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Never Kayaked Before? Why a Guided Kayak Tour is Right For You!

Posted on: July 19th, 2017

kayaking the Black Canyon

Kayaking is an excellent exercise for people of all levels of fitness. It’s easy to learn and is a fun activity for individuals, couples and families. If you’ve never been, it’s beneficial to sign up for your first excursion kayaking the Black Canyon with a guide. Here’s why.


Understanding Proper Equipment

Outfitting yourself with the proper equipment can greatly enhance your experience on the water. Couples, teenagers, young children and those who are moderately sedentary may find it beneficial to use a tandem kayak. When working as a team, you won’t have to work as hard to put the boat in motion. Also, two-seater kayaks are wider and more stable. Before you put the kayak in the water, our experienced guides will go over how to outfit yourself and your boat and discuss what type of kayak would be best for your needs.

Learning the Ropes

Experienced guides teach you the proper way to paddle, steer, and teach you safety techniques before you hit the water. As you scull along, we can also give you pointers to help increase your paddling skills. While it is extremely rare, tipping could happen. If you are on a guided tour, you have immediate assistance from someone who can help you right your boat and get you back in the driver’s seat. The water on the Black Canyon River Trail is extremely tame since it lies between two dams, so you won’t need to worry about experiencing rapids.

Exploring Hidden Treasures

If you’ve never been kayaking in the Black Canyon, you may miss some of the hidden wonders if you to try to explore on your own. Having been down the canyon many times, our guides know all of the beautiful spots that are sure to wow you. Expect to see various wildlife, flora and fauna, caves and a variety of hidden canyons on your trip.

Safety First

Safety is always a priority when you sign up for a guided tour. Trained to handle most unexpected situations with confidence, our guides can maneuver you through a night tour with confidence, and assist you should you encounter any difficulties.

Kayaking the Black Canyon is a thrilling experience for all ages and skill levels. At Blazin’ Paddles, we invite you to join one of our excursions and experience the trip of a lifetime. Book a tour with us online!