Kayak rentals are available at most public beaches and from many surf and dive shops. The going rate is $10 per hour or $40 per day for single-person kayaks (two-person kayaks are usually available, too). These aren't true long-distance, ocean-going crafts, but amateur versions (you sit on top, not in them) intended for paddling along the shore to check out the scenery. Though in Boquerón, if you're feeling energetic, it is possible to rent a kayak at the beach, paddle south for an hour or so, cross a portage and enter the mangrove bird refuge (see Eco-Travel, below). The Boquerón rental shop, on Calle Muñoz Rivera in town, also rents out a new apparatus - the surf bike. With a bicycle seat, pedals and handlebars mounted to a surfboard-like hull, these contraptions apparently can reach speeds of 10 mph or more on the water, depending on your energy level. In El Combate, Israel Boat Rental south of the town center has kayaks and pedalos (foot paddleboats) for $10 an hour.
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Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.