Blue Planet Kayak Tours

Zerve Seller: BluePlanet

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  227 rating points
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Last 3 months 36 89 0 = 89 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 64 158 0 = 158 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 91 227 0 = 227 100% 4.7
All 789 1,950 21 = 1,929 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 128 100% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Sunset & Starlight Tour 99 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Kayak mangrove fun
Mon, Feb 20, 12   10:30 AM Lindaperdue Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great trip, knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend it. Be prepared to work out and have a great time.
Rating: 5
non-expericenced to experienced kayakers
Fri, Oct 19, 12   5:45 PM Lindaamendt Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We added the kayaking tour to our "Girls" Weekend adventure in Key West. In our group of 6, experience varied from 1st timers to experienced. Sarah, our guide, was terrific! Had great knowledge of the area, never boring and was very patient with our group when some needed a little extra guidence with the kayaks!! The tour became one of the highlights of our weekend trip! I recommend it to anyone going to the Keys! Great exercise (but not too much), great way to see some of the island by water and a beautiful sunset! Highly recommend!
Rating: 4
Vigorous Exercise and Romance All In One...
Wed, Jul 25, 12   7:15 PM Lguevarez Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Okay the bad part of the activity is as the boyfriend who is 6'8" and 265lbs the kayak was not comfortable for the time spent in it. A canoe is much more of a fit. That being said, we did enjoy the adventure. We love being immersed in Nature. The guide is knowledgeable and competent. We would recommend to anyone wanting a little adventure while visiting Key West.
Rating: 5
Great lifetime experience!!
Mon, May 2, 11   1:10 PM LethalLisa Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
One of the most fun things we've ever done. Our tour guide was so great and so knowledgable about all of the marine life. We can't belive how many different things we saw. The red mangroves were so amazing!...the sandbars were too cool. Thanks so much for offering the shuttle service too...it was so convenient, especially afterwards because we were tired from so much fun in the sun. We would definitely book another kayak trip through blueplanet..maybe next time the sunset trip! :) Love & Regards from Detroit, MI ~Lisa & Chris
Rating: 2
Good but too long
Wed, Aug 6, 08   10:30 AM leonardianne Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took the tour with my husband and 2 children (age 16 and 10). We didn't see nearly the animals we thought we would see; a few birds, a couple of manta rays, some fish but nothing like we thought. The tour was supposed to be 2.5 hours it ended up being around 3 hours, way too long for our kids. We were ready to head back after hour 1 because the tour guide talked and talked and talked and we didn't really have a chance to ask anything or even think about what he was saying because he would go on and on about another topic. It was in a word, exhausting. It was fun to go through the mangroves and to see the house boats but really this is not a tour for children or anyone under the age of 18. If you are athletic and you don't mind the hard work and you are lower to middle age this tour is for you. But if you have children go ahead and pass, there's so many more things that would benefit them on the island besides this tour.
Rating: 4
Fabulous!
Fri, Jun 11, 10   10:30 AM Leilani29 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I were among a small group of 6 people; we were guided through the mangroves on a morning trip. It was really wonderful and if our schedule permitted we would have returned for the night tour.

My only disappointment was that I couldn't always hear the tour guide because our group spread out and the guide wasn't always near enough to hear what he had to say. The mangroves were really wonderful, we saw fish, crabs, birds, sea urchins, aquatic plants, etc. It was our first trip to the Keys; when we return we will definitely want to take another tour with Blue Planet.

I recommend Blue Planet kayak tours to anyone interested in getting close to the mangroves, and learning more about ecosystem that they are part of. The Blue Planet staff were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, they provided transportation to the site and back, all for a very reasonable price. A great trip!
Rating: 4
Fun day on the water, just be selective on the day
Mon, Oct 6, 14   10:30 AM Lcrabtree Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We happen to go on a day when the neighboring Navy Base was having maneuvers, so lots of loud jets overhead that limited the amount of wildlife.
Rating: 4
beautiful day!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   10:30 AM lcorreia003 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My husband and I had never kayaked before, so we were looking forward to the day. Our guide, Chris, was very knowledgable about the history of the area and the sea life, marine life, and bird life we witnessed that day. He set a pace that was both comfortable and enjoyable. We were able to choose either tandem or single kayaks. Although I was concerned that being on the water from 10:30am til 1:00pm might be too hot a time to be out, the wind and intermittent shade from kayaking close to the shore helped to make it very comfortable. It helped to make our trip to Key West unforgetable!
Rating: 3
Bad guide, needs a new job
Tue, Apr 3, 12   1:10 PM lbanks Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a beautiful day, but our guide was intolerant of everything. He disliked the jets, the jet skies, the boats, people with children, etc. We had three parties in the group, and one of them was a lady with her little boy. She was not good with the paddling thing and he pretty much left her to fend for herself. After waiting for her several times I finally hooked her up to our boat and my wife and I towed her the last hour of the trip through the mangroves. He never even said thank you but seemed frustrated she was there. I would recommend taking an eco tour, maybe even with this company but not with our male guide. I would tell you his name but he never introduced himself (should have been a clue) but he was probably 40 and extremely arrogant. Try a different tour.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Wed, Nov 24, 10   10:30 AM Laurief Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a beautiful day to be out on the water. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend using a small company like this.
Rating: 5
Fun time on the bay
Fri, Dec 10, 10   1:10 PM LauraandAJ Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Kayak trip we took was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed what he was doing. His experience and friendly laid back manner made our trip a great deal of fun. It was a terrific way to learn about the ocean and sea life. Our trip was small so it was like we had our own private guide but I would recommend the tour for groups of any size. It was super easy to make the reservations and the owner was friendly and very helpful in setting everything up. We have taken other kayak tours in the Keys but this was the best by far.
Rating: 5
Great time
Fri, Feb 24, 12   10:30 AM lattanner Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Tour was great. Guide was knowledgeable and easy to be with.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a few hours
Sun, Feb 20, 11   10:30 AM LASimmons Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The guide was very knowledgeable about marine life, the water was beautiful, and it gave us a chance to get some paddling in and enjoy the sun and the sea air. We saw a lot of different ocean "critters." The paddling portion of the trip offered a chance for moderate exercise but was not overly strenuous. Great for all levels, including beginners.
Rating: 5
A very different way to experience Key West
Fri, Sep 7, 12   6:45 PM Laroo92 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
In our group of 4, only one had kayaked before. Really no experience needed, although you have to be willing to make an effort and be open to a little safe adventure. You will use arm, back, and shoulder muscles so you may be a little sore the next day. Well worth the effort! We reserved two tandem kayaks so we had a better chance of staying together. This worked out really well. Maneuvering is easy to master. The kayaks are stable. It is very neat to be out in the mangrove swamps at night, skimming along on top of the water. (you are provided little headlamps). We saw crabs, sea cucumber, octopus, lobster, shrimp, horseshoe crab, fighting conch, and stingrays, as well as hundreds of birds at Bird Island. The wildlife moves quickly so you have to make an effort to stay close to Sarah, the guide. She is very knowledgeable about the eco-system.
Rating: 5
Great informative time
Mon, Apr 13  10:30 AM Lamelscales Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
A couple from Austin,tx. The guide was very informative. We had a great time kayaking around looking, touching, learning and seeing different wildlife. We saw a nurse shark, many sponges, sea star, conchs, urchins, fish, a sea hare that squirted red ink at us. It was awesome.