• I'll just start off by saying Diane, the organizer, is one awesome lady! I was very excited to learn about Kayak Lagos via the Nothing To Do In Lagos (NTDIL) app - I HIGHLY recommend you sign up for their weekly newsletter. I had always looked at the stretch of the Lagoon (at the kayak take-off point) and thought it was just begging to be used for water sports. The venue is a little difficult to find, because there isn't a compound number placed at the gate. It took all of my Google Map skills (and asking around) to pin-point its exact location. It didn't take too long, though (or maybe we were just too excited to notice). Now, if you've seen the state of the Lagos waterways and the general attitude Lagosians have towards disposing of trash, you might understand my initial reservations about kayaking in the lagoon - and, they weren't unfounded either. There are floating plastic bottles and bags that collect around the kayak take-off point and, I can definitely see how it might be off-putting for some. But, once you get past all of it (literally and figuratively), you're sure to have a blast. The first time I went, I dragged my brothers along with me. Diane gave us a refresher on the basics (we had all kayaked before), ensured that our life jackets were the right size, provided us with a dry bag for all our electronics, and set us on our way. We only paid for an hour the first time. I will say, that that stretch of the lagoon does have the occasional motorboat traffic, and while the boats do a good job of staying clear of "kayakers", not all of them slow down and riding their wake can be an adventure in itself. The water is fairly still, for the most part and the currents are quite manageable (as long as you remain in your kayak!) Timing-wise, it takes a little over an hour to get to the Ikoyi-Lekki link bridge (about 50 minutes, if you're a strong rower) and about the same amount of time to get to the Civic Center in the opposite direction. I would recommend going down the Ikoyi-Lekki link bridge route as there is less motorboat traffic and the photo opportunities are better there, in my opinion. When you make your booking, just factor in that it takes about the same amount of time to return. I have gone kayaking with Kayak Lagos twice now with a third trip planned in the near future. It doesn't matter if you're a veteran or a first-timer, Diane will make sure you have an awesome time. If you're lucky, she might even come out kayaking with you. I cannot recommend this more strongly. A+