Whether you’re an experienced kayaker or this is your first time, Coastal Kayak wants to get you out on the water enjoying the region’s many waterways.
Rentals are available for kayaks, stand up paddleboards and even sailboats. Classes for these watersports are offered to help beginners feel relaxed and ready to go. Eco-tours are also available.
Owners Mitch Mitchell and Jenifer Adams-Mitchell began Coastal Kayak in 1997 because of their love of the water, wildlife, and the outdoors. A life-long surfer, Mitch has always felt more comfortable on water than on land. His first kayaking experience was kayak fishing on Lake Temagami in Canada in 1990. Since then he has become an expert in rough water ocean paddling. He loves the adrenaline rush of kayak and SUP surfing, has dabbled in white water kayaking, and still gets excited every time he finds a jack knife clam or spots a clapper rail. His background teaching tennis for 30 years makes him a natural instructor. “My favorite part of teaching is making people feel comfortable on the water. Once they realize how stable and forgiving the kayaks are, they immediately relax, begin to learn, and have a great time.”
Jenifer came from a land-locked state but escaped to the beaches of Florida and Delaware immediately after college. After a year of volunteering in Costa Rica she realized the importance of fostering a connection between vacationers and the ecosystem they see as their playground. “Once people are exposed to the marshes and waterways of our area, this environment becomes personal to them, like a friend they always want to see when they return for vacation, and they are more apt to take care of it and want to preserve it.”