kayaking trip frequently asked questions
on these sea kayaking question topics for fast navigation:
Question #1- I've never paddled a kayak
before, can I join one of your trips?
Are your tours strenuous?
What happens if I capsize?
What do people enjoy about sea kayaking?
What sort of accommodations should I expect?
What is included and what should I bring?
Can I bring my camera, video recorder and binoculars?
Can you tell me more about your sea kayaking equipment?
Do you rent kayaks?
Question #1 -
I've never paddled a sea kayak before, can I join one of your trips?
Answer - We tailor our trips to first-time paddlers and beginners.
Our friendly and supportive guides and tour leaders will teach you the
basis, necessary skills you need in order to enjoy your time on the water.
Sea kayaking is very easy. It's a safe activity for all ages. The majority
of our guests are middle-aged or older. Experienced paddlers are welcomed
Questions #2 - Are your trips strenuous?
Answer - Our
pace is based on the group. We keep our itineraries flexible so that every
trip participant gets the exact type of sea kayak trip that she/he desires.
You do not need to be athletic to enjoy this wonderful activity. If you
can trek, you can paddle a kayak. It's that simple.
Question #3 -
What happens if I capsize?
Answer - Capsizes
are extremely uncommon. All of our traditional sea kayaks are stable.
You may be mistaking sea kayaking with white water kayaking where the
small river kayak bobs through waves and rapids and occasionally flips.
Sea kayaks are designed differently and stability is one of the main characteristics
of sea kayaks.
If by some chance you do capsize, it is not a big deal. You won't be stuck
in the kayak if you happen to tip over. In fact, you must brace your thighs
under the deck in order to remain in a capsized boat. Emptying the kayak
and getting you back in the boat is very quick and easy. All of our guides
and tour leaders are experts at assisted rescues.
#4 - What do people enjoy about sea kayaking?
Answer - Sea
kayaking is a method to explore and enjoy the natural world on a very
intimate level. There is both the solitude of solo paddling as well as
the joy and camaraderie of a small group sea kayaking adventure. Kayaking
is physical, so it gives you the feeling of actually accomplishing something
on your vacation. Anyone can sit on a beach all day; you can be a sea
kayaker. Give it a try... you'll be glad you did.
Question #5 - What
sort of accommodations should I expect?
Answer - One of our major goals is to get away from the more popular
tourist spots. This means that some of our bungalows are very basic. The
quality varies from spot to spot. We require our bungalows to be clean
and to have scrumptious food. The reason why we stay in bungalows rather
than camp is that after a fun day of paddling, we want a proper shower,
a great meal and a comfortable bed after that. Camping in the tropics
isn't very comfy, but we do offer kayak
camping during the winter months.
To see sample of some of the bungalow we use, see our bungalows
Question #6 - What is included and
what should I bring?
- This trip includes all transfers from nearest local airport, bus station
or train station (airfare not included), all equipment, accommodations
once on the trip, all meals, all snacks, all non-alcoholic drinks, and
Click here to
see our what
to bring list.
- Can I bring my camera, video recorder and binoculars?
- By all means. We have dry bags for you. Bring a small towel to wrap
your gear before putting it in the bag help keep the moisture out. Binoculars
are a very valuable asset, especially in Khao Sok National Park. We do
not supply binoculars. We are not responsible for damaged equipment.
you tell me more about your sea kayaking equipment?
Answer - We have a large fleet of high quality traditional sea
kayaks. We have both single and two-person kayaks in a variety of sizes
to suit guests of all sizes. Your comfort is very important to us. Supplying
you with a proper fitting boat increases your comfort factor tremendously.
We also have high quality lightweight paddles. This is even more important
than the kayak. This is your tool. At the end of the day and when you
get up the following day, we want you to be fresh. If you are sore, we've
failed... and we don't fail.
- Do you rent kayaks?
Answer - No, we used to rent our kayaks and equipment to qualified
paddlers, but several of our expensive kayaks were severely damaged, so
we stopped renting.