint! The Stingray Tour was the best thing ive ever done in my life! Friendly and informative guide!
The 7 of us went on a bioluminescence tour last night and had an amazing time! Captain Alex and Liz were incredibly professional and shared interesting information about the bay and the biology throughout our trip. I was using a cane and had slight mobility challenges but they were kindly checking in with me and helping me move around the deck.We all agreed it was one of the most unique things we've ever experienced. Thanks again Alex and Liz for such a fun evening! :)By the way, it's a bit tough to take photos of the bioluminescence, for reference, I was using a Google Pixel 3 XL phone in "night sight" mode as well as a Sony RX100 M5 for the photos that I've posted.read more
Thank You Crystal Charters, and especially Slim and Duncan for a fantastic afternoon and evening! My wife and I, and our 2 teenage daughters had an awesome day with you guys!! Crystal provided a personalized and unique experience by customizing our trip to include a pickup at Kaibo, followed by afternoon reef fishing and snorkeling. Slim and Duncan then dropped us off at Camama Bay for dinner. After dinner, they took us to do the bioluminescence swim (a must-do) and back to our drop-off at Kaibo.I highly recommend Crystal Charters, and Slim and Duncan! This was the highlight of our entire week in Grand Cayman!!read more