How easy are the kayaks to paddle?
Very easy. Here’s why. Sea kayaks are longer than normal kayaks. This decreases the wave drag and so you require less effort to go forward. These kayaks are also fitted with a foot-operated rudder which keeps the kayak going straight. This means your energy is used to propel the kayak forward, not wasted trying to keep it straight.
What if the weather is bad?
Coastal Kayakers will cancel any trip if it is unsafe.
You will get a full refund if you choose not to postpone it to another day.
Can I bring a camera?
We take photos for you which are free to download from a website. You are more than welcome to bring your own along but Coastal Kayakers does not accept any responsibility for your camera. Should you choose to bring a camera we recommend using a dry bag the we offer free to use.
What else should I bring?
Sun protection, a hat, towel, bug repellent (fall, winter, spring), camera (at your own risk). We give you complete instruction (90% of our paddlers have never kayaked before)
Will I get wet?
Yes. You will get wet as this is a water based activity. Most likely you will only get your feet wet getting in and out of the kayak.
Will I be cold? (Fall/Winter/Spring)
Most people overdress for kayaking. During the warmer months shorts, t-shirt and a light jacket are sufficient. During the colder months, we suggest a quick drying fabric such as polypropylene be worn underneath your t-shirt and jacket.
I am worried about tipping over and being in the kayak upside-down
Our kayaks are extremely stable. Capsizes are rare. The kayaks have extremely large cockpits. When a rare capsize occurs, the paddlers will usually fall out before the kayak is completely upside-down. For non-swimmers : remember, your buoyancy jacket will keep you floating. Our trained guides will right the kayak and get you back in without any hassle.