Glow Worm Sunset Cruise

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Every month for a few evenings after the full moon, the waters around the Caicos Banks play host to a natural phenomenon that never ceases to delight and amaze. Thousands of glow worms emit green flashes of light in a unique mating ritual that begins shortly after sunset. With our Glow Worm Sunset Cruise, you can be part of the experience aboard Island Magic, our 48-foot sailing catamaran. Get ready for a magical evening, with rum punch, non-alcoholic beverages, and light appetizers included.

The source of the spectacle is a species of marine worm (Odontosyllis enopla) which lives in the shallow waters around a few islands in the Caribbean and Bermuda. They're known as "glow worms" because of the green luminescence that accompanies their spawning cycle.

The show begins when female glow worms release their eggs, which float to the surface and give off pulses of pale green light. The males do their part by also glowing as they dart among the egg clusters to fertilize them. For about 15-20 minutes, the surface of the water comes alive with tiny bursts of light as a new generation is spawned.

The timing of the glow worm mating ritual is tied to the lunar cycle. The females begin releasing their eggs roughly two to three days after the full moon. The spawning activity generally goes on for two or three successive evenings.

Tour times: The schedule of our glow worm tours is controlled by natural forces, principally the lunar cycle. We generally offer the tour two to five days after the full moon. (For a lunar calendar, please visit Departure time is approximately 30 minutes before sunset.

To join one of our glow worm tours, please contact us.

 Available Options (Prices in US dollars and do not include a 12 percent Turks and Caicos tax on watersports activities.)

 $85 Full Tour

 Children (ages 3-12)
 $65 Full Tour

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Length of Reef Peepers Sunset Cruise:
3 hours
How to Meet Us:
Our operation is centrally located at the Turtle Cove Inn Marina in Providenciales next to the Scooter Bobs car rental.

About 14 days before your tour, we will send you an email to remind you of where and when to meet us. In the meantime, we invite you to view our maps of the Turks and Caicos.
Refund Policy:
Your deposit is fully refundable if you cancel your reservation at least 30 days before your activity. If you cancel your reservation within 14-30 days before your activity, we will refund half of your deposit. Cancellations within 14 days of your activity are not refundable. Also, we do not provide refunds for un-used portions of dive packages. Of course, if weather conditions or other factors force us to cancel your reservation, you will receive a full refund. We encourage all of our guests to safeguard their vacation plans by purchasing travel insurance.


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