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 16 years of kayak instruction and tour guiding she will share her passion with you through the waters of Key West and more. While giving tours she is also writing a blog on being a business owner in the eco-tourism industry and working to get her Captain’s License to take guests on private charters to islands and reefs to snorkel and paddle around; so stay tuned! When she’s not on the water look around for her local performances on the French Horn on rainy days!

A-A-Ron (Aaron)

Please welcome Aaron to our team down here in Key West! Here is a quick word from him:

“Greetings from beautiful Key West! I’m A’A’Ron, a kayak guide for Blue Moon. I’m also an advanced open water diver, snorkeler, and your go-to-guy for paddling and enjoying our beautiful blue waters and mangroves…. because that’s exactly why I live here! Come enjoy some Island Time with us in paradise!”


“Hi, I’m Kira! One of the first things I did when I traveled to Key West for the first time was a kayak tour through the mangroves, and I was hooked! I left my real estate business behind in Cleveland, OH and made the journey to Key West in 2022. I now enjoy island time and showing people our beautiful waters and mangroves! I love being outside and staying active. As an athlete and retired roller derby skater, kayaking is the perfect way to keep moving and enjoy paradise while doing something I love! I hope to paddle with you soon!”

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 the summer but we hope to have him return soon!!