Adventure Paddle Tours strives to provide you with all the information needed so you can confidently book a tour with Adventure Paddle Tours with zero regrets. All reservations are fully refundable prior to 48 hours of your tour and we will always cancel or reschedule free of charge under genuine extenuating circumstances.
If you can’t find answers to your specific questions, please send us an email with your very specific questions and we will try to respond within 24 hours. Please note, we are a small company and everyone on staff is a guide first, so on busy days we will respond to emails at the end of the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Of course. Our tours are not only great for experienced paddlers looking to learn about and explore the area, they are perfect for beginners who have never paddled. Our tandem kayaks allow for two kayakers to pull the weight. If one person gets tired, take a break and the other can paddle for a bit. We also provide full training and safety talks before any tour.
We use tandem (two-person) kayaks for three reasons:
- They are twice as stable as most single kayaks.
- Groups can easily stay together while exploring the mangrove tunnels.
- Younger children can safely ride in front of parents.
There are three options. Preferably, we put the odd person in a single kayak. The other option is for one person to jump in a tandem kayak with the guide or a tandem with another odd numbered family.
The youngest age allowed is 6 years old on our family tour. All other tours have age limits posted on each page.
Yes. For our two-person tandem kayaks the max load range is 475 pounds (combined weight of two paddlers). Please try and even the weight out among kayaks when selecting paddling partners. If you are pushing the weight limit please book the earliest tour available. Kayaks become less stable with more weight.
All tours may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled time for a full refund. If numbers change or you must cancel within 48 hours you may received a voucher redeemable for one year.
Yes. However, that will be the guide’s call. We try to be very proactive on rescheduling if the forecast is looking less than optimal. We will not force anyone to go out if the weather isn’t looking good, but please trust our judgment.
There are certain tour locations and areas within those tours that have a higher potential to see gators. If you do (or do not) want to see one, please let us know ahead of time and we can plan accordingly.
The Rookery Bay Reserve averages one sighting every month. There is a much higher chance of seeing an alligator at our Port of the Islands location.
Encounters with gators from a kayak are a very unique, exciting and safe experience. Gators tend to keep their distance and are probably more afraid of us than we are of them.
Capsizes are very rare and are typically a combination of variables such as two larger adults goofing around. The kayaks used on our Florida tours are our fleet’s most stable and have yet to capsize.
No, we provide all of our guests with tandem touring sea kayaks. Everyone will be in a tandem kayak unless there is an odd number. If there is an odd number we will put one person by themselves or with a guide.
Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are all recommended. Along with loose fitting, hiking type clothing. Your guide will most likely be wearing board shorts and a sun shirt. Long sleeves and hiking pants could be necessary due to mosquitos or sun exposure.
Yes! There are dry areas to store your camera. We recommend smaller compact digital cameras over larger DSLR cameras.
Yes. We use Necky Manitou II kayaks. Each kayak is outfitted with what is called an “Active Comfort System” seat. Each seat is very adjustable and has more than enough back support for most. These are by far the most comfortable kayak seat I have ever used.
Sandals or tennis shoes are fine. We load guests from land, but your feet might get a little wet while kayaking. Our guides are split 50/50 on shoes vs. sandals
Tours are fully refundable if you cancel prior to 48 hours before your scheduled tour.