Some Common Questions About Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling
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 paddling, 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 or falling off the paddleboard?
Both are extremely rare when renting or taking one of our guided trips. All of our guided kayak trips take place in stable, traditional, two-person 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 bay 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 or falling off your paddleboard.
Is kayaking or paddleboarding difficult?
No. Kayaking and Stand Up paddling are 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. Kayaks and paddleboards glide easily, with little physical effort in calm conditions. Sea Trek trips are designed so that participants 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?
Sea Trek provides all your basic kayaking or Stand Up paddling gear such as boat or board, paddles, and lifejackets. Wetsuits are provided for certain classes/trips. Please select the “What To Bring” tab above to see a list of suggested clothing and items to bring.
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 or paddleboard?
$25/ hour for Single Kayak or Stand Up paddleboard and $40/ hour for a double kayak.
What do people enjoy about paddling?
Kayaking or Stand Up paddling 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. Paddling also provides great exercise while developing your core muscles.