Go with the Grizzlies – Innova Inflatable Boats

There’s not much to say when you see two grizzlies hanging out near an Innova Safari. Maybe we ask a few questions…Is the owner OK? How close is he to the bears? Is he nervous?

The owner turns out to be a field biologist in British Columbia. He uses his Innova inflatable boats to study grizzly bears, salmon and their habitat. He purchased them in 2001 from Ocean River Sports in Victoria, BC because he needed boats that would fit in a Robinson R44 helicopter.

October Kayaking in British Columbia

Larry James took his Innova Sunny inflatable kayak out in October in BC, when he was often the only one on the lake!

In his own words: From Clearwater B.C. on Kalamalka Lake I took my GPS with me and recorded the stats: In 5 hours and 25 minutes, only stopping a few times, but never getting out of the kayak I paddled 24 kilometres averaging 5 kilometres per hour with a top speed of 8.5 kilometers per hour, all on calm water. Now that was a workout, but big FUN!!! Two days later I managed to squeeze 8.9 kilometres per hour out of that Sunny, (in a short burst of speed). I’ve learned all of the proper gear to take with me now for all types of weather and am enjoying the heck out of my Sunny!!! Unfortunately, time to put it away until next year.