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Black Dog Kayaks






    THE source of information on traditional skin-on-frame kayaking. You'll find movie clips demonstrating various kayak techniques, as well as a very useful newsletter in Adobe Acrobat format.


  • SEE Kayak

    is the largest directory of sea kayaking related web sites. It contains the most links to sea kayaking related sites on the web, with 1696 unique pages currently listed and new sea kayaking pages being added almost every day.

    SEE Kayak is sponsored by Guillemot Kayaks, a designer of high performance sea kayaks.


  • BoatingLinks Web Directory, find what you're looking for The most complete directory of Boating Links on the Web. Boaters can compare boats, charters, products, and information sources available on the web.


  • Sea Kayak Specialists

    Sea Kayak Specialists (SKS) of Marquette, MI offers sea kayaking classes in the central Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan for all paddlers. From a beginner looking to learn the basics to a paddler wanting to paddle safely in conditions to eskimo rolling to instructor certification workshops, they can provide any level of instruction you are looking for. They are certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA) and the British Canoe Union (BCU).



    You say that you'd rather make all the parts yourself? Tom Yost has free plans online for folding kayaks, as well as some wood frame construction, and even inflatables.


  • California Kayak Friends

    California Kayak Friends is a club for paddlesports enthusiasts. The club provides a common ground for sharing information, ideas, good judgment, and promoting the safe enjoyment of the sport in California since 1985.


  • Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association

    The Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association is a non-profit organization, founded in 1989, whose aim is to promote and enhance the enjoyment of coastal kayaking in the Great Lakes area. They have a great Newsletter!


  • Pure Water Paddlers

    Pure Water Paddlers is a group of canoe and kayak enthusiasts around the West Central Wisconsin area. Most of their paddling takes place within a reasonable distance of Eau Claire, WI and Chippewa Falls, WI.



    Travel and Places To Paddle
  • The Hiawatha Water Trail

    Running 120 miles from Big Bay to Grand Marais Michigan on Lake Superiorís south shore, the Hiawatha Water Trail (HWT) follows a shoreline paddled by Native Americans, Voyageurs and early European explorers...


  • Paddling MIchigan

    This is the website for Uncle Ducky Charters, a business that runs kayak tours of local areas, including Pictured Rocks near Munising. Our friend Richard is one of their guides and also does most of the photography for their website.


    Miscellaneous Links

  • If you're at the Black Dog Kayaks site, you must like to build things yourself. For a rewarding woodworking experience, try your hand at building a wooden clock!







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