I’m sure this is practically common knowledge, but say I go down the river, for thousands of miles. ANd say I’ve got a pretty nice kayak. Once I get to my destination, and I’m cold and alone, and in a strange city, what do you do? Especially with your kayak? Are they expensive to ship? Can you carry them one the plane for a fee? Thanks.
Depends on the size
You can check small kayaks up to about 11 Ft heading to Hawaii. If it is small and fits in a surfboard bag. Hawaiian airlines charges you $80 each way. United is charging $100 + $100 heavy charge this week = $200 each way. These are not good times for traveling with a kayak on United.
Let it dry
then pack it away and take it as luggage. Can get away with no extra charges if packed carefully.
Guess this wouldn't work for thousands of miles, but we hired a local kayak shop to pick us up from the end of a paddle down the Columbia (170 mile paddle), and drive us back to the start. I think it was $250 for the service for the 4 of us (2 singles and a tandem).
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