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Whitewater kayaking is an exciting sport that is safest when you know what you're getting into before you even push your kayak into the water. Kayaking involves quick thinking, smart judgment, and analytical skill--that's what makes it so interesting and fun. As a kayaker, you'll learn to look over the river and decide the risks and safest ways to navigate the rapids. Here are a few tips to help you analyze a river for a whitewater kayaking vacation:

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Sea kayaking has increased in popularity in recent years as an activity that people of all ages can safely enjoy. It's quite different from the thrills and dangers of river kayaking and running whitewater rapids. Sea kayaking often evokes a more meditative mood, as well as provides a light to moderate exercise regime. The sport is not very expensive once you've selected a watercraft that suits your needs.

The potential for observation of all sorts of sea mammals and shore birds is amazing. A day spent in this tranquil activity is one that will provide plenty of fun, exercise and enjoyment. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

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