Recreational vs. Touring Kayak: Which One Do You Need

The difference between a recreational kayak and a touring kayak is something that perplexes many people who are new to the sport. Some think a recreational boat is just a cheap touring kayak. They might be right to some extent; touring kayaks are often more expensive since, in addition to being constructed of better materials, … Read more

Sit-on-Top or Sit-In Kayak: How To Decide Which is Right for You

If you love kayaking as much as I do, having your own boat means more freedom and opportunities to paddle. A kayak is a relatively expensive purchase though, and you want to be happy with what you buy. Unfortunately, no boat works for all conditions or all types of paddlers, and few people have the … Read more

Paddling Together: Should I Buy a Tandem Kayak or Canoe

Tandem kayaks and canoes are both excellent ways for two people to spend a day together on the water. With experienced paddlers, both types of boat can be incredibly fast and maneuverable. However, both have their advantages and disadvantages, and they work best in different environments. It’s important to consider how you intend to use … Read more

A Guide to Reeling Them In: Ten Tips for Mastering Kayak Fishing

You’ve tricked out your fishing kayak and have your rod holders placed just right, but now it’s time to get out on the water. You’re well versed in fishing from a boat, but kayak fishing has a set of challenges all its own. These tips will help you master your kayak and bring you closer … Read more

Onyx Movement Dynamic Vest: The Best PFD for Kayakers

ONYX MoveVent Dynamic ReviewOur Rating 10Out of 10Lightweight PFD​Design Allows for Greater MovementMesh Back Helps Keep you CoolPrice: Buy From Amazon Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs): they can be uncomfortable, might restrict your movement, and are not always the most flattering. If local law permits it, some paddlers don’t wear one at all. But even if … Read more

Tips for Taking Your Canine Companion Kayaking

If you have searched for this article I already know you are a dog lover looking to grow your relationship with your favorite pooch. If you are looking for some simple suggestions on how to begin the process of incorporating your dog into a future water adventures in your kayak, you have come to the … Read more

A Guide to the Dangers of Kayaking and How to Avoid Them

Kayaking can be a relaxing sport or a thrilling one, depending on whether you prefer to paddle through placid mountain lakes or harrowing white-water canyons. No matter where you paddle, though, it comes with a certain element of danger. But kayaking can be a very safe sport, and with just a little forethought, the dangers … Read more

So You Want to Start Kayaking?

You’re thinking about getting into kayaking, but aren’t sure what kind of investment it’s going to take. Am I in good enough shape? How much will it cost to start out? Do I need to book private lessons? It’s a lot bigger commitment than getting into a sport like jogging or cycling, but if it’s … Read more

7 Essential Saltwater Kayak Fishing Tips for Newbies

Fishing in saltwater isn’t all that different from freshwater, but the challenges of any fishing trip are magnified when you’re in the ocean. The weather, distance from the shore, and gear needed all make saltwater kayak fishing a bit more challenging, but with a few simple tips you should be out on the open water … Read more

How to Set Up Your Kayak for Fishing

Probably the biggest difference between fishing from a kayak versus a motorized boat (or the shore) is how much space you have. On a kayak, everything needs to be meticulously organized or it will turn into an unruly mess. There’s not much space to move around, so if gear isn’t in its proper place, it … Read more