Some Common Questions About Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle
Here are some questions you might have about kayaking or Stand Up Paddling. If you don’t see the answer to your questions please give us a call so we can answer all your questions.
Will I get wet?
There is often a certain amount of “splash and drip” associated with kayaking, but we provide water-repellent outerwear to keep you as dry as possible. We launch from a dock especially designed for easy kayak and paddleboard access so you will stay dry
What about capsizing the kayak?
Capsizes are extremely rare. All of our trips take place in stable, traditional, two-person sea kayaks (larger and steadier than river kayaks). The popular image of kayaks bobbing through rapids, and flipping upside-down is common to river kayaking but not ocean kayaking. Keep in mind, however, if you participate in our skills courses, you will be learning and practicing rescue techniques that require overturning your boat.
Is sea kayaking difficult?
No. Sea kayaking is highly accessible. Our friendly, supportive staff will teach you the simple, necessary skills you need in order to enjoy your time on the water.
Is it strenuous?
Only if you so choose. Ocean kayaks glide easily, with little physical effort. Sea Trek trips are designed so that participant don’t over exert themselves; and travel is at a leisurely pace. Will I be safe?Yes. For precautionary purposes all our clients wear a lifejacket (or PFD personal flotation device). For all trips and classes you will be accompanied by an instructor/guide who is trained in first aid. Sea Trek has an unblemished safety record.
Will I need any special gear or equipment?
No. Sea Trek provides all the kayaking gear that you need, plus a list of clothing suggestions to keep you comfortable, warm, and dry.
Can children participate?
Yes. Children of any age can kayak together with an adult, depending on the skill and confidence of the adult. Sea Trek offers programs (trips and camps) specifically designed for kids.
What does it cost to rent a kayak?
$25/ hour for Single Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board and $40/ hour for a double kayak.
What do people enjoy about sea kayaking?
Sea kayaking is a means to explore and enjoy the outdoors on an intimate level. There is the solitude of a solo paddle, or the thrill and camaraderie of a group adventure or a Sea Trek trip or class. Kayaking also provides great exercise gentle, or energetic at your own pace.