Kayaking is the use of a Kayak for moving across water. Kayaking and canoeing are also known as paddling. Kayaking is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined by the International Canoe Federation (the world sanctioning body) as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. From a pier at the edge of the lagoon guests may opt to row out in a kayak and explore the fascinating water channels that branch out into the landscape. The exploration of the backwaters is a fascinating experience viewing endemic and migratory species of birds at close quarters, study native fishing practices and observe first hand the way of life of the people in the area.