Kayaking is arguably one of the fastest-growing recreational outdoor activities. In fact, recent statistics show that the sport is rapidly gaining popularity – with the number of participants in the United States increasing from 6 million in 2006 to 16 million in 2017.As more and more people explore the exciting world of kayaking, so is the dilemma of finding the best kayak for your adventures. There are lots of choices to be made but one key one is what propulsion system to use. The choice comes down to either a paddle kayak, a motor kayak or pedal kayak. The latter uses a pedals or flippers to propel your craft, while a paddle kayak uses old-school paddles. If you’re one of the millions of users caught in this dilemma, read on for a comprehensive review of paddle kayaks vs. pedal kayaks.