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We love to explore the many waterways of North America on our own, but boy oh boy do we understand the value of having a good guide to share their backyards and experience with us. Please check out our reviews of guided tours and let us know what questions you may have. You’ll also find more tours (that we maybe haven’t participated in) available to book through our tour affiliates.
With so many health activities becoming mainstream, or at least gaining notoriety, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has truly come to the forefront, as has meditation. SUP Meditation is the combination of both the physical activity of getting out on a paddle board and the practice of […]
The Florida Keys are a chain of around 1700 islands stretching from the tip of mainland Florida and drifting west to Key West. Kayaking the Florida Keys is a bucket list item for many, and there are plenty of backwaters to check out… without crowds of […]
Oceanside, California is easy to miss if you’re driving the interstate on your way to San Diego. As the only harbor for more than 60 miles between San Diego and Orange County, Oceanside Harbor is a perfect place for paddlers looking to explore the coastal waters […]
Living in Florida gives my family a lot of opportunities to be in, near, or on the water. It’s our favorite place to be. Kayaking is a family favorite, so we decided to book a tour with Get Up and Go Kayaking Tampa Bay. The transparent […]
Standup Paddleboarding can seem daunting for a lot of people, let alone participating in a yoga session on a paddleboard. It’s not to be feared though, and SUP yoga for beginners is attainable and will leave you feeling accomplished, no matter your balance, just for having […]
Clear Kayaking is relatively new to the world of paddling, but it’s a welcome addition. We were fortunate to get our first experience with it in one of the most unique natural areas in the USA. We got to experience bioluminescent waters at Merritt Island National […]
You would think that a ziploc bag would be find for keeping your phone safe and dry, but no. It’s worth it to get a good waterproof phone case for paddling. The Nite Ize RunOff is surprisingly good when it comes to functionality and clarity. I […]
After your first long paddling adventure you’ll understand the value of good paddling gloves. These are actually the best kayaking gloves I’ve tried. I got the NRS Guide Gloves as a back up pair to my normal kayaking gloves and they actually became my primary pair. […]
I tend to lean towards REI when shopping for new outdoor gear because they have a great return policy and I love getting the dividends on my REI Co-Op membership… but they also have a really good selection of diverse equipment. I found the Rogue Showdown […]
What a fantastic inflatable board! When you start shopping for inflatable SUP boards and reading reviews you find that rigidity is a big concern (how firm the inflatable board it). The BIC Sport WING Inflatable SUP is great for mellow water or actual surf. This is […]
We got this paddle to accompany our inflatable SUPs, as it comes in three pieces. The paddle is good with a nice grip and effective scoop. Even though it’s not marketed as an adjustable SUP paddle, it totally is! The Werner Vibe LeverLock Travel 3-Piece SUP […]
Made by KIALOA Paddles, the Makai Adjustable Stand Up Paddle is a solid value. I purchased mine for $130 and am very happy with it. I like the look and feel of it, as well as how solid it is. Shop for Makai Adjustable SUP Paddle […]
Did you know that LL Bean makes kayaks? They do kayak tours, make cozy clothes, AND sell kayaks!!! We have the Manatee Deluxe Tandem Kayak by LL Bean and it’s perfect for paddling with kids. It was difficult to find a tandem kayak that was both […]
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