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Serving the Paddling Community Since 2007

Sea Kayaking Information, Trip Reports, Gear Reviews, Book Reviews, Links and More!

Why A Kayaking Website?

I have created as a way to share my passion for sea kayaking and wilderness, and to tell you about some of the places I have visited.  I came to sea kayaking fairly late in life, after early years as a power boater and twenty years as a Great Lakes sailor.  

In 1994, my wife Lisa and I were looking for a different kind of vacation experience, when I stumbled on an advertisement for a three day, wilderness kayaking trip off the coast of Maine near Bar Harbor.  Neither one of us had been in a kayak before but we gave it a try and loved it.  We’ve been kayaking now for another twenty years.  I don’t plan to stop until I’m no longer able to paddle!

Paddling in a New Location

Originally from the beautiful, but cold and snowy, upstate New York, we have relocated to the sunny Treasure Coast of Florida.  If you are a Snowbird, look here for information on paddling in Florida as you prepare for your winter visit.  “Homesteaders” - full time Florida Residents, may find useful information here as well.  And everyone will find great adventure stories.  

Indian River Lagoon Spoil Island

Sebastian River Launch

The Trip Reports section of this website contains reports of day trips and extended, multi-day trips.  It details supported trips led by professional guides and self-planned, self-supported trips.  It details the planning for these trips, and the equipment used.  It shares some of the joys experienced on these adventures, along with some of the trials, mistakes and missteps we all can learn from.  You’ll find reports on trips in New York and New England, as well as Florida, Colorado, Washington and California.  There are international trips in Mexico, Canada and Central America.  I hope you will find these reports interesting, entertaining and most of all, useful.  Below you will find some links to a few of these trip reports.

Our first trip, Maine Islands, 1995

Yackman's Trip Reports

Find more reports in the pull down menu above.

Some Trip Photos

Bill Quick a.k.a. KayakGuy on Lake Champlain

Bruce Romanchak on Forked Lake, Adirondack Mountains, New York

Yackman, 10,000 Islands, Florida, 2013

Lisa, Indian Lake, Adirondack Mountains of New York State 2006

Washington to the Chesapeake Bay 2008

Jan 11, 2017

Georgian Bay 2004

Lake Champlain 2005

Kayaking Florida 2006

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