On the Water

  • 5 Quality Paddling Books to Spark Your Next Adventure

    The water is a formidable beast, but also a charming and serene place to let go of everyday worries. For as long as man has treaded the open waters, there are a myriad of stories and learnings to be told. Bundling up in this colder season may have you longing to make more of those memories on the water yourself, but in the downtime, it never hurt to learn a thing or two or hear an untold story to spark some adventurous inspiration. Here are a few of our favorite kayaking and paddling books for you to kick back with.

  • How To Bird Watch By Boat This Winter

    While bird watching is enjoyed best in warmer seasons, that’s not to say that there aren’t some regional species that you can spot during the winter as well. In Western Florida, you can spot Snailkites, Limpkins and even Woodstorks. The Adirondacks are another great location to catch waterfowl and songbirds of all types playing near large bodies of water. Rhode Island is also ripe with Mallards, flocks of Pintails and American Black Ducks in protected bays and marshes. Needless to say, your range of options for spotting some sweet wildlife are pretty wide no matter where you are. Though you won’t be catching many migrations, you’re sure to get lucky to spot a few birds on a feed mission or simply exploring.
  • Paddling in Hong Kong - Everything You Need To Know

    There’s no better way to beat the Hong Kong heat than by getting out on the water. It’s home to some of the prettiest sights and locations that are easily accessible by kayak. From sea caves to cliff formations, or just a chill day of floating, there’s no shortage of picturesque views and hangouts in Hong Kong. 

  • 5 Beautiful Wildlife to Spot While Paddling & Where to See Them

    Paddling is a serene sport that lets you experience the beautiful wild on ground where man wasn’t made to tread - the water. Our lakes, oceans and rivers provide many untapped views you wouldn’t normally be able to access on foot or road. They’re also home to all of the beautiful creatures that occupy our favorite spots in mother nature.
  • 5 Maritime Holiday Gifts for the Water Lover in Your Life

    With the Holidays around the corner, now is the perfect time to set you and your loved ones up with the best gear to ensure a fun, splash-filled fall season. When has some nippy weather ever stopped you and the gang from taking on your favorite river route or lake? With the gear we’ve compiled in this gift guide, the paddler in your life is sure to be set for any ride the water throws their way. 

    I started reading voraciously in the 5th grade. Once a month in grade school we were allowed to fill out a book order form with our No. 2 pencils and then wait most impatiently for the new books to arrive a few weeks later. Some of my favorite books are from that era. “My Side of the Mountain”, by Jean Craighead George, is one of them. It’s a story about Sam who escapes to the woods from the big city and learns how to live off the land with his pet Peregrine Falcon – Frightful! A perfect, children’s fantasy book with a happy ending, but it inspired me to learn woodsman-ship and outdoor survival skills. In fact, my Grandfather had a beautiful farm in the Catskills which is where I imagined Sam’s adventures took place and where many of mine started.

    Here at The Folding Boat Co, we're constantly trying to improve and build upon our current and future models. What better place to get feedback from - than you! The real life paddlers who are kayaking regularly and enjoying time on the water. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, and, by completing you have the option to enter a sweepstakes for a K-Pak Folding Kayak - our original model!

    Ever have hunger ruin a perfectly good trip? We know the feeling, out in the wilderness, among beauty and beautiful flowing water and all you can think about is a large pizza with extra toppings. While pizza is always an option for an easy snack, you might opt-in for some more protein rich options to keep you satisfied longer. Don’t let hunger take over your trip and try some of these options for your next adventure.

    The Southern wetlands and swampy terrains of the South are the perfect place to take refuge from the high-speed whitewater rivers throughout the country. Escape the northern cold with their unpredictable weather and head down South (with plenty of bug spray and sunscreen)! Take a minute to slow down the pace, enjoy some warmer weather, and take in a different scenery. Here are our top 5 places to paddle:


    Utah gets a great rap for being an endless outdoor hub, boasting dozens of amazing state parks, lakes, and camping locations. Even though it may look bleak outside now, Spring is right around the corner and so this is the perfect time to get your planning on. With your portable Folding Boat, there is no body of water out of reach! Let’s head out to Utah and explore some of these top picks:


    Tourists and locals alike go crazy for the yearly fall foliage spectacle. Can we blame them though? The changing of the colors is a beautiful sight marking the start of a new season, changes to the landscape, and cooler temperatures. Finally, we can go paddling in our portable kayak without sweating through our clothes (for the most part!). Bask in the new season with some of these top picks we selected to view fall from the beauty of the water. 

    We're in a kayaker's favorite season and is seems like we're seeing more and more boats out on the water. If you want to give it a try but are looking for a reason to take the plunge, here are 10 great reasons to get out on the water!