Frequently Asked Questions
How much kayaking experience is required to join one of the trips?
No experience is required for our kayak tours! Our adventures are for everyone. Our trips are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. The majority of people who join our tours are first time kayakers. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected.
Do I need to be in great shape to join one of the trips?
No. Our adventures are not considered to be strenuous or physically demanding, and we do not require a high level of fitness. We just ask that you are capable of a few hours of moderate exercise each day. Keep in mind that good general health will go a long way if we happen to encounter some strong winds or time restrictions. Most important is an adventurous spirit.
Are there any age requirements?
Although we do not have any age restrictions on our day tours we do prefer minimum of 12 years for our multi day tours. Those concerned with being in ‘their older years’ contact us to discuss their physical abilities.
How much paddling is generally done in a day?
Paddling time will vary depending on our destination, the groups abilities, and desires. Generally between 3-6 hours a day. In our days activities we also like to incorporate some hiking, swimming, beach combing and of course leisure/lounging time.
How stable are the kayaks? What is the likelihood of flipping over?
The kayaks we use on our tours are stable and designed for comfort. For those a little concerned, the double kayaks are slightly more stable than the singles. The likelihood of a capsize is minimal, and generally only occurs in an uncommon situation.
What happens if my kayak flips over?
If for some reason your kayak flips over, all of our guides have ample practice time on the water with rescue procedures, in order to quickly and efficiently get you back in your boat. While we are out on the water, it is of the utmost importance that the group sticks together in the event of a capsize or change of route plan.
What is the camp set up like?
All of our campsites are in wilderness settings. We seek out sites with beautiful surroundings and those that offer solitude. There may be times (on occasion) when we are camping next to another group of people. Where possible we choose camps which offer the most peace and quiet.
Where do we wash? Are there toilets?
For those wanting to wash up, you have the option of using small streams, the ocean, or one of the fresh water lakes that we may visit. Toilet facilities are not common in most wilderness settings, although some areas may have pit toilets. On tours your guide will generally designate an area or system that works for ensuring your privacy.
We, at BlueSwimmer Adventure (BSA), aim to provide low-impact experiences for people who enjoy being close to nature and immersing themselves fully in the environment. Those looking for 5-star spas or Club Med-style entertainment will probably be disappointed…or see the error in their ways…
“Nurture Mother Nature and she will nurture us”