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On the Water – FAQ

On the Water – FAQ


What kind of Kayak do you use for kayaking? 
We use all solid kayaks for short and long distance.There are several ranking of kayaking from one,two and three person kayak.
Q – How much kayaking experience is required to join one of the trips? 
No experience is required for our kayak tours! Our adventures are for everyone. Our trips are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. The majority of people who join our tours are first-time kayakers. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected.
Q – Do I need to be in great shape to join one of the trips? 
No. Our adventures are not considered to be strenuous or physically demanding, and we do not require a high level of fitness. We just ask that you are capable of a few hours of moderate exercise every day. Keep in mind that good general health will go a long way if we happen to encounter some strong winds or time restrictions. Most important is an adventurous spirit.
Q – Are there any age requirements? 
Spirit of the kayaking is all ages of adventurers – people from ages 5 to 85 have been comfortable at our kayaking tours. Although we do not have any age restrictions on our day tours we do prefer a minimum of 12 years for our multiday tours. Those concerned with being in their ‘older years’ please contact us to discuss their physical abilities.
Q – How much paddling is generally done in a day? 
Paddling time will vary depending on our destination, the group’s abilities and the group desires. Generally, expect to be on the water between 2-4 hours a day. In our daily activities, we also like to incorporate some cycling, swimming, beachcombing and of course leisure/lounging time.

Q – How stable are the kayaks? What is the likelihood of flipping over? 
The kayaks we use on our tours are stable and designed for comfort. For those a little concerned, the kayaks are slightly more stable than the singles. The likelihood of a capsize is minimal, and generally only occurs in an uncommon situation.
Q – What happens if my kayak flips over?
If for some reason your kayak flips over, all of our guides have ample practice time on the water with rescue procedures in order to quickly and efficiently get you back in your boat. At this point, we are going to take a closer look at the warmth of the warmth and carry on our journey. While we are out on the water, it is of the utmost importance that the group sticks together in the event of a capsize or change of route plan.
Note, For short Kayaking such as Mekong Floating market, Mekong river, we have our support boat always right at your side in case of rescue situation.

Q – What if the weather turns bad? Will I be comfortable and warm? 
Our weather in the Mekong Delta and surrounds Ho Chi Minh City is generally pleasant from October until the end of May. The rain season is from June to October, but it happens in afternoon or evening and not as long as an hour. Temperature also varies slightly depending on which area you visit. For example, If you kayak in the Mekong Floating Market, mostly in the morning, therefore, the temperature is cool and nice. Or if you kayak in the canal, it’s also in shade. Kayaking in the mangrove forest of Can Gio would ask for experienced kayakers and for those who love the nature such as mangrove forest.
Q – What sort of wildlife might we see on the tour?
The diversity and abundance of wildlife in Can Gio mangrove forest such as wild crabs, birds, crustacean, Dugong, more on wildlife opportunities than others. Inquire if you would like to know what sort of wildlife you might see on your tour.

Q – Where do we wash? Are there toilets? 
Kayaking in the Mekong Delta does not take much of your time as well as the Floating Market. We would like to take a look around, and if you want to take a nap, we will have an option for you.
For washing you’re dirties, it’s fine to wash from the Mekong river, then we will rewatch when we reach to the place.