For kayaking, no, the majority of our clients have never been kayaking before. We use sit-on-top kayaks which allow almost anyone of any age or ability an opportunity to participate. Sit-on-top kayaks are stable, lightweight, and easy to paddle. The most important feature however is the fact that you are not situated inside the kayak like you would be in a traditional sea kayak which requires more advanced training to use.
The kayak tour of First Landing State Park is generally easier than the Kayak Dolphin Tour as conditions such as swell, wind and tides have a much greater effect in the open ocean. Thus, the ocean tour requires more paddling strength and endurance on most days.
Stand Up Paddleboarding can be just as easy as kayaking under the right conditions. Our Flatwater tours in First Landing State Park and Linkhorn Bay do not require experience, however we do recommend some experience before tackling one of our ocean Paddleboarding options.