Bellingham and Whatcom County have tons of great places to kayak. From Lake Whatcom to Birch Bay, the Northern Puget Sound is a beautiful summer kayaking destination.
One of our favorite ways to explore new places (and also one of our most frequent activities at home) is paddling. Whether that be kayaking, SUP, canoeing or going rafting we love getting out on the water to see wildlife and get a different perspective of a new place.
We have paddling guides for all around the USA and Canada. From reviews of specific kayaking tours to recommendations for lakes and rivers to get out on when you’re traveling, we have so much to share! We also have gear guides for some of our favorite paddling equipment.
If you have any questions about kayaking with kids or need a recommendation for your upcoming trip, please let us know. We’re happy to share our favorite water trails!
Kayaking on Oahu is a very different sort of way to experience the island. Hawaiian green sea turtles, islands just off shore and streams flowing inland are some of our highlights for paddling Oahu.
Kayaking in California’s Sierras is a gorgeous and wild experience. From paddling on the Merced River out of Yosemite National Park to the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, 15+ spots for kayaking and SUP in the Sierras.
The best places for kayaking in Door County and Green Bay range from state parks to wetlands on the shores of Lake Michigan. Top spots for kayaking with wildlife, seeing lighthouses and beautiful fall colors in Northeast Wisconsin.
Kayaking in the Adirondacks is a beautiful way to experience the largest park in New York. Mountain lakes, braided rivers and chains of waterways make the Adirondacks perfect for kayaking, canoeing and exploring.
Kayaking in Skagit County ranges from wide rivers with bald eagles lining the shore to tidal flats and bays. See our top picks for kayaking in La Conner and the Northern Puget Sound.
Kayaking in and around the Seattle Area is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. Guide to spots to launch and kayak near Seattle any time of year.
Kayaking Kauai is an awesome experience to add to your Hawaii vacation. With navigable rivers, bays and epic sea kayaking, we’ve pick spots for beginners and experienced kayakers visiting Kauai.
Kayaking on the Olympic Peninsula includes everything from snow-melt rivers to peaceful mountain lakes, from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, to the slow flowing tide of Hood Canal. This guide includes some of the best and most beautiful places to paddle on the Olympic Peninsula.
Kayaking in San Diego County is a fun addition to visiting Southern California. Check out our recommendations for sea kayaking in La Jolla, estuaries and more.
Kayaking in the Tri Cities of Washington’s wine country is a mix of epic cliffs and rolling farm country. Top spots to kayak on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Washington.
Kayaking in Florida State Parks and National Park waterways make a trip to the Sunshine State unforgettable. Top picks for the best spots to kayak in the Florida Keys, National Parks, the Gulf Coast and North Florida.
Kayaking in South Florida is a great addition to a trip to Miami or the Florida Keys. Kayak spots in Palm Beach County, the Everglades on nature preserves on the Gulf Coast.
Kayaking in Everglades National Park is beautiful, especially in the 10,000 Islands of the Gulf Coast. Guide to paddling the 10K Islands, tour recommendations and things to do in the Everglades.
Kayaking at the Kennicott glacial lake at Wrangell-St Elias National Park is an other-worldly kayaking experience. See what to expect, how to plan for it, and who to go with for kayaking in this unique National Park.
Whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in Glacier Country, Montana is one of the best additions to a trip to Glacier National Park. From multiday trips to scenic floats with kids, there are lots of options with Glacier Guides Montana Raft.
Kayaking Coastal Georgia includes wildlife refuges, historic forts, tidal lands and more. Check out these great spots to kayak on the Georgia coast.
Kayaking on Chesapeake Bay means paddling the water trails of Capt John Smith and in the crabbing region of the Mid-Atlantic. See where to launch, paddling trails and tours for Chesapeake Bay adventures!
Kayaking in coastal Maine is the quintessential Northeast experience. From rocky coves and lobster pounds to kayaking at Acadia National Park, ideas and tips for awesome kayaking trips in Maine.
Review of the Goosehill Sailor 3-fin inflatable SUP: see what we like about it and a comparison to other comparable inflatables. Also, where to get this LIGHTWEIGHT SUP.
We try out a lot of inflatable SUPs and have picked our favorites for 2022: the WOW Watersports inflatable SUPs, Rover and Soundboard. Read our complete review of both boards, including rigidity, features and ease of use.
It’s tricky to know where to kayak in Yellowstone National Park, as there are a lot of restrictions. This guide to kayaking in Yellowstone will help you find a great waterway in America’s first National Park.
The best places to kayak in the Florida Keys range from Key West to the backcountry of the smaller keys. Kayaking routes and guided tours in the Florida Keys to make a road trip on the Overseas Highway even better.
Top kayaking gear recommendations for new or experienced paddlers, from single kayaks to inflatables. Top picks for tandem kayaks and how to transport paddling gear.
Everything you need to know about visiting Blue Spring State Park near Orlando, Florida. Swimming at the spring’s headwaters, manatees by the hundreds and when to visit the most beautiful spot in Florida.
Best kayaking in the San Juan Islands of Washington. Kayak tours and best places to launch in the San Juans, including kayaking with orcas and bioluminescence near Seattle.
Kayaking in the Pacific Northwest, and more specifically Washington State, is a fun and sustainable summer activity. Yeah, you could plan paddling in the Puget Sound area in the fall …
Kayaking in Oceanside, California is a great addition to a coast road trip. See where to kayak, where to rent SUPs and what wildlife to watch for out on the water in Oceanside.
One of the most unique paddling experiences is clear kayaking, and in the Tampa Bay area the trip to the Shell Key Preserve is an incredible Florida adventure. See what to expect, what wildlife to watch for, and see that best tips for enjoying the clear kayak experience in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Florida gets a bad rap for a lot of things, but something it’s winning at and can’t be beat by any other state are its natural springs. Florida springs can …