Sea Kayaking Expeditions - Hobbies

Sea Kayaking Expeditions   by Marc Fredmen

in Hobbies    (submitted 2009-09-11)

One of the greatest advantages of kayaking is that it can be practiced as a pleasure activity or as an exhilarating adventure sport. Sea kayaking is one of the most exciting forms of kayaking and a sea kayaking expedition is meant for those with a streak of adventure.

Sea Kayaking Expedition - An Experience to Remember

A sea kayaking expedition is a great opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and even difficult waterways. However, with all the necessary preparations, a sea kayaking expedition can be extremely rewarding and an experience to remember.

There are many sea kayaking circuits that are immensely popular among kayaking enthusiasts. Some of them are as follows:

Kayaking with Whales:

Kayaking amidst whales is one of the most exciting experiences for a paddler. Paddling on waters with huge whales diving past the kayak is an unforgettable experience. There are exclusive destinations where paddlers can get an opportunity to closely watch whales and other marine life from the confines of their kayaks. The most popular destination for this is the San Juan Islands where each year large many paddlers come to watch the fantastic orca or killer whales in action.

An expedition to the San Juan provides a great chance to watch not just the orcas but other whales like minke whales, gray whales and humpback whales. Yet another location famous for sea kayaking tours amidst whales is Alaska. The frozen waters here are home to the humpback whales.

For those who wish to catch a glimpse of the beautiful gray and blue whales, the Baja coast of Mexico is the right place to be. In fact if luck favours then kayakers can watch ten different species of whales at Baja.

Kayaking Expeditions in Greenland

The birthplace of kayaking, carrying out a sea kayaking voyages here would allow kayakers to explore some of the best kept secrets of this region. The expedition would include exploring the fjords and glaciers, especially in the Eastern part of the country. However, it is important that kayakers with some sound experience in various conditions take up this expedition. A sea kayaking expedition on such an icescape is one of the most adventurous journeys that a paddler can undertake.

Sea Kayaking Expeditions in Chile

The Patagonian sea kayaking expedition is one of the most popular tours among paddlers the world over. This is mainly because of the natural bounty of this region. Kayakers are mesmerized by the glacial lakes, majestic gushing rivers, the great fjords of the South Pacific Ocean and the towering Andes mountain range at the backdrop. There are varying degrees of expeditions that suit different levels of kayakers.

Some of the most revered sea kayaking circuits in Chile includes the journey from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, a truly rugged and challenging trail. Yet another popular expedition is the journey cutting across the whole land of Chile starting from the Argentinean border to the Pacific Ocean through the Andes.

These are some of the most adventurous sea kayaking expeditions that kayakers can undertake. These voyages would test the skill of the paddlers but definitely provide an experience of a lifetime.