Whether you’re a novice or someone who’s been kayaking for years, you’ll most likely already know that there’s a bountiful amount of different places to have a blast kayaking. This is because the sport itself is very easy to do and offers lots of different options. If you love the idea of a more relaxing kayaking experience, then tripping down a peaceful river is the way to go. If you’re an ocean lover, you can choose to kayak in the cold waters of the north while looking for whales and seals or you can take your kayak down into the tropics as you glide across the ocean top searching for a place to jump in and snorkel the reef below.
Because kayaks are so versatile, you’ll find that there are a few different kinds, a sit on top version, a sit inside version and even a see through variety. All of these kayaks can be rented or bought. If you choose to buy one, you’ll want to also purchase a Whispbar so that you can mount your kayak onto your car. These kayaks can be interchangeable throughout the world, making the sport that much more exciting. But where should your next kayaking adventure take you? Here’s a list of some great options.
Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
The hot weather and beautiful clear waters of the Sea of Cortez are a great place to kayak, even if it’s your first time. Here you’ll find relatively calm waters, making it the perfect location for those with young children or those who are on their honeymoon. When here, you’ll have the chance to view whales, dolphins, tropical and colorful fish of all kinds and much more. You’ll also find fantastic views of the land, making the need for a waterproof camera of some sort very necessary.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Unmatched by many, the waters surrounding Vancouver Island are filled with a plethora of marine species, big and small. You’ll also find that on shore are black bears, river otters, eagles and seals. Here you’ll have the option of kayaking the open ocean and the waterways that spill out into it.
Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii, United States
If you love the idea of kayaking in the middle of the Pacific Ocean while viewing ancient cliffs over 2,000 feet high, then a trip to the Na Pali Coast is in order. This coastline, in all her glory is also home to lush mountain sides, white sand beaches and more. Here you just might find yourself face to face with a pod of wild spinner dolphins as they jump and spin in one of nature’s wildest performances. This particular coastline, unlike the rest of the island, is completely isolated, meaning that you won’t find a single home, hotel or dining option.
When kayaking, just make sure to also stay safe while having fun. Accidents do happen, but there are lots of ways to prevent them.