What kind of kayaks are used on the multi day tours?
Halfmoon Sea Kayak's entire fleet is made up of single and tandem fiberglass and thermoform ocean touring kayaks. Our manufacturers include, Delta Kayaks, Atlantis and Seaward.
How much experience do I need to participate on tours?
Our 3 day tours are designed to be relaxing and comfortably paced exploring. Camping experience is recommended so you are aware of what you may need personally to be comfortable and well rested for each paddling day.
Some 4 day tours include longer open water crossings that may require an advanced level of fitness for extended paddling periods or changing marine weather conditions.
Our expedition length tours take place in remote locations, sometimes with more extreme weather conditions and longer paddling days. Due to space limitations fewer comfort items can be stored. Backpack camping experience will be an asset for these trips.
All participants in our tours should be expecting to work together in camp and exploring under the guidance of the trip leader (the lead guide). Your guide(s) will assist in managing risk and will help to make the most of your touring period, rather than assuming a sherpa or servant role.
What about food?
Food planning starts at the online registration stage. From information gathered we will introduce and discuss your options individually and as a group. Food will be customized to suit any dietary needs and budgets. The best thing about kayak tripping is you don't carry the food on your back which will allow for more options.
Online booking process (under construction)
Step 1 - Check out our scheduled trip dates to see if any fit within your time window.
Step 2 - If the scheduled tour is one that suits you, call us or fill out our online form to register for the tour.
Step 3 - We will respond to your online registration with the current status of your chosen tour.
Open, Running or Full?
Open - the tour has interested participants but has not reached the minimum number to run. In this event, registered participants can hold their seat until a predetermined date while waiting or helping to look for other paddlers to join.
Running - the tour has the required number of participants. Planning is underway for it's launch date and still has seats available.
Full - Tour has been closed to adding paddlers due to guide to team ratio limits or launch date being too close.
Step 4 - When a tour reaches the "running" stage, deposits will be collected and planning packages are sent out via email. These will include very helpful resources for travel and accommodation surrounding your kayaking tour, detailed packing lists for you and a list of items we will provide, food choices, medical/allergy forms and waivers etc.
Step 5 - Call us any time with your last minute questions.
Step 6 - Launch day! Meet and greet on the beach before packing our gear. Trip briefing with a pre launch snack, then days of fresh air marine adventures.
*Based on 3 paddlers using single person kayaks. **Based on 4 paddlers using single person kayaks for 7 day tour.