Canoeing is the activity of paddling a canoe for the purpose of recreation, sport, or transportation. It usually refers exclusively to using a paddle to propel a canoe with only human muscle power.

When a canoe can be called a kayak is difficult to determine, and often arbitrary. Generally speaking a canoe is propelled using a single blade paddle whilst a kayak uses a double bladed paddle. Also, in a kayak your legs will be in front of you when seated whilst in a canoe they may be beneath you, or you may take up a kneeling position. Internationally, the term canoeing is used as a generic term for both forms although the terms "paddle sports" or "canoe/kayak" are also used. In North America, however, 'canoeing' usually refers only to canoes, as opposed to both canoes and kayaks.

Small Craft Sailing

Small craft sails such as the WindPaddle either augment the effort of paddling or effectively eliminate the need for paddling. They are great for touring, and have established a strong following with recreational canoeists, sea kayakers, expedition paddlers and adventure racers.


One or a group of people paddle a small or large inflatable raft down a wild water river. Rafting has much in common with White Water Touring.

Canoe Camping

Mixing together the enjoyable moments of touring or cruising, combining canoeing with camping.