Kayaking is the use of kayaks for moving across various water bodies. It is so much different from canoeing due to the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is a small, narrow boat which is driven by means of a double-bladed paddle. The traditional kayak has a covered deck and one or more cockpits, each seating one paddler.
Kayaking in Lagos, is a new and emerging sporting activity, it is even used as a mode of water transportation in some cases. Of course, there are lots of water bodies in Lagos for kayaking to be much more frequent, but what you’ll majorly find are canoes used majorly by fishermen. You’ll also find speedboats and yachts as alternative modes of transportation in the busy city of Lagos.
Kayaking is listed in Naij.com as a fun and exciting activity to do in Lagos, especially during weekends. This is made possible by a group of guys known as Kayak Lagos. Most times, they take off from Oyinkan Abayomi drive in Ikoyi to start a fun filled and interesting kayaking session.
I’ll personally prefer a journey from under Falomo bridge in Ikoyi via Civic Towers, Victoria Island, en-route Ikoyi-Lekki toll bridge. That will be an amazing experience for me, moving through the Lagos lagoon and seeing those tall and elegant skyscrapers coupled with those beautiful buildings in Ikoyi-Victoria Island-Lekki axis of Lagos.
The sessions generally happen between 9 am and 1 pm, but periods may get longer depending on how the sessions get more intriguing. Don’t be deceived, kayaking isn’t elitist, in fact, kayaking in Lagos could go for as low as N6,000 (Not too much for an awesome experience and definitely not as expensive as a basket of tomatoes). As for uniforms, wear any outfit you won’t mind getting wet as there will be lots of water splashes. You can also get a pair of slippers to wear.
For more information as regards kayaking with Kayak Lagos, email firstname.lastname@example.org.