Meet The Guides

Kyle McKenzie holding a crab

Kyle McKenzie

Owner & Operator, Naples, FL Guide

Owner and operator of Adventure Paddle Tours, Kyle McKenzie spent his summer 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 and an ACA-certified Paddleboard instructor, Kyle spends his winters guiding in the Everglades and Summers leading kayak tours on Dillon Reservoir at Lake Dillon.

Ryan Macula kayaking

Ryan Macula

Frisco, CO Lead Guide

Ryan grew up near Buffalo, NY. He has been guiding outdoor adventures for the past 10 years across Maine, New York, Colorado, and Utah. Along with guiding summer adventures, Ryan is a certified ski and snowboard instructor at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Whether you want to experience the lakes and rivers or find the best hiking or mountain bike trails, he?s your guy. Take a paddle with Ryan on Lake Dillon, learn some stuff about nature and get insider info on local spots.

Hazel Hacket kayaking with a dog

Hazel Hacket

Frisco, CO Guide

Hazel started in Chicago honing her kayak skills on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River while guiding guests throughout the bustling metropolis. Eventually, Hazel wised up and made her way out west and, after paddling for over 10 years, Hazel can now be found on Summit County’s numerous bodies of water.?A certified ACA kayak instructor, Hazel is here to lead you on your next amazing kayaking experience on Lake Dillon in Frisco. Hazel started guiding for Adventure Paddle Tours in 2016 and is now only part time, helping us out on the busy weekends and holidays.