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Frequently Asked Questions - (FAQ's)
Are your kayaks more stable than a canoe?
We use a Wilderness Systems Recreational Kayak. The model is the Pungo Classic. At 29 inches wide, this kayak delivers easy handling and tracks like it's on rails. Being so wide, this kayak is extremely stable and not at all "tippy".
Do I have to be an active athlete to kayak?
No. You can paddle at your own pace. The kayaks are light and move through the water with ease, even with light paddle strokes. The cockpits are roomy and easy to get in and out of, even for full-size paddlers. Our single kayak has a weight capacity of 325lbs.
I'm 6 ft 8 inches tall, do you have a kayak that will fit me?
Yes. Our Pungo Classic is 12'2" and will give you plenty of leg room and the opening is large enough to provide easy access.
We have small children, is it safe for them to kayak with us?
Absolutely. We have a 13' 10" family kayak that has two seats and an extra "kiddie" seat that can be set between mom & dad. And of course we have PFD's (personal floatation devices) to fit the smallest paddlers - even infants. The beam on this kayak is 31.5" and it holds 450 lbs total. It is a very safe and stable kayak and also very popular.
I don't know how to eskimo roll, can I still kayak safely?
Yes. Our kayaks are Recreational Style Kayaks. They have a very wide cockpit and are not meant to roll over.
What if I tip over in my kayak?
Basic safety training is included with every kayak rental. Everyone who goes on the water is given safety instructions that clearly detail what to do in this situation.