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Meet Our Guides


Meet Our Amazing Local Guides!

Our guides know the local waters like the back of their hands and will show you all of the best places here on Kings Bay and our local springs!

Josh R. Mr Sunshine

When Josh is not out paddleboarding around King’s Bay, he’s working his butt off at our shop! Josh runs our clear kayak tours and is an up and coming entrepreneur in Crystal River.   Josh and Jessica are brother and sister and have a friendly competition of who can give the best customer service and get the most 5 star reviews. Reserve your tour today and experience what THOUSANDS of other guests think about our amazing guides!

Jessica Manatee Whisperer

Meet our local tour guide, Jessica. She is born and raised in Crystal River and loves the manatees more than her own children lol. If she is not doing a tour or working in the shop, you will most likely find her on the water anyways in her spare time. Jessica gives 5-star service to her guests and it shows in her reviews! Reserve your tour today and experience what THOUSANDS of other guests think about our amazing guides!

Kiontae Mr. Smooth

Kiontae is one of our newest guides and has been with Paddles Outdoor Rentals for over a year now.  He excels in customer service and our guests truly love being around him.  Being born and raised in Crystal River has really given him a great knowledge of our waterways, which he loves sharing with his tours.  His amazing personality and attention to detail makes him one of the best in the business!  Book your tour today 🙂

Kylie The New Kid On The Block

Kylie is a true local who grew up in the area, spending a ton of time on the water.  She has been with us for a short time but absolutely LOVES doing tours and educating our guests on Three Sisters Springs and our local manatee population.  Kylie is all about customer service and gives 5-star tours to all of her customers.  Reserve your tour today and experience what THOUSANDS of other guests think about our amazing guides!