The group that is excited to go out in canoes and participate in some type of watersport should make sure that it is prepared for any emergency that it might face. Someone in the group should take a class in first aid so that they know how to take care of anything bad that happens. Those who are in the group might consider all going to a class on watersports, as well. The more that people can learn about what they are about to do, the more likely they are to stay safe while they are on the water and having fun together.
The group that is excited to go out in kayaks should think about wetsuits and helmets. They should think about protecting their body and their head in case they fly out of the kayak. Those who are going out in a kayak should be prepared to get wet, and they should have protective cases on their phones that will help keep the phones from getting damaged if they get wet. Those who are going out in kayaks need to make sure that they are stocked with food and drinks so that they will have fuel if they end up out on the water for longer than they had planned.
The ones who are packing up a canoe or kayak for any amount of time on the water need to make sure that they are balancing all of the things that they are taking in the watercraft with them. When a person adds a cooler to a canoe, they need to make sure that the watercraft is still standing straight and not wobbling about in the water more than it should be. Those who climb into a canoe with one another should make sure that it stays balanced when they are settled in their seats.