All forms of watercraft are welcome at AquaPaddle, here are a some of the more popular ones we see taking part in our regular paddling events.


Types of Canoe


2 Person Canoe

A 2-person canoe, also known as a tandem canoe, is a small watercraft designed for two passengers to paddle together. Typically made from lightweight and durable materials like fiberglass, plastic, or aluminum, these canoes are narrow and streamlined to allow for efficient and synchronized paddling. They often feature two seating positions, one in the bow (front) and one in the stern (back), with each person using a single-bladed paddle to navigate the water. Tandem canoes are popular for recreational activities, such as leisurely paddling on calm lakes or rivers, as well as for more challenging adventures like white-water rafting. Their design promotes teamwork and communication between the two paddlers, making them an ideal choice for those who enjoy shared outdoor experiences on the water.


A canoe is a narrow and open watercraft, typically made from materials like wood, aluminum, fiberglass, or plastic. It is designed to be paddled manually and features a pointed bow (front) and a squared-off stern (back). Canoes are available in various sizes, with the most common versions designed for one or two paddlers, although larger canoes can accommodate more people.

Outrigger Canoe

Outrigger canoes are a traditional type of watercraft used primarily in the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. These canoes are distinctively characterized by the presence of one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are attached to one side of the main hull. This design provides exceptional stability, making outrigger canoes suitable for navigating open and often challenging waters, including the ocean. Outrigger canoes are typically crafted from wood or more modern materials like fiberglass or aluminum. They can vary in size and seating capacity, from small one-person canoes to larger ones that can carry multiple passengers. In many cases, these canoes are propelled using a single-bladed paddle or a double-bladed paddle, depending on the specific type of outrigger canoe and regional traditions.


Types of Kayak


2 Person Closed Cockpit Kayak

A double closed cockpit kayak, also known as a tandem closed cockpit kayak, is a kayak designed to accommodate two paddlers sitting side by side within separate enclosed cockpits. Similar to single closed cockpit kayaks, double closed cockpit kayaks feature covered decks that surround each paddler's legs and lower body, offering protection from the elements.

These kayaks are often used for tandem kayaking adventures, where two people paddle together in sync to navigate rivers, lakes, or oceans. The closed cockpit design provides both paddlers with protection from water splashes, wind, and waves, making them suitable for various water conditions. Additionally, double closed cockpit kayaks may have the option for each cockpit to be fitted with a spray skirt, further enhancing protection and creating a watertight seal between the cockpit and the paddlers.

2 Person Inflatable Kayak

A 2-person inflatable kayak is a compact and portable watercraft designed for two passengers. It is typically constructed from durable, puncture-resistant materials like PVC or Hypalon and can be easily inflated and deflated for storage and transport. Inflatable kayaks are known for their lightweight and compact nature, making them an excellent choice for those who want a convenient and space-saving watercraft option.

2 Person Kayak

A 2-person kayak, often referred to as a tandem kayak, is a watercraft designed to accommodate two paddlers. These kayaks are typically longer and wider than single-person kayaks to provide enough space for both passengers. They feature two seating positions, one in the front (bow) and one in the back (stern), allowing both paddlers to use double-bladed paddles to navigate the water together.

Closed Cockpit Kayak

A closed cockpit kayak is a type of kayak that features a fully enclosed cockpit area where the paddler sits. Unlike open cockpit kayaks, which have a more open design where the paddler sits on top of the kayak hull, closed cockpit kayaks have a covered deck that surrounds the paddler's legs and lower body. This design offers greater protection from wind, waves, and water splashes, making it suitable for use in rougher waters or colder conditions. Closed cockpit kayaks often have a spray skirt that can be attached around the paddler's waist to create a watertight seal between the cockpit and the paddler, further enhancing protection from water. These kayaks are commonly used in whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, and touring expeditions.

Inflatable Kayak

An inflatable kayak is a portable and versatile watercraft that can be easily inflated and deflated for convenient storage and transportation. These kayaks are typically made from durable materials like PVC, Hypalon, or a combination of both, offering both strength and buoyancy.


A K1 kayak is a high-performance, narrow, and sleek watercraft designed for competitive solo kayaking. It is specifically engineered for speed and agility in flatwater or sprint kayak racing. K1 kayaks are typically constructed from lightweight materials such as fiberglass or carbon fiber to reduce weight and enhance maneuverability.

Sea-Touring Kayak

A sea touring kayak, also known as a touring kayak or sea kayak, is a specialized watercraft designed for longer-distance and open-water paddling, typically on the sea or large bodies of water. These kayaks are crafted with an emphasis on stability, tracking, and storage capacity, making them ideal for multi-day adventures, exploration, and leisurely cruises in various aquatic environments.

Sit On Top Kayak

A sit-on-top kayak is a type of kayak designed with an open, cockpit-free deck that allows the paddler to sit on the top of the kayak rather than being enclosed within a traditional cockpit. This design makes sit-on-top kayaks highly accessible and user-friendly, making them popular for recreational kayaking and water sports.


A surfski is a sleek and specialized watercraft designed primarily for open-ocean and rough-water paddling. It is a long and narrow kayak with a distinctive sit-on-top design. Surfskis are specifically engineered for speed and performance, with an emphasis on riding ocean swells and waves. These kayaks are usually longer and narrower than traditional kayaks, offering excellent tracking and efficiency. Surfskis often feature a shallow V-shaped hull and a sharp, pointed nose, which allows them to cut through the water with minimal resistance. They have a cockpit-style seating arrangement, where the paddler sits on top of the craft with leg straps to secure themselves, providing improved stability and control while riding waves.


Types of Paddleboard


2 Person SUP

A 2-person SUP, or Stand-Up Paddleboard, is a large, buoyant watercraft designed for two individuals to paddle while standing on its deck. SUPs are typically constructed from durable materials like epoxy, foam, or inflatable PVC, providing buoyancy and stability on the water. These boards are longer and wider than single-person SUPs to accommodate two paddlers side by side.

All rounder SUP

An all-rounder SUP, short for Stand-Up Paddleboard, is a versatile and multi-purpose watercraft designed to excel in a wide range of paddling activities and conditions. These boards typically feature a balanced design that combines stability and maneuverability, making them suitable for various water environments. All-rounder SUPs are often characterized by a moderate length and width, providing a stable platform for both beginners and experienced paddlers. They are constructed from durable materials like epoxy, foam, or inflatable PVC, offering a good balance between buoyancy and weight.



Racing Hardboard SUP

A racing hardboard SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) is a specialized and high-performance watercraft designed for competitive stand-up paddleboard racing. These boards are engineered to provide maximum speed and agility, emphasizing minimal drag and efficient glide in the water.

Racing Inflatable SUP

A racing inflatable SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) is a specialized and high-performance inflatable paddleboard designed for competitive stand-up paddleboard racing. These boards are engineered to provide exceptional speed, agility, and maneuverability, while offering the convenience of easy storage and transport. Racing inflatable SUPs are typically constructed from durable and rigid materials, such as high-quality drop-stitch PVC, which allows the board to inflate to a high pressure, emulating the performance of hardboard SUPs. They often feature a sleek and elongated design, with a pointed nose and streamlined tail, promoting minimal water resistance and enhanced glide.

Touring SUP

A touring SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) is a versatile and multi-purpose paddleboard designed for extended journeys, exploration, and leisurely paddling in various aquatic environments. These boards are built with a focus on stability, tracking, and cargo capacity, making them ideal for long-distance adventures and touring.