Paddling Education

American Canoe Association: 140+ Years of Service to the Paddling Community

The American Canoe Association has been “making the world a better place to paddle” since 1880…

How to Have a Health and Wellness Getaway in the Southern Finger Lakes Region
With glistening glacial lakes, vast expanses of pristine forest, bountiful family farms, and charming towns, the Southern Finger Lakes region of New York is the ideal place for a one-of-a-kind health and wellness getaway.
Testing my new paddle
The people who now me also know that I mostly paddle with a Greenland paddle. But sometimes I need something with some more "punch" inte the paddle, mostly when surfing and rock hopping.
NEW PRODUCT: Bent Shaft & 4pc Breakdown Kayak Paddle Options
Last year we launched the Whiskey and Tango compression molded kayak paddles, and they were the lightest, smoothest paddles we’ve ever made at 23 oz. (Carbon) and 26 oz. (Fiberglass).
Kayak Safely in High-Traffic Waters [Video]
If you plan to kayak in high-traffic waters, you’ll need to learn the “rules of the road.” Kayak expert, Ken Whiting, shares his tips with us in this video…
Beginner’s Guide to Kayak Fishing Gear [Video]

Are you getting started in kayak fishing? This helpful video from Aquabatics Calgary will point you in the right direction for all your gear…


A Paddling Guide to the Poconos: What to Know, Where to Go
Boasting 150 lakes and 170 river miles, the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania is an incredible spot for watersports enthusiasts. From the rapids on the Lehigh River to the flatwater of Lake Wallenpaupack, you’ll find find lots of places to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Kayak Touring: Getting the Right Gear [Video]
Kayak expert, Ken Whiting, shares with us the gear you need to get started kayak touring in this instructional video…
3 Techniques All Kayakers Should Know
One of the great things about kayaking is that anyone can grab a paddle and a kayak, put it in the water and start paddling…
What’s So Cool about Packrafting?

Packrafting is our fastest growing sport here at Aqua-Bound. Virtually unknown outside the paddling world—and even inside it, until recently—here’s why people are starting to notice this cool paddle sport…

Explore the Newfoundland Coast by Kayak

Quirpon Island in Newfoundland offers spectacular kayaking for both experienced and beginning paddlers.

Paddling Terminology: From Aft to Yaw
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, does that means a word is worth 1/1,000 of a picture?
Sea Kayaking in the Fjords of Norway

Aqua-Bound ProStaffer, Tomasz Furmanek, has been kayaking and photographing the fjords of his native Norway for many years. Let’s go on a photo tour of the areas near Aurland and Bergen in southwest Norway…

Fishing the Devils River - From a Pau Hana Endurance
There are many different rivers in the state of Texas that I enjoy fishing, but one river has consistently set itself apart from the others – the Devils River...
How to Choose a Recreational Kayak Paddle [Video]

You can choose a recreational kayak paddle easily with the suggestions from our friends at Aquabatics Calgary. Their video will tell you everything you need to know…

Why You Need Aqua-Bound’s BilgeMaster Pump

Unless you always paddle within easy swimming distance of the shore, a bilge pump should be a must-have accessory on all your paddling excursions…

The Complete Guide to Keuka Lake
The Finger Lakes Region of New York is filled with natural beauty, from gushing waterfalls cascading down deep gorges to wineries dotting rolling, green hills—and at the heart of it all lies Keuka Lake.
The 4 Best Beginner-Friendly Rivers for Packrafting in New Zealand

Since the beginning, packrafting has appealed to adventurous folk who aren’t afraid to put in a little effort to get off the beaten path. Not quite an inflatable canoe yet not quite a kayak, packrafts are inflatable rafts that resemble dinghies but are capable of whitewater and extreme fun.

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…

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…