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Developed by the Inuit culture more than a thousand years ago, the kayak has held a long indelible attraction for outdoor adventurers. Whether it’s the exciting rush of taking on a river rapid or the quiet serenity of navigating backwater creeks, the art of kayaking draws enthusiasts from all walks of life.

When given the task of producing a program on kayaking, the Outdoors crew jumped at the chance to learn a little about the sport themselves. The crew enlisted the help of the Whitewater Learning Center of Georgia to be their teacher and set out to become master white water kayakers. Graduation: The class two rapids on the upper Chattahoochee River.

Sea kayaking, on the other hand, is specially designed for a more relaxed experience than whitewater kayaking. Sea kayaking affords a diversity of opportunities to explore Georgia’s riverine and coastal ecosystems. From the serene vantage point of a sea kayak a paddler’s perspective affords the opportunity to view wildlife and awe at the splendor of Georgia’s waterways.

We’ll also learn more about how kayaks are made and an Atlanta kayak club.

Web Resources

Park Paddlers Club
What's the secret to the perfect outdoor experience? Just add water. The Park Paddlers Club offers an abundance of scenic waterways (22 miles in all) to explore, for both seasoned paddlers and wet-behind-the-ears beginners.

White Water Learning Center of Georgia

Learn to kayak or canoe or improve your paddling skills. White Water Learning Center of Georgia offers a variety of programs for all ages and experience levels. Classes run from March to October and private instruction occurs year-around.

Savannah Canoe and Kayak

Savannah Canoe and Kayak provides canoeing and kayaking instruction, guided tours, and camping adventures along the Georgia coast.

Sinquefield Custom Boatworks

Handbuilt wooden strip canoes and kayaks. Each boat is built to the customer's specifications. They tailor the choices of wood, outfitting and design to produce a one-of-a-kind boat that will fit your needs.

SouthEastern Adventure Outfitters

SouthEast Adventure has been in business since 1994 - based on St. Simons Island and in Brunswick, Georgia. Over time, the trips just keep getting better - with new adventures planned every year, and more people interested in sharing our unique perspective and expertise.

Georgia Kayaker

Website for Richard Grove and his "Chattahoochee River Challenger Series". The series consists of a group of trips where he leads kayakers down an adventure on the Chattahoochee River.