Kayaks are a kind of boat that is slim and small and is used by a limited number of people, often a single person at a time. 

It is considered to be a sports equipment by many, as the major use of this particular boat is generally in sports and aquatic races. 

The major kinds of kayaks are – surf play kayaks, fishing, and leisure and tour kayaks often termed as ocean kayaks.

Leisure kayak is easy for beginners, it is light in weight and can be manoeuvred easily.

Leisure kayaks

The ocean kayaks or the tour kayaks are designed with a longer journey in mind and therefore have more capacity to store.

ocean kayaks

Fishing Kayaks are more narrow and sleek in their design, thereby enabling the occupant to manoeuvre into spaces which are far tighter.

Fishing Kayaks

Though the kayaks are often mentioned as canoes, there is a difference between the two and it features the sitting and paddling positions of the occupants.


In a kayak, the paddler sit facing forward with his legs forward as well and uses a two bladed paddle. 


On the other hand in a canoe the paddler does sit facing forward but is in a kneeling posture and uses a single bladed paddle. 

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