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An inflatable kayak to paddle autonomously !

An air-boat is a one-man inflatable craft which the paddler autonomously manoeuvres using a double-blade paddle. Thanks to its inflated self-bailing structure making it a very stable boat, beginners can paddle in white water without having had any previous experience of white water activities.

Thanks to a specific strapping system, the paddler is comfortably seated on top of his boat, thus avoiding the constraints of being seated inside the boat, as is the case with a regular rigid kayak.

An air-boat trip brings the same sensations as a white water kayak trip and offers a possibility of having fun and playing with the water, without experiencing the drawbacks of flipping over with a rigid kayak. With an air-boat, in case the paddler do flip over, all he has to do is to jump back on the boat and off he goes again!

The guides accompany them in their own boats and indicate the way, while giving the first tips on how to surf the Verdon waves.

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Air-boat on the Middle Verdon