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Frequently Asked Questions


1. I've never been in a kayak before aren't they tippy?:

Actually our kayaks offer great primary ( getting in) and secondary ( when you are moving) stability which is why we use them.  Kayaks, especially the North American style sea kayaks like ours, are much more stable in rougher water than canoes.   

2. What kind of kayaks do you use?

Kaslo Kayaking proudly uses all Current Design sea kayaks. We offer both single and tandem models. Current design kayaks offer exceptional stability and tracking and are a favourite among touring kayak enthusiasts. All our boats have a fish-tail design with roomy enclosed cockpits, roomy storage hatches, full rudder systems and are made from high-end rotomolded plastic. This type of Kayak is a must for the type of shorelines we have here on Kootenay Lake 

3. What does Kaslo Kayaking provide on a tour ?

 We provide personal flotation devices, paddles and all mandatory required safety equipment ( Paddle floats, tow rope, whistle, spare paddle etc.) Kayaking spray skirts and picnic lunch  on tours of 4+ hours (please let us know in advance if you have special dietary concerns or allergies)

NOTE: Kaslo Kayaking is happy to provide an individual sized dry bag for small important things like keys, cell phones etc. However we cannot take responsibility for any lost or mis-placed items. You are responsible for all your personal items taken out on tour. 

4. What do I need to bring on a tour?

A minimum  1L water bottle per person, water shoes or shoes you can get wet ( good for swimming too, we have lots of rocky beaches) your bathing suit ( please wear your suit as there might not be anywhere to change) sunglasses, hat, sunscreen  and possibly a bug repellent of some sort.  

You might also want to bring your camera/cell phone, small towel, and maybe binoculars.  You never know what you'll see on the water or on the shoreline!

5. Where do the tours depart from ?

 All Kayak tours depart from Kaslo beach by the SS Moyie Sternwheeler, but we always meet at our boat yard first ( 315 A Ave) 

Half day tours usually leave by 10 am depending on the weather.  

Sunset paddles leave around 4:30 pm depending on the season. Departure times will be confirmed when you book your tour. 

What if the weather is bad?

As safety is our main priority, we will wait until the weather settles down that day or try to reschedule the following day.