Hocking Hills Kayaking
The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare to let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure. — (Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah)
Paddle to experience a new dimension. Float away into an amazing new world where a natural high waits for you. Kayak the hills and valleys how there meant to be hundreds of years ago and enjoy the landscape of the unique Hocking Hills, the magnificent Natural Rockbridge, exhilarating Super Zip and the historic Hocking Canal all before you return to the canoe livery.
Kayaking has become an increasingly popular recreational activity over the last 10 years. There are a number of reasons for the growth of kayaking. One is that even a complete novice can quickly master a kayak stroke. Another is that kayaking gives you complete control over your own boat, while canoeing require partners to paddle in conjunction to successfully navigate. Finally kayaks have evolved to become specialized for their use. Kayaks are categorized under sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, surf kayak (Stand Up Paddle Boards), racing kayaks, fishing kayaks and recreational kayaks. We specialize in recreational kayaks and you find several different model ranging from Old Town, Jackson and We-no-nah brands to choose from. Kayaking is great because little training is required for the Hocking River, you can paddle your own boat and you can pick a kayak that is better suited for your skill. Like canoeing, kayaking is a great way to create lasting memories with family and friends.
What Kayak is right for me?
At Hocking Adventures you can choose between single and double sit-on-top kayak and closed deck kayaks. Sit on top kayaks tend to be wider which allows for greater stability. On the other hand closed deck kayaks are narrower and longer which gives greater tracking and maneuverability.
Advantage Open Deck
Kayakers use a double bladed paddle which is more efficient than a single bladed paddle. To get the kayak straight requires putting each blade in the water in a continuous motion.
Show your Style
Red, Green, Pink, Blue-what is your favorite color? Odds are we have it! If you are not concerned about color you can pick between closed deck and sit-on-top kayaks from the best brands: Jackson and Old Town kayaks. And if you just want something that floats, we can do that too. If you decide you want to take the kayak home, you can apply the rental price towards the purchase of the kayak. Kayaking at ADVENTURES is a great way to get introduced to the sport.
Get your own Boat
Canoeing usually require two people working together. If you are not into "partnering" , well that is fine because that is why we have kayaks. Not to mention it has been our experience that sometimes couples work better without the stress of navigating the river in the same boat. Nonetheless you will find having your own kayak offers a level of control and solitude that canoeing can not offer.
Have your own kayak? No problem. Use our shuttle service for only 1/2 the cost of your chosen trip.