On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.
Since moving down from Alaska a few years ago, I have longed for a place with the same glacier-sculpted landscape, where grizzlies lounge in pristine creeks, munching on salmon. In all the lower 48, I’ve only found one place that comes close: Glacier National Park in Montana. The park straddles the Rocky Mountains as they […]
Go Fish! with our special Kayak Fishing Issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine – on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! On the Cover:Testing fishing kayaks in northern Baja, Mexico. Photo by Rober Zaleski. DESTINATIONSDenver, Colorado – Get wet in the high country. By Doug […]
The special Rafting Issue of Canoe & Kayak is on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! On the Cover:Paddle-rafting Costa Rica’s Rio Reventazon. Photo by Paul Villecourt. DESTINATIONS Adventures in Tasmania – Ecology and Culture in the land beyond the seas. By John Bowermaster Living […]
Race co-founder Mark Gorman claimed the overall title in the inaugural Sitka Sound Ocean Adventure Race on Saturday. The race for any human-powered watercraft benefited the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society, which is renovating a historic boat house so it can be used as a museum. The entrants used kayaks, rowing sculls and two Tlingit warrior […]
The Vancouver Island region is a large, sparsely populated area, encompassing Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands as well as a portion of the mainland. It has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems: rainforests, marshes, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes create habitats for multitudes of wildlife species.
Like the Jack Daniels’ in my guide’s hip flask, the Suwannee River colours my dangling feet in a warm amber wash. We are somewhere in Georgia, above the Florida state line when we paddle our Crayola-coloured kayaks around another serpentine bend. Six good ol’ boys are standing crotch-deep in the whiskey waters, the golden hue […]
The first annual Hobuck Hoedown – the North Coast Surf Kayaking Festival was a resounding success. The Memorial Day Festival was located on the Olympic Peninsula at Hobuck Beach near Cape Flattery ( a Makah Indian Nation town), the extreme Northwestern point of the continental USA. The festival, the first of its kind in the […]
Severe storms that ripped through the Midwest June 7 destroyed much of the Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure Resort in Northeast Wisconsin, leveling buildings and throwing kayaks and merchandise across the highway and into the trees. Co-owner Jamee Peters watched from the basement of one of 10 buildings on the 25-acre property near White Lake, Wisconsin, […]