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Adventure Paddle Tours offers kayak tours from a number of locations surrounding Naples. We prefer and suggest launching from the Port of the Islands Marina. Here, we are the exclusive kayak operator offering excursions deep into the western flank of Everglades National Park and the 10,000 islands wildlife refuge. We are hands down the premier operator in the most convenient kayaking destination; teeming with wildlife just 20 minutes from downtown Naples, Florida.

All tours are led by owner operator Kyle McKenzie and include all kayaking equipment necessary to enjoy a day on the water, including trusted and stable Tandem (two-person) Twin Heron Kayaks, paddles, PFDs and a 15-minute paddle lesson and safety talk. Our tours are perfect for beginners looking for an expert kayak guide to safely teach them proper kayaking technique or for expert paddlers looking for a Florida Master Naturalist to point out our many endangered species located within these extraordinary parks.

The Adventure Paddle Experience

Adventure Paddle Tours was founded by owner-operator Kyle McKenzie in 2009 and is a family-friendly, conservation-minded and customer service-oriented kayak guide service. We love what we do and promise to provide you with the absolute best kayaking experience possible all while sharing our passion for the outdoors.

Join our Florida Master Naturalist and ACA-certified guides as we open the door to one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems in the world. Within five minutes of meeting our kayak staff, you will notice our contagious energy and appreciation for kayaking and the outdoors.

Owner and operator of APT, Kyle McKenzie spent his summers as a State of Maine registered and Certified Sea kayak guide while attending North Carolina State University. After graduating from NCSU with a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Kyle promptly packed his bags, skis and fly rod and moved to Colorado to follow his passion, which was to be outside at all costs. Now a certified Florida Master Naturalist, an ACA-certified Paddleboard instructor, and Level 2 Sea kayak guide, Kyle spends his winters guiding in the Everglades and Summers leading kayak tours on Dillon Reservoir in Colorado. Over the years Kyle realized that just enjoying the outdoors is not enough, but guiding and sharing these experiences with others is really what makes him happy! As Kyle likes to say it’s “like National Geographic out there everyday, how could you not enjoy showing people these things?”

Owner Kyle McKenzie showing off two Lightning Welks

Awarded Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

in 2015, 2016, and 2017!

Check out our 100+ customer testimonials from previous guests

“The tour was wonderful – my friend and I are both women in medium shape in our 60’s. We were worried the paddle would be too strenuous for us, but Kyle tailored it to our needs. It was a wonderful way to see the beauty of the area, including alligators, dolphins, and birds, while getting some exercise.”

Liza M.

“We did the sundown tour last night, with Kyle as our guide! Kyle was an awesome tour guide, and the views were incredible! I definitely recommend Adventure Paddle Tours!”

Calena D.

“My wife and I took a guided trip with Kyle last week and I can’t say enough about our experience. Kyle was very knowledgeable about the surrounding environment and local wildlife. We took a 2.5 hour trip and wish we would have booked longer (although I’m sure we could have if we asked). Ask for Kyle if you book. Kyle’s personality and humor make for a great time and you’ll learn and see a lot as you go!”

Jeremy A.

“Loved it. Kids first time kayaking and Hazel was an amazing guide! Great trip!”

Jamee S.

“Kyle was a great guide; super informative and friendly. It was a great experience overall. We will definitely be back!”

Lauren O.

“A group of us were in town for a bachelorette party & we went on the sunset cruise. Our guide, Caroline, was helpful and very knowledgeable about the area! She even took this great group shot for us! Such a fun activity for a group!

Brianne M.

“The tour was wonderful – my friend and I are both women in medium shape in our 60’s. We were worried the paddle would be too strenuous for us, but Kyle tailored it to our needs. It was a wonderful way to see the beauty of the area, including alligators, dolphins, and birds, while getting some exercise.”

Liza M.

“We did the sundown tour last night, with Kyle as our guide! Kyle was an awesome tour guide, and the views were incredible! I definitely recommend Adventure Paddle Tours!”

Calena D.

“My wife and I took a guided trip with Kyle last week and I can’t say enough about our experience. Kyle was very knowledgeable about the surrounding environment and local wildlife. We took a 2.5 hour trip and wish we would have booked longer (although I’m sure we could have if we asked). Ask for Kyle if you book. Kyle’s personality and humor make for a great time and you’ll learn and see a lot as you go!”

Jeremy A.

“Loved it. Kids first time kayaking and Hazel was an amazing guide! Great trip!”

Jamee S.

“Kyle was a great guide; super informative and friendly. It was a great experience overall. We will definitely be back!”

Lauren O.

“A group of us were in town for a bachelorette party & we went on the sunset cruise. Our guide, Caroline, was helpful and very knowledgeable about the area! She even took this great group shot for us! Such a fun activity for a group!

Brianne M.