Apart from Oasis where else can I buy a sit-on top kayak and any idea of roughly how much they’ll cost?
I think there is still a shop in Bitan. From the MRT head up Xindian Lu to the the top of the hill where it connects with Beixin. There on the corner is a kayak club/shop.
You could also contact that guy who recently was advertising lessons on Fcom.
This any good?
[quote=“Steviebike”]This any good?
Fantastic. Thanks Stevie it only occurred to me to look for second hand once I saw how much they are new.
Incidentaly I found this website after posting: kayak.com.tw/goods.php
I’m liking this one: kayak.com.tw/goods.php?act=v … Id=1&no=17
I used to use these kind of Kayaks in Cornwall, great fun. If I had a similar lifestyle here I would deffo get one. Being on the ocean is the best and this is a cheap and easy way to do it.
Would load up with a couple of dry bags and spend the day following the coast. Heaven.
What do you have in mind? Fishing or just having some fun?
Just a bit of fun. Its something I’ve done on holiday and now I live in Ankeng I want to take it on the river or over to beaches at Toucheng. I may go for a 2 seater as my son may want to come along for the ride.
So may have to get some thing like this, as he’s too small to help paddling. It doesn’t look too cool but it’s practicle. kayak.com.tw/goods.php?act=v … d=1&no=22#
My friend had a two seater and used to take his daughter on it (she was too small to paddle), but it’s a beast for one person.
The one you’re looking at looks more sensible. I envy you, have good fun!
I’ll check and see whether my husband is selling his. He has some that are similar and may be getting out of that line of business. I’ll speak to him tomorrow.
please be careful in the oceans in taiwan especially in those style kayaks.
You can maybe look in to these inflatable kayaks.
They’re cheaper and they can fit in your car trunk. Shipping to Taiwan is like 150 US unless you can find someone to mule it over for you.
Fair point, by why in particular? Despite having been here for a while I don’t know about the dangers in these waters.
the currents and weather. Taiwan has some pretty wicked sea activity going on, and it is the last place i would want to be swept out in. But i know very little about specifics about the sea here, but heard from divers that there are some really nasty waters and should be very careful pretty much island wide. plus driving by and hanging around the water, you can see how big and how fast the water can turn nasty.
its a shitty way to die, or a shitty way to spend a few scary hours, so make sure you check with someone who knows the area.
Fair point, by why in particular? Despite having been here for a while I don’t know about the dangers in these waters.[/quote]
If you don’t know then you should learn some more before going out in the water, the east coast is treacherous with the ‘black current’ and steep dropoff.
maybe check first with authorities if the river you want to use it at is fine. Some areas need authorities permit (mountains/rivers etc.), I don’t know exactly how to do it, but remember that had to do that for river walking on east coast before (but then the Taiwanese people did that for me ^^).
[quote=“mukashi”]maybe check first with authorities if the river you want to use it at is fine. Some areas need authorities permit (mountains/rivers etc.), I don’t know exactly how to do it, but remember that had to do that for river walking on east coast before (but then the Taiwanese people did that for me ^^).
Would anyone know more about this - can you thow a kayak in any river outside the National Parks / Forests?
I’m thinking particularly the Xiuluguan from Ruisui down to the east coast, where they run the rafting trips from. That part of the river winds through National Forest.
Would a solo kayaker need a permit to paddle that?
Yes, this is a ponderous question for me as well. Has anyone gone kayaking alone or without licensed operators and ever run into trouble? Furthermore, any tips on places to kayak? Finally, has anyone had a kayak shipped to them from outside? I am under the impression the VAT tax is 5%, but can anyone confirm this?
Costco sells kayaks.
They have a 2-person inflatable and a hard shell one (not 100% sure but single seat I think).
Both look the real deal. They are not toys.
I think one of those outdoor stores near neihu costco sells them.