Blue Planet Kayak Tours

Zerve Seller: BluePlanet

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  236 rating points
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Last 3 months 24 68 0 = 68 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 60 148 0 = 148 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 94 236 0 = 236 100% 4.7
All 800 1,983 21 = 1,962 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 125 100% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Sunset & Starlight Tour 111 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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, 14   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.
Rating: 5
great tour
Fri, May 4, 12   10:30 AM lmosier Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Guide was very informative and funny. Easy for beginners.
Rating: 5
Great guide and great animals.
Tue, Dec 23, 14   10:30 AM Lizzardear Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide, James, was amusing and as a Conch, knew his stuff. He found lots of great marine animals for us to check out. He had stories that were fun, but he also talked seriously about ecological issues. Kayaking in the mangroves was particularly an unforgettable experience, and a wonderful way to experience tropical Florida.
Rating: 5
Highlight of our Key West vacation
Tue, Mar 18, 14   6:45 PM litaliendj Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The evening kayak tour was great. Our guide was highly knowledable and had a terrific attitude and sense of humor. We learned a lot about the local environment. We enjoyed the Blue Planet kayak tours as much as our Dry Tortugas tour. Highly recomended.
Rating: 5
Great Tour-fun, relaxing, and educational.
Fri, Jul 20, 12   10:30 AM Litaker Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family enjoyed kayaking through the mangroves and learning about the marine life.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Wed, Apr 11, 12   10:30 AM lisheen15 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide James was awesome, his expertise showed as he educated our group on marine life. It was all about giving us an excursion that we would remember. It was beautiful day out on the water.
Rating: 5
hands on education
Sun, Feb 8, 09   1:10 PM lisare Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide was fun and helpful, teaching us to kayak, as it was our first time. I took my son, who is 10, and we kayaked together in a double kayak. The setting was, of course, beautiful! Our guide found starfish, sea urchins, and a sea cucumber we could see up close and touch. We also saw many jellyfish up close and saw many sea birds.
Rating: 5
Well worth the time and money
Fri, May 1, 09   10:30 AM lisame Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We really enjoyed the Kayak tour Paddling was easy to medium effort. Very educational. The size of the group was only eight people which made it great for the guide to keep us together to show us plants, fish, even found a conch.

Nice adventure.
Rating: 5
Outstanding! Highly recommend!
Mon, May 18  7:00 PM LisaGaydos Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
There were 10 of us on the trip which made it more up-close and personal. We would take the trip again and again!