Bioluminescent Paddle

Due to the large number of Slackers interested in this paddle we have added a second event.

Bioluminescence is a form of luminescence, or "cold light" emission by living organisms. Bioluminescence is a form of chemiluminescence where light energy is released by a chemical reaction. Fireflies, anglerfish, and other creatures produce the chemicals luciferin (a pigment) and luciferase (an enzyme). The luciferin reacts with oxygen to create light. The luciferase acts as a catalyst to speed up the reaction, which is sometimes mediated by cofactors such as calcium ions or ATP.

In the warm summer months parts of Florida's intercostal waterways, including the Indian River Lagoon begin to experience this Bioluminescence wonder. Any movement in the water produces light! A swirl of your paddle or a school of bait fish darting past often put on an amazing underwater light show.

We will meet at 7:30 and be on the water by 8:00 pm.  The event typically lasts around 2 -3 hrs.

A whistle, PFD, and glow sticks (one on front and one on back of your kayak) are required. Headlamps are suggested.

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  • Shari

    My first time, it was fabulous both nights, love the glowing fish. Thanks for setting this up.

    September 8, 2013

  • jyoti

    Did not get the Bioluminesence due to the weather but as usual every experience is unique. We had serenity, fishes jumping and great people to make it a wonderful experience. Thank you Danno and Sam

    September 7, 2013

  • Connie

    It was great to be back on the east coast for a relaxing paddle. Thank you Sam and Danno.

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Peaceful Nights Paddle

    September 7, 2013

    • amy

      How was the bio though?

      September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I had a mullet jump in my kayak on the way back.

      2 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummed out the weather didn't cooperate. Been looking forward to this since last month's Bio paddle. Wasn't willing to travel so far and take a chance it might not be good, or dangerous.

    Thank you organizers for putting together so many of these paddles to accommodate everyone. It's great experience.

    September 7, 2013

  • Laura

    The weather is still horrible here, so I am going to wimp out. I'm sure I will be jealous when the pictures are posted!

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looked up the weather and it changed to 50-60% chance of thunderstorms so we are headed home.

    September 6, 2013

  • Cedomir D.

    Hi Sam
    Here in Ormond the weather is nasty at the moment rain, thundering. What is like around Titusville, is the paddle on. If I am going to make it on time I have to leave shortly.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Over in Titusville now. Light rain and overcast. Sam what is the chances of the paddling still happening?

    September 6, 2013

  • Ann F.

    Hate to cancel so late but was about to load the kayak and it is pretty bad in my area. I know it should clear by 7:00 but the lightning is really popping around my house (3:45) that I don't want to load the yak and drive. Sure hate to miss it and I know how wonderful it is!!!

    September 6, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    This won't work for me after all for Friday. I had moved myself from Saturday to find room on Friday, but have late meeting today. I will call you Sam if I can come tomorrow.
    Thanks

    September 6, 2013

  • Mauri

    Sprained my shoulder. . Can't paddle. .. unless someone wants to tow me? ; ) have a great time!

    September 5, 2013

  • Ronda G

    I will be doing the Saturday paddle. I will take myself off this paddle and open it for someone else. :)

    September 5, 2013

  • Sam G.

    I will have kayaks available Friday night for the following:
    Angie (2), Michelle (1), Jyoti (2).
    If anyone else needs to rent a kayak, Please let me know by 6:00 pm Thursday or no kayak will be available from us.
    Thanks

    September 3, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Final Friday night kayak rentals

      September 5, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Michelle (1), Jyoti (2) and Adriana (1)

      1 · September 5, 2013

  • Judith

    Sorry but my husband & I are unable to make fridays trip. Please open our slot for others. Thank you

    September 5, 2013

  • Ann F.

    Good news....glow more prominent last week than anytime in the last 4 years....excited to see it again....http://www.clickorlando.com/news/glowing-indian-river-lagoon-sign-of-health/-/1637132/21745110/-/2aqrre/-/index.html

    September 3, 2013

  • Julie N

    Can I be a +1 maybe if my daughter doesn't work?

    September 2, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Is there anyone coming from or thru the Brandon area that wants to carpool Friday.

    September 2, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I moved myself over to the Friday since I've been on the other waitlist from the beginning. Also I will a kayak and I will be camping.

    September 2, 2013

  • Cedomir D.

    Hi.
    I live in Ormond Beach and if anyone from Ormond, Palm Coast or Daytona area needs a ride let me know. I can take one more kayak and perhaps few people.

    September 1, 2013

  • Angie

    where can I rent 2 kayaks?

    August 7, 2013

    • Angie

      Yes I do - thank you

      September 1, 2013

    • Sam G.

      OK / Thanks

      September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moving from the sat group because fri nite will work better :) can I still rent a kayak from someone??

    August 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes

      August 29, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Ok / I will bring one for you

      1 · September 1, 2013

  • Joanne L.

    Have a ruptured disc. No paddling for awhile. :( This year so far has not been a good year physically.

    August 28, 2013

  • jyoti

    will need 2 kayaks

    August 7, 2013

    • jyoti

      Sam, do you have me covered too?

      August 25, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Yes / I have you covered

      August 26, 2013

  • Danno

    Sam. I can provide some yaks if needed.

    August 25, 2013

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