Paddling Education

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.
SUP: The Fastest-Growing Outdoor Rec Activity in the US
Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has been growing faster than any other outdoor recreational sport in the United States.
Are You Up for a Marathon Paddle?
Marathon paddling…adventure paddling…distance paddling. Call it whatever you like, it's unlike any other adventure you can experience. If you’ve ever put your body through a long trip on the water, you know what I mean.
SUP- 10 Rookie Mistakes
So you’ve decided to dive into the world of SUP. You’ve got your new SUP board and Aqua-bound SUP Paddle and are ready to hit the water…or are yo
Aqua Bound’s Most Packable Paddles
Do you need your paddle to fit in your backpack? In your luggage on the plane? On your bike rack? You got it! Here are our most packable paddles…
How to Roll a Kayak [Video]
In this video, kayaking expert, Ken Whiting, explains the two most common methods to roll a kayak.
"Why I Love to Paddle" Customer Stories
We all have our reasons for being on the water, whether on a stand-up paddleboard or in a kayak. Here are some of the many reasons why our customers love to paddle…