Kayaking is a fun and exciting activity requiring some basic preparation to enjoy to the fullest. First, one should be in good health and a confident swimmer. Additionally you should hydrate prior to heading out. It is always advisable to kayak with a partner and carry a cell phone with you. Be respectful of other water craft, the natural surroundings and any changes in the weather. Follow all rules and regulations consistent with the waterway you are enjoying and always, always wear a life jacket.