Kayaking is a water sport of paddling a low-to-the-water, a canoe-like boat called a kayak on the water, such as in rivers, lakes, or oceans, where you propel the Kayak using a double-bladed paddle. Kayaking at Kadal involves paddling in the calm and shallow backwaters of Udupi.
It offers a serene experience amidst beautiful natural landscapes, allowing you to observe different kinds of birds, chase sunsets/sunrises and enjoy nature. It's a great way to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations and engage in a low-impact outdoor adventure.

At Kadal Surf School, we offer 2 types of Kayaking as shown below

Nature Paddling Kayaking Session

1 Hour


Enjoy Kayaking in the backwaters of the Swarna River with our 1-hour Nature Paddling session. Our NIWS Certified Kayak Instructors will accompany you throughout the session, ensuring your safety and providing continuous guidance and support for an enhanced experience. Paddle in the serene waters, where you can spot a diverse range of colourful birds sitting on branches or gracefully flying overhead.

The backwaters of Udupi are also intricately connected to the local fishing community, offering glimpses of traditional fishing boats and fishermen in their daily activities. Keep an eye out for jumping fish along the way, adding to the excitement of your journey. We'll take you to a remote island nestled in the heart of the Swarna River, where you can step ashore, capture stunning photographs, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Mangrove Exploration Kayaking Session

2 Hours


Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour Mangrove Exploration journey with us. Our NIWS Certified Kayak Instructors will teach you the essential kayaking techniques and accompany you throughout the session, ensuring your safety and providing continuous guidance and support.
In these 2 hours, paddle through the serene backwaters of the Swarna River and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the coconut trees along the way. As you paddle and reach the Mangrove Forest, the lush green ecosystem creates a peaceful atmosphere. Here we will take a moment to step off our Kayaks and explore the sandy shores, capturing stunning photographs and creating treasured memories.
As you paddle through the mangroves, be mesmerised by the diverse bird species that call this habitat home. Look out for the vibrant kingfishers, sea eagles, egrets, and other non-migratory residents, adding a symphony of sounds to your experience.
Our 2-hour Mangrove Exploration promises a unique opportunity to connect with nature, witness fascinating wildlife, and embrace the cultural heritage of Udupi.


Kayak Equipment

Safety Gears

Land Lessons

Venue Analysis

Water Session

Accompanied By ISA Certified Instructors

Training Under Safe Environment

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