At the end of Lake Annecy, there’s a little piece of heaven commonly called the small lake. By far the most beautiful part of the lake, it’s also where you will find our nautical activities !
We also offer these rentals in Annecy for those who prefer to stay in the city itself . However our nautical activities are a lot nicer on the small lake !
Renting a paddle or a kayak ?
There’s no experience or knowledge needed to rent a paddle or kayak, you’ll learn very easily and quickly. If you prefer not to get wet, kayaking is the better option but if you are more athletic and not afraid to fall into the water, paddling is the perfect choice !
Knowing if you’d rather sit or stand up on the water can also help you decide.
Standing on the water with a paddle
Stand up paddling, as you can imagine, is one of the few nautical sports where you can stand up on the water without taking any speed ! Contrary to wakeboarding or wakesurfing, there is no boat to pull you. In between a canoe and a surfboard, you’ll be standing up on a long stable board going forward with the help of a paddle.
For starters you can sit down on your knees on the board and stand up once you’re feeling more comfortable on the board !
Sitting in a kayak
Sitting in a kayak, you’ll move around quicker since you’re more stable. In a kayak you can only sit by yourself whereas in a canoe you can be up to two or three people. So there are more forces in a canoe to paddle, but you’ll need some teamwork to get around on the water !
Private courses to learn quicker
We offer private paddling or kayaking courses so that you can learn this fun activity quicker and most importantly, the right way ! We recommend you take an instructor if you want to discover this nautical activity with children.