Sea Kayaking with Outdoor Adventures, Lopez Island and More

The third largest in the San Juan archipelago, Lopez Island is one great place for watersports. It has plenty of beaches and its warm summer temperatures and scenery brings plenty of tourists. It’s easy to get to by air or … Continue reading

River Safety: 4 Lessons from Swiftwater Rescue Training

whitewater river with many rocks and obstacles

Having spent my college years as an avid whitewater kayaker and rafter, I considered myself to be reasonably skilled in river safety and self-rescue techniques. My trip leaders were never negligent. We learned to avoid strainers or objects in the … Continue reading

Ocean Kayaking around Weymouth and Portland

The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics’ sailing competitions helped give Weymouth and Portland a massive boost in tourism. So it’ll come as no surprise that the area continues to attract watersports enthusiasts in huge numbers. Ocean kayaking – one of the … Continue reading

America’s Foreign Country: Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin

For more than 18 miles, concrete and steel columns holding up Interstate 10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette in Louisiana rise out of a swamp. Not just any wetland, but the Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp, which covers a third of … Continue reading

Canoeing and Kayaking Around Plymouth Devon

Like many of its neighbours on England’s southwest coast, Plymouth has, inevitably, a strong maritime presence. Add palm trees, countless tourist attractions and warm summer temperatures into the mix, and you have a recipe to attract scores of visitors. Watersports … Continue reading

Kayaking in Northumberland

Scenic Northumberland in Northeast England offers so much variety for tourists. Friendly towns, bustling cities and quaint villages blend with stunning scenery. Its historic sites sit comfortably with an unspoiled North Sea coast of outstanding natural beauty. Castles dominate along … Continue reading

Kayaking Netarts Bay, an Oregon Gem

Netarts Bay in Tillamook County on the northwest coast of Oregon is a special place you won’t ever forget. Located between Cape Meares and Cape Lookout, this body of water is an estuary rich in Dungeness crab. Locals and visitors … Continue reading

SUP and River Kayaking in Newquay, Cornwall

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has become one of the world’s fastest growing water sports. Not only does it offer a great work out in the open air, it also enables you to progress in the water at your own pace. … Continue reading

Kayaking, Canoeing and More in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Spectacular scenery and a wide variety of water sports are what makes Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park so popular. Being the largest stretch of freshwater in mainland Britain, it’s little wonder that kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts flock there. … Continue reading

Maine Lobster House Run by Kayak

On this day, I paddle off the little sandy beach on Bailey Island, Maine, where I am accompanied by a lobster boat putt-putting its way out to pull traps off the rocky shore.  The air is sultry and the paddling … Continue reading