Canoeing is both exciting and relaxing, a paddle down one of Thailand's jungle rivers is one of the most rewarding ways to see the interior of this beautiful country. The rivers of Thailand are ideal for learning the art of paddling. They offer a great deal of variety ranging from slow moving open water to fast moving white water containing fixed obstacles.
Sea canoeing is an excelent eco-tourist activity, and proves the benefit of the natural approach. The quiet of this mode of tourism heightens your sense of awareness, and wildlife is not scared by your silent approach. It is also an exciting physical challenge providing an aerobic workout and tones and develops your arms, shoulders and chest.
Although canoing and kayaking are easy to handle and all safety equipment is provided, it is best to get instruction first. Don't venture out on a long adventure without a guide. Sea canoe and kayaking expeditions are running all year round. There is no age limit for participation, but travelers should be able to swim.
Some of the most spectacular sites for sea canoeing and kayaking are around Krabi and the island of Phuket and Phang-nga Bay.