BOATS & EQUIPMENT
CANOES (2 – 3 pers.):
Our canoes are rather big: wider than most of canoes, equipped with 3 seats that would comfortably fit 2 adults and a youngster or even 2 kids under 6 y.o. (but it ofcourse always comes down to one’s height and weight parameters). Enough storage space for everything one usually would take on a boat trip. The boat has also a closable compartment for belongings. These canoes are perfect even for the longest of our Gauja river tours and will also serve well in other sandy, calm rivers and lakes. For touring rocky rivers on the other hand we do suggest a kayak.
Lenght: 470 cm | Width: 90 cm | Recommended carrying capacity up to: 280 kg
KAYAK TYPE A – Short distance, 2 pers.:
Simple kayaks with 2 adult seats (with backrests). Small – rather symbolic – backrest for a child is available if needed. But we suggest to use TYPE B kayak in case of 2+1 team. The boat itself is very compact therefor easily steerable and suitable also for smaller, curvier rivers like Brasla or Maza Jugla. Perfect for 1-to-2 day tours while might feel a bit small for longer tours. High sideboards (35 cm). Has luggage tensioners on front part of the boat for storing small items.
Lenght: 400 cm | Width: 76 cm | Recommended carrying capacity up to: 200 kg
KAYAK TYPE B – Short distance, 2+1:
Simple kayak, significantly wider than TYPE A – with 2 adult seats (with backrests) and a small backrest for a child in the middle. The boat is compact, but becauce of its wide profile and high sideboards (37 cm) it is very stable and safe when it comes to touring with kid or perhaps a dog. Perfect for 1-to-2 day tours. Has luggage tensioners on frond and rear parts of the boat for storing small items.
Lenght: 400 cm | Width: 90 cm | Recommended carrying capacity up to: 220 kg
KAYAK TYPE C – Long distance, 2+1:
A long distance kayak with 2 adult seats (with backrests) and a small – rather symbolic – seat for a child in the middle. The boat has quite long and low body profile which lets the kayak to be easily maneuverable, but spacious at the same time. Suitable for several-day tours. The compartment for belongings in the back is separated from the cockpit area and has a hatch on top of the boat for easier access. The kayak has luggage tensioners on front and rear parts of the hull for storing small items.
Lenght: 470 cm | Width: 76 cm | Recommended carrying capacity up to: 270 kg
KAYAK TYPE D – single person:
Simple and fast kayak for single use. Good quality, durable material will fit perfectly for various types of rivers. Has a seat with backrest and a cupholder. It has luggage tensioners (rubber strings) on top ot the hull (front and rear) for keeping small items easily reachable. The rear compartment has a hatch for easier access to one’s belongins.
Lenght: 351-385 cm | Width: 65 cm | Recommended carrying capacity up to: 150-170 kg
Vests: 50N for adults and 100N for kids. Different sizes, simple touristic model. Vests for small kids (3 y.o.) are also available.
Paddles: traditional wooden canoe paddles and plastic/aluminium kayak paddles (220-240 cm in length, with 0 or 45 degree offset angle between blades).
Containers for drinking water (please request in advance)
Waterproof bags (please request in advance)
Plastic containers (please request in advance)
We can provide our guests with small plastic bags for phones / keys – it’s a trifle, but sometimes it can prove to be very useful 🙂