Meet the Sea Kayak Adventures Fleet
In three decades of leading sea kayaking and whale watching tours across the globe, we've developed a deep affection and appreciation for our boats! After all, they are our vehicles of exploration and our constant companions on-water.
We also know that the equipment you sit in and paddle each day has a tremendous impact on your overall experience. Over the years we've partnered with Seaward Kayaks to build a custom kayak fleet to meet the demands of our Baja and British Columbia sea kayak tours. These are fiberglass kayaks which are considerably more expensive and of higher quality than plastic roto-molded boats that some outfitters use. In some locations we also use Necky or other plastic composite roto-molded boats. These are best when we have to load/unload kayaks from trailers frequently. Some of these plastic models also have larger cockpit sizes that fit larger people better.
The majority of our fleet is comprised of tandems, as these boats offer the greatest stability, capacity, speed, and ease of paddling. There are typically a small number of single kayaks present on each tour, which will be utilized by the guides. We also have a limited number of single kayaks available to reserve and use throughout the trip (for an additional cost) for paddlers who have ocean kayaking experience. Single kayaks move more slowly than tandems, so if you want a single kayak please be sure you are realistic about your experience and ability.
Many of our commonly used boats are listed below. While this is not an exhaustive list of every model we currently own and use, these are our most frequently used kayaks. If you have specific questions about our kayaks or their specs, we hope you'll find this resource helpful. If you have additional questions, our friendly team of Adventure Consultants is always here to help!
"Into the kayak I go... to lose my mind and find my soul."
Seaward Southwind - Tandem
After 30 years in the business, we've tried every comercial livery boat on the market, and have found the Seaward Southwind to be an exceptional craft for our trips. A quality and durable craft, the Southwind is sturdy yet easy to paddle for novice kayakers, and offers enough finess for experinced paddlers. You'll see this staple in our fleet in both Baja and British Columbia.
Seaward Passat G3 - Tandem
A fast, sleek, touring kayak! The Seaward Passat offers a unmatched combination of speed, load capacity, and comfort that is unrivaled in touring tandems. You'll see this sleek boat on our Baja and British Columbia Kayaking Tours. In Baja we have a center seat accessory that fits the center hatch and is perfect for taking a smaller child with 2 adults.
Seaward Tyee - Single
A swift boat with excellent cargo capacity, class-leading stability and long waterlines. These features copuled with it's responsive paddling style, make the Seaward Tyee a highly sought-after craft.
We also have a few Seaward Navigator's in our fleet, offering a very similar paddling experience.
Necky Looksha - Tandem
Sometimes the demands of transport or use call for materials outside of fiberglass, in these cases we rely on Necky Kayaks. The Looksha is a stable, roomy, and comforable kayak!
The majority of our fleet is comprised of tandems, as these boats offer the greatest stability, speed, and ease of paddling. There are typically a small number of single kayaks present on the tour, which will be utilized by the guides. Depending on weather conditions, and interest, they may allow guests to rotate into singles; however this will be at the guide's' discretion based on safety and the paddling objectives for the day. We also have single kayaks available to reserve and use throughout the trip (for an additional cost of $100) for paddlers who have previous ocean paddling experience. If you would like to reserve a single kayak for your trip you will need to contact our Adventure Consultants to add this to your reservation and provide a summary of your ocean paddling experience
Sea Kayak Adventures provides all of the necessary paddling equipment for all of our tours: sea kayak, paddle, spray skirt, paddle leash, etc. However; if you're an expereinced paddler and would like to bring any of your own equipment you are welcome to do so. It's imprtant to communicate with your Adventure Consultant and your Guides upon arrival, to ensure you have appropriate equipment and that it's compatible with our fleet of kayaks.