Adventure Paddle Tours
Adventure Paddle Tours
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Boat Tours • Eco Tours • Fishing Charters & Tours • Stand Up Paddleboarding • Kayaking & Canoeing
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Proud members of 1% for the planet, donating 1% of total sales to local nonprofits. We offer small group true Eco-tour kayak tours. Tours are much smaller than the competition with a maximum of 8 guests per tour. Small group numbers are paramount when it comes to spotting wildlife, enjoying our stories and exploring our extensive mangrove tunnels. Our life jackets are the most comfortable type 3 PFDs in the industry, designed specifically for kayaking. We don't offer airboat tours, Jet ski rentals or shelling and we ask you​ if you are going to book a kayak tour in the area PLEASE BOOK with a kayak tour company, not a jet ski company, airboat company or fishing guide that decided to offer kayak tours!
Naples, Florida
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3 hours
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sbell003
Bentonville, AR11 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
My husband and I booked this tour after checking out the reviews and website. Let me tell you, I’m ecstatic we booked this one! From pick up/drop off by Logan, knowledgeable you guide, Justin, we throughly enjoyed ourselves. Five Stars for COVID safety too!!

Being bigger people, we booked directly through the website so we could book single kayaks (few dollars more). When we arrived, we found only one other couple was going on the adventure. Logan dropped them off first at the launch point, then came back to pick us up. This day was overcast with a light, steady rain, so our guide Justin wasn’t sure what we’d see. Even if we hadn’t seen any wildlife, the mangroves were with the tour!

We started with a basic kayaking tutorial, by Justin, then loading into our surprisingly comfortable and got going. Paddling a nice, slow steady state, we went through some grassy channels, seeing a lot of different birds. As we got to the mangroves, we saw a small alligator! Then came the mangrove tunnels! Beautiful and different than anything I’ve ever seen/done, meandering through the mangroves was spectacular! Most of the tour was meandering and maneuvering through the tunnels. We dumped out into a channel where we saw several gators. They stayed to themselves and away from us (although we didn’t get close to them). From there we paddled over to another cove where we saw manatees (only their noses on this overcast day), tarpon, small shark fin, and dolphins! Yes dolphins! Justin said he’s only seen them four times in the channels! They went around trying to corner some fish at the shore to feed. It was pretty spectacular! Now came the arm workout as we paddled back to the marina. Not hard at all, just steady to keep going as we were running a little behind (enjoying the dolphins). We used the boat ramp to disembark, say our goodbyes and head on our way!

Again, can’t say enough great words for this tour! We went on an airboat ride afterward which was way less fun and entertaining. If you have to choose only one, choose this! You won’t be disappointed!
Written January 12, 2021
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Thank you so much for your in-depth review. You honestly summed this tour up quite well, minus the rain (rare this time of year). Hands down, there is no other experience that offers such great variety and, of course, excellent guides. I'm not sure what I would do without Logan and Justin. I was worried how everyone would fare with the drizzle today, but it sounds like y'all did just fine! Thank you for joining us!
Written January 12, 2021
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Laurel
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Justin was a wonderful guide, provided lots of information, but also gave us lots of quiet time to focus on what we were seeing. We learned so much! Didn’t see manatees, which was a bummer but we saw many beautiful birds and alligators and a couple of sharks as a bonus. Absolutely would recommend this tour, they cap the number of participants at eight which keeps it very personal and really feels like you are part of the Everglades rather than taking it over.
Written December 15, 2022
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Great to hear you had a good time even without a manatee sighting! Next time your in town try our dolphin and manatee boat tour for another chance at spotting our elusive manatee! Thanks for choosing APT!
Written December 16, 2022
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BobPeters4139
Jackson, Wyoming, USA9 contributions
Mar 2022
I almost never do a review but since I rented from Adventure Paddle Tours within 24 hours of when the negative review below was posted, I decided to review my own experience. I went into the office to ask about a kayak rental for fishing rather than a tour. Kyle and Chustana (not sure how to spell her name) couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. I got the kayak I wanted at a very reasonable price and at exactly the times I asked for. As far as upselling, my experience was the exact opposite. Because I was a little nervous about paddling around by myself in mangrove creeks and lakes in an unfamiliar area, I was inclined to buy a waterproof phone carrier from their front desk so I could use google earth to help me navigate. Kyle actually suggested that I just use a couple of ziplock bags instead. Worked great and he turned down a peripheral sale that he could have easily had. Best of all, both of them gave me great fishing suggestions on where to go and what to use. I caught snook and snapper, saw manatees and an alligator, and had a fantastic time. I could not be happier with my experience. I had done the same thing on Gasparilla Island a few days earlier and the kayak cost three times as much as at Adventure Paddle Tours. I would rent from Adventure Paddle again in a heartbeat and I highly recommend them.
Written March 10, 2022
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We are just getting into the rental game and a review like this is what’s going to push us harder to get it rolling. Thanks again for coming out and glad to hear you got on the snook!
Written March 14, 2022
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LA R
40 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
This tour was so fantastic!! Justin did a fabulous job on educating us & making sure we had a great time. We saw so much wildlife....lots of huge birds, crabs, fish, gators & manatees. Justin worked hard to make sure we saw gators & manatees although it’s never a guarantee. It was so peaceful paddling through the mangroves. You feel like you are in your own world!! It’s quite a lot of paddling (in tight spots in a few places) so I wouldn’t recommend for someone who might have trouble with this. (You are riding tandem so the front person could paddle less).
They take you on a short van ride where they put your kayak in and then you paddle back to the marina where you start. Watershoes would be beneficial but not a must. At one of the paddle breaks you can stand up on the sandbar in ankle deep water or stay in your boat. The life jackets have a nice zipper pocket in the front for your phone. We just took our phones (in the pockets) and water bottles. We didn’t get wet but there is a chance I suppose. Make sure you put on plenty of sunscreen on legs & shoulders. A sun hat would be highly recommended. They also give you a small “dry bag” where you can keep your car keys and a few other things. We ate a big breakfast so we didn’t need any snacks. If you’re on the fence, book it!!! It’s so unique and cool that you won’t regret it and hopefully you’ll get Justin!!!
Written January 22, 2021
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I love waking up first thing to respond to reviews like this! Thank you so much for joining us and for your thoughtful and comprehensive review! I’ll be sure to let Justin know you had a great time
Written January 30, 2021
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HappyTraveler1513
Springlake3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Logan greeted us with warmth and his friendly demeanor was consistent on the tour. Logan’s background educational training and his love of FL and the area we explored added to the overall learning and enjoyment we all had. My teen and preteen both got engaged by Logan’s ability to make all of the individuals on the tour feel important. Manatees, dolphins, beautiful local birds and a stop on a secluded island to find shells, made this such a great adventure! All age ranges had a great tour and all of us highly recommend.
Written April 5, 2022
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Thanks for an awesome day spent on the water, all of us here at APT love nothing more than to share our lives with guests!
Written April 6, 2022
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mom23gooses
7 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Thanks Justin for a fun tour! Saw some cool birds, a bull shark and crocs from a distance (which was fine with us-haha). Loved kayaking through the narrow mangrove tunnels. Justin shared lots of interesting info about the ecosystem and our boys got to chat about soccer with him, too! The manatees were elusive as it has been pretty warm but we’ll have to try again another time. He said they did see one on the morning tour. Professional outfit-we rescheduled at the last minute due to potential rain and they were very responsive.
Written February 15, 2021
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Thanks for the great review! Just need to point out to everyone reading this that they were ALLIGATORS. I don't want to scare anyone off. I'm happy we were able to get you out with the reschedule!
Written February 16, 2021
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Steve & Jodi
2 contributions
Dec 2020
Our trip was one of a kind, Logan's knowledge of the area was excellent. Logan asked us what we wanted to see and do and customized the route for us, he was very knowledgeable of the history of the area and the wildlife. He knew where the Manatee's were with the current water temp and weather, what islands we could visit based on tides, found a private beach area for shelling and best of all found a group of dolphins that played around our boat. New equipment, clean and comfortable boat.
Written December 31, 2020
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Thank you for the great review and of course for visiting us!
Written January 1, 2021
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ohanlon87
Colleyville, TX20 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Awesome Everglades tour with Adventure Paddle Tours. We lucked out having good weather in the morning before the storms came. Logan our guide was a great host and did an excellent job with instructions as well as information about the Everglades eco system and wildlife. Being July not as many birds, fish or wildlife were out but we were lucky enough to see a few manatees and one big gator. Would absolutely recommend.
Written July 16, 2021
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Throughout the summer time the morning is by far the best time to get out there. Thanks for coming out with us and for the great review!
Written July 19, 2021
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Travelaholic2015
Gulfport, FL61 contributions
Jan 2022
From the minute we pulled into the parking lot our trip was informative, interesting, welcoming and professionally guided. Justin made sure the group was safe and comfortable while providing well informed clearly presented narration and direction throughout the 3 hour tour. We saw a wide variety of birds and other local wildlife as we traveled though the sea grass prairie and mangrove forests over our 4mile leisurely paced excursion. Kudos on a job well done!
Written January 19, 2022
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What a great review! Thank you for taking a paddle with us and next time you’re in the area you could try our dolphin and manatee boat tour for another amazing day on the water!
Written January 24, 2022
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DOUGLAS D
4 contributions
Feb 2022
We went with 4 couples and guide Justin for an afternoon paddle through sawgrass and mangrove trails over 3-4 hrs. Some birds and several manatees are seen. It was a beautiful day and very nicely paced trip. Thanks Justin!
Written February 3, 2022
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Sounds like a awesome day on the water to me! Thanks for choosing APT!
Written February 5, 2022
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