Single vs. Double: Which Kayak is Easier to Use?

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For many people, the new year brings thoughts of rejuvenation and optimism. For others, it’s a chance to make changes and try new things. If you’ve ever wanted to experience Florida up close and personal and in a way that caters to your natural curiosity about new things, a kayaking trip can be quite advantageous. But before you head out on the water, there are a few things you should know. Among these is whether or not you wish to use a double or single kayak; there are ups and downs for both, and we’ll be taking a close look at them today.

Kayaking Solo 

When it comes to kayaking on your own, there are some very excellent factors to consider. Many people like a personal communion with nature, one which is free of distractions and can be plotted down to the last detail. If you have a considerable amount of kayaking experience, this can be the better choice by far. Even the most experienced kayak enthusiasts still enjoy the experience of using a solo kayak in a group. That said, there are certainly disadvantages to renting a solo kayak. These tend to be more expensive than a double and can present themselves with a certain level of difficulty if someone lacks experience in the open water.  

Give me a Double (Kayak, that is) 

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For many novice kayakers, renting a double is one of the best ways to have a safe and memorable trip. Whether you’re flying with just one other person or in a group, there’s always safety in numbers, whether they’re in the single or double-digit range. Double kayaks can provide a more intimate trip with the person you’re rowing with, and they’re also more noticeable and easy to find if you veer off of your course. There are always drawbacks to renting a double, and much of this falls upon the other person you’ll be taking your trip with. If you have a zeal for adventure and your cohort doesn’t, it can make for an unpleasant experience. 

Yak Shack 

Single or double guided tours or exploring on your own, the world of Kayaking is an immersive one that can provide you with an almost limitless amount of adventure. At Yak Shack, we provide rentals and guided tours which will allow you to experience Florida in a brand-new way. For more information on us, pays a visit at