Chris Boland is a lifelong paddler and owner and founder of Naples Outfitters and Naples Kayak Company, (previously Saltwater Sports). After serving our country in the United States Navy, he had a long career as a Registered Nurse. He then decided to do something fun for the rest of his life, and decided to open a kayak shop. He has three kids and is married to Yvette the co-owner. Chris loves all aspects of paddling from stand up paddling to traditional skills, surf ski to kayak fishing and everything in between, as well as hiking, mountain biking, and camping.He welcomes you and is excited for you to meet our crew!
Yvette was born and raised right here in Naples. She had a long career as a Licensed Practical Nurse while she raised two kids. She is a life long paddler and also loves hiking, kayaking, camping, mountain biking, and is especially passionate about plants. She is a Florida Master Gardener. Yvette is married to Chris and is the co-owner and bookkeeper for Naples Outfitters and Naples Kayak Company.
Ashley is from Murfreesboro, TN and moved to Naples in 2013. Since moving to Naples she has found a profound love of all things water related. She can be found on the water almost everyday, kayaking, paddle boarding, and practicing SUP yoga. Ashley is the CEO of Naples Outfitters, and she is an ACA certified Level 1 kayak instructor, as well as a paddle board tour guide/instructor.
Garrett was raised on Marco Island and has been fishing since he could walk. He first started fishing from a Hobie in 2013 and is now a member of the Hobie Fishing Team! An avid catch and release fisherman, Garrett is also an advocate for fishing responsibly and his absolute favorite time to fish is “dead low, incoming tide.”
Olivia grew up in Midland, MI and moved down to Florida in 2013. She has always had a love for nature, animals, and all things outdoors. As the Naples Outfitters Office Manager, she loves learning about paddle sports and the best Florida outdoor activities. She can usually be found on her days off at the dog beach or exploring the State Parks and Forests of Florida.
Matt was born and raised in coastal VA and went to college in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mt. After graduating with a degree in Recreation Leadership, he has been working as an outdoor professional in Alaska, Montana, and Florida.
Anthony is originally from New Iberia in south Louisiana, however you can now find him trekking across the country each season in search of the perfect weather conditions. In the summer, he is a kayak guide on Lake Huron within the waters of Mackinac Island, MI. In the winter, Naples Outfitters and Naples Kayak Company is pleased to have him filling any spot which is needed. Anthony is also an ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor and has extensive knowledge in the outdoors, including hiking and backpacking.
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2360 Shadowlawn Drive Naples, Florida 34112