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Sea Kayaking (Adventure Option)

Sea Kayaking

Adventure Option

Sea Kayaking


Positioning yourself in the seat of a kayak is one of the most intimate ways travelers can connect with the polar regions—at water level, up close, where you can touch and feel every polar sensation imaginable. The Sea Kayak Program enables a small group of like-minded individuals to forge bonds as they explore fjords, glacial faces or mazes of sea ice.

Quark Expeditions Sea Kayak Program is a voyage-length program available in both Antarctica and the Arctic, in which paddlers will enjoy the polar regions from a unique perspective. Whether you're relatively new to kayaking or you've been paddling for years, you will enjoy this program, but you must have some previous kayaking experience.

Conditions and logistics permitting, your kayak guides will endeavor to have you paddling as often as possible throughout the voyage. Typically, sea kayakers are shuttled by Zodiac from the ship to an ideal starting point, where the kayak excursion begins. In addition to the kayak guides, a safety driver in a Zodiac will always stay nearby to offer assistance if required. Guests return to the ship by Zodiac at the end of their paddling experience. Some kayak excursions are designed so guests can go ashore and explore.

At a Glance

Available in:
Antarctic & Arctic
1-3 Hours
Age Requirement:

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Additional Details

Fitness Level Required

Experience Required

Other Limtations

Provided Equipment

• Sea kayak (single or double)
• Spray-skirt and paddle
• Dry suit, neoprene pogies and booties
• Rubber gloves for waterproof layer
• Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
• 10L dry bag

Suggested Equipment

• Base and mid-layer clothing (drysuits keep you dry, but not warm)
• Wool or synthetic hiking socks
• Water bottle (complimentary collapsible reusable water bottles provided onboard)
• Brimmed hat as well as a warm hat
• Scarf/buff/neck warmer
• Sunglasses and/or goggles
• Waterproof and sweatproof sunscreen and lip balm (minimum SPF 30)
• Camera and accessories

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