SEA KAYAK HONG KONG

OCEAN LITERACY INTERNATIONAL

Ocean Litereacy International (Hong Kong)

SEA KAYAKS

SIT-ON-TOP CANOES

KAYAK STORE

KAYAK ACCESSORIES

Ocean Tourer
Sea Kayaks

Sea touring kayaks capable of exploring the Hong Kong coast and islands. 

Sit-On-Top
Canoes

Beginner and family-friendly canoes for playing in protected waters and bays.

Sea Kayak
Safety Gear

Essential safety equipment when paddling a sea kayak at any time.

Kayak
Accessories

Stuff to make your kayaking more comfortable or enjoyable . 

What is an Ocean Tourer Sea Kayak?


Ocean Tourers are sea kayaks designed to be able to paddle in the open ocean for long distances or extended periods of time. 

FEATURES:
Length: Usually 5m or longer 
Watertight bulkheads  – for permanent buoyancy, and to carry clothes, food, camping gear etc.
Large comfortable seat – for paddling long periods of time and greater distances.
Foot controlled rudder system – to assist turning these long sleek kayaks.
Controlable Skeg – a more advanced steering system to make the kayak track straight in more difficult conditions

OCEAN TOURER SEA KAYAKS

What is a Sit-On-Top (SOT) Canoe?


Sit-On-Top canoes are very stable, unsinkable floating platforms that are designed for sitting down paddling using a double-bladed kayak paddle to propel them. They can carry 1, 2 or more people depending on their design, length and volume.

They are slow and stable, designed for the absolute beginner or family to enjoy recreational paddling in protected bays or inlets. 

FEATURES:
Length: usually between 2.5m and 4.0m
Moulded seats – the seats are moulded into the design of the canoe. Optional more comfortable seats can be fitted as well.
Deck Straps – to hold personal items on the deck of the canoe while you are paddling.

SIT ON TOP CANOES

Essential Sea Kayak Safety Equipment.

Sea kayaking can be a potentially dangerous activity, depending on the skills of the paddler and the conditions of the ocean and weather. 

In order to reduce the risks of danger, it is essential to carry specific safety equipment in case of emergency or capsize. 

A sea kayaker should NEVER leave shore without these items in or on the kayak & always wearing the necessary safety equipment.

SAFETY & RESCUE ESSENTIALS
KAYAK & CANOE ACCESSORIES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

All SOT’s and sea kayaks sold by Sea Kayak Hong Kong have been tried and tested in Hong Kong waters in most weather and sea conditions.

We have a range of kayaks available for a test paddle. These are available for rent for 1 hour. The cost is $150 which will be deducted from the price on purchase (max $300).

Absolutely YES! A sea kayak, whether it is an ocean tourer or a coastal tourer, has the ability to take you long distances very quickly. They can also capsize in unskilled hands. This could lead to potentially dangerous circumstances. If you do not have competent sea kayaking skills you should consider doing a training course before buying a sea kayak.

Short answer (scuse the pun), Yes!

Some sea kayaks are not suited to larger people and some kayaks just cannot fit larger people in them. The same is true for smaller people. 
It is best to try the kayak before buying to ensure you are comfortable as this will make all the difference when you are on a long journey.

All kayaks have a weight rating that is a recommended maximum. This for sea kayaks will also include extra equipment stowed in the water tight hatches such as camping gear, clothes, food and drinks etc.

Firstly, we do not sell LDPE kayaks .

LDPE stands for Low Density PolyEthaline. It is a very soft maleable plastic that bends under pressure and easy to cut.

HDPE is High Density Polyethaline. This material is stiffer and more durable than LDPE and therefore makes the kayak perform better and last longer.

3 Layer HDPE kayaks are a foam sandwich construction comprising an outer layer of HDPE, a middle layer of high density foam and an inner layer of HDPE. The 3 layers are much stiffer than the 1 layer boats and almost as light with built in buoyancy. This construction is the best quality and makes a significant difference in kayak performance and durability. 

The kayak and a paddle (2 paddles if it is a double). 

No. All kayaks are stored in Sai Kung. If transport to other locations is required, the purchaser has to make arrangements.

Red, yellow, orange, green, blue, light blue, white, purple and any blend of those. 

Blue, white and light blue colours are NOT recommended as these are unsafe colours and blend in with the ocean.

Sea Kayaks require a good spray deck to make the kayak water tight before heading out into the ocean.

A breakdown paddle, hand pump, sponge and paddle leash are minimum safety gear that should be carried at all times.

Obviously a buoyancy vest (red or yellow or orange) with pockets is essential.

Finally a paddle float for emergencies.

For Sit On Top kayaks, a buoyancy vest per person, a breakdown paddle, and comfortable seats make the kayaking experience more comfortable.

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