Blue Planet Kayak Tours

Zerve Seller: BluePlanet

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 62 163 3 = 160 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
Excellent guide with a lot of local knowledge
Wed, Oct 12, 11   10:30 AM Jwaalkes Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The trip was the perfect length in time and distance covered, the equipment was well maintained. It was fun to paddle through the narrow passages and see the local wildlife. Highly recommend the trip if you want to spend a couple of hours enjoying the mangrove environment
Rating: 5
Highlight of our trip!
Tue, Dec 8, 09   4:50 PM Julibee2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was an amazing tour! Chad, the marine biologist did a fabulous job of assisting us with kayak refresher basics, and narrating the encounters with diverse sea and bird life. While we were getting set up, a manatee cruised by the dock area and presented itself for a little petting. Then an octopus appeared and tried to crawl up the concrete wall! I got some amazing pictures. We paddled across the bay to the bird rookery and watched an amazing sunset from there. The waters are mostly shallow- around 3' and at the deepest round 16', and it was very calm. From the rookery we watched the birds flying in for the evening against a gorgeous sky. As the sun went down we paddled across to a small mangrove island. The sky and sea were on fire that night and I got the most amazing pictures! We zigzagged through the mangrove trails and got to see phosphorescent algaes that lit up as we paddled through, also glowing sea worms, plus star fish, anemones, tree crabs, another octopus, qween conch, yellow ray and other creatures. Bug spray was helpful in this area but they weren't too bad.

Blue Planet has some nice tee shirts, hats and tank tops to purchase and they are reasonable in price. Another plus: they picked us up and delivered us back to our B&B. We would take another tour through this company- they do day excursions too. Highly recommended!!!
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 10, 09   1:10 PM julavian Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was great. We had a great tour guide, James. He is very knowledgeable about the area. The weather was perfect for kayaking as well. It would be nice to spend a half a day kayaking. I'm sure there is alot more areas we could have went to if we had more time.
Rating: 4
Informative Guided Tour
Mon, Jan 3, 11   1:10 PM JudyStober Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Guide was very informative and skilled. Only recommendation would be to reduce maximum size of group to allow better sighting and access to information and observation of sites and species.
Rating: 3
Moonlight kayaking scenic but flawed
Tue, Nov 11, 08   5:00 PM Judithsmith Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a beautiful moonlite night and the water was calm. We saw some interesting things . The flaw laid with the guide who was very informed and knowledgeable but seemed to be in his own world of information without regard to whether or not anyone could hear him. He did not wait or ask if anyone could hear him or invite questions. He also bad-mouthed the cruise tourists and the capabilities of those people to handle his tours. The tour was not all that it could be unfortunately.
Rating: 5
Nice relaxing time
Tue, May 12, 09   10:30 AM juansantell Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a great time. This was our second trip to Key West and the hustle and bustle of the tourist area on Duvall did not thrill us this time. This was a super alternative to enjoy the lesser known areas of Key West. We had a great guide and got to see sharks, starfish and conchs in their natural environment. Very enjoyable and informative.
Rating: 5
Wed, Feb 1, 12   5:00 PM ju0915 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw hermit crab, slugs, octopus, squid and various other fish life---up close like you have never experienced before. Also liked being out during the moonlight.
Rating: 3
Families- request family-friendly guide!
Sat, Jul 26, 14   10:30 AM Jsuther Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Overall this was a nice excursion - however after doing many of these - it really depends on who your guide is as to whether you will have a good experience. Our guide - Sarah - was knowledgable - just didn't seem to want to be there. We have 3 children - and often felt rushed through the experience - which is a shame because it is so beautiful out there and there is so much to see and learn. On a few occasions she was obviously bothered we were lagging and would yell out to the kids to hurry up. After we requested two separate kayaks for our 9 and 10 year old boys - she still put them in a double - which for an experienced kayaker is fine but for two beginners is definitely more difficult to navigate through the mangroves. So - just a heads up for families -It's a beautiful place - just make sure your guide is family friendly (patient) and likes kids. This particular trip definitely felt rushed which was a major detraction from the overall experience.
Rating: 5
Would highly recommend this tour
Wed, Mar 30, 11   10:30 AM jspeno Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyable, informative and good for novice kayakers. Take a camera as you will get some great pictures!
Rating: 5
educational and easy excursion
Wed, Apr 3, 13   1:10 PM jsolem2001 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was enjoyable to have such a close encounter with the environment around Key West. The kayaks were easy to use and a nice easy amount of exercise. The guide was very informational and made sure that everyone had an opportunity to interact with the sealife. Was definitely a highlight for my week in Key West.
Rating: 5
Best activity in Key West. Fun and educational.
Fri, Jun 15, 12   10:30 AM jrmilsom1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The teenagers and adults in our group all loved the kayak trip. The guide was phenomenal and genuinely interested in making this a learning adventure. He found and identified countless species and gave descriptions of their habitats, digestive and reproductive systems, and other detailed information. It was like kayaking with Bill Nye the Science Guy! We especially loved stopping on the sandbar to explore and find sea creatures to discuss. Every minute was fun and worthwhile.
Rating: 4
Mangroves up close!
Tue, Mar 29, 11   10:30 AM jrm2011 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I enjoyed the paddle tremendously. Beautiful!
Rating: 4
Enjoyed the paddle
Fri, Nov 18, 11   1:10 PM jrkingsley Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Katie did a nice job of paddling to our level. Very good explanations of the fawn and fauna and interdependence. Nice eco-tour, and not a hard trip.
Rating: 5
Awesome hands on tour
Tue, Jul 7  10:30 AM jrandallswan Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the price was reasonable. The guide was awesome and we saw a ton of wildlife!
Rating: 5
Mangrove Swamp by Headlamp
Mon, Jan 5, 09   5:00 PM jovita10 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I really enjoyed kayaking to bird island and then watching the sunset. Then we kayaked to a mangrove island and put on headlamps. It was spooky and fun. The bay we crossed was very shallow so there were few other boats or traffic. When we were in the mangroves we couldn't tell which way was out or see any lights of the roads or bridges around the area. Great fun.