Blue Planet Kayak Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  230 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 37 95 0 = 95 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 64 158 0 = 158 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 92 230 0 = 230 100% 4.7
All 791 1,956 21 = 1,935 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Boca Chica Marine Life Kayak Tour 125 100% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Sunset & Starlight Tour 105 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fantastic, lovely evening!
Sat, May 26, 12   7:15 PM Kentsim Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Chad was an excellent, patient and knowledgeable guide. Excellent adventure! We'd do it again in a heartbeat...
Rating: 4
Relaxing, well-rounded water tour
Tue, Jul 15, 08   3:30 PM kenbridge Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time touring the coastal area of northeast Key West. The guide's knowledge was thorough & he provided a lot of background detail about the area & those that live there. Our favorite part was padding among the mangroves (sp?) - great fun!
Rating: 4
Great Experience
Fri, Dec 31, 10   1:10 PM kelziegler Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was my first time kayaking and it turned out to be great. Our guide was excellent in guiding us through the area in small groups. It was interesting to look at the mangroves up close. Along the way, we saw and held sea urchin, starfish, and a few other creatures. The kayaking activity itself was great but somewhat disappointed in the floura and faunas that I expected to see.
Rating: 5
kayak trip
Tue, Mar 4, 14   1:10 PM kellermann Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Highly recommended. It was a good education,workout & gotta tan. Take water proof containers for phone,camera,etc..
Rating: 4
Educational, fun kayaking trip
Sun, Feb 1  1:10 PM keenleyside Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband & I really enjoyed our kayaking trip into the mangroves of Boca Chica! Our guide was Sarah who showed us a variety of sea creatures such as sea stars, sea cucumber, some type of anemone & even a baby nurse shark. With the exception of the nurse shark, she scooped each creature up & let us all hold it while she provided information about it. Very hands on! The scenery was beautiful and even though paddling through the mangroves could prove a little tricky for those of us less experienced paddlers we never felt rushed. When one member of the group proceeded to fall into the ocean ( as he was trying to stand-up paddle his kayak) Sarah was quick to come to his aid & he was safely back in his kayak & we were back on route. All in all it was a very enjoyable experience & we would both recommend it to others as well as participate again ourselves if ever back in Key West.
Rating: 4
Good tour
Wed, Dec 30, 09   4:50 PM kebogue Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was very nice. We were able to see several of the mangroves natural inhabitants. I would definitely recommend this tour to those experienced with a kayak and a desire to see some creatures you'd normally not find on your own. The only downside would be if you are in a large group and some of the group have not kayaked before. We had a couple who indicated that they had experience but obviously did not. Also, there were about 12 people in the group. That is too large to fully enjoy. Much of the time was moving across the open water and through the mangroves. A lot of time was spent jostling for position to hear the guide and then trying to break apart from the group to keep moving forward. The only other issue was the Full Moon on our tour. It made it impossible to view any of the bioluminescent plankton. That was a bummer. If you have the ability to pick a time without such a bright moon, you may be able to see even more. Overall though, a fun thing to do if you've "done it all" in Key West and if you're adventurous.
Rating: 4
A must do activity while in Key West
Wed, May 8, 13   10:30 AM ke2680lly Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The Boca Chica Kayak Marine life tour is an activity you must do while in Key West. Our guide was very friendly and informative. I saw a lot of ocean creatures on our 2 1/2 hour kayak tour, some of which I was able to hold in my hand. I was also fortunate to see dolphins on the kayak tour. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Unique trip
Thu, Feb 12, 09   5:30 PM kdwinter Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great way to get a different perspective on the mangroves around Key West. Saw lots of interesting sea creatures. You can tell that our guide really loves what he does and wants to teach others.
Rating: 5
Thu, Mar 5, 09   10:30 AM kdenecour Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
2nd time I have taken the Boca Chica tour. I will use Blue Planet Kayak again.
Rating: 5
Highlight of Our Trip!!!
Fri, Dec 7, 12   10:30 AM Kddeem Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We visited Key West about a year ago and decided to go on this Kayak tour. We chose to go on the daytime tour and it was AMAZING!!! Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. He took the time to stop and show us the marine life, give us some very interesting information about everything we came across! I would highly recommend this company!!! Can't wait to go back again and go on their evening/night tour!
Rating: 5
Fantastic, informative, easy, fun
Fri, Aug 26, 11   7:00 PM kcurry415 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were the last customers of the season, and the only ones who showed up for the event (thank you Irene). Our guide, Chad, was cheerful, a biologist who gave precise but not pedantic descriptions of what we were seeing, especially the many varieties of birds at Rookery Island, the local ecology, and how to maneuver the kayak with minimal effort. Maneuvering the kayak was easy, and got easier throughout the tour. We are both 65, and not athletic, but never felt stressed or worried at any point. Also, no bugs (also thanks, Irene, for the stiff breezes). Not overly hot, few motorboats, quiet. In summary, all positive and nothing negative and no warnings whatsoever.
Rating: 4
Great Time!!!
Mon, Jul 13, 09   10:30 AM kbern100 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I had a great time doing the Boco Chica Marine Life Kayak Tour. I was concerned about my parents would are in their mid 60's, but they did great. We plan on going to the Keys again and would like to do another kayak trip.
Rating: 4
Pretty good but more info would have been great
Mon, Mar 8, 10   1:10 PM kazrossier Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed learning about the marine life - things we'd never see if we were out on our own and would certainly no nothing about if we were able to find them!

However, we would have really enjoyed hearing about the rest of the marine environment as well - and there is plenty of time for that to be shared - the birds, the life within the mangroves, and the mangrove trees themselves. It would have also been interesting to hear about the change in this environment with the seasons - migrations, etc.

P.S. - We are a family with children, but our children are 20 and 21 yo.
Rating: 5
Awesome sunset and moonlight cruise!
Thu, Aug 7, 14   7:00 PM kaytee930 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The sunset and moonlight kayak tour by blue planet kayaks was a lot of fun. It's an experience of a lifetime. It is a little pricey, but definitely worth the money. Once the sun went down, it was so peaceful and majestic.
Rating: 5
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 !