I really wanted to get on to the water this summer and spend some time floating around. Didn’t really want to get a jet ski, because I don’t want to pull it behind my car. Didn’t want to get a sailboat or catamaran for pretty much the same reason. Ended up getting a Hobie Mirage Outback kayak. It’s a really nice little boat. One of the nice features is you can pedal it instead of paddle. I also got the sail kit which makes it a small sailboat too.
Texas has some paddling trails which I’m hoping to explore this summer. I’ve had the kayak out twice and it’s a great boat. The sail gets me going about as fast as pedaling. The combo really moves.