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Sea Kayaking Destination Guide Books

Guide books to help you choose your next sea kayaking destination.

Hidden Coast: Coastal Adventures from Alaska to Mexico

Hidden Coast: Coastal Adventures from Alaska to Mexico

Enjoy the wet, sunny world of the Pacific Coast, from Alaska's Prince William Sound to Mexico's La Manzanilla, all from the intimate perspective of the kayaker.

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Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak: One Woman's Journey Through the North West Passage

Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak: One Woman's Journey Through the North West Passage

During the summers of 1991 through 1994 Victoria Jason and two companions - Fred Reffler and Don Starkell - set out to kayak from Churchill, Manitoba to Tuktoyuktuk on the Beaufort Sea.

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Arctic Crossing: One Man's 2,000-Mile Odyssey Among the Inuit

Arctic Crossing: One Man's 2,000-Mile Odyssey Among the Inuit

When Jonathan Waterman set out to cross the Arctic Circle by way of kayak, cross-country skis, and a dogsled, he was less interested in conquering the 2,200 miles between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans than in learning to live as the Inuit had before him.

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The Guide to Baja Sea Kayaking

The Guide to Baja Sea Kayaking

A mile-by-mile, GPS-waypointed, annotated satellite-image map and guide to kayaking Baja's Sea of Cortez coast and Magdalena Bay, including all islands. With beach descriptions, photos, point descriptions, launch sites, town maps, travel tips, and outfitter's listings.

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Adventure Kayaking: Trips from Big Sur to San Diego: Includes the Channel Islands

Adventure Kayaking: Trips from Big Sur to San Diego: Includes the Channel Islands

52 individual trips along the California coast from Big Sur to San Diego, including the Channel Islands. Also describes trips in the best paddling lakes and rivers in southern California, each with separate description and map.

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Paddling in Paradise: Sea Kayaking Adventures in Atlantic Canada

Paddling in Paradise: Sea Kayaking Adventures in Atlantic Canada

Whether she is describing the exhilaration of experiencing the world's highest tides in the Bay of Fundy, or the pure beauty of the coast of Cape Breton, Hughes shares her deep and genuine conviction that life is only truly lived with paddle in hand.

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Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia

Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia

This revised edition of Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia is illustrated with enhanced mape and new photos, with five additional routes--brining the total to 42 of the best coastal paddling routes in the province.

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Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast, 2nd Edition

Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast, 2nd Edition

A delightful collection of ocean kayaking trips along the entire New England coast, from Maine to Connecticut. 

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Quiet Water New Hampshire & Vermont:Canoe & Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

Quiet Water New Hampshire & Vermont:Canoe & Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

Great for paddlers of all ages and abilities, this updated and expanded guide offers detailed descriptions of more than 90 scenic destinations - including 55 new paddles.

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Paddling Southern New England: 30 Canoe Trips in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, Second Edition

Paddling Southern New England: 30 Canoe Trips in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, Second Edition

This classic guide to paddling the waters of southern New England has been completely revised and expanded with seven new trips.

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Day Paddling Narragansett Bay: A Complete Guide for Canoeists and Kayakers

Day Paddling Narragansett Bay: A Complete Guide for Canoeists and Kayakers

A guide to over 100 miles of relaxing, low-risk, scenic excursions suitable for family outings in the Narragansett Bay system for kayakers and canoeists, described in detail and illustrated with accurate maps and beautiful photographs.

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Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

Now completely revised and updated, this edition describes more than eighty spectacular paddling trips in Maine.

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Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, 2nd Edition

Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, 2nd Edition

A guidebook aimed at the forgotten canoeist: families, bird watchers, solo adventurers, seniors, and average human beings who don't need to run rapids or mount an expedition to enjoy their paddling experience.

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Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine : The Best Day Trips and Tours from Casco Bay to Machias

Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine : The Best Day Trips and Tours from Casco Bay to Machias

Guide To Sea Kayaking In Maine lets kayakers of all skill levels explore forty trips along the spectacular, island-dotted coast of Maine.

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Kayaking the Maine Coast: A Paddler's Guide to Day Trips from Kittery to Cobscook, 2nd Edition

Kayaking the Maine Coast: A Paddler's Guide to Day Trips from Kittery to Cobscook, 2nd Edition

Dorcas Miller explored every inch of Maine's rocky coast to produce what has become the indispensable resource for anyone who launches a kayak in Maine's coastal waters.

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Discover Acadia National Park: AMC Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling, 2nd Edition

Discover Acadia National Park: AMC Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling, 2nd Edition

Published by the Northeast's oldest and largest outdoor club, this completely updated guide features 50 of the best hiking, biking, and paddling trips on Mt. Desert Island, Isle au Haut, and the Schoodic Peninsula.

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Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island: Southern New England's Best Paddling Routes

Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island: Southern New England's Best Paddling Routes

Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island gives a good variety of paddles from those slow lazy trips to more challenging outings. It includes several coastal and open water expeditions as well a wilderness type trips.

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts: From Newburyport to Buzzard's Bay

Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts: From Newburyport to Buzzard's Bay

From the rocky shores of Newburyport, to the southern waters of Nantucket Sound, Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts details more than 40 ideal sea kayaking trips.

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Adventure Kayaking: Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard : Includes Cape Cod National Seashore

Adventure Kayaking: Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard : Includes Cape Cod National Seashore

Explore the beautiful beaches, bays, harbors, marshes, and ponds of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard from your kayak.

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AMC River Guide: Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island, 4th: A Comprehensive Guide to Flatwater, Quickwater and Whitewater

AMC River Guide: Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island, 4th: A Comprehensive Guide to Flatwater, Quickwater and Whitewater

This guide provides up-to-date information on more than 2,000 miles of river, including the Connecticut, Deerfield, Concord, Housatonic, and many more.

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Sea Kayaking Maryland's Chesapeake Bay: Day Trips on the Tidal Tributaries and Coastlines of the Western and Eastern Shore

Sea Kayaking Maryland's Chesapeake Bay: Day Trips on the Tidal Tributaries and Coastlines of the Western and Eastern Shore

The first and only sea kayaking guide to the Chesapeake Bay region offers information and guidance for 30 paddling trips.

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Exploring Martha's Vineyard by Bike, Foot, and Kayak, 2nd Edition

Exploring Martha's Vineyard by Bike, Foot, and Kayak, 2nd Edition

Ideal for anyone who enjoys walking quiet beaches, paddling ponds and bays, or biking miles of scenic roads and bike paths.

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Water Trails of Western Massachusetts: AMC Guide to Paddling Ponds, Lakes and Rivers

Water Trails of Western Massachusetts: AMC Guide to Paddling Ponds, Lakes and Rivers

Each water trail description highlights the wildlife, ecology, and landforms of the region, rewarding explorers with insights into the abundant natural wonders of this area.

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Paddling Cape Cod: A Coastal Explorer's Guide

Paddling Cape Cod: A Coastal Explorer's Guide

Full of natural history, this guide gives practical details about where and when to go, tides and currents, safety considerations, and boat rentals. It includes a detailed map for each of the 35 tours.

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Day Paddling Long Island Sound

Day Paddling Long Island Sound

This guide offers kayakers and canoeists hundreds of miles of relaxing, scenic excursions in Long Island sound.

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Scottish Sea Kayaking

Scottish Sea Kayaking

Scotland's first guidebook for sea kayakers wishing to explore its amazing coastline and magical islands.

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Scottish Sea Kayak Trail

Scottish Sea Kayak Trail

This book challenges the reader to kayak a 500 km route, from the Isle of Gigha off the Kintyre peninsular, to the Summer Isles near Ullapool.

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Welsh Sea Kayaking

Welsh Sea Kayaking

From the Dee Estuary to the Bristol Channel, the Welsh coastline in all its varied guises provides a fantastic playground for the sea kayaker.

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Sea Kayaking In Florida

Sea Kayaking In Florida

Whether you want to fish or just watch wildlife, sea kayaking offers new ways to enjoy Florida’s hidden bays and open oceans.

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Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida: The Best Day Trips and Tours from St. Petersburg to the Florida Keys

Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida: The Best Day Trips and Tours from St. Petersburg to the Florida Keys

In "Guide to Sea kayaking in Southern Florida," Nigel Foster leads kayakers of all skill levels on 40 trips, with many additional route alternatives, in some of the most spectacular and wildlife-rich marine habitats on the planet.

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A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park

A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park

Johnny Molloy spent months canoeing, kayaking, and camping in Everglades National Park, paddling more than 500 miles in one season to research the first edition of A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park.

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Florida Keys Paddling Guide: From Key Largo to Key West

Florida Keys Paddling Guide: From Key Largo to Key West

The region from the southernmost point of the Florida peninsula, stretching south and west to the Dry Tortugas National Park, is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the continental United States, and there's no better way to explore it than by kayak.

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Florida Keys Paddling Atlas

Florida Keys Paddling Atlas

A detailed color atlas of the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West designed for kayakers and other water enthusiasts interested in shallow water exploration. 

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Kayaking the Keys: 50 Great Paddling Adventures in Florida's Southernmost Archipelag

Kayaking the Keys: 50 Great Paddling Adventures in Florida's Southernmost Archipelag

Spanning the 200-mile stretch of the Florida Keys, this field guide to the entire island chain highlights 50 paddling adventures, many for canoeists as well as kayakers. Trips include short paddles suitable for beginners and children, half-day trips as well as day-long and overnight excursions.

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Day Paddling Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress Swam

Day Paddling Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress Swam

This new guide features saltwater paddling tours in the northern and central 10,000 Islands, as well as a handful of freshwater tours in the Big Cypress Swamp.

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A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Florida, 2nd Edition

A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Florida, 2nd Edition

With expanded regional maps and revised river maps, A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Florida is simply the best and most informative Florida paddling guide available.

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Sea Kayaking in the Florida Keys

Sea Kayaking in the Florida Keys

Florida's lower Keys can be experienced in a kayak as they can in no other way.

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Paddler's Guide to the Sunshine State

Paddler's Guide to the Sunshine State

A comprehensive source of information on paddling in Florida—bound so that it lies open at each page for easy reference or photocopying--and is fully indexed.

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Florida's Fabulous Canoe and Kayak Trail Guide

Florida's Fabulous Canoe and Kayak Trail Guide

Fantastic color photos, detailed maps, launch sites and directions to many of the best kayaking, canoeing , camping and fishing trails throughout the state.

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Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Paddling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is the first and only guide to all 110 miles of canoeable waterways in the refuge.

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A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Georgia

A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Georgia

Johnny Molloy is an outdoor writer based in Tennessee. He has averaged over one hundred nights in the wild per year since the early 1980s, backpacking and canoe camping throughout the country, in nearly every state.

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Waters Less Traveled: Exploring Florida's Big Bend Coast

Waters Less Traveled: Exploring Florida's Big Bend Coast

Interweaving history, folkways, and observations from life in the great outdoors, Alderson tells tales of his travels by sea kayak along the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail, which runs from the Aucilla River to the town of Suwannee.

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From the Swamp to the Keys: A Paddle through Florida History

From the Swamp to the Keys: A Paddle through Florida History

Johnny Molloy travels the Sunshine State from north to south along some of its most famous rivers, swamps, salt marshes, and open waters in search of Florida's disappearing history.

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Eastern Arctic Kayaks: History, Design, Technique

Eastern Arctic Kayaks: History, Design, Technique

Combining analyses of form and function with historical background and illustrations of kayaking techniques, Eastern Arctic Kayaks is a storehouse of information for recreational kayakers and scholarly readers alike.

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Once Upon an Island

Once Upon an Island

Once Upon An Island is the true story of a young couple who did buy their dream island! David and Jeanne Conover bought Wallace Island in the Canadian Gulf Islands in the 1940s with a dream of building a summer vacation resort. The book retells their adventures and misadventures, their comic failures and satisfying successes.

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