Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I need any experience to go sea kayaking?

No experience is required to go kayaking but beginners are encouraged to take a guided tour instead of renting a kayak and going out on their own. On a guided tour both on-shore and on the water instruction is provided . Guides are there to answer any questions, for safety, and to impart knowledge of the local area, the flora, and fauna.

 

What age is too young to go kayaking and what is too old?

We have had children as young as five and adults older than 70 come kayaking with us. Check ahead of time for children under 8 as we have a limited number of children sized PFDs. Paddlers should be able to remain in a kayak for at least an hour. Double kayaks, with a strong paddler in the back, should be used if there is any question of someone getting tired and not wanting to propel themselves.

 

What do I need to bring on a kayaking trip?

A hat, sunscreen, water friendly footwear and clothing are all great things to bring.

 

What is better, a single kayak or a double for new paddlers?

This depends on each group of people. Double kayaks are more stable and very fast with two paddlers. Even with one person paddling a double still can maintain a good speed. The drawback is that they are steered only in the back so the person seating in the front is essentially along for the ride. Singles are more agile and allow each paddler to have an independence of movement.

 

Will I get wet on a kayaking trip?

Yes. Kayaking is a water sport so be prepared to get a little wet.

 

Will my electronics be safe if I take them kayaking?

We do not guarantee that electronics will be safe but we have dry bags available for for our clients to use. Please ask about them beforehand so we bring enough for everyone.

 

Pleasant Paddling - Sea Kayaking in Blue Rocks (minutes from Lunenburg), Nova Scotia - 221 The Point Rd. - info@pleasantpaddling.com - 902 541 9233