Learn how to properly get in and out of a kayak, how to paddle forward, reverse, and stop. Also, proper paddle grip and body movement is explained. Super helpful 5 minute video.
Don’t drink and paddle, always wear a PFD, dress for the conditions, know your skill level, and practice re-entering your kayak.
Paddle in unison, position strongest paddler in back, and turn a tandem strategically. If capsized, re-enter one at a time or swim back to shore to get back on. With children: stay close to shore, always wear a PFD, and choose calm water like a lake.