Canoe & Kayak Ltd has been introducing people to the exciting sport of kayaking since 1994.
We had a strong desire to see as many people enjoying the sport as possible and soon created the Yakity Yak Kayak Club to ensure that new paddlers not only continued in the sport but also created a great camaraderie and close friendships.
This philosophy is still the backbone of the company today; to provide a friendly and enthusiastic environment for people to learn kayaking, continually improve skills and knowledge and above all have great fun.
Choosing the right kayak or canoe and equipment can be difficult with so many options available. Buying a kayak is not like buying a bike or a pair of skis. You are purchasing a vessel to explore the ocean or lakes or rivers and that vessel needs to be suitable and safe for the conditions you will find yourself in.
By visiting a Canoe & Kayak Specialist Centre or talking with one of our Canoe & Kayak Help Desk or Agency team members you will get professional advice from qualified paddlers.
The trick is before you start thinking about what equipment is right for you, think about where you want to go in it. The Canoe & Kayak staff member will no doubt also tell you about many more amazing adventures you could have in the future and some of these will expand your original ideas.
Once you both have this picture of your planned adventures sorted. The decision around the potential equipment you need will be much clearer. The Canoe & Kayak staff member will now be able to point out the best equipment and its features that can make your paddling fun and safe.
An added value of talking with the team and getting their professional advice will mean, the equipment you purchase today will suit you now and into the future and this gives you the best value for money product, while keeping your enjoyment and safety in mind.
Please remember, that equipment is only part of the equation for a safe, fun time on the water. We all know you will be safer and enjoy the sport more if you are knowledgeable about the conditions you are venturing into and skilful enough to deal with them. To this end we offer and recommend a range of courses which will allow you to be safe and competent on your kayaking adventures.
Cheers and Happy paddling
Founder of Canoe & Kayak.