Before my wife and I were married, I told her about my love for kayaking. She told me that she would be too afraid to give it a try. I explained to her that it was pretty darn safe and convinced her to at least go to the lake and sit in mine. To make a long story short ..... I couldn't get her out of it. She loved it! Within a month I purchased her a kayak and now we're having a lot of fun paddling together.