Mosquito Bio Bay in Vieques

biobay kayakVieques, Puerto Rico is one of the biggest wild animals shelters in the Caribbean in addition to  the island’s most interesting and appealing Bioluminescent (glows in dark) Mosquito Bay situated along the south coast of Vieques.

Vieques’ bioluminescent bay is the most excellent and well-preserved of all remaining on planet. Going to the bay, particularly on a moonless evening, is truly an unforgettable experience. After a sunset, during a moonless night you can experience a magic glow, see fish and other marine inhabitants shoot laser beam strikes under the water. The firefly effects are caused by photoelectric sensation triggered by zillions of single-cell organisms that live in the mangrove surrounded lagoon.

Vieques has evening trips of Mosquito Bio Bay that you could take while exploring Puerto Rico. You could see the bioluminescence by doing a kayak or motor-operated boat. Kayaking is definitely much more fun. As you paddle through the chains of canals, you could see the Pyrodinium Bahamense (luminous microorganism) by the light they generate as they spread around your paddles. You might also be impressed by the strength of this light as it leaves a bright light trail behind your kayak.

To preserve Mosquito Bioluminescent Bay and its vulnerable wild animals and organisms that live within it, visitors are not allowed to swim or dive  in the water.

Kayaking in Bioluminescent Bay and Other Adventures of Puerto Rico