Canoe is open, kayak has closed top. So you'd likely want a canoe for two people (although you can get kayaks with two 'holes', useful for sea use). Inflatable ones are fine but obviously have limitations re scraping on stones, submerged rocks, etc, so solid better for rivers. Do you want to buy them a new one, or would second-hand be ok? My partner paddles, and his Canadian canoe was about £1k new, from White Water Consultancy in Carmarthen who are very good and supply a wide variety of equipment and know what they're talking about. Hope this helps!
Wow! Sorry about the delay in replying I was very much expecting to see nothing. Leeka, thank you. So it really is that simple! Second hand is fine, are the canadian ones good? Ir really is just to paddle about in the water so just a basic all rounder is what I'm looking for.
amazonianwoman I can sympathise with the what am I letting myself in for.
Is any particular type more sturdy/solid/reliable than the others? And when it comes to materials which is best (bearing in mind a limited budget)?