How to Choose a Boat

We can help you find the perfect kayak or canoe for your needs.
Use us as a resource to plan and outfit your next trip!

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TYPES OF PADDLECRAFT

Use this legend and answer the questions below to guide your decision.

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TYPES OF WATER TERRAIN

WHERE WILL YOU GO? The most important factor to consider is the type of water.
Different types of boats are optimized for different types of water.

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KAYAK OR CANOE?

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SIT ON TOP OR INSIDE?

Nearly every type of kayak is available in Sit-on-top or sit-inside designs.

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HOW FAR WILL YOU GO?

A short paddle, full day or multi-day adventure… the farther you go, the more time you spend in your boat.

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KAYAK PERFORMANCE COMPARISON

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SHOP FOR YOUR PERFECT BOAT!

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