Blue Planet Kayak Tours

Zerve Seller: BluePlanet

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  303 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 38 98 0 = 98 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 55 145 0 = 145 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 118 306 3 = 303 99% 4.8
All 870 2,164 24 = 2,140 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 174 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Sunset & Starlight Tour 129 98% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 3
Okay but very slow
Wed, Apr 28, 10   10:30 AM bryantp Unspecified 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This isn't a bad experience but it was much slower than I anticipated. We didn't go very far and we didn't get much exercise. The ecological features of the area were covered "broad-brush" style and I didn't learn a lot. In all fairness, I have some knowledge of the water. The biggest challenge of the trip was making the kayak go slow enough and staying close enough to the trip leader to hear him. Again, it wasn't a bad experience but I wouldn't do it again.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience for the nature lover
Wed, Feb 17, 10   1:10 PM naomiadam Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Blue Planet Kayak staff were great. We had a great guide, Chris, who kept us entertained for 2 1/2 hours non stop. He knew so much about the waters in Key West, the wildlife and the flora. The tour is well worth your while and the money. Naomi and George
Rating: 5
A wonderful time
Tue, Feb 16, 10   1:10 PM NickMart Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I are avid kayakers at our cottage in Manitoba, and thoroughly enjoyed our tour in February. The guide showed us an amazing variety of birds and vegetation up close, and fished out (and returned to the water unharmed) sea life such as starfish and spiny sea urchins for us to examine. The tour accommodated people who'd never kayaked before, yet we didn't feel held back. We explored the mangrove swamp through a narrow, shallow creek, and we had time on the open water of the Atlantic Ocean, where we had some opportunity to open up and paddle at our normal pace. There was a significant amount of time in which we all linked up, holding on to each other's kayaks, or just floated in calm water, while the guide pointed things out.

BluePlanet was terrific value, and the kayaks themselves were first class, what we were used to at home.

I was surprised that flotation devices weren't mandatory --- much of the route was very shallow, but there was also deep and open water. The rendezvous arrangements to meet at a mall in Key West and drive in convoy to the launch site, with no waiting for stragglers, felt a bit rigid, but we would likely have gotten lost trying to find it on our own. A map would have helped, had we lost the convoy at a traffic light. And booking through a ticket agency, with no refund for bad weather's cancelling the tour, only a future credit, left us feeling nervous.

But overall a fabulous time, to go in minutes from the open ocean to the interior of the mangrove swamp, when our own lake back home was frozen solid.

I would also recommend Bill's Big Pine Kayak Adventures, a similar tour we'd done two days before out of nearby Big Pine Key. The two tours were a nice balance --- with Bill's, my wife and I were alone with the guide on a very cool day, spending far more time in a different mangrove swamp about 20 miles away, and having a longer open water paddle on what was essentially the Gulf of Mexico. Experienced kayakers would be very happy to do both tours on the same trip to the Florida Keys.
Rating: 5
Well paced and very informative morning
Thu, Feb 4, 10   10:30 AM AGFFLJ3 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was an excellent tour of the water. The activity was carried out at a fairly relaxed pace and the guide was both informative and amusing. We learnt a lot about the local area and wildlife in a fairly short space of time. A very enjoyable morning
Rating: 3
not bad, but not much to see...
Sun, Nov 29, 09   1:10 PM irrstern Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
more stories about pirates than nature...
Rating: 4
Great if you like kayaking!
Fri, Oct 16, 09   10:30 AM humansoul Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Enjoyed the kayak trip...very knowledgeable on the keys...worth it if you like kayaking!
Rating: 5
Great adventure!
Fri, Jun 26, 09   10:30 AM ADeerr Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our group of five had a wonderful time! We paddled through the mangroves and got to hold conch, starfish and urchins. Our guide was very knowledgeable Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Magical night
Wed, Mar 25, 09   6:45 PM Karagiorgos Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
One of the best kayaking experiences I've ever been on. Chad was very informative and we could tell that he is very passionate about the land and the all the living-- and not so living-- things we encountered.

Additionally, it was very well organized. A driver came to the hotel and picked us up. They also provided us with essential items. (ie, dry bags,)
Rating: 4
Great way to experience Key West
Fri, Jan 23, 09   5:00 PM macdonp Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Great way to get to know what is around you in Key West.

Opted for the two person kayek which was useful to chat with your partner as you explore the different areas and follow your guide.

Certainly make sure you keep warm with a few different layers of clothing, ideally, wear some waterproof materials. We got caught with a nearby boat that generated waves that went over the kayek and we got wet, but all apart of the experience.

I would certainly recommend this activity. Enjoy!
Rating: 5
Have fun and get only a little wet!
Thu, Dec 18, 08   10:30 AM mash219 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our favourite activity during our stay in Key West. My husband and I loved the actual kayaking and the serenity of being in the mangroves. Our guide was extremely informative and very helpful when I constantly got my kayak stuck facing the wrong way!

He found conchs - big and small - jelly fish, regular fish and so much more for us to

see and sometimes handle. There were very young kids and my 75 year old husband in

the group so this was great fun for all ages. On a future trip back to Key West we will

definitely do this again.
Rating: 4
Great paddle!
Sat, Feb 6  10:30 AM Floridagal69 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We were picked up at our hotel so we didn't have any problem getting out to the place we paddled. The guide was friendly and very knowledgable about the area. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Wonderful escape to the quiet waters of Key West
Thu, Feb 4  10:30 AM vermonter1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a wonderful break from the restaurants, bars and tourist sights of Key West! We kayaked through the amazing mangroves and our guide found all kinds of natural wonders from starfish to sea hares. He was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. I very highly recommend this voyage to the real Key West.
Rating: 5
James was great.
Fri, Jan 29  10:30 AM Velvet01 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Highly recommend the trip and our guide James.
Rating: 5
Great expereince even on an overcast day!
Wed, Jan 13  10:30 AM wassil Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Kayak experience was informational, beautiful scenery and gray exercise. Highly recommend!
Rating: 5
A Natural Treat
Sat, Jan 9  5:00 PM zimme030 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Chad is very knowledgable about the local ecology, birds, and other wildlife. He also has a good sense of humor that makes the excursion both informative and fun. It was especially nice to be out on a warm night with a beautiful sunset and calm waters!