Nightboarding™ Illuminates Florida Keys’ Underwater World for Adventure Lovers

Visitors to Key West can experience the Florida Keys island chain’s undersea wonders at night during Nightboarding™ excursions by standup paddleboard or two-person clear-bottom kayak.

Launched by Ibis Bay Beach Resort in Key West, the southernmost island in the continental USA, Nightboarding™ uses utilizes I-Lumenate’s Night-Ops waterproof LED light bars to light up the water.

According to Ibis Bay Beach Resort owner and Key West resident Chris Holland, “The ocean floor comes alive at night with creatures you normally don’t see in the daytime, such as lobsters, crabs, colourful sponges and loads of tropical fish. Ibis Bay is the only place in the Keys and one of only a handful of places in the world offering this. The 3,000 lumens of white light Night-Ops light bars produce makes for some amazing sights and photos.”

Nightboarding tours launch at sunset each day from the dock of Ibis Bay’s restaurant, The Stoned Crab. The tour costs $45 per guest and lasts about two and a half hours. Participants can choose a stand-up paddleboard for one or a clear-bottom kayak for one or two paddlers.

Each tour accommodates groups of up to 10 people and includes a narrated tour by the Ibis Bay Paddle Sports local experts. Participants paddle through areas of interest including mangrove island rookeries that are home to ibis, herons, pelicans and their fledglings.

During each excursion, guides shoot high-quality photos that are available on CD free of charge when the tour is completed. Those interested are encouraged to book in advance.

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January 2014



About IBIS BAY Beach Resort:

IBIS BAY Beach Resort ( embodies the very best of Key West and offers guests a holiday experience like no other. With a full deck of options for active adventure-seekers, Hemingway buffs or travellers who want to fit in with the locals, there is something special for every guest. Featuring classic 1950s Key West architecture and design, 600 feet of beautiful private beach, a 20-foot poolside movie screen for outdoor movie nights and The Stoned Crab restaurant, Ibis Bay Beach Resort is more than a resort—it’s a destination.

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