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Whitewater kayaking or whitewater canoeing is the sport of kayaking on moving water. While a kayak only fits one or two people, its close cousin whitewater rafting uses rafts that seat more people. Rafting is more accessible for the casual traveler, as navigation is handled by a professional and even beginners can come along for a white-knuckled ride.
Many operators offer training courses, guided expeditions and short outings. Clubs will also be able to guide you to the best water around.