Sea Kayaks have become ever more popular with adventurers as a great way to explore coastal waters and lakes. They are generally much longer than river kayaks given them the capability of carrying a lot of provisions and better straight line tracking for long distance paddling and straight line kayaking. Generally made of tuff materials such as roto-molded plastics, Kevlar and carbon composites they are among the more expensive forms of kayak but offer the budding kayakist a great deal of adventure and the facility to travel longer distances with plenty of room for storage of provisions.
The average length of a sea going kayak is approaching 20 ft giving excellent straight line paddling. Many sea touring kayaks are fitted with a rudder at the kayaks stern which is operated by foot pedals within the kayak interior this enables the kayaker to paddle far more easily in a straight line and makes long distance travel much easier when most of the effort of paddling can be conserved for going forward and not spent making many adjustments for turning. Sea Kayaks have diversified further with the inclusion of sit-on-top sea kayaks to the range these are not generally used for long open sea adventures and are more suited to coastal waters and closer to beach activities for less experienced kayaking trips offering as they do a high level of comfort and ease of access.
A good tip when looking for the ideal sea kayak is to take the advice of your local canoe and kayak specialists in order to find Sea Kayaks best suited to your requirements. As with all forms of canoeing and kayaking do not venture onto water alone without first having taken some expert tuition in handling your kayak. Sea kayaks are a great way of seeing nature close up putting you about as close as one can be to the surface of the sea for this reason Sea Kayaks have become very popular amongst marine biologists.