Kayak Tours

"Mountains to Mangroves"

The Adventure Paddle Tours Experience

Adventure Paddle Tours has been offering award-winning, family friendly guided kayak tours since 2009. Our professional and certified guide staff will lead you on a fully narrated eco tour by kayak. Increase your odds of spotting bucket-list wildlife by following our naturalist guides as they point out critters in Colorado such as moose, eagles and beavers and, in Florida, manatees, dolphins and alligators!

Founded by a State of Maine Certified Sea kayak guide, Florida Master Naturalist and Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist, you not only will experience amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery, but guests will enjoy local folklore, environmental education and expert kayak and paddle board instruction. Award winning tours and lessons in both our Lake Dillon location in Frisco, Colorado and Naples, Florida are led by experienced guide staff and we provide all gear necessary to enjoy a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience on the water. No two tours are alike, and we always strive to keep it safe, exciting and enjoyable for all ages and abilities!

Need-to-know Basics

All tours include all kayaking equipment necessary to enjoy a day on the water, including trusted and stable tandem kayaks in Colorado and your choice of singles or tandems in Florida. We also provide 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 naturalist to point out and name the many animals, mountains and landmarks throughout our kayak tours.

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Conservation Roots Run Deep

Founder Kyle McKenzie grew up in South Carolina fishing, hunting and camping and demonstrated a deep love for the outdoor world from an early age. Kyle founded Kayak Lake Dillon, now called Adventure Paddle Tours, to make his love for the outdoor world not just his hobby but his life’s work. It is due to Kyle’s passion for the great outdoors that we incorporate a conservation minded theme to all our tours. We are not preaching or chaining ourselves to trees here but are only educating guests on how they could be more environmentally friendly while on vacation and we encourage our guests to educate themselves and make simple changes in their everyday lifestyle that can have huge effects on the world.

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