Author: Heather Grissom

What to Wear During Your Kayak Adventure

Considering the fact that you are reading this right now, you might be interested to know what type of clothes to wear on a kayak adventure with your family. It could also be that it is your first time doing an adventure with them wearing a custom printed t shirt.

Kayaking can get you wet, and it is also possible that you will do it on a summer season. Due to this, it is best to plan accordingly to avoid encountering any problems. In this article, we’ll talk about what you should and shouldn’t wear while kayaking to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Avoid Wearing Jeans and Cotton Shirt

You might be accustomed to wearing your favorite jeans on every trip with your family. After all, you consider it as your lucky pair and would like to wear it as much as you could. However, you have to consider the consequences of wearing your jeans on your kayak adventure, especially since you will be surrounded by water while doing it.

When wet, jeans can get very heavy, and chances are high that you will fall off your kayak, making it hard for you to swim. Aside from that, water can splatter on what you are wearing while paddling.

On the other hand, custom t-shirts or any shirt that is made of cotton which is water-absorbent. As such, it won’t dry as fast as you can imagine. When this happens, you will have to tolerate being cold for a long time because it dries very slowly than other fabric.

The Best Types of Clothing to Wear While Kayaking

The best choice of clothing are those which are breathable, can easily dry up, and has sun protection. You can consider wearing the same type of cloth used in making gym garments since they do not absorb sweat and water as much as the typical clothing that we are used to wearing (e.g. cotton). You can choose to wear the following items during your trip:

  • Shoes that are exclusively used for water or any closed-toe and neoprene shoes to prevent water from going in and ruining your footwear.
  • Sunglasses and hats are advised to wear, especially during the summertime.
  • Extra clothes that are quick-drying and a dry bag to put your clothes in after your kayak adventure.
  • Clothes that have Ultraviolet Protection as they can save you money from buying excessive sunscreen lotion. You can also come across long-sleeves which are great to wear while kayaking.
  • Wearing a life jacket is optional for some, but it is really necessary for this kind of adventure. If you are with your kids, make sure they wear this to keep them safe. Even a swimmer can have some problems especially when the water current is fast.
  • A microfiber towel absorbs water pretty quickly, making it a great investment to purchase it’s really great to be used when swimming and kayaking.

Conclusion

Kayaking demands the right type of clothing to make sure your experience is comfortable and safe as much as possible. Therefore, before you go into a kayaking adventure, make sure you observe the right dress code beforehand.

Vikings Whales and Icebergs

The adventure trail has been reserved just to explore the two most profound things in the region: Icebergs and Viking Whales. Open for people of all age group, this trail allows you to explore the small island of Quirpon which is located on the shores of Iceland alley.

Spend a day in a 1922 lighthouse which has been fully operational since the many years of its service. Whales are the most common companions to the majestic icebergs which float along the shores of Newfoundland. In addition to Viking whales, you may also spot seals, otters, dolphins, humpbacks, minkes, and orcas trotting around the shores.

After exploring the wonders of the ocean with the naked eye, pay a visit to a UNESCO World Heritage site L’Anse aux Meadows and enjoy the flora and fauna of the place.

The trip includes:

  • Food facilities at all the accommodations
  • Double room with private facilities at the Lighthouse Inn
  • Transfers to and fro St. Anthony
  • Zodiac Tour of the Quirpon Island
  • Ferry to and fro Quirpon Island
  • Entry fee for the L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Entry fee for the Grenfell Historic Site

As an exploratory tour, you should bring your camera along with you in order to capture some of the wildest sites that nature has to offer.

East Coast Trail Day Hike

For those who want to spend their time solemnly on the east coast while exploring the marvels of nature at their own pace, this one-day East Coast Trail package allows you to explore the edge of North America at your own pace with minimal supervision.

This self-guided journey will allow you to walk on the Cape Spear Path and experience some of the majestic coastline attractions of the easternmost part of North America. Providing expansive views all the way to the coastline of the Pretty Harbour village, this place will make you fall in love with the never-ending coastal views.

Make sure to visit the Cribbies, one of the most popular photogenic spots in Newfoundland to locate the largest colony of sea birds in North America. And if you are lucky, you might just spot a whale surfacing to the ocean!

The trail package includes the cost of:

  • Transfer service to and fro St. John and Trailhead
  • Welcome lunch service
  • Route notes and tips
  • East Coast Trail map

The biggest advantage of a self-guided hike is the emotional independence you get while travelling to new places. Setting the pace as per your mood, this one-day journey along the eastern coast will make for a splendid adventure.

Long Range Traverse

One of our most difficult routes, the Long Range Traverse trail starts from the Gros Morne National Park and involves crossing several river beds, navigating through unmarked route, and a steep climb to the top of Westernbrook Gorge to enjoy a sunset like no other.

Known for its unpredictable weather and majestic views of 1,000-foot granite cliffs alongside the coastal region, this trek is only for the strong of the heart. One has to carry a minimum of 30lbs back weight even with a professional guide accompanying you throughout the trek.

For those who love the vast and open sea, a boat ride in Western Brook Pond will surely make you feel like a dwarf with water as far as the eye can see. If you are lucky, you might even spot a wild moose or a caribou roaming along the hillsides.

The trail package includes:

  • Meals
  • Camping equipment expect bag and sleeping mat
  • Twin-share cabins for two nights
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Park entry and adventure fees
  • Internal transfer fees
  • Wilderness guide and tips
  • Experienced local guide
  • Emergency kit

Be sure to plan well and possibly come in a group of your own to ensure you get the most out of this exhilarating trek experience

Gros Morne Adventure

The hike across Gros Morne National Park is one of our most exquisite trails which let you experience the adventure across land and water alike. Combined with experienced local guides and delicious local cuisine, the one-week experience across the Newfoundland and Labrador region is going to be an amazing one.

The trail includes some of the most rigorous treks along the rocky Tablelands region, through the lush green landscapes of the Green mountains, and to the final summit on top of Gros Morne Mountain.

Located deep in the heart of the trail, the Western Brook Pond Fjord will let you experience some of the dramatic waterfalls in the country while letting you boat your way across the unexplored territories of Fjord.

The trial package includes:

  • Accommodation facilities after each day of the trek
  • Food, including a one-time gourmet meal option
  • A local and experienced guide
  • Westernbrook Fjord Boat Tour
  • Park entrance and exploration fees
  • One-side airport transfer facility

Your local guide will be an expert in the flora and fauna of the region and will help you have an informative experience while assisting you at every step of your journey. Since there are steep climbs involved in this trial, it is advised for you to be in shape before the start of the journey.

North Coast Trail

The North Coast trail is one of the most beautiful coastal regions in the world. It was even featured as the number one coastal destination by the National Geographic in 2013.

A region filled with aquatic and terrestrial wonders at every corner, the trail covers more than 600 kilometres in a series of 21 natural routes that will show you the wild side of nature which you might have never experienced before.

For the wildlife lovers, this route features terrestrial animals such as the majestic wild moose, puffins, and the great bald eagle. If you are lucky, you might just get to see an iceberg or a whale.

The trail package includes the cost of:

  • Food and accommodation
  • Luggage transfers
  • Pickup service from the airport (optional)
  • Transfers between trails
  • Detailed route notes and maps
  • Emergency kit

You can choose the option of exploring the route on your own or hire one of our expert tour guides to help you at every step along the trail. Whatever choice you make, make sure to be safe when you step foot on North America.