Kayakers who want to add to their sea kayaking adventures and explorations will find many destinations to choose from in sea kayaking guide books. Here are a few of the those available.
Guide to Sea Kayaking Central & Northern California
Authors Roger Schumann and Jan Shriner included over 40 sea kayaking trips with over 100 alternative routes. Created for beginners along with expert sea kayakers, the book includes mile by mile descriptions of routes, outstanding landmarks, maps, and interesting sights.
Sea Kayaking Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay: Day Trips on the Tidal Tributaries and Coastlines of the Western and Eastern Shore
Written by Michael Savario and Andrea Nolan, this is billed as the first and only kayaking guide to the Chesapeake Bay region. The book covers over 30 trips.
The Chesapeake watershed covers over 64,000 square miles and drains part of six states as well as Washington, D.C. The tidal shoreline is 4,600 miles long. There are over 400 rivers and creeks.
This guide covers trips in the Bay, in tributaries and along both East and West shores. Details includes put-ins, put-outs, winds, currents, equipment, security, and paddling. Sidebars note salt marsh ecology, wildlife and social and maritime history.
Low-impact paddling techniques are talked over together with hypo/hyperthermia, and more.
Sea Kayaking Along the Mid-Atlantic Coast: Coastal Paddling Adventures From New York to Chesapeake Bay
Veteran coast paddler Tamsin Venn chose 30 kayaking trips along the mid-Atlantic shoreline to comprise in this guide book. Detailed route descriptions are provided, together with local history, wildlife, ecology, maps and NOAA chart references, access, parking, launching and landing, trip mileage, harbor information, tidal ranges, currents, weather, equipment and more.
Scottish Canoe Classics
Eddy Palmer chose his favorite 25 inland touring routes and included them here. Numerous photos and specially commissioned maps provide detail. Routes are worthwhile for open canoe and touring kayaks. There’s loads of variety. The journeys happen on inland lochs, sheltered sea lochs and rivers of up to Grade 2.
Sea Kayaking (Outside Adventure Travels)
Veteran kayaker Jonathan Hanson particulars 25 coastlines spanning seven seas from Northwest Territories to Baja, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Everglades, from the Greek Isles to Tierra del Fuego, from the Red Sea to Fiji. Readers will find out how to see the powerful Orcas (killer whales) off the coast of British Columbia, dolphins racing in the Sea of Cortez off Baja, beluga whales cruising the Arctic and gray seals and puffins on the cliffs of Scotland’s Hebrides.
Wild Coast (The)
Volume 1: A Kayaking, Hiking and Recreational Guide for North and West Vancouver Island
John Kimantas covers the geography, ecology, history and attractions of North and West Vancouver Island with dozens of color photos and maps. Eleven chapters are included. Each describes a different island area with comforts, attractions, ecology, history, place names, landing sites, campgrounds and general trivia. This guidebook allows the reader to plan and get the most from exploring this spectacular coast.
From the United States to the Great Barrier Reef to Vancouver Island, these guide books supply sea kayaking trips for beginners and experts alike.