International Sea Kayaking Guide Books
Kayakers who want to add to their sea kayaking experiences and explorations can find many destinations to choose from in sea kayaking guide books. Here are a few of the those available.
Guide to Sea Kayaking Central & Northern California
Writers Roger Schumann and Jan Shriner included over 40 sea kayaking trips with over 100 alternate routes. Crafted for beginners as well as experienced sea kayakers, the book contains mile by mile explanations of roads, famous landmarks, maps, and fascinating sights.
Marine Kayaking Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay: Day Trips on the Coastal Tributaries and Coastlines of the Western and Eastern Shore
Published by Michael Savario and Andrea Nolan, this is billed as the first and only kayaking guide to the Chesapeake Bay area. The book covers over 30 journeys.
The Chesapeake basin extends over 64,000 square miles and drains most of six states in addition to Washington, D.C. The coastal shoreline is 4,600 miles long. There are over 400 rivers and creeks.
This guide includes trips in the Bay, in tributaries and along both East and West shores. Information includes put-ins, put-outs, winds, tides, machinery, protection, and paddling. Sidebars note salt marsh ecology, biodiversity and social and maritime history.
Low-impact paddling strategies are discussed along with hypo/hyperthermia, and more.
Sea Kayaking Along the Mid-Atlantic Coast: Beach Paddling Experiences From New York to Chesapeake Bay
Veteran coast paddler Tamsin Venn chose 30 kayaking trips along the mid-Atlantic shoreline to include in this guide book. Detailed route details are given, along with local history, wildlife, ecology, maps and NOAA chart references, access, parking, launching and landing, trip mileage, harbor detail, tidal ranges, tides, weather, equipment and more.
Scottish Canoe Classics
Eddy Palmer selected his favorite 25 inland touring routes and included them here. Numerous images and specially commissioned maps provide information. Routes are ideal for open canoe and touring kayaks. There’s plenty of variety. The journeys take place on inland lochs, sheltered sea lochs and rivers of up to Grade 2.
Sea Kayaking (Outside Adventure Travels) (Outside Adventure Travels)
Veteran kayaker Jonathan Hanson outlines 25 coastlines spanning seven seas from Northwest Territories to Baja, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Everglades, from the Greek Isles to Tierra del Fuego, from the Red Sea to Fiji. Readers will find out how to see the strong Orcas (killer whales) off the coast of British Columbia, dolphins racing in the Sea of Cortez off Baja, beluga whales cruising the Arctic and gray seals and puffins on the cliffs of Scotland’s Hebrides.
Volume 1: A Kayaking, Hiking and Recreational Guide for North and West Vancouver Island
John Kimantas covers the geography, ecosystems, history and attractions of North and West Vancouver Island with hundreds of color images and charts. Eleven chapters are included. Every describes a distinct island area with amenities, attractions, ecology, history, place names, landing sites, campsites and general trivia. This guidebook helps the reader to prepare and get the most from exploring this beautiful coast.
From the United States to the Great Barrier Reef to Vancouver Island, these guide books provide sea kayaking trips for beginners and experts alike.