With fall in full swing, it’s the perfect time to go on an exhilarating kayaking adventure; it’s the best time of the year to explore Florida’s gorgeous waters and feast your eyes on the stunning fall foliage.

If you’re ready to embark on the ultimate fall adventure, we’ve rounded up some tips for fall kayaking to help you get started.

1. Opt for an Afternoon Tour

Afternoon tours are best for fall. You can make the most of the warm temperatures in the afternoon. In addition, you’ll get enough time to get back before the sun sets and the temperature begins to drop.

However, it’s important to note that if you wear fall-friendly clothing, this won’t be an issue. In short, you can opt for night tours as well. Speak with your tour company beforehand and communicate your preferences so they can recommend the best tour option.

2. Pack Like a Pro

woman kayaking with a lightweight bag in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Packing properly is essential for fall kayaking. Make sure you pack water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, a warm hat, a light jacket, and sunglasses.

While it’s important to pack the essentials, take special care to avoid over-packing; your backpack should be lightweight.

We also suggest rechecking the GPS features on your phone. Pack your electronics in a separate, dry bag to keep them safe.

3. Wicking Materials Are Your Best Friend

When it comes to fall kayaking clothing, you can’t afford to get things wrong. If you fail to wear fall-friendly clothing, you’ll feel uncomfortable, wet, and cold throughout the tour. As a rule of thumb, wear quick-dry clothes. Ensure your shirt, pants, and underwear are all made of wicking material. In addition, steer clear of cotton at all costs. Not only does it trap moisture, but it also clings to the skin.

Recommended Read: Kayaking Safety Tips

4. Partner With a Reputable and Experienced Kayak Tour Company

Safety should be your top priority when booking a fall kayak tour. Avoid solely relying on word-of-mouth. While your friends and/or family may have had a great experience with a certain company, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re well-reputed in the area and have ample experience; you’ll have to obtain this information yourself.

Dive into the deep end of research and make sure you opt for a reliable company. Look at reviews, check their website for key information, and make an informed decision.

At Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach, we go the extra mile to offer safe, affordable, and fun kayak tours. Our reviews speak for themselves! If you’re looking for the best guided adventure tour in Cocoa Beach, we can make it happen.

We cover a wide range of locations, including Ramp Road Park, Kiwanis Island Park, Cocoa Beach Country Club, Turkey Creek Sanctuary, and Thousand Islands, among many more.

Click here to book a tour and get started! For more information, feel free to call 321-480-8632.

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