Paddling Education

“What I Packed for My Greenland Kayak Trip”
Aqua Bound Marketing Manager Kate Wright was one of six of our team members who embarked on a Greenland kayak trip in summer 2023. Here Kate talks about the challenges of packing for a multi-day trip like this—especially an international one.
Independent Retailer Spotlight: Next Adventure
Next Adventure is a Portland, Oregon-based full-service outdoor retailer with a 20-year history and a national presence. Their robust paddlesports department serves customers from beginner to elite paddlers of all kinds.
How to Choose the Best Kayak for Your Family
Are you looking for the best kayak (or kayaks) for your family? Different options can work, depending on your season of life.
Paddlesports Trade Coalition: Supporting Paddling in North America
Aqua Bound is one of the founding members of the Paddlesports Trade Coalition, an organization initiated in 2023 and dedicated to becoming the “voice and soul of paddlesports” for the US and Canada.
Winter Kayak Camping in Algonquin Provincial Park
Does the idea of winter kayak or canoe camping intrigue you? Then this video is a must-watch to get a realistic picture of what this kind of adventure entails.
Kayaking Injury Prevention and Recovery
Alexander “Jalle” Stjernberg is a member of Aqua Bound’s Ambassador team and is uniquely qualified to talk to us about common kayaking injuries and how to prevent them.
Where to Sea Kayak on Lake Superior
Lake Superior is the largest of all the Great Lakes. In fact, Superior holds half of the water that’s in the Great Lakes. It’s the largest fresh water lake in the world by surface area and a world-class sea kayaking destination.
Kayaking in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is truly an American national treasure known for its towering mountains. The park also includes hundreds of lakes, many of which are accessible to canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts.

Aqua Bound Goes to Greenland
July 2023 was an epic month for several Aqua Bound team members when they joined AB Ambassadors Laila and Christian for a sea kayak trip in Greenland.
Kayaking the Ozark’s Current River

The Upper Current River, part of Ozark National Scenic Riverways, is a super-scenic and friendly river for kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders of all abilities.
New Zealand Packrafting: Hollyford-Pyke Loop
By: Eszter Horanyi I could feel tears welling up in my eyes as I struggled in the seemingly bottomless pit of mud, my heavily loaded packraft fallen to the side into some trees, my drysuit zipper, which had been unzipped...
Why Kayak Flotation Matters
Kayaking safety should always be top-of-mind, especially if you take your kayak further than a small local lake and plan to paddle in all weather conditions. “Kayak flotation” is one of those safety topics you need to understand.
Kayaking Norway’s Largest Fjords, Part 1

Aqua Bound Ambassador Joachim Larssen is no stranger to marathon sea kayak expeditions. He gives us a peek inside his Fjords of Norway trip of 2023 when he began his quest to kayak Norway’s ten longest fjords.
Youth Kayaking for Education, Fun and Life Skills
Aqua Bound Ambassador Marcel Bieg is the director of River House Outdoor Center in Eugene, Oregon. A lifelong paddler himself, Marcel discusses the paddle programming they offer as well as the myriad of benefits he sees for kids who paddle.
An Inflatable Fishing Kayak for Reliable Portability
When you think of a fishing kayak, you don’t think inflatable. But one manufacturer has designed an inflatable kayak specifically for fishing.
Sea Kayaking Dominica’s Waitukubuli Sea Trail
Join Ken Whiting, Aqua Bound Ambassador, as he sea kayaks for the first time along the coastline of the beautiful island country of Dominica.
Why Do YOU Love to Paddle?
There are so many reasons we choose to kayak, canoe, paddleboard or packraft. Here are some of the main reasons we love to paddle. Which are YOUR reasons to love it?
How to Choose the Right Water Conditions for Kayaking
The kinds of water conditions that make ideal kayaking, packrafting and paddle boarding depend on a couple of key factors: your experience and the type of boat and gear you have.
Gear Review: Open-Cockpit Rec Kayaks
In this two-part video series, our friend Dan Arbuckle from Headwaters Kayak compares five open-cockpit recreational kayak models for features, value and performance.
Sea Kayaking in the Land of Ice and Fire
Aqua Bound Ambassador Rachel Bott attended the Sea Kayak Iceland Symposium 2023 in Arnastapi, Iceland. In this blog post she tells us a bit more about the event, the conditions, and the awesome international instructors present.
Sea Kayaking Norway’s Coast near Trondheim
Aqua Bound Ambassador Reidar Sether grew up on the island of Hitra, along the central Norwegian coast. Come along as he shares his favorite things about this sea kayaker's paradise near Trondheim.