Year-Round Naples Kayak Guide

We are looking for a reliable, like-minded person who enjoys boating, kayaking, hiking, and fishing. After all, that’s the reason we all live near the Everglades! This person will lead kayak tours, help us with shuttle driving, maintenance, and hourly shifts at our office and retail shop. Our ideal candidate is willing and able to work numerous aspects of a kayak tour operation. The weekly schedule could include three to five days of leading kayak tours or a combination of one to two days guiding and one to two days working in the retail space.

Shifts are shared with guide staff, but this hire can expect to work most of the Summer kayak shifts. The key is that staff is aware of multiple job requirements and shifts. We need a well-rounded team member willing to fill the gaps where ever needed.

We operate year-round in Collier County. We require guides that have the ability to work multiple job titles allowing us to provide year-round full-time employment.

Housing is available steps from our retail shop, eliminating long commutes, and traffic. Located on the water providing you with a great location to recreate during your days off.

Not only do we pay the highest hourly rate available, we also strongly encourage our customers to TIP. As long as. you provide exceptional service we can provide a geat liveable wage.

Job Descriptions:

Kayak Guide – During the Summer season tours operate mornings only due to the high chance of thunderstorms, in the Winter guides will work two kayak tours a day up to five days a week. Tours are typically three hours and up to eight guests per guide. Our tours are more unique than most and require a certain level of commitment and physical fitness due to complications of tide, water levels, and current. On perfect days tours are very easy and wildlife is bountiful, on the more difficult days due to weather and tide tours can be physically demanding. Tours are capped at 8 guests per tour which provides our guides ample opportunity to shine and demonstrate their professionalism and abundant knowledge of the surrounding habitat and ecosystem. 

Shuttle Driver – Shuttle drivers are expected to assist guides in greeting and checking in guests. Employees arrive 45 minutes before each tour and will provide daily maintenance on kayak equipment, trailer, and shuttle van. Drivers will assist guides in loading and unloading equipment while providing exceptional customer service. 

Retail Associate – The retail associate is the lead employee when checking in guests for kayak tours and boat tours. This portion of the job requires point of sale training, cash handling, and exceptional customer service. Employees will be responsible for answering phones for our Colorado location and our Naples location. This portion of the job will also book our kayak tours and boat tours, but will also act as a concierge for our local hotel. Most days the retail associate will act as the shuttle driver. 


The ideal candidate will have a combination of outdoor education, outdoor leadership experience, and training, completed both through professional work settings and personal experiences. If you grew up in the woods like a few of us, but don’t have formal kayak guide certifications we provide opportunities for certifications.

An evenly weighted amount of personal and professional experience is perfect!


  • Two-year degree in Environmental Sciences
  • ACA Certification


  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Team Player
  • Strong Leadership
  • Ability to lift 50lb kayaks
  • Adaptable

Guiding Experience

Guided experience is required but does not need to be as a kayak guide. Rafting guides, educators, and fishing guides are all encouraged to apply!

Benefits Included, but not limited to

  • Promotion Oppurtunites
  • Outdoor Clothing Discounts
  • Amazing and like-minded Co-workers
  • Outdoor Gear Discounts
  • Powerboat Access
  • Paid Continuing Education

Please, text "job posting" to 855-508-1939

We will require a resume after this initial contact. We can't wait to hear from you!