We have SUP boards at home and have canoed a few times but since we had never kayaked, we decided to try the guided excursion. We were told the bay is very shallow and the wind was reasonable that day. Our guide was a half time snow ski instructor, half time kayak guide, named Will. We paddled across the bay to an island and back. There was not a whole lot of instruction aside from less than 5 minutes on the beach. We all did fine so that didn't seem to be a problem. We saw horseshoe crabs, turtles, osprey and heron. We were in tandem sit on top kayaks with back rests. They were comfortable. Wearing water shoes is imperative with the sharp shells and things in the water at the loading zone. George took some photos of us upon our return. I took a few while we were out there too. We paid for cold waters for after our paddle but I guess we all forgot about that! There are restrooms onsite at the restaurant attached. PFDs are provided.