Kayaking is an ancient activity that was once key to the survival of Inuit peoples. It has since become a recreational pursuit popular among young and old alike. Readers will be excited to take to the water after learning the basics of kayaking, including proper paddle control and performing a roll. Beginners will learn where they can enjoy a leisurely introduction to kayaking with a scenic guided tour and how they can work their way up to the difficult rapids tackled by advanced kayakers. Important terms, equipment, strokes, and the differences between sea and whitewater kayaking are also covered.