Blue Planet Kayak Tours

Zerve Seller: BluePlanet

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  277 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 16 44 0 = 44 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 43 116 3 = 113 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 109 280 3 = 277 99% 4.7
All 834 2,072 24 = 2,048 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Boca Chica Marine Life Kayak Tour 145 100% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Sunset & Starlight Tour 132 98% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Amazing trip with lots of wildlife
Sat, Jun 14, 14   10:30 AM wendy9999 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Sara, was an amazing tour guide. We kayak through a mangrove and saw 2 kinds of star fish, jelly fish, horse crab sea urchin etc. I learned a great deal about the ecology of the keys and will never forget our magical encounters with its inhabitants. Would rec without reservation. WOW
Rating: 5
Fun laid back time
Fri, Jun 13, 14   10:30 AM Rhonda70 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband and I had a great time on this tour. Although it was extremely warm that day the time seemed to fly as we paddled for a couple of hours. I wouldn't bring younger children on this tour but I think most over the age of 10 would have a good time. Our guide was informative and kept the entire group interested. Considering what other tours around Key West charge I think this was a good value too.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour.
Wed, Jun 11, 14   10:30 AM CLAYTON8 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Guide was very knowledgable Our family had a great time.
Rating: 5
Excellent kayak tour and experience.
Wed, Jun 4, 14   7:15 PM tlopossum Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went on two kayak tours while on vacation in Key West, this one was the best hands down. From the location, to the tour guide, it was fantastic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to locate all kinds of marine life and birds. It was an experience of a lifetime. Highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Great little kayak tour
Mon, May 19, 14   10:30 AM hollysterlin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We booked the Eco tour and greatly enjoyed the trip through the mangrove forests. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and really searched for wildlife to show us. Easy paddling, good tour, very fun and learned a few things along the way. Highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Mon, May 12, 14   10:30 AM khh36271 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a great time! Informative, beautiful! I will never look at mangroves the same way again. I know so much more about them now. Sarah was a great guide. The van came to the hotel to pick us up, we didn't have to worry about anything. We had never kayaked before they went over everything and everything was provided. Perfect!
Rating: 5
Great kayak trip!
Fri, May 9, 14   10:30 AM amyfulk Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Excellent guide, gorgeous day, cool marine life to see. We did the daytime trip and would highly recommend it. Would definitely do it again and we want to try the sunset trip next time!
Rating: 5
Fri, May 9, 14   10:30 AM Nbiehn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I did a tandum kayak and weren't sure how that was gonna work out, but we did awesome! It was our first time but we definitely want to do it again. Our guide, Chad, was great and knowledgable. Would recommend this company for tours for sure! Thank you so much for a great tour!
Rating: 5
Peaceful and Educational
Wed, May 7, 14   10:30 AM Sharononthem Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We arrived at the pick up point and was a little worried that I wouldn't know who would pick us up, so I called the office. They were very helpful. The Blue Planet van arrived right on time and Andy was a delight. He led us to the place with no problems. They offered us water and use of the bathroom before we left. Our tour guide was Sarah. She had a great personality, very funny and very knowledgeable. Our trip was very serene. The mangroves were beautiful and Sarah showed us many treasures along the way. Queen Conch, Sea Urchin, Nurse Sharks, Jelly Fish and more!
Rating: 5
Great time!
Mon, Apr 28, 14   6:45 PM DeannaStohl Female 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
Had a great time with James as our guide. This is the 2nd time I've gone on the moonlight kayaking tour and will be coming back to do a day time trip!
Rating: 4
Sunset Tour
Wed, Apr 23, 14   6:45 PM gpessolano Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Last year I did a kayak tour on the west coast of Florida and it was a highlight of that vacation. The guide was excellent and very helpful to the less skilled individuals in the group. He was informative and I learned so much about the ecosystems and just had an overall great experience.

This year I convinced my group of four women on vacation to do the sunset tour, even though some had limited kayaking experience. We had an enjoyable experience, DESPITE our tour guide, James. From the beginning of the trip, he seemed mildly annoyed at everything. He never gave clear definitive instructions on anything. When he made an attempt to explain we were going to do next, he was generally standing in his kayak speaking AWAY from the group and the entire group only heard bits and pieces of the explanation. Don't get me wrong, we loved the idea of the tour and the information that was given regarding the sea life that we saw was very cool. James just seemed like he was frustrated by the lack of kayaking skills, the need for him to repeat instruction (which meant he said the same thing just LOUDER), and the fact that we had no idea of what was coming up next. For example, when we went through the mangrove, half the group didn't hear that we were to follow him and sat in their kayaks. It would have been helpful to have specific instuctions such as splitting the oars or just leaving the oar in the kayak and pull yourself along with the branches because of the tight surroundings. Our group of four are all teachers, and we all agreed that James certainly could have used better methods to explain and instruct the group; it would have made for a much more enjoyable trip. His attitude really took away from this amazing trip. With any other instructor, I would be giving this trip a higher rating.
Rating: 5
Great Experience!
Thu, Apr 17, 14   1:10 PM Pmingo Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw this kayaking trip on a list of Key West family activities and decided it would be a great experience. Despite the fact that my two kids (ages 8 and 11) had never kayaked we all had a great time and had no issues keeping up. The initial paddling out to the mangroves takes some work but the water is so calm it's not an issue. Despite the fact that children over 10 can have their own kayak I would recommend using a double with an adult unless the child has prior kayaking experience to avoid frustration. We saw spotted eagle rays, fish, a shark, lots of coral, and other sea life. It was such a great and different experience. Word of caution - bring sunblock and apply it regularly throughout the trip!!!!
Rating: 5
Highlight of Our Visit
Mon, Apr 14, 14   6:45 PM mdhurst Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This surprise activity was the highlight of out visit to Key West. James was thorough with explanation and finding critters to see and touch. We quickly got the hang of paddling which allowed us to enjoy our surroundings and we covered lots of water. (No sore arms the next day!) We highly recommend the sunset trip and the full moon was spectacular. The sounds were ever changing with the slight breeze. Going into the mangrove was was a little scary and very exciting. The trip was much more interesting and fun than what was expected.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Sun, Apr 6, 14   10:30 AM Marilisamb Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
After the tour I felt more relaxed than I had all vacation! The guide was personable and knowledgeable. We saw a variety of marine life and generally had a wonderful time.
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 1, 14   6:45 PM swight01 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
First of all, my overall experience around activites, restaurants and other tourist stops in Florida was one of mediocre to poor service. Doesn't Florida know that it survives on tourism?! Refreshingly, this was not the case on the Blue Planet Moonlight Kayak tour! The service was examplary from start to finish! I flew into Fort Lauderdale with my children (age 11 & 14) to spend some time in the Lauderdale area and in the Keys with my children and my niece (age 26). Of all the activities that we did, this was not only the best, but also the least expensive major activity we did during our 10 day trip. Other activities (including dolphin viewing, boat rides, snorkeling, airboat ride with multiple alligator sitings) were good, but this was by far the favorite of everyone in our group. We had all been paddling (at least canoeing) before, but my daughter had never kayaked before. This was not a problem. With minimal instruction, anyone can kayak. Our guide, Katie, was outstanding. She led us on a tour that lasted a total of 2.5 hours. We paddled out into the ocean to watch the sunset. On the way out, she spotted, picked up and passed around a large starfish, several sea cucumbers and lots of conch - alive, dead and dead but inhabited. Katie also had a small net to pick up creatures that couldn't be picked up and passed with bare hands. After adding a light to the back of each of our kayaks and providing each of us a headlamp, Katie then led us into the mangroves via a beautiful trail that wound through the trees. There we saw small crabs on the trees, weird jellyfish, and a variety of other sea critters. We even turned out our headlamps for awhile so we could see the bioluminecent organisims in the water that lit up like fireflys in the sea! It happened to be beautiful clear night that was awesome for star gazing as well! I would highly recommend this adventure to anyone who can get in and out of the kayak! Honestly, this was something that I never would of thought of doing but turned out to be a truly remarkable experience with a truly remarkable guide!! DO IT!! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!