The Luminous Lagoon stretches along the marshlands of Trelawny from the small community of Rock to the town of Falmouth. In the 18th century when sugar was king, Falmouth was one of Jamaica’s most pivotal ports. Located at the eminent point where the Martha Brae River meets the Caribbean Sea, the lagoon housed a wharf where large vessels from England unloaded goods onto smaller ships to be delivered inland up the river. Once inland, these boats would reload with sugar, rum, and other Jamaican exports and carry them back to the harbor. Years after the decline of the sugar trade, scientists discovered the lagoon’s geographical location was important for another reason. It was the single best place to observe and study microorganisms called dinoflagellates, which thrive in the layers where salt and freshwater combine and glow the brightest in shallow, warm water.
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Tour goes out weather permitting. Weather conditions may affect the bio-luminescence (glow) of the lagoon.
+Not wheelchair accessible
Things to bring:
Change of clothes
Cash to buy souvenirs /refreshments
Stops to take pictures
For all of your transportation needs, we offer a low-cost taxi service. Our modern, fully equipped fleet of vehicles can accommodate any transportation demand and ensure that your holiday gets off to a great start. Whether you choose to travel in a group or on your own, you’ll be in good hands with us.Please send us an email or contact for more details.
DreamTourslimited guarantees your safety, however we are not responsible for any hospital bills or insurance fees incurred as a result of an accident. Before your trip begins, your scheduled tours will have this specified, along with a signed liability form. We recommend that you obtain travel and/or medical insurance for the duration of your trip to Jamaica, as you would for any other destination.