Kayaks and Gear

Once you’ve booked a tour, this is what you can expect from us and what you should bring to the tour.

(When you book, you will receive an email confirming your reservation loaded with info about how to prepare, how to get there, and transportation options.)

You can expect to stay mostly dry.

We use Tennessee-made Jackson Kayaks: the Regal, the Tupelo, and the Ibis.  See below.  They are all single sit-inside, stable kayaks. We only provide tandem kayaks upon request, and try to reserve them for folks who need them, i.e. children and those with injuries or disabilities.

Our paddles are Bending Branches Whispers.

We provide Onyx PFDs (life jackets) and dry bags for all paddlers.

We proudly purchase our kayaks locally from Massey’s Outfitters!!

 

How should you prepare?

Warm season: light-colored loose-fitting clothes, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and water. A snack is necessary for all tours except the Big Easy Bayou Tour. If your paddle is longer than two hours, bring at least a liter of water. Southern heat ain’t no joke!

Cool season: layers of mobile clothes, gloves, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and water. A snack is necessary for all tours except the Big Easy Bayou Tour. FYI, it gets cooler than 70 degrees down here! We can have highs in the low 50s. Check the weather before you pack.

Extra stuff: Some folks may enjoy taking a pair of binoculars along; we’ve got some good looking birds down here! Light gloves will help protect your hands from blisters.

Jackson Regal top view
Regal
Ibis top and side view
Ibis
Tupelo side view
Tupelo