6 Kayak Tours For Adventurous Travelers

There are many exciting ways to explore a destination, whether by land or water. For those on the more adventurous side, a kayaking tour offers a particularly unique mode of sightseeing travel. If you're looking for a memorable excursion and don't mind getting a little wet, check out the tours here, which take travelers around places including California, Ireland, and Chile. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Great Kayak Tours For Adventurers

Name Tour Locations
Venice Kayak Venice city and the Venetian lagoon, Italy
Milwaukee Kayak Company Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sea Quest Expeditions San Juan Islands, Washington; Baja, Mexico; and Alaska
Spirit of the West Adventures British Columbia, Chile, The Bahamas and Greenland
Everyday California La Jolla, California
Outdoors Ireland Killarney Lakes and Glengarriff Bay, Ireland

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Whether you are new to kayaking or an experienced paddler, this low impact adventure is a great way to explore new locales. From whale watching in natural areas to sightseeing in some of the world's greatest cities, these tours can take you far. In no particular order, here are six companies with kayak tours that give travelers a novel way to explore.

Our pick for #1 is Venice Kayak, a tour company that takes us to Venice city and the Venetian lagoons. Here, qualified guides provide unique views of this historic and architecturally unique Italian city. Make your way through its famous canals while learning about its history, engineering, marine life, and more.

Whether you're looking for a day-long tour, an afternoon excursion, or a combined trip to both the city and the lagoon, Venice Kayak has something for every type of traveler. It can also help tourists partake in the city's waterbound festivities, including the Festa della Sensa, the Regeta Storica, and the Vogalonga.

It can also help tourists partake in the city's waterbound festivities, including the Festa della Sensa, the Regeta Storica, and the Vogalonga.

Our next pick is Milwaukee Kayak Company at #2. Founded in 2013, this Wisconsin based company strives to provide a healthy, unique, safe, and fun paddling experience while promoting the city of Milwaukee.

In addition to providing daily rentals, Milwaukee Kayak Company also offers weekly guided tours that are based in education. These tours encourage visitors and locals to learn about the health and vitality of waterways as well as steps that can be taken to maintain and improve the eco-system.

Our pick for #3 is Sea Quest Expeditions, which offers a variety of kayaking and adventure quest tours. Its handcrafted tours are led mainly by biologists and environmental scientists who educate kayakers on the natural environment.

Its handcrafted tours are led mainly by biologists and environmental scientists who educate kayakers on the natural environment.

While Sea Quest Expeditions is based out of the San Juan Islands in Washington, the company leads kayak expeditions in a variety of locations, including the Baja Peninsula in Mexico and Alaska's Inside Passage. No matter where the trip takes place, there is always a focus on great whale watching.

Coming in at #4 is Spirit of the West Adventures, which has been leading multi-day sea kayaking tours in British Columbia and abroad since 1997. It boasts that you can kayak in the realm of whales. The company is owned and run by guides with diverse and highly professional backgrounds and is committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.

While being based on the Quadra Islands in British Columbia, Spirit of the West also offers tours in the Bahamas, Greenland, and other locations. As many of its trips require meals, it takes food very seriously. Kayakers will enjoy homemade and garden-fresh fare, in addition to recently caught seafood.

Kayakers will enjoy homemade and garden-fresh fare, in addition to recently caught seafood.

Next up at #5 is Everyday California, a La Jolla-based adventure brand. Adventure enthusiasts can take in Southern California's scenic coastline views with kayak and snorkel tours, as well as surf and stand up paddle board lessons. The brand also creates a line of apparel and access while using business practices that improve the environment.

Everyday California offers a variety of tours that appeal to kayakers of every experience level. With the La Jolla Sea Cave Kayak Tour, paddlers explore the La Jolla Ecological Reserve and the seven sea caves. During the winter, you can experience the grey whale migration from the Arctic to Mexico, from the seat of a kayak.

Last but not least we have Outdoors Ireland at #6. This leading outdoor training, adventure, and bushcraft company offers a variety of kayaking tours through Killarney Lakes and Glengarriff Bay. All of its adventures require no previous experience.

All of its adventures require no previous experience.

Ireland's waterways offer scenic views of wildlife and ancient ruins. The experienced instructors at Outdoors Ireland will share insights on the area while helping travelers develop the skills needed to master their kayaks.