Launch your kayak directly from your dock
The easy way to launch your kayak
No more dangling off the side of your dock or walking into the water! Simply step down onto a lower launch dock directly into your kayak. Couldn’t be easier! Hooker Marine Construction can build a wide variety of different sizes and styles of kayak walk downs that will allow you safe and convenient access to the water line, regardless of the tide.
We will add almost any size or style kayak walk down to your new dock design or incorporate one into your existing dock layout. We have built full side, recessed, and full finger “kayak walkdowns” per the pics on this page.
Why a Kayak?
The Inuit in the Artic regions built the kayak many years ago. Why? To hunt and fish better. The name kayak, in fact, translates to “hunters boat”. The boat allowed the resourceful hunters to sneak up behind and catch animals on the shoreline and sidle up and spear easily spooked fish.
The first kayaks were made primarily of driftwood and animal skin. Now, kayaks are made of fiberglass, metal, plastic, fabrics, wood, and inflatable fabrics like PVC or rubber and even feather light carbon fiber. The purpose of the kayaks, which dictate the materials used in construction include performance, stability, maneuverability, and paddling style.
Why not a Kayak?
Kayaks are a cool boat, especially for getting close to nature and getting exercise benefits from paddling. With all the lakes, canals, and bays in Southwest Florida, especially in Cape Coral, the kayak is very popular here.
However, whether you own a sit on top, a cockpit style, or a play boat style, the kayak is so close to the water, you will probably need a special dock adjustment to get to it and enjoy a day on the water in the sun!