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Extreme Kayaking Around the World

September 16, 2009

By Dian Hasan | September 16, 2009

extreme-wailuku-kayak-paddling-hawaii-island-photo www.bigislandfun.comA few years ago, the word “extreme” probably meant something associated with negative attitude or behavior before they combined it with “sports”. Together they create an entirely different animal, and not necessarily negative – if you omit the fact that it almost always involves daredevil stunts and activities. Pushing the limit, and get your adrenaline pumping like mad. But that’s human nature, the adventurist in all of us often just begs to come out and play – awaiting the right activity to appease our “wild side”. Whether it’s bungy jumping, kayaking, surfing, skateboarding, kitesurfing, flying, and many more.

In the world of travel, there’s even an area in one remote corner of the world – down under – that has built her reputation solely on a variety of extreme activities. Queenstown, New Zealand, the world’s unofficial capital of Extreme Sports. If you’re into Extreme Kayaking, here’s a list of places where you can get your fix.

Extreme Kayaking-kayakbloomerwww.otterbar.com-photo Scott Harding

Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School. Photo: Scott Harding

Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School, Salmon River, Calif.
Located in Forks of Salmon, Calif., this school offers week-long kayaking courses for beginners and intermediate paddlers throughout the summer. The school also leads kayaking trips to the Grand Canyon and New Zealand. 530-462-4772

Galapagos Sea Kayaking, Nantahala Outdoor Center, www.noc.com

Galapagos Sea Kayaking, Nantahala Outdoor Center, http://www.noc.com


Extreme Kayaking, Caribbean Creeking in the Dominican Republic, Nantahala

Extreme Kayaking, Caribbean Creeking in the Dominican Republic, Nantahala Outdoor Center


Nantahala Outdoor Center, Nantahala River, N.C.
One of the country’s top paddling schools, the center offers weekend and week-long kayaking and canoeing courses for all skill levels, as well as guided white-water rafting and kayaking trips to Mexico, the Galapagos, Belize and the Dominican Republic. 888-905-7238

Extreme Kayaking, Ottawa Kayak School

Extreme Kayaking, Ottawa Kayak School

Extreme Kayaking, Ottawa Kayak School

Extreme Kayaking, Ottawa Kayak School


Ottawa Kayak School, Ottawa River, Ontario, Canada
This riverside resort, where visitors can camp or stay in wood cabins or fancier off-site lodges, offers immersion classes for beginning kayakers, as well as advanced instruction and specialty paddling clinics. 613-646-2291

Extreme Kayaking, Renaissance Adventure Guide

Extreme Kayaking, Renaissance Adventure Guide

Renaissance Adventure Guides, Colorado River, Colo.
The Denver-based company provides guided trips and training in kayaking, river rafting, mountain trekking and snow sports. Classes range from beginning kayaking lessons held in a swimming pool to avalanche-survival training. Adventure vacations include kayaking in Costa Rica and Panama, rafting in Ecuador and hiking Peru’s Machu Picchu. 303-988-2943

Extreme Kayaking, Expediciones Chile

Extreme Kayaking, Expediciones Chile

Expediciones Chile, Rio Futaleufu, Patagonia
Founded by an American Olympic kayaker, this adventure outfit operates a rustic camp in a remote spot about 1,000 miles south of Santiago, where Chile’s Rio Azul and Rio Futaleufu meet (visitors reach the camp by boat, horseback, bike or on foot and sleep in tents or cabins, but don’t have to forego all comforts: The camp has a dining hall, hot showers, a sauna and massages). The company offers guided trips and classes in white-water and sea kayaking, along with other sports. 888-488-9082

Source: Unique Travel Destinations

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