We are here to help you have a great time on the water
Kayaking is one of the most popular outdoor activities, but for beginners, it isn’t always easy to get started.
Where should you go? How do you stay safe, kayaking is after all a water sport? What are the right techniques? What kayak should you get? Recreational, touring, or inflatable? And how about related gear? Etc etc.
Since our start in 2016, we have helped hundreds of thousands of beginning kayakers find answers to these and other questions.
David De Haan, founder
David has a lifelong passion for watersports and the outdoors. David says: “I love being out on the water. No matter how stressful my day has been, when I’m on the water I’m at peace.”
Derek K. Clark, founder
With a background in publishing, Derek enjoys sailing, kayaking, fishing and spending time with his family on the water.
Karen Weaver, editor
Karen enjoys many outdoor activities, such as hiking with her husband, kayaking, or reading a good book on a rainy day.
Thomas Mays, writer
When not writing articles for Fantastic Kayaks, Thomas can usually be found exploring new waterways and lakes in Central Florida.