Because of the more settled lifestyle of the cities the average traveller these days seek something out of the ordinary. Adventure travel fits the bill perfectly. This helps the tourist get outside their comfort zone. Generally adventure tourism activities offer a way to connect with nature on a personal level. It can also provide a release of energy which is quite extraordinary. Adventure activities also give explorers an ability to experience a state of heightened alertness.
Kayaking is one such activity which is very useful for the individual undertaking it. It provides exercise, helps the tourist connect with nature. White water kayaking – which involves kayaking down a rapid or water fall is more popular among experienced kayakers. Sea Kayaking or open water kayaking is relatively easy and hence is undertaken by many more people around the world.
Kayaking is done by using a kayak and a paddle. Kayaks are generally divided into categories based on their use. For example surf kayaks are different from those used for navigating rapids. There are different kayaks based on skill and performance levels of the kayaker as well. Kayaks are really adaptable. They have a higher range when compared to canoes. Hence they are widely used for activities such as diving, fishing and wilderness exploration as well. Experienced kayakers say that kayaking sometimes help them to feel a spiritual bond that they have with nature.