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Blue Planet Kayak Eco-Tours

2933 Seidenberg Ave., Key West, FL
305-809-8110
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Ranked #102 of 303 Activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Blue Planet Kayak invites you to escape to the seclusion of our tropical “backcountry” locales -- only accessible by kayak. More than a kayaking trip;... more » Owner description: Blue Planet Kayak invites you to escape to the seclusion of our tropical “backcountry” locales -- only accessible by kayak. More than a kayaking trip; we offer an Eco-Tour Experience! Glide across warm, crystal clear water only inches deep to the shelter of mysterious mangrove islands. Our guides are happy to explain this ecosystem's uniqueness in plants, marine life, birds and natural history.Let us catch marine animals only an expert could find for you to handle and photograph. Learn about egrets, herons and other birds roosting only feet away or prying the flats for food. Geared for any level of paddler, you won’t have to go far to see the hidden beauty that so many have called serene, enchanting, romantic and captivating. We take a maximum of 10 people per guide for a personal experience. « less
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Warren County, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great educational experience. We booked the moonlight kayak tour. Free pick up and drop off at the hotel. Courteous staff. Our guide Sarah made it fun and educational. Fantastic experience kayaking in the dark with our head lamps on. We encountered sea cucumber, sea urchin, horse shoe crabs, tree crabs, jellies and glowing phytoplankton. On the tour, we noticed thunder... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I did the sunset/night mangrove kayaking tour with Sarah and it was phenomenal! Sarah was very knowledgable and was fun to kayak with. We saw an octopus, shrimp, horseshoe crabs, fish, lobster, plenty of birds, mangrove crabs and much more! Kayaking through the mangrove canals in the dark with our headlamps was one of the coolest things... More

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Little Rock
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I hate to write negative reviews but I want people to know what they are getting if they sign up. First, the good part. After dark, it was pretty neat being out on the water. We saw an octopus, (tiny) baby shark, small jellyfish and manta ray. It was very peaceful out there at night. Now, the bad part. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our first kayak experience as a family and it was fantastic! We went on the sunset starlight and full moon tour which was truly wonderful. We could have stayed out there the whole night, and unlike the punishing direct sun during the day, the evening temperatures and the warm water during July were perfect. Our guide, Chad, was enthusiastic about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I did the Mangrove kayak tour. We saw nurse shark, a stingray, sponges, starfish, jellyfish, and sea urchins. We had some hands on opportunities which prepared us to identify some sea creatures that we saw snorkeling. The mangroves were amazing and the guide shares interesting information about the area and the sea life

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Duck Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our family of six took the evening tour with Chad, who is clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about this area. A really simple concept, paddling around in shallow water, is brought to life by the sudden cries of 'look at that squid' or lobster, rays, starfish and birdlife. You'll see the Keys from literally a different perspective and whilst you... More

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Key West, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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 -... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We originally had another company in mind for a sea kayaking tour while visiting Key West, but after seeing the brochure for Blue Planet in our hotel lobby and that they offered shuttling to and from the kayaking site, we called them instantly to book a tour. Our guide, Sarah, was amazing and took us through mangroves and out into... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Chad was our kayaking host and he took us on an amazing trip through clear, warm waters and mangrove tunnels. When the sun set, he gave us each a headlamp and we got to experience a whole new set of organisms - including the dinoflagellates that bioluminessed as we pounded our heels on the bottoms of our kayaks! We were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My girlfriend and I first decided to use Blue Planet because of their very convenient pickup service they offered with their tours. The brochure said they offered small tour groups but since we booked it on Sunday morning it was just the us and the guide, which was perfect. He catered to what we wanted to see and stuff that... More

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