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British Canoe Union (BCU) kayaking instruction,drygear by Kokatat

Serving Upstate New York and New England - Explore our beautiful lakes and rivers

INSTRUCTION & SALES 

  • B.C.U. INSTRUCTION 
  • Demos at your doorstep -- we will come to water near you for guided demos and instruction.
  • One day or overnight tours on Lake George or in the Adirondacks.
  • Authorized Kokatat dealer

            

 

SEA KAYAKING? IN UPSTATE NEW YORK?!?

The sea kayak of wooden frame and animal skin was developed by northern peoples, over many millennia, as an ergonomic tool of survival for hunting on the open sea. Contemporary versions in plastic or composite have proven durable and user friendly boats for recreation. The same characteristics which allow traditional designs to move quietly through the water, and yet also cope with sometimes turbulent seas, enable the recreational user to safely and efficiently paddle a wide variety of waters. A kayak's ability to float in a just a few inches of water makes it ideal for exploring shallow and quiet marshlands, closely observing wildlife. Its efficient hull, protected deck, and maneuverability serve well in protected lakes and coastal areas, as well as on larger bodies of water where wind and wave conditions might overwhelm other human powered craft. All this comes while providing a unique perspective for the paddler. Seated low in a kayak, the paddler is cradled by the water with eyes hardly two feet above water level, giving a view uncommon to any other craft.

 

Opportunities to enjoy kayaking in the Capital District and Upstate are many and varied. One can take a quiet afternoon paddle locally on the Hudson, Mohawk, or Hoosic Rivers, make a more extended day trip along the Hudson River, southern Lake Champlain, or an Adirondack lake. If you try a camping or day trip among the islands of Lake George, you will enjoy rocky shores and clear water reminiscent of coastal Maine.

HEY!! THE WATER'S COLD OUT THERE!

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