Frequently Asked Questions

Frequent Questions

How much kayaking experience is required to join one of the trips?

No experience is required for our kayak tours! Our adventures are for everyone. Our trips are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. The majority of people who join our tours are first time kayakers. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind and are able to laugh and have fun when encountering the unexpected.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

Do I need to be in great shape to join one of the trips?

No. Our adventures are not considered to be strenuous or physically demanding, and we do not require a high level of fitness. We just ask that you are capable of a few hours of moderate exercise each day. Keep in mind that good general health will go a long way if we happen to encounter some strong winds or time restrictions. Most important is an adventurous spirit.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

Are there any age requirements?

Although we do not have any age restrictions on our day tours we do prefer minimum of 12 years for our multi day tours. Those concerned with being in ‘their older years’ contact us to discuss their physical abilities.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

How much paddling is generally done in a day?

Paddling time will vary depending on our destination, the groups abilities, and desires. Generally between 3-6 hours a day. In our days activities we also like to incorporate some hiking, swimming, beach combing and of course leisure/lounging time.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

How stable are the kayaks? What is the likelihood of flipping over?

The kayaks we use on our tours are stable and designed for comfort. For those a little concerned, the double kayaks are slightly more stable than the singles. The likelihood of a capsize is minimal, and generally only occurs in an uncommon situation.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

What happens if my kayak flips over?

If for some reason your kayak flips over, all of our guides have ample practice time on the water with rescue procedures, in order to quickly and efficiently get you back in your boat. While we are out on the water, it is of the utmost importance that the group sticks together in the event of a capsize or change of route plan.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

What if the weather turns bad? Will I be comfortable and warm?

Our weather in Sardinia is generally pleasant from May through until the end of September. The temperature will vary depending on the time of year you visit. Although it is uncommon, it can rain in the summer. Rule of thumb is to be prepared for any type of weather and you will stay comfortable. Layering is the key, for at any time if you need to put on or take off while on the water, this is all possible.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

What is the camp set up like?

All of our campsites are in wilderness settings. We seek out sites with beautiful surroundings and those that offer solitude. There may be times (on occasion) when we are camping next to another group of people. Where possible we choose camps which offer the most peace and quiet.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

Where do we wash? Are there toilets?

For those wanting to wash up, you have the option of using small streams, the ocean, or one of the fresh water lakes that we may visit. Toilet facilities are not common in most wilderness settings, although some areas may have pit toilets. On tours your guide will generally designate an area or system that works for ensuring your privacy.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

If I would like to tip the guides, what is the industry standard?

If you would like to express your appreciation to the guides through a gratuity, please know that such recognition would be enthusiastically received. The industry standard for tipping is approximately 10 percent of the trip cost. All tips received will be collected and equally disbursed amongst your guides by the trip leader.

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.

What is the weather like my time of year?

The island is renowned for its six month summer which means that the sea can be warm enough for swimming from May until October.  Swimming in the crystal clear waters is like bathing in a warm bath, a wonderful experience popular with visitors and locals alike.

Sardinia Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg.Max. 14°C 14°C 15°C 17°C 21°C 25°C 29°C 28°C 26°C 22°C 17°C 14°C
Avg.Min. 6°C 6°C 7°C 9°C 12°C 15°C 17°C 18°C 16°C 13°C 9°C 7°C
Avg.Rain 64mm 69mm 51mm 46mm 25mm 13mm 5mm 13mm 38mm 76mm 104mm 89mm

Last update on 06/12/2012 by Clark Weissinger.