Blue Planet Kayak Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  245 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 26 72 0 = 72 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 64 167 3 = 164 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 100 248 3 = 245 99% 4.7
All 818 2,028 24 = 2,004 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Boca Chica Marine Life Kayak Tour 136 100% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Sunset & Starlight Tour 109 98% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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 !
Rating: 2
This was a colossal waste of time.
Wed, Jan 19, 11   10:30 AM KayLustgart Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
When you take off from Stock Island and circled around one little island with the tour guide talking the entire way about sea life that you see over and over (one conch shell with life would have been enough), it becomes tedious. We expected more kayaking and a better explanation of the mangrove swamps. Every few strokes we had to stop and hear long explanations of everything. We wanted more kayaking and less explanations of how we should line up our kayaks when we did come to our continuous stops. The personality of our leader left a lot to be desired. He was short of patience and asked about the time around four to five times during our trip. You could sense his lack of enthusiasm with the kayakers that paid over one hundred dollars (for two) to take this trip. I would highly suggest that you hire a more enthusiastic and engaging guide and look for a new place to launch, such as Sugarloaf Key. This was short on kayaking and long on repetitive information from a boring and egotistical guide. It was not worth the money we paid to take this trip.
Rating: 5
highlight of my visit to Key West
Wed, Apr 7, 10   7:00 PM kayaker Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I thoroughly enjoyed the Sunset Starlight tour. I would go so far as to say that it was the highlight of my visit to Key West (which included other fun activities like paddleboarding, snorkeling, dolphin watching, and a sunset cruise). We went out in a group of around a dozen or so and had a easy kayak trip interspersed with our incredibly knowledgeable guide finding amazing sea creatures. I can't even count how many cool things he spotted under the water! For example, he found a queen conch, sea urchin, sea start, crabs, sea cucumber, moon snail, shrimp, and a snail that lets out a purple ink like a squid -- and that's just what I can remember a couple weeks after the fact. By the end of the kayak trip we were able to spot the well camouflaged creatures too. I only wish I would have gone snorkeling after this trip so I would have known what I was looking at. Towards the beginning of the trip we stopped to enjoy the sunset by a grove of mangrove trees. The birds were chirping and it was a beautiful and calming moment. From there we donned head lamps and ventured deep into a mangrove stand. All and all I think the trip was a little over three hours and every minute was exciting and fantastic. Our group was adult couples but there was also a family on the trip. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Rating: 5
Mangrove adventure
Sun, Jan 24, 10   5:10 PM kayak2 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Leader was encouraging and exceptionally informative. Learned a lot about the mangroves and saw sea animals in their natural habitat. We would probably never have kayaked in the evening - in the mangroves - by ourselves. Katie picked us up at our hotels and made sure we had an unforgettable adventure. Highly recommended - and you don't have to be an experienced kayaker.