Up a Creek Kayak Tours in Naples Florida

About Up a Creek Kayak Tours - Naples, FL

Up a Creek Kayak Tours was established in 2010 by Susan Cone. Susan's background includes a degree in environmental science and she is a certified master naturalist and biologist. Susan and her team have been giving kayak tours for a decade throughout southwest Florida and Rookery Bay. Fast-foward nearly 10 years and Up a Creek Kayak Tours now has scaled down to launching kayak tours at our one favorite location at the Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park. We now have half a dozen kayak tour guides with different experties and education on the area. Every kayak tour is sure to be a valuable learning experience. Come see why our customers come back again and again to join us on our award-winning kayak tours! Or just check out our TripAdvisor!

Tour Guide Glenn
Glenn - Owner

Glenn oversees all company operations for Paddle Marco, Up a Creek Kayak Tours and Kayak Marco. Glenn also handles all kayak and paddleboard rentals and deliveries around Marco Island and south Naples. Paddle Marco acquired Up a Creek Kayak in 2017. Glenn's business and marketing background assures that everyone will have a fantastic experience on and off the water.
Tour Guide Glenn

Tour Guide Richard
Richard - Biologist & Master Naturalist

Richard is a Naples local and has donated thousands of hours of his time to the Rookery Bay Learning Center and the Conservancy of SWFL as a boat and kayak tour guide. Richard was also a Collier County Park Ranger for 8 years. Richard loves to teach locals and tourists alike about our immense eco-system here in southwest Florida. Richard is also known for his sense of humor. Be prepared to laugh your way through the mangroves with Richard on every tour!
Tour Guide Richard

Tour Guide Jake
Jake - Master Captain & Naturalist

Jake has grown up on Marco Island since he was an infant and has been boating since a small child. Jake's vast local knowledge of Marco Island, Naples and southwest Florida puts him leagues ahead of our competitors. Let Jake wow you and teach you everything about the history of the area and the nature we encounter. Jake is also a certified master captain and is licensed to captain 100-ton ships. In his off time, Jake enjoys losing at Mario-Kart.
Tour Guide Jake

Tour Guide Lewis
Lewis - Master Captain & Naturalist

Captain Lewis has been giving kayak tours in the area for a decade. Lewis is a moose hunter, fly flsherman, boat captain, pilot and logger from northern Maine. His incredible knowledge of our flora and fauna will blow you away. When Lewis isn't out kayaking in the mangroves, you can find him at Stan's bar in Goodland having a good time. Let Captain Lewis show you the funny side of nature.

Tour Guide Chandler
Chandler - Pilot and Naturalist

Chandler felt it was time to be more down to earth and landed here in Naples and decided to give kayak tours. Chandler's background includes being a commercial pilot and he is currently going to school to become a private jet pilot. Chandler is from Tahlequah, Oklahoma and is part Apache Indian. Chandler loves throwing out cheesey dad jokes on kayak tours and wowing people with his knowledge of the mangroves.

Tour Guide Olga
Olga - Photo Editor

Olga is from the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. She is fluent in Russian and English and holds a presidential scholarship award in the teaching of English. Olga has been giving tours since our inception in 2016 and now focuses on photography and our social media channels. Olga edits the kayak tour photos that we take during the kayak tours for all of our customers to enjoy.

Kayak Rentals in Naples and Marco Island.

About our services

Since Paddle Marco acquired us in 2017, we now deliver kayaks and paddleboards to your home, condo or any kayaking park on Marco Island / South Naples! We have the nicest equipment in Marco Island and Naples! Check out our kayak rentals page and let us know where you would like to have a kayak or paddleboard delivered today! All kayak rentals include FREE delivery and pickup. Life vests, rope and map are included. We even pay the launch fees and parking at the kayaking parks.

Our Kayak Tour Staff is Here to Help!

About our staff

Our staff is commited to your safety. Before every kayak tour and rental we'll be sure to cover the basics of paddling. We know that this isn't the olympics, so we won't spend too much time talking about it - especially if you're an experienced paddler. Just know that our team is always nearby on the water during the kayak tours and if you need any assistance, we are here to help!

The BEST Kayak Tour in Naples, Florida!

About our kayak tours

As our biologist and naturalist guides lead you through the beautiful mangrove tunnels of Marco Island and Naples, we'll be pointing out wildlife and teaching you about everything we see. Our hands-on approach always pleases our customers. Conch shells, sea stars, batfish and more can be found periodically on our kayak tours! During each tour, our photographers will be taking complimentary HD photographs of you and your party. These photos are available to download just several hours after the tour ends for FREE! Unlike our competitors, we don't ruin the photos with company logos and watermarks. We are the only kayak tour company in southwest Florida to offer this amazing service. Be sure to read more about our kayak tours and book today!