A kayak is a small, narrow watercraft which is propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle. the word kayak originates from the greenlandic language, where it is the. Designers, plans & kits n to z: the newfound woodworks, inc. (strip-planked canoe, kayak and boat plans and kits) newick nautical designs (dick newick, stock and. Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. it is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle..