Recreational kayaks are among the most popular of all watercraft. Their light weight, ease of handling and versatility make them an ideal craft for a wide range of activities.
This list highlights uses for recreational kayaks and things to do while kayaking:
exploring local waterways
exercise - kayaking is a great way to exercise
group activities - tours, field trips, etc.
meditation - peace and quiet
sports - fishing, clamming, crabbing, hunting
outdoor hobbies - birdwatching, outdoor photography, en plien air art, camping, picnicking, viewing North American wildlife
science related activities - research, education, environmental studies
transportation - floods, disasters, emergency response, search and rescue