Taking a vacation to the pristine beaches in Florida should be on your bucket list. And making your beach vacation complete is easy when taking part in an outdoor adventure that offers fun and excitement – kayaking! You will see Florida in a way that is impossible by any other means.
If you have no idea about kayak rentals, here are some of the questions to ask to keep you on the right track.
4 Questions To Ask Before Renting A Kayak
1. Should I rent a solo or tandem kayak?
This the easiest question to answer since the decision will depend on you. If your paddling partner is less experienced in kayaking, a double kayak is a good option. Double kayaks are also ideal for those paddling with a younger child. More experienced kayakers prefer a single kayak because it provides freedom and independence. A single kayak is also the best way to go if you prefer to take full responsibility for the performance and direction of your boat.
2. Do I need to take a lesson before renting a kayak?
There is always a first time for everything including kayaking. Many kayak rentals offer lessons for beginners and advanced kayakers. There is an option to combine kayak rental with lessons. Explore your options if you feel uncomfortable kayaking in any way. But if you want to take your kayaking experience to the next level, you can also ask rental shops about tour packages.
3. Am I ready to hit the water?
Staying safe on the water should also be a priority. While renting kayak equipment is essential, you will also need to make sure that you are well prepared. If you are kayaking with your equipment, a float plan plays a vital role in making your trip enjoyable. It should outline the details of your trip including the names of individuals who will be joining you. Details like emergency contacts, the colors of each kayak, location and launch time should also be included. However, if you are renting, the waiver you fill in will suffice.
4. Have I double checked that I have everything I need?
When you are renting a kayak, take time to double-check whether you have all the essentials: water, a snack, a map of some sort, sun protection, a way to check the time, and something for taking photos of course! Don’t forget a dry bag for anything that you don’t want to get wet.
Kayaking can quickly get you hungry and dehydrated if you don’t watch out! It’s good exercise, and don’t forget that you will be in the hot and humid weather of Florida. Making sure that everything is there when you need it will make your beach vacation a memorable one.
Ready to explore Lovers Key? Choose from our a wide range of kayaks and make your water adventure a great one.
Lovers Key Adventures
8700 Estero Blvd,
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931