Watch as 3 killer whales surface right next to a couple paddlers to check them out. This video was shot off of the coast of Sakhalin - Russia’s largest island just north of Japan.

There are more than a few people interested in solo canoes these days. And with interest, comes options. Fortunately, your loyal comrades have been submitting solo canoe reviews for longer than you've known they existed! So here are the short lists of the best solo canoes broken up by length.

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by: Tom Watson
Camping with a kayak means you can take more gear than you could fit into a backpack for a land-based experience, yet space and weight limitations do put an upper limit on what you can ultimately carry.

August 31, 2019 was shaping up as an unforgettable day even before kayak angler Adam Irino got steamrolled by a motorboat and caught the biggest fish of his life.

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Stephen Thomas - Elgin, ON

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We went into lockdown in New Zealand to deal with Covid-19, I wasn't able to work from home so I had lots of time to get on with a project I've been thinking about for a while; a paper canoe.

by: Kayak Hipster
If you are wanting to branch out and explore kayaking destinations farther than a car ride away, here are a couple of things to consider if you want to travel and kayak far away from home.

Inflatable kayaks have been a game-changer for the industry. With phenomenal technology and durability, these have become some of the most popular kayaks. But with popularity, comes options.

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by: Cliff Jacobson
If you want to reduce the value of your canoe by about 200 dollars, put a thick, ugly skid plate on each end! Here’s why you don’t want skid plates!

Sit on tops hold such a commanding place on so many folks' beaches, kayak racks, and garages because they are well-suited for the casual paddler in casual environments. A must-have at the inland lake, cottage beach, or for the beginner/casual paddler or fisher.

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Once upon a time, I believed that the best canoeing rivers were in Canada and Alaska. Then, about 15 years ago...

by: Kayak Hipster
I thought I'd cover some of those basic requirements that I have been taught, what a “sit-in sea kayak” should have for you to safely go out into coastal waters.

It's that time of year where the air starts to warm up but the water could still be dangerously cold. Take this quick survey to find out what you should wear in your paddling environment to stay safe.