Blue Planet Kayak Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  239 rating points
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Last 3 months 35 78 0 = 78 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 49 111 0 = 111 100% 4.6
Last 12 months 95 239 0 = 239 100% 4.7
All 768 1,894 21 = 1,873 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Boca Chica Marine Life Kayak Tour 152 100% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Sunset & Starlight Tour 87 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Awesome! Romantic! Amazing! Fun! Wow!
Sat, Aug 23, 08   7:30 PM mesa24 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I have been kayaking before, but my husband never had been. He was slightly nervous--but he needn't have been! Chad was fantastic! he put my husband at ease and his patience, relaxation, and simple instructions had my husband acting as a natural. My husband enjoyed it so much that he is dying to go again!

We loved everything about our experience and have been telling all of our friends and family. We loved the beautiful scenary and the relaxation of being on the water at night. Chad made the experience fun and exciting, while keeping the calm and romantic element. We loved seeing sharks, sting rays, lobsters, shrimp, fish and these fantastic worms that were illuminescent. Its amazing to see the sparks and underwater nightlife of the bacteria and to watch the spark follow your kayak paddle. We saw so many birds, so much wild-life. We really loved paddling through the mangroves and loved having the headlamps so that we could see everything around us.

The whole experience was fantastic! I have been kayaking numerous times, but this is by far one of my most favorite times. I would recommend it to everyone and everyone!

Definately bring bug spray as the bugs are nasty little buggers after dark!
Rating: 5
It was great!
Thu, Mar 19, 09   10:30 AM melpowell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Terrific guide and equipment,beautiful area, a lot of fun and VERY informative.I would highly recommend
Rating: 4
Nice, leisurely tour
Wed, Nov 27, 13   1:10 PM mduer100 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My son and I had a really nice time. The guide was super. She gave us a lot of information about the local flora and fauna. If I had it to do again, my son and I would get the one-person kayaks, not the two-person. It was difficult to coordinate with two people, and even the inexperienced kayakers did fine in the single boats. It was great fun!
Rating: 3
good trip leader a must
Thu, Jan 22  10:30 AM Mdstep Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We took this eco- tour in 2014 and loved it. Our 2014 trip leader was very informative, friendly and knew the marine life and eco-systems. However, our 2015 kayaking trip was totally different. The trip leader had us just paddle around the mangroves. If we had questions, he would reluctantly answer them and only very briefly. The only good thing in 2015 was the nice weather.
Rating: 5
Highlight of Our Visit
Mon, Apr 14, 14   6:45 PM mdhurst Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This surprise activity was the highlight of out visit to Key West. James was thorough with explanation and finding critters to see and touch. We quickly got the hang of paddling which allowed us to enjoy our surroundings and we covered lots of water. (No sore arms the next day!) We highly recommend the sunset trip and the full moon was spectacular. The sounds were ever changing with the slight breeze. Going into the mangrove was was a little scary and very exciting. The trip was much more interesting and fun than what was expected.
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
Mon, Jun 18, 12   7:15 PM Mcmike9642 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour guide Katie was knowledgable and friendly. We got some great pictures of the sunset and got to see a variety of sea life. An excellent time!
Rating: 4
Great morning - interesting and different
Thu, Mar 19  10:30 AM McLenaghen Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really loved being out on the water, looking for big fish in the open water and little sea critters in the mangroves. The mangroves themselves were really cool. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable. We were picked up off the pier where our ship was booked, so it couldn't be more convenient. Highly recommended for people who are looking for a different experience, and like to be out doing something active (but not onerous), and learning about nature.
Rating: 5
Loved seeing the wildlife
Sun, Feb 19, 12   5:30 PM mcgarrygolf Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
You'd never know what was underneath you in the water until Chad pulls up the most wonderful "critters" from the bottom of the bay...All different kinds of sea creatures to see and touch. We also enjoyed seeing all the feathered friends above the water that are roosting in the trees at sunset...and speaking of the sunset...a lovely view from sea level. Be prepared to get a little wet from paddle drips.
Rating: 5
Just a pleasant day on the water
Mon, Jul 12, 10   4:30 PM mceskavich Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thought that the Boca Chica Kayak Tour really represented the scene at Key West.

We started from the back of a taxi repair depot at the edge of a commercial lobster fishing dock and set out into a fast moving channel. Our guide, Chris, was very easy going and guided our kayaks across the moving tide easily keeping sure that our boats did not go too shallow or get caught in the strong tide. Once in the bay we saw starfish, tarpon, sponges, crabs, urchin, and a few other fishes as well as several heron, egrit, osprey, all pointed out or temporarily captured by Chris for our handing pleasure. Oh, we saw four F-18 Hornets from the NAB nearby.

Our guide also new much about local habitat, laws, science of the ecosystem, and the people living in the bay. We learned much about the area while we paddled through the mangroves or across the open channel. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves, and plan to take the evening tour our next trip down.
Rating: 4
Good times
Fri, May 1, 09   7:00 PM mbrechwald Male 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
The sunset eco tour was a great time, enjoyed by my brothers and 70-yr-old dad alike. Chad did a nice job of pointing out the local wildlife and providing interesting info on the unique South Florida ecosystem. Sometimes a little hard to hear, but overall very nice presentation. Seemed to be well-organized. Nice touch to pick us up at our hotel for no extra fee. We were blessed with an amazing sunset on our tour, which made our photos turn out great. Appreciated the bags to keep our cameras, etc. dry while kayaking. I've been on kayak tours before where they tell you not to bring cameras, and you really miss out on some great pics. I would certainly recommend to anyone planning a trip to Key West.
Rating: 5
You Gotta Do This!
Wed, Mar 28, 12   1:10 PM mbrancucci Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This tour is fantastic. It was rough paddling over to the mangroves due to wind (about 10 minutes) but once we were there our guide (Katie?) let us rest while she explained how the mangroves form. Then we paddled into and around the mangroves while she pointed pointed out many sea creatures and plant life. She pulled many things out of the water so we could see them better, and touch and hold them. She kept an easy pace so even the most beginner paddlers were able to keep up. I got lots of pictures on my camera, and my husband got lots of video. Felt comfortable taking our cameras because they gave us waterproof bags to keep them in when we were't filming. And that wind? It pushed us back to the dock when we were finished visiting the mangrove! The only complaint I would have is that my backside hurt from sitting too long. But other than that ..... I would do this tour again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience
Thu, Mar 18, 10   1:10 PM mavkato Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was totally worth it! It was one of the highlights of our trip to Key West. It was amazing to see and touch the sea creatures up close and to learn about them. The staff at Blue Planet was wonderful. I would recommend this experience to anyone visiting here. We appreciated the hotel pickup service, because traffic is crazy everywhere in Key West.
Rating: 5
We had a BLAST!
Tue, May 7, 13   7:00 PM Mavis64 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The night we went out on our trip was perfect in all ways! Our guide James was amazing, polite and very informative! He made us feel at ease being first time Kayaker's he showed us many examples of sea life including some ugly fat thing that smelled like a rose. We would highly recommend it and look forward to doing this again.
Rating: 1
Can not recommend this tour company
Wed, Feb 4, 09   5:30 PM MaureenJ Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
There are several reasons why I can not recommend this tour company and in fact would vehemently discourage anyone from using them.

The trip and the guide were completely unprofessional and unsafe. The tour operator and owner of the business was more concerned with getting his money than the safety and enjoyment of his clients. We asked before we took off if the winds were too strong and he just pooh pooh the idea. That evening there were 25-30 mile an hour winds and several times the gusts were so strong that one had to pull with the branches of the mango trees to keep from being blown backward. He rowed first and had no concern for everyone behind. He never checked to see if we were ok and only went back when others in the group told him someone was having trouble.

He did not go out to help a woman who had never kayaked before and had fallen way behind and was unable to get herself back because of the wind and the darkness. It fell to two of the other guests to make sure that she could get back to the dock. He was busy relieving himself.

We didn't get to see the sunset because he forgot until we reminded him and then he just told us to watch it in the clouds. Because the winds were so strong there was not much marine life, we saw a sponge, some jelly fish, and a sea cucumber in 2 and a half hours.

Finally he has never returned our phone calls, and we feel we are entitled to a full refund. I will do everything in my power, (blogs, calling the chamber of commerce) to let others know NOT to use this tour company.
Rating: 5
Beautiful sights
Fri, Mar 13  10:30 AM mattyguerin Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was perfect weather, perfect water temp (for my tastes) and beautiful sunset. Perfect date.