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Frequently Asked Questions

What is pedal kayaking?

Unlike regular kayaking, you sit and pedal the kayak almost like a floating recumbent bike.

Do we need any experience to go on a Kayak adventure?

Absolutely not. I will let you know everything you need to know about pedal kayaking.  

Are these hard to pedal?  Can I do it if I have had a hip or knee replacement?

The pedal kayaks move with ease.   I have had riders from 12 to 82 and everyone has had a ball.  I actually had a hip replacement and I'm on the water almost everyday!  I do have a small motor available that can be used for those with no or limited use of their legs.

I have no use of my legs, is their an option?

Yes!  I do have a kayak motor available to assist with those who may not have have limited or no use of their legs.  You will need to be arm control to use the rudder and to control the speed of the kayak.  I will work with you to find the most ideal accessible launch location.

Do you have both single and dual seat kayaks available?

Yes, we have one Hobie dual seat kayak available.  Choose it during the check-out process.

Can my younger (under 12) kids come along?

Yes, however, you must take a dual kayak.  

Where do the tours take place?

I have my favorites that include:  Nokomis & Venice Tour | Siesta Key - Turtle Beach | Englewood (Lemon Bay/Oyster Creek) | Boca Grande Bayou & Sandbar.  I will work through the specifics with you prior to tour day.  

Can we bring alcoholic or other types of beverages?

Yes, absolutely.  You are welcome to bring water, soft drinks, beer or white or sparkling wine . I have a couple of coolers that can hold your drinks.  Champagne is provided for the sunset pedal kayak tours.

What should we bring on the tour?

I recommend the following:  Hat, sunscreen, comfortable shorts and shirt.   Topsider does not take responsibility for any of your electronic items or keys.  I will have waterproof bags for you to use.   I personally like to wear water shoes, but going barefoot is fine as well.

Can we bring our dog or other pet?

Sorry, no.  For the comfort of you and your pet, no animals on they kayaks.

Can I get additional information on your kayaks?

Yes, you can click here.

Can we swim off the kayaks? 

Yes, we will stop at sandbar, beach or island and we can swim or just take a few mins to relax in the water if you'd like.

Do you provide any masks, fins, etc. for exploring?

We have a limited number, but you are free to bring your own as well.

Do you offer Gift Cards that I can give as a gift?

Yes, just click Book Now and you will see the link to purchase a gift card.

 
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