Blue Planet Kayak Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  267 rating points
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Last 3 months 41 107 0 = 107 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 59 155 0 = 155 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 105 267 0 = 267 100% 4.8
All 680 1,676 21 = 1,655 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
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Boca Chica Marine Life Kayak Tour 156 100% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Romantic Sunset Starlight and Full Moon Tour 111 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
WONDERFUL TRIP !
Tue, Feb 26, 13   5:30 PM kayo222 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I booked this trip to experience a little bit of the flora and fauna of the Keys and recieved MUCH more than I expected. It was amazing ! There were both skilled paddlers and beginners in our group (the beginners had been in a kayak a couple times) and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. Our guide James was incredibly knowledgable and had a knack for locating hidden sea life for us to examine and learn about...3 kinds of starfish one was HUGE, sea cucumbers, 3 varieties of conch, lobster, shrimp, a SEA TURTLE actually treaded water within our kayak circle for a minute or so (but don't expect this, as James stated that this was a first for him in 13 years of guiding tours--we were lucky ! ), even a stingray...I am forgetting many of our cool finds, I know, but there were probably 20 different sea creatures that we examined and touched. James knows so much about both the area and the inhabitants. He was kind and very patient with all of us. I highly recommend this trip for folks of ALL AGES....anyone interested in the world around them (and even for kids who say they aren't, because once there, I think they will LOVE it !). My sister was concerned about paddling in the dark with a headlamp initially, but after the trip she thanked me profusely for kind of leaning on her to attend....she says was not even a bit scared and enjoyed every minute of the trip ! My consensus? BOOK IT !
Rating: 2
This was a colossal waste of time.
Wed, Jan 19, 11   10:30 AM KayLustgart Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
When you take off from Stock Island and circled around one little island with the tour guide talking the entire way about sea life that you see over and over (one conch shell with life would have been enough), it becomes tedious. We expected more kayaking and a better explanation of the mangrove swamps. Every few strokes we had to stop and hear long explanations of everything. We wanted more kayaking and less explanations of how we should line up our kayaks when we did come to our continuous stops. The personality of our leader left a lot to be desired. He was short of patience and asked about the time around four to five times during our trip. You could sense his lack of enthusiasm with the kayakers that paid over one hundred dollars (for two) to take this trip. I would highly suggest that you hire a more enthusiastic and engaging guide and look for a new place to launch, such as Sugarloaf Key. This was short on kayaking and long on repetitive information from a boring and egotistical guide. It was not worth the money we paid to take this trip.
Rating: 5
highlight of my visit to Key West
Wed, Apr 7, 10   7:00 PM kayaker Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I thoroughly enjoyed the Sunset Starlight tour. I would go so far as to say that it was the highlight of my visit to Key West (which included other fun activities like paddleboarding, snorkeling, dolphin watching, and a sunset cruise). We went out in a group of around a dozen or so and had a easy kayak trip interspersed with our incredibly knowledgeable guide finding amazing sea creatures. I can't even count how many cool things he spotted under the water! For example, he found a queen conch, sea urchin, sea start, crabs, sea cucumber, moon snail, shrimp, and a snail that lets out a purple ink like a squid -- and that's just what I can remember a couple weeks after the fact. By the end of the kayak trip we were able to spot the well camouflaged creatures too. I only wish I would have gone snorkeling after this trip so I would have known what I was looking at. Towards the beginning of the trip we stopped to enjoy the sunset by a grove of mangrove trees. The birds were chirping and it was a beautiful and calming moment. From there we donned head lamps and ventured deep into a mangrove stand. All and all I think the trip was a little over three hours and every minute was exciting and fantastic. Our group was adult couples but there was also a family on the trip. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Rating: 5
Mangrove adventure
Sun, Jan 24, 10   5:10 PM kayak2 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Leader was encouraging and exceptionally informative. Learned a lot about the mangroves and saw sea animals in their natural habitat. We would probably never have kayaked in the evening - in the mangroves - by ourselves. Katie picked us up at our hotels and made sure we had an unforgettable adventure. Highly recommended - and you don't have to be an experienced kayaker.
Rating: 5
Marvelous Morning
Tue, Mar 23, 10   10:30 AM KathrynRenic Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
What a wonderful alternative to vegging by the pool! Chris was a terrific guide: very knowledgeable about the vegetation, water creatures, environmental concerns, etc. The trip was relaxing, and helped us transition from our typical hectic schedule to a true vacation tempo.
Rating: 5
Fabulous
Sun, Dec 23, 12   1:10 PM Kas9091 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was fun to have guide pull up life forms with a net and show them to you! It was relaxing. As we got better going thru the mangroves we kept going through narrower ones. Our paddle disconnected to make it an oar. Only concern is that you could not always hear the guide unless your kayak was close or you faced in the same direction as the guide. I would definitely do it again. Recommend going on a warm day. Plan to get wet. It was great to get picked up from our hotel as we did not have a car. It was a small group. I think there were 8 kayaks or so. Guide was knowledgable and could field questions easily.
Rating: 5
Fascinating experience
Tue, Dec 16, 08   10:30 AM KarenSzafran Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
If you are interested in seeing and actually touching marine life in its natural habitat this is the tour for you. The focus is on education, not exercise. Our guide Katie was great. We kayaked around and through pristine mangrove islands and came away amazed. Great experience and good value!
Rating: 5
Mom with grown children (in their 20's)
Sun, Dec 25, 11   1:10 PM karengil Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My sons and I had a wonderful time on the kayak tour. It was very informative, light hearted, grown up enough for the boys, a mild work out and some beautiful scenery. A great hit with everyone.
Rating: 5
Best Kayak Tour
Fri, Feb 10, 12   10:30 AM Karen3173 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This Eco-Marine Life Kayak Tour was very concerned about the Marine Life and to put back the creatures gently and in the same place as they were found. Very educational and fascinating. I would recommend this to everyone!! This is a must do activity. We did a morning tour.
Rating: 5
Magical night
Wed, Mar 25, 09   6:45 PM Karagiorgos Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
One of the best kayaking experiences I've ever been on. Chad was very informative and we could tell that he is very passionate about the land and the all the living-- and not so living-- things we encountered. Additionally, it was very well organized. A driver came to the hotel and picked us up. They also provided us with essential items. (ie, dry bags,)
Rating: 4
Wonderful tour
Sat, Mar 26, 11   10:30 AM kapsi711 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Chris was a wonderful guide and my son and I were lucky enough to get a one-on-one tour with him. It was a great time! Fun and educational
Rating: 4
Very interesting! Learn a lot!
Wed, Mar 18, 09   6:45 PM kag001 Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was a learning experience to kayak through mangroves and see nature up close. The guide was very knowledgeable about local wildlife, although it was difficult to hear at times. It was a bit unnerving to be kayaking through strange waters in the dark though, although a new experience is necessarily a bad experience. The benefit of night kayaking is seeing the creatures that come out at night and glow and light up the night.
Rating: 4
Adventure at night, not romantic
Sun, Aug 18, 13   7:00 PM Kadigirl7 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I recommend this experience wholeheartedly! However, do not expect a long sunset veiwing, star gazing moment to occur between you and your loved one. It's hard to look cute in a head lamp. While I think this tour is great, I don't think it's marketed correctly. Definitely do this trip if you are a fun, adventure seeking couple who aren't afraid to do some SERIOUS paddling and keep up with the group!
Rating: 5
Highlight of our trip!
Fri, Jan 20, 12   5:00 PM jybaker Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was so much fun! It was my fifth time out on a kayak, but Chad gave us some helpful pointers I'd not heard before. We covered a lot of ground, but stopped frequently enough that everyone was able to keep up. I was amazed by the number and variety of birds we saw! Paddling through the mangroves at night was other-worldly, indescribable. I would liked to have played with the plankton a little longer, but that would be my only complaint. If we are fortunate enough to make it back to Key West, we will definitely revisit Blue Planet!
Rating: 5
Fantastic way to see sealife & get some exercise
Tue, Feb 23, 10   1:10 PM jwray704 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I really enjoyed going with a marine biologist as a guide since I would not have been able to spot the sea animals he showed us. I enjoyed going into the mangrove 'forests' to see the animals who live there.