Paddling Education

Whitewater Kayaking Road Trip: Wisconsin Style
If you’re planning a whitewater kayaking road trip, Wisconsin probably isn’t on your list of destinations—yet.
2 Minnesota Teens Kayak the Mississippi River

Two teens from Minnesota kayaked the 2,320-mile Mississippi River in two months during of the summer of 2017. They were the youngest people to do so…

2018 Sweepstakes: Win a Packraft and Kayak Paddle!

It’s the packrafter’s dream team—Alpacka Raft’s new Caribou packraft and Aqua-Bound’s new 4-piece Whiskey fiberglass kayak paddle. And they can be yours—free!

How to Re-Enter a Sit-on-Top Kayak [Video]

One of the huge advantages of a sit-on-top kayak over a sit-inside kayak is its ease of getting back on from the water. Paddle expert Ken Whiting takes us through the steps…

 

Top 5 Kayaking Skills for Beginners [Video]

Expert paddler, Ken Whiting, explains five top kayaking skills for beginners to keep in mind before you venture out to start kayaking…

ProStaffer of the Month: Sean Callinan

Connecticut native Sean Callinan is Aqua-Bound’s ProStaffer of the Month for February, 2018. Let’s meet Sean…

Vancouver Island: A Paddling Paradise

Vancouver Island is world-famous for its paddling opportunities. Probably most of us think of sea kayaking the coasts here. But the Island has several dozen interior lakes and many rivers, too. Well-populated or remote, there’s a spot for you…

Complete Guide to the Wolf River
Beginning in northern Mississippi, the spring-fed Wolf River runs west through Shelby and Fayette Counties in Tennessee to its confluence with the mighty Mississippi River in Memphis.
Retailer Spotlight: Aquabatics Calgary

At the foot of Western Canada’s majestic Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta is kayaking specialty shop, Aquabatics Calgary…

Paddling with Young Children: These Dads Weigh In on Why and How

One of the great privileges of parenting is the opportunity to pass on our love of the outdoors to our children, including paddling…

An Epic African Paddle Adventure

Environmental scientist and adventurer, Ross Exler, is passionate about bringing awareness to the African Great Lakes system. So passionate, in fact, that he’s embarked on a 1,000-mile kayaking trip even now, during the (North American) winter of 2018…

Sea Kayaking in the Channel Islands, Alaska [Video]

The Channel Islands, off the coast of southeast Alaska, are hugely popular with sea kayakers due to their accessibility and the abundance of marine wildlife…

Retailer Spotlight: Western Canoeing & Kayaking, British Columbia

Western Canoeing & Kayaking grew from a small canoe paddle importing business to Canada’s largest paddlesports specialty store…

Kayaking in Milford Sound, New Zealand

“Innumerable waterfalls descending down unscalable cliffs.” How’s that for a dramatic description of New Zealand’s Milford Sound? Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

Retailer Spotlight: Alpacka Raft, Colorado
The folks at Alpacka Raft have one focus: Design and handcraft the world’s most innovative, premium packrafts…
One Woman's 53-day Journey on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
In the summer of 2015, at age 53, Laurie Apgar Chandler became the first woman to solo thru-paddle the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. How inspiring is that?!
Aqua-Bound Kayak Paddles in Las Vegas
Las Vegas-based Evolution Expeditions loves bringing their guests to the most beautiful kayaking destinations in their neighborhood…
How to Find a Water Trail Near You
Are you looking for a new paddling spot near you? Here’s a resource to find your next favorite water trail…
The Brand New Whiskey Kayak Paddle
Aqua-Bound’s newest high-performance, high-angle kayak paddle is the Whiskey, released on September 1, 2017…
The Brand New Tango Kayak Paddle
Aqua-Bound’s brand new high-end, low-angle kayak paddle is the Tango, released on September 1, 2017…
Aqua-Bound’s Low-Angle Kayak Paddles
If you’re a recreational or touring kayaker looking for a relaxed kayaking experience, explore our full line of low-angle kayak paddles.