Participants' requirements & Fitness level

Max. Weight & Height

Minimum age

Fitness level

In order to be able fit in the kayak and paddle easily you need to have a certain body weight and height limit.
Maximum weight limit of a kayaker: 110 kg (max weight according to at least 1,80m height).
Max combined weight of paddlers in a double kayak: 170 kg.
Max height of a paddler: 1,95m.
In general, just below your waist if you have a round measurement of under 1,15m, it’s fine.

Minimum age of participants is 18 years old.
*To our Kissamos Bay Kayak Morning Tour and Sunset Tour, the minimum age is 16 years old, but a parent or legal guardian must participate on this tour also.
*To our Kids friendly Tour minimum age is 7 years old, but each kid must be accompanied by one parent and join our Tour in a double kayak with his child.

Fitness level is an important factor in order to enjoy the kayak tour.

People with an average fitness level can join our Kayak Morning Tour, Kayak Sunset Tour and Kids Friendly Kayak Tour. A key factor is to be able to climb on the kayak in case of a capsize. It’s a fairly easy thing to do for someone with a normal body weight. For people that are a bit overweight, it is a bit more difficult for us to assist, so they must have stronger hands in order to be able to climb on the kayak.

For our kayak Sailing Tour and our Falasarna Kayak Tour, a good fitness level is required. 

 

Prohibitive factors that make your participation in our kayak tour impossible:

01​.

You don't know how to swim

Of course, knowing how to swim is the main characteristic we require. With kayaks we will be paddling in as small distance from the shore, and also PFDs will be always on, but its important someone to be comfortable in water in case of a capsize. So, know how to swim and be comfortable in water is a must.

02​.

Health problems

Health problems as heart problems, or similar major health problems are a prohibitive factor due to the nature of this tour and the time needed for an emergency transfer.

03​.

Injuries or physical pains

Back problems, shoulder or hand recent injuries are also a prohibitive factor, since main propulsion is provided with physical force through the upper body.

04​.

Alcohol consumption or unprotected sun exposure prior to kayak tour

Any alcohol consumed or a major unprotected sun exposure (sun sick risk) in days before the tour is a prohibitive factor.