Blue Planet Kayak Tours

Zerve Seller: BluePlanet

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  240 rating points
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Last 3 months 35 77 0 = 77 100% 4.5
Last 6 months 56 131 0 = 131 100% 4.6
Last 12 months 97 240 0 = 240 100% 4.7
All 779 1,922 21 = 1,901 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
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Boca Chica Marine Life Kayak Tour 153 100% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Sunset & Starlight Tour 87 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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Rating: 5
Unique experience for any nature lovers
Fri, Aug 20, 10   7:15 PM nigelS Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
One of the few eco-tours that delivers what is advertised.

This is a physical activity which involves being on the open water and inside mangrove islands after dark, so may not be suitable for everyone (although I am sure that if necessary Chad would adjust the tour to the expectations and abilities of different groups).
Rating: 5
Worth It
Fri, May 21, 10   10:30 AM nicolesenkel Female 20-29 Unspecified Couple on a Date
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the Boca Chica Marine Life Kayak Tour. We got to see sting rays, star fish, conch, tree crabs, sea slugs and many other interesting creatures. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
A wonderful time
Tue, Feb 16, 10   1:10 PM NickMart Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I are avid kayakers at our cottage in Manitoba, and thoroughly enjoyed our tour in February. The guide showed us an amazing variety of birds and vegetation up close, and fished out (and returned to the water unharmed) sea life such as starfish and spiny sea urchins for us to examine. The tour accommodated people who'd never kayaked before, yet we didn't feel held back. We explored the mangrove swamp through a narrow, shallow creek, and we had time on the open water of the Atlantic Ocean, where we had some opportunity to open up and paddle at our normal pace. There was a significant amount of time in which we all linked up, holding on to each other's kayaks, or just floated in calm water, while the guide pointed things out.

BluePlanet was terrific value, and the kayaks themselves were first class, what we were used to at home.

I was surprised that flotation devices weren't mandatory --- much of the route was very shallow, but there was also deep and open water. The rendezvous arrangements to meet at a mall in Key West and drive in convoy to the launch site, with no waiting for stragglers, felt a bit rigid, but we would likely have gotten lost trying to find it on our own. A map would have helped, had we lost the convoy at a traffic light. And booking through a ticket agency, with no refund for bad weather's cancelling the tour, only a future credit, left us feeling nervous.

But overall a fabulous time, to go in minutes from the open ocean to the interior of the mangrove swamp, when our own lake back home was frozen solid.

I would also recommend Bill's Big Pine Kayak Adventures, a similar tour we'd done two days before out of nearby Big Pine Key. The two tours were a nice balance --- with Bill's, my wife and I were alone with the guide on a very cool day, spending far more time in a different mangrove swamp about 20 miles away, and having a longer open water paddle on what was essentially the Gulf of Mexico. Experienced kayakers would be very happy to do both tours on the same trip to the Florida Keys.
Rating: 5
GREAT EXPERIENCE!
Thu, Nov 3, 11   1:10 PM NHNick Female 50-59 Combination Other
This was a fantastic experience for someone hesitant to explore the unknown without a guide. It was my friend's first time kayaking, and although I've kayaked before, I would never have ventured out into the Bay and into the Mangroves on my own. Our guide was very patient, and also very knowledgable, pointing out all sorts of life, above and below the water, that we never would have noticed. Another BIG plus was the pick-up service. We didn't have a car that day and probably wouldn't have been able to take the tour if the shuttle service wasn't offered. Our driver was friendly, courteous and prompt. Zerve was very helpful also. We wanted to confirm that transportation was available before we confirmed booking, and they provided contact information for us. Our guide called us back promptly, confirmed we could be picked up, we called back Zerve and booked the trip for the next day. Overall, a great experience. Probably not for the experienced sea kayaker, but if this is something you always wanted to try, or want to try kayaking in a new spot, this tour can't be beat. Highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Awesome experience!
Thu, Mar 31, 11   6:45 PM nefagan Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We were not sure what to expect even though we have gone kayaking previously. However, we got more than expected with the fabulous scenery and our guide's knowledge. We were taken through the mangroves which proved very scary yet intreaging.The provided head lamps allowed us to see wonderful luminescent sealife not seen during the day. At dusk we paddled around a fabulous nighttime resting area for a variety of large birds such as pelicans, ospreys, great white herons and frigatebirds. To see them this close up was truly awe inspiring.

This was the best adventure we had of all the many things we didin the Keys. We would be the first to recommend the trip, guide and especially Blue Planet for being as ecologically responsible yet still provide an exciting adventure. Truly a winner!
Rating: 5
very good
Sun, Nov 27, 11   10:30 AM ndorfman Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
it was a lot of fun and guide was very funny and knowlegible
Rating: 5
SO MUCH FUN!!!
Fri, May 9, 14   10:30 AM Nbiehn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I did a tandum kayak and weren't sure how that was gonna work out, but we did awesome! It was our first time but we definitely want to do it again. Our guide, Chad, was great and knowledgable. Would recommend this company for tours for sure! Thank you so much for a great tour!
Rating: 5
Unique experience
Thu, May 28, 09   7:15 PM naullain Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very neat trip. We really enjoyed seeing a little bit different picture of the ocean as an ecosystem and not just as the water at the beach. Everything was well done from ordering tickets, hotel pickup, and the tour. Well worth it. Thanks to Chad!
Rating: 5
kayaking in the mangroves Key West
Thu, Feb 11, 10   10:30 AM naturelover Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide was very good at pointing out sea creatures we would have missed had we been on our own. This was the first time for me to kayak and it was very enjoyable. Would recommend this to everyone.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience for the nature lover
Wed, Feb 17, 10   1:10 PM naomiadam Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Blue Planet Kayak staff were great. We had a great guide, Chris, who kept us entertained for 2 1/2 hours non stop. He knew so much about the waters in Key West, the wildlife and the flora. The tour is well worth your while and the money. Naomi and George
Rating: 5
Wonderful and informative tour!
Thu, Jan 1, 09   1:10 PM NancyBrodzki Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our third trip with Blue Planet Kayak, each time with a different guide. James (our guide this trip) was incredibly knowledgeable about all the various sea and plant life, and found numerous exotic specimens for us to hold and view during our trip. If you're really a nature lover, this is the kayaking experience for you!
Rating: 5
Great Eco Tour
Tue, Feb 24, 09   10:30 AM NancyBetz Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had a wonderful time on the eco kyack tour. Our guide was very friendly as well as knowledgeable and we really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks very much
Rating: 4
Blue Planet Kayak Tour - Sunset/Night Tour
Sat, Jul 18, 09   7:15 PM namspac Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I had a great time on Blue Planet's Kayak Tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the marine life. We would recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour!
Wed, Mar 25  1:10 PM nadunn01 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I highly recommend this tour. The guide was very kind and detail oriented while also helping us to navigate our kayaks. He worked very hard to show us points of interest and engaged in educational conversation. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Excellent
Thu, Jan 27, 11   5:00 PM NadineG Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a remarkable time. They were great about rescheduling because of weather and our availability! When we did get to go on our tour it was so much more than we expected. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and familiar with all the area. He showed us a bird rookery and more water wildlife than I could recount. I would most hardily recommend this sunset kayak trip...it is well worth the money...and one of the best memories I have of our trip to Key West!