Lauren, the Owner

Lauren is ecstatic to be expanding Blue Moon Outdoor Adventures from Fort Lauderdale to Key West as Blue Moon Kayak Key West. She started kayaking with her grandmother in South Carolina over 20 years ago to learn how to white water and tour through the clam beds of the Eastern Coasts. Her first job was selling high end kayaks in Alexandria, Virginia with Atlantic Kayak and quickly became an instructor and lead guide there as well. Lauren moved to South Florida in 2010 to pursue her Master’s in Sports Administration and Education at the University of Miami. She also began working for Blue Moon Outdoor Center out of North Miami. In 2019 she bought out the previous owner and now runs the Fort Lauderdale location. With over 20 years of kayak instruction and tour guiding she will share her passion with you through the waters of Key West and more. She is also a USCG 50ton Captain running charters out to the sandbars and private islands as well. Check out our partner page to book a charter with Lauren. She also has discovered her love for Scuba Diving and even took a trip to Egypt in 2023 to Dive the Red Sea for 7 days. When she’s not on the water look around for her local performances on the French Horn on rainy days!


Please welcome Susan to our team down here in Key West!

Susan is a transplant like most of our locals in Key West, hailing from NJ and she moved to South Florida in the 80’s. Susan quicky adapted to the Coastal living. She has now been an avid paddler for almost 20 years. Susan also enjoys and has played 2-man beach volleyball competitively all over the state of Florida. Susan’s favorite thing about becoming a guide is meeting people of all different walks of life. She is excited to share our history and nature as much a she is to learn about what brought you to Cayo Hueso.


Jamie has finally made it to Key West. She has been looking for that fresh start since Covid. When the world changed and locked down she left her hometown “Chi-town” and escaped to Florida. She had just spent her most recent vacation in Fort Myers and made that her final destination….Until Ian. Ian devastated Fort Myers and she made her next move to keep going South. Jaimie is here in Key West now and here to stay… unless she goes to Cuba… Either way Jamie is stoked to live the salt life and teach you everything she has learned about Florida and the Florida Keys.

“JP” The Jolly Pirate

Phillip (Kayak Guy)

“Hello from beautiful Key West! I moved from St Simmons Island Georgia in 2017 and have been kayaking all over the Keys ever since. I love to fish to! When I can’t get out on the water to show you around you can find me shooting pool and throwing darts at the local bar with friends. Can’t wait to meet you and get you all out on the water! “
NOTE: Phil has taken a vacation back up to Georgia for 2023-2024 but we hope to have him return soon!!