Chris Boland

El Presidente / Instructor / Philosopher


Chris Boland is a lifelong paddler and owner and founder of Naples Outfitters, Naples Kayak Company, ( previously Saltwater Sports) and Everglades Kayak Company. 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  rest of his life. Opening a kayak shop was the next thing he did. 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.

Chris Boland Achievements

  • Level 3 ACA Kayak Instructor

  • ACA Traditional Skills Endorsement

  • Surf Ski trained by both Oscar Chalupsky and Greg Barton from Epic Kayaks

    Chris Boland

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