Blue Planet Kayak Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  272 rating points
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Last 3 months 15 42 0 = 42 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 53 147 0 = 147 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 102 272 0 = 272 100% 4.8
All 718 1,780 21 = 1,759 98% 4.7
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Boca Chica Marine Life Kayak Tour 167 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Romantic Sunset Starlight and Full Moon Tour 105 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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Rating: 5
Great day!
Mon, Dec 26, 11   1:10 PM marapais Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I happened to pick up one of your brochures at dinner at the Banana Cafe, and am so glad I did. Our family ( kids aged 13, 18 and 23) had a GREAT time kayaking through the mangroves. We were fortunate to have a great guide, perfect weather. Loved that we were picked up and dropped off directly at our hotel, and really enjoyed the kayaking. Glad we had individual kayaks -- we all had great fun! Thanks so much for a perfectly wonderful afternoon!
Rating: 5
Cool trip into the mangroves
Wed, Mar 28, 12   10:30 AM manypets Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a nice balance of some hard paddling for 15 minutes to get out to the mangroves, and then lots of quiet paddling surrounded by mangroves. Our guide, an old hippy who is really into the biology, was great at finding sea cucumbers, live conches, etc for us to examine, and telling us about the ecosystem. I suspect the tour might be very dependent on which tour guide you get, and we really liked ours.
Rating: 5
Relaxing-fun-educational trip.
Thu, Feb 14, 13   1:10 PM Manntus Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Katie did a very good job of explaining the plants and animals we saw. Lots of information and sights to see. No prior experience needed.
Rating: 4
Awesome kayaking, but noisy
Fri, May 7, 10   10:30 AM maggiepearl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Although we thoroughly enjoyed the kayaking trip and our guide Chris, the maneuvers by members of the local Naval Air base were quite distracting. Between the F-18s and other military aircraft, we could barely hear Chris at times the noise was so ridiculous. It seemed like such an intrusion to our peaceful little kayaking trip. But I must admit, touching all the slimy little creatures almost made up for it!
Rating: 4
Great way to experience Key West
Fri, Jan 23, 09   5:00 PM macdonp Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Great way to get to know what is around you in Key West. Opted for the two person kayek which was useful to chat with your partner as you explore the different areas and follow your guide. Certainly make sure you keep warm with a few different layers of clothing, ideally, wear some waterproof materials. We got caught with a nearby boat that generated waves that went over the kayek and we got wet, but all apart of the experience. I would certainly recommend this activity. Enjoy!
Rating: 5
Great guide, wonderful up close look at marine lif
Wed, Mar 28, 12   1:10 PM LynnMGray Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The guide was great, the canoes were adequate, and the routes through the mangroves were very interesting. We had a great time even for a windy day, 20 knot winds. I particularly liked the guide showing us the marine life up close and sometimes in hand. I would recommend this tour to friends. regards Laurence Gray, Kingston, Ontario.
Rating: 5
Fun & Educational Activity
Thu, Feb 11, 10   10:30 AM LucyGuiliano Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great experience, we were picked up at our hotel at the scheduled time, our driver was extremely friendly. Although we were told to bring supplies, water and sunscreen were offered to us, as well as a locker and waterproof bags for our belongings. Our guide, Chris, was patient with everyone's lack of skill and he knew a lot of interesting facts about the area. Although I hate anything to do with boats and water, I didn't feel like I was in danger at all during the excursion. The tour was well worth the cost (which was very reasonable).
Rating: 5
Best part of Key West Trip!
Sun, Dec 1, 13   4:45 PM luanne43 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was the best part of our Key West trip. The shuttle picked us up and then we kayaked to and thru a mangrove island on Stock Island. We crossed the channel to a bird island where they were all flying in at sunset for the evening...I cannot begin to tell you how many species of birds that flew just feet away from us. And, (before sunset and after dark) the sea life was amazing in the crystal clear waters as well as on the mangrove trees...sting ray, octopus, starfish, sea cucumber, gar, 3 different types of crabs, several types of sponges, all on the serenity of the sea with a super knowledgeable and nice guide, Chad. My 12 year old daughter had her own kayak. Thanks for making our trip even more special...memories we'll never forget and if we're back in the Keys, we'll definitely be a repeat customer.
Rating: 5
Fabulous view of Florida keys ecosystem: Kayaking
Thu, May 19, 11   7:00 PM lrainen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
In the past, I have had the pleasure of going with Chad, the owner of Blue Planet Kayak Tours, on a daytime tour of the mangrove islands off of Key West. This was a twilight/nighttime tour that exceeded my already high. Chad was a font of information about the bird wildlife, flora, sea creatures and history of the area. This time of day, sunset-to-dark, is special in terms of the types of creatures that both emerge or can be seen more easily than in daytime.........fluorescent worms, light-emitting algae, sea slugs, starfish, sea urchins........and Chad knew where to find them all. Equipped with headlamps, we were able to see into the ecologically rich waters just off of Key West, and the experience was fantastic. I wholeheartedly recommend Blue Planet Tours. You won't regret it, and you WILL learn something new from an expert! Thanks, Chad, for a wonderful time. See you next year.
Rating: 5
I'd do it again!
Sun, Mar 24, 13   6:45 PM Lrachanator Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I went with my mom in a tandem kayak and thoroughly enjoyed the sunset kayak tour. It was one of the highlights in our 9 day vacation. The guide was relaxed and approachable, and made the experience amazing. We started the trip in the evening and kayaked around bird island: a small mangrove island the pelicans/cormorants/and other birds have chosen to roost together, and we watched the sunset (which was beautiful), we then donned headlamps and kayaked into a mangrove tunnel. We got to see so many creatures, the guide lifted a sea slug out of the water that released purple ink, a queen conch, a horseshoe crab, a sea star, and a decorating crab. We saw a yellow stingray, mangrove crabs, and a lobster. Not to mention the 3 MANATEES that were in the marina of our launch site. It was a peaceful adventure and want to do it again through the same company next time I'm in Florida!
Rating: 5
Amazing!!
Sun, Jul 27  10:30 AM loveraze423 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Loved it!!
Rating: 4
Cool Creepy Crawlies
Thu, Dec 3, 09   4:50 PM louisbing Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was a unique opportunity for us to go into the mangroves at night to see and touch many of the creatures that live there.
Rating: 5
Great time, great guide
Wed, May 4, 11   7:00 PM lotusbudd Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
James was a terrific guide who knew all the places to go for great viewing of marine life. We've been kayaking all over the world and this was a very different experience that we both really enjoyed. This was the first time either of us had ever kayaked at nighttime and it was very fun. The title is misleading -- it's not a romantic kayak trip and there was no full moon (that's only applicable 1 out of 28 days) but it was really a superb trip.
Rating: 5
The perfect afternoon in Key West
Sun, Jan 9, 11   1:10 PM LoriKroeter Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We visited Key West early January 2011 ... intending to dive, but visibility was terrible and the water was on the "too cool" side. Instead opted to get out on kayaks. Blue Planet had good ratings on Trip Advisor, so we made a date with them. The guide, Chris, was both a very knowledgeable guide and a great story-teller as well. We had fun paddling through the mangroves learning about Key West nature, history and folk-lore. Saw birds and sea creatures we would have never spotted on land. Hard to believe this other world is just a short kayak trip away from the harbor. Our group was all adults, but kids could easily handle the trip. Blue Planet also scored really high with us for being on time at the meeting place and being accommodating when we needed to switch a booked morning tour to afternoon.
Rating: 5
awesome adventure
Wed, Mar 10, 10   1:10 PM LoriDeshler Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
the expirence was wonderful and very informative. The guide was knowledgable and eager to inform the attendees of his knowledge. The event was a great day and one of the best events we did on our trip.