My husband's family has been kayaking for some time now...however, I have never attempted it because I don't know how to swim. However, they persuaded me to try it...and now I'm hooked! ;0) I wore a life jacket of course, but thankfully didn't have to 'test' it to see if it really would work! :0) We really did have a blast though, and I can't wait til I get to do it again! I finally have found my favorite sport!