From July 1966 to July 1967, regular observations and some experiments were carried out in Oyster Bay at the eastern end of Falmouth Harbor, Jamaica, W. I. This paper gives a general description of the area; it reports observations on the tidal movement, the density currents, the wind force and direction, and the water discharge by the Martha Brae River; and it correlates the flow patterns in Oyster Bay with observed bioluminescent distributions