Originally Posted by drsick
What is the earliest age you recommend getting your kid into boating?
I put mine in a boat at 4 on the Poudre unfortunately in those days the smallest boat we had available was the dancer so it never was more than surfing around the eddy. I always dreamed of them challenging me on the river but it hasn't happened yet and my youngest is 17. So get them out often. I just recently saw kids kayaks in rocky mountain outdoor center (laporte) and a 6 or 7 year old on the large side could handle these beautiful machines no problem.