Boat Styles

What is the difference between a kayak and a canoe?

In a kayak, you ride close to the water, making it a little easier to turn and slightly more stable than a canoe. Kayaks have less storage space but still allow for a small cooler and a dry bag. In a canoe, you sit in a seat that is raised, making it a little more comfortable, yet it takes more effort and cooperation to turn, as the canoe is 17 feet in length. Canoes have ample storage and can carry items such as a large cooler, a dry bag, and beach chairs. Single kayaks are the easiest boats to navigate. Canoes and double kayaks require the element of cooperation which can be a little more challenging, as well as rewarding.

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Canoe

Users Two adults & two small children OR three average-sized adults

Info Weight Capacity = 500 lbs including gear

Canoes will require two adults or one adult and a teen to navigate the boat. We recommend two persons per canoe, though a third can fit if the party is small. A canoe also accommodates up to two small children (10 or younger).

There are two seats in a canoe, and children or the third rider sit on the floor of the boat. Bringing a seat-back, towel or stadium cushion is recommended for greater comfort.

If anyone in your party weighs more than 300 lbs, they need to paddle a larger single canoe only. Please contact us to request a larger boat.

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Double Sit On Kayak

Double Kayak

Users   Two average-sized adults OR one adult and one to two small children

Info  Weight Capacity = 465 lbs

Tag  Sit-on-top

A double kayak is easier to navigate compared to a canoe and can be managed by one adult and one or two small children. In order to add a third seat please contact us.

If anyone in your party weighs more than 300 lbs, they need to paddle a larger single kayak only. Please contact us to request a larger boat.

Single Sit On Kayak
Single Sit In Kayak

Single Kayak

Users One average-sized person

Info Weight Capacity = 275-350 lbs

Tag Sit-on-top OR Sit inside

We offer two types of single kayaks. Sit inside style and sit on top style. We recommend the sit on top if you are a beginner, very tall, or weigh over 300 pounds.

If anyone in your party weighs more than 300 lbs, they need to paddle a larger single kayak only. Please contact us to request a larger boat.

Paddle board

Stand up paddle board (SUP)

Users One adult

Info Weight Capacity = 300 lbs

If you are a beginner at the SUP, please be aware that our trips run on moving water with a more challenging learning curve than flat water.

If anyone in your party weighs more than 300 lbs, they need to paddle a larger single kayak only. Please contact us to request a larger boat