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Best Kayaking Books Worth Your Attention

Looking for the best Kayaking books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

The Art of Kayaking: Everything You Need to Know About Paddling (2017)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionThe Art of Kayaking is the distilled essence of a lifetime of kayak instruction at all skill levels around the world, with the added insights gained from years of designing kayaks, paddles, and kayaking equipment. This comprehensive kayaking manual by one of the biggest names in kayaking offers more essential detail about commonly used techniques than ever before published in a single volume. Color photo action sequences show how to perfect skills, and how to apply them.
Author(s): Nigel Foster

Recreational Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide (Heliconia) Comprehensive Instructional Handbook Covers Equipment, Strokes, Paddling Techniques, Capsize Recovery, Kayak Safety, Paddler’s First Aid, & More (2008)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionLearn all about: Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide is the tenth of an award-winning series of books and DVDs by world-renowned kayak instructor Ken Whiting!Whether your interest in kayaking stems from the desire to get outside and exercise, spend time with your friends and family, or explore the endless waterways that surround you, this easy-…
Author(s): Ken Whiting

Kayaking Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands: 60 Trips in Northwest Inland Waters, Including the Gulf Islands, 3rd Edition (2012)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionThis is a 3rd edition revised version of Randel Washburne’s classic guide, "50 Trips, Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands."  We added 10 new trips and have included info for paddle boarders looking to tour our NW waters.
Author(s): Rob Casey

Quiet Water Kayaking: A Beginner’s Guide to Kayaking (2011)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionInterest in recreational kayaking is booming! Learn paddler lingo and river etiquette, what to do when you capsize, what to buy and money saving tips on what not to buy, how to transport a kayak and how to lead a paddle like a pro. Written by an American Canoe Association Kayak Instructor, over one hundred pages of the basics to help get you started.
Author(s): Leslie Dunn

Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage Paperback – March 12, 2019 (2019)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionIn the spring of 2010, with her world scaled down to an 18-foot sea kayak and the 1,200-mile ribbon of water called the Inside Passage, Susan Conrad launched a journey that took her north to Alaska. On the way, she forged friendships, lived her dream, and discovered the depths of her own strength and courage.
Author(s): Susan Conrad

Virginia whitewater: A paddler’s guide to the rivers of Virginia (1988)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionThe premier whitewater guide to the state of Virginia which also contains flatwater trip information to very scenic and historic creeks and rivers. The author was a Civil War buff and adds much interesting information. A delight to read, even for an armchair paddler.
Author(s): H. Roger Corbett

Paddling North: A Solo Adventure Along the Inside Passage (2018)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionIn a memoir remarkable for its quiet confidence and acute natural observation, the author of Paddling Hawaii and Paddling My Own Canoe begins with her decision, at age 60, to undertake a solo, summer-long voyage along the southeast coast of Alaska in an inflatable kayak.
Author(s): Audrey Sutherland, Yoshiko Yamamoto

Stackpole Books Paddling Pennsylvania Guide Book ()

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionLearn and explore Pennsylvania’s waterways with Stackpole Books and the Paddling Pennsylvania Guide Book. This book includes almost all the information you need to have yourself a great adventure on PA’s endless waters. PRODUCT FEATURES:
Author(s): Stackpole Books

Paddling Northern California: A Guide To The Region’s Greatest Paddling Adventures (Paddling Series) (2019)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionNorthern California is a paddler's paradise, and this updated and revised guide has all the information you need to plan a variety of excursions. Whether you want to canoe down relaxed rivers or glide across tranquil lakes, squirtboat on frothing whitewater or sea kayak on the Pacific Ocean, this book describes more than 70 paddling trips along 868 miles of California waterways, encompassing 53,400 square miles between Monterey and the Oregon border.
Author(s): Charles Pike

Paddling Kentucky: A Guide to the State’s Best Paddling Adventures (Paddling Series) (2019)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionKentucky’s waters hold a wealth of riches, and Paddling Kentucky features forty of the best river and trips for avid paddlers, floaters, and anglers. With detailed route descriptions and information on put-in and take-out points, as well as gorgeous photography and maps, this guide is the only book you need to get out on the water and enjoy the Bluegrass State!
Author(s): Carrie Stambaugh

Paddling Iowa: 128 Outstanding Journeys by Canoe and Kayak (2012)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionRiver people know Iowa as the sweet stuff in the middle – a verdant land of sinuous streams snaking between the continent’s two greatest rivers. Since 2004, this book has helped thousands of new and seasoned paddlers discover new waters, plan trips, avoid hazards, understand fluctuating water levels, navigate shuttle routes on roads and trails, and find canoe rentals. Discover Iowa’s rivers, and you are guaranteed to look at Iowa in a whole new light!
Author(s): Nate Hoogeveen, Emily Menard

Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddler?s Guide from Puget Sound, Washington, to Glacier Bay, Alaska (Second Edition) (2018)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionAn indispensable companion for an incredible journey, newly updated and in colorThe Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers. It is without question the most scenic and challenging paddling trip in North America.
Author(s): Robert H. Miller

Whitewater Kayaking The Ultimate Guide 2nd Edition (Heliconia Press) (2012)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionWhitewater Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide has become the established, definitive guide on the sport. Drawing on the combined 30+ years of experience of world-renowned paddlers and Instructors Ken Whiting and Kevin Varette, this comprehensive guide covers everything from the most basic skills and concepts to the most advanced, cutting-edge paddling techniques.
Author(s): Ken Whiting , Anna Levesque, et al.

Canoeing & Kayaking Florida (Canoe and Kayak Series) (2016)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionCompletely updated yet again, the latest edition of Canoeing & Kayaking Florida is the most comprehensive guide to the best of Florida’s unique streams, springs, creeks, and rivers. Engaging and concise, yet filled with carefully selected details vital to any successful Florida paddling adventure, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida spares readers encyclopedic fluff in favor of practical, no-nonsense information.
Author(s): Johnny Molloy

Canoeing & Kayaking Georgia (Canoe and Kayak Series) (2015)

 Best Kayaking Books Worth Your AttentionCovering thousands of miles of Georgia’s waterways, Canoeing & Kayaking Georgia is the definitive guide to Georgia’s whitewater to wilderness swamps — and everything in between. This updated edition incorporates the exhilarating new urban whitewater course in Columbus, and the recently established water trails that actively welcome recreational paddlers throughout the state.
Author(s): Suzanne Welander, Bob Sehlinger

Best Kayaking Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some kayaking books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Argonauts of the Scottish Isles: Sea-Kayaking Adventures

Author(s): Robin Lloyd-Jones
ID: 3385622, Publisher: Birlinn, Year: 2022, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub

Inflatable Kayaking: A Beginner's Guide: Buying, Learning & Exploring

Author(s): Chris Scott
ID: 3612421, Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited, Year: 2021, Size: 22 Mb, Format: epub

The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking's Boldest Voyage

Author(s): Dave Shively
ID: 3388734, Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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