I went kayaking for the first time last year with one of my nephews. We went to a local kayaking place that runs different tours. The company has kayak rentals, shuttles to the islands in the area, guided tours, and they also have kayak certification courses available. I had never been in a kayak before, and I was slightly concerned because I tend to get motion sick easily. I was pleasantly surprised though that I did ok without having to take any gravol.
It was so much fun. SO MUCH FUN. I loved it. I had a great time. It was a small group that went out. My nephew and I and a mother with her three children. None of us tipped our kayaks. We all did ok. It took me a little bit to get the hang of paddling. I was rather slow at first, and I kept turning a bit much. After a while I got the hang of it more though. Originally, the tour we went on was only a half day one, but because of risk of thunder storms we got to stop at one of the islands. That was really cool. There were a lot of campers on the island, and there were boats docked there as well. Now, to stop there people have to have passes, and the kayaking company has passes attached to all of their kayaks. The kayaking company also runs guided camping trips to different islands in that area, and I think they go for two days. It would be awesome to go on one of the camping trips which is hilarious for me to say. Anyone who knows me well knows that I cannot stand mosquitoes…I am more of a hotel person not into camping either. For some reason though I really want to go on one of their camping trips. The adventure and fun, and I enjoy trying new things that are out of my daily routine. I do not own my own kayak or camping supplies so being able to pay for a rental or go on the guided tours.. I do not think that is that bad of a price. I mean there is a kayak that I have thought about getting, but it is like a $850 kayak. Then you have to have a place to store it, kayak rack for the car, and I do not think I can do that anytime soon. I am going to try to save up for one slowly though. I would love to have one in the future and be able to take the certification courses. With not having much experience out on the water in any type of craft I think that I should have some more experience and training before I buy my own kayak.