Have you always dreamed of paddling off to an island and staying overnight; far from the confines of roads and vehicle accessible areas? While this may be possible to do in a motorized boat, kayaks are far more adaptable vehicles. Many waterways do not tolerate the noise and disruption boats offer, so they are not allowed at all. Included here are a few of the major benefits offered by kayaks.
1. Access to Remote Locations
Kayaks are often allowed on lakes and waterways that do not allow motorized boats. These tend to be more remote, tranquil waterways that are untouched by humans. Many of these areas do not see much development or change because they are protected, so the views can be that much more breathtaking.
2. Ability to Navigate Shallow Water
Everyone knows to watch the water depth when you’re in a boat. You don’t want to scrape that hull open and begin taking on water. Shallow water is almost a non-issue for kayakers. You can slip along in two inches of water when you are in a hard shell. For inflatable kayaks, you may want to be more cautious due to the risk of sticks causing holes in your boat, but if the water is clear you can watch for any possible problems. [Read more…]