Choosing the right type of kayak for your tropical vacation

Tropical Kayaking adds a new dimension to your traveling experience. Have you ever considered trying kayaking? It's a very relaxing way to enjoy tropical islands and beaches.

Traditional touring kayak, sleek and efficient.Modern traditional kayaks in the tropics... efficient & comfortable

If you appreciate quality and inherent value, a modern traditional kayak adds a new style to an old form of travel. Traditional kayaks are considered the standard worldwide. Our modern traditional kayaks are a perfect blend of craftsmanship and art. It's where the time-tested ancient meets the modern. They are comfortable and very efficient. Efficiency translates into added comfort. Our sleek kayaks slice through the water. Furthermore, we have a huge selection to suit all body sizes. Your comfort is very important to us.

The standard boat for all other paddling tour companies in southern Thailand is a sluggish sit-on-top. They are cheap in price and design. Suitable for resort use and piddling about in a small pond, they are disappointingly slothful when coastal and open ocean paddling. If sit-on-tops were really an improvement over the time-honored traditional kayak, wouldn't operators all over the world be switching? All quality tour operators all over the world use real kayaks!

Our philosophy is "Quality without compromise." Your vacation is too valuable to spend laboring in a barge when you have a delightfully efficient alternative. Don't be confused by cheaper imitations. New doesn't necessarily mean better. Traditional decked kayaks are a clear choice when only the best will do.

Oh my gosh, what if I capsize in my real kayak?

Decked kayak rescues are no 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.

Student learning the Eskimo Roll.In the photo to the right, our lead guide Zae is working with a student who wanted to learn the Eskimo roll. As you can plainly see, staying in the boat isn't easy. You must brace your knees and thighs tightly against the boat to stay in if you capsize. in other words, if you happen to fall over, you will fall out. It's that simple.

All of our tour leaders and guides can readily perform assisted rescues in the event that someone capsizes. You'll be back in your boat and laughing in a matter of a couple minutes... it's no big deal.

You're never too old or too young to start kayaking.

It's a gentle sport that's suitable for all who have a sense of adventure and who wish to explore the natural wonders of the world in comfort. If you can trek, you can paddle! It's that easy.

Certification in Paddlesports and First Aid

Dave is a British Canoe Union Level 2 Coach (trained to Level 3) and is the most experienced paddler in all of Southern Thailand.

Dave is an Emergency First Response Instructor and a certified rescue technician through the Rescue 3 International organization. Dave is also a certified Life Guard through the British Canoe Union. View certifications. Paddle Asia guides are EFR certified in CPR, First Aid, and basic life guard training.

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