3 Ways to Prepare for a Kayaking Tour

by | Sep 11, 2020 | Kayaking

The best part about our kayaking tours is that you don’t need any prior experience. Our expert guides have years of experience and make sure everything goes smoothly.

However, it’s always a good idea to come prepared. Kayaking is becoming increasingly popular in Florida, and people come to the Thousand Islands every year to enjoy the immersive day and night tours.

You might be wondering how you can prep for your first time taking a tour with us. Let’s take a look.

A couple enjoying a kayaking tour

Essentials to pack

Make sure you have a watertight bag to carry your belongings, especially electronic items such as phones, cameras, power banks, etc.

You can also carry a dry box, as it’s ideal for keeping your things from getting wet. Most people prefer to store electronics in the box and use the bag for a change of clothes and food items, such as snacks or even a first-aid kit.

If you’re booking a day tour, sunscreen is an absolute must. You may be in the water for at least 45 minutes to an hour and don’t want to get burned. Make sure to reapply because the reflection of the sun’s rays can intensify the sunburn.

What to wear?

It’s important to wear a life-jacket, but you don’t have to worry about packing that, since we provide those. We advise tourists to wear long sleeve shirts and pants and to carry mosquito repellant with them at all times.

Alternatively, some people like to wear dry and wet suits, depending on the temperature of the water. You can also keep a cap to protect yourself from the sun and keep your sunglasses on you as well.

Tips to build stamina

When it comes to getting fit for kayaking, it’s important to work on building your endurance and your stamina. You can do this by increasing the time you spend doing cardio every day and focusing on exercises for the core and legs as well.

Drink more water and cut down on sugar as well, so your body can detox itself. Moreover, quit smoking or vaping as this negatively impacts your stamina.

Enjoy the truly once in a lifetime opportunity of witnessing bioluminescence in its natural habitat on our exclusive kayak tours in the Thousand Islands. You can also experience all kinds of day, night and specialty tours. Get in touch with us before you book online so we can check for availability and ensure a smooth tour. You don’t any prior experience to enjoy our tours and they can be fun for the entire family!


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