An important part of any outdoor adventure is snacks! But I mean, let’s be honest, snacks are necessary in general 😉 However, if you’re hitting the water with your pup for some kayaking, it’s a good idea to be prepared with delicious treats. I prefer to pack snacks that I can share with Wynston, that way I’m saving space and bringing less onto my boat. If you’re going to be out on the water for more than an hour or so, I’d suggest making sure your tummy stays full and you stay hydrated. Here’s a list of my favorite snacks to share with your dog while kayaking.
10 Snacks to Share With Your Dog While Kayaking
I bring a small, collapsible cooler on my kayak. I can fill it with ice or a cold pack and put cans of Coke inside as well as snacks. I personally like to use a portable insulated lunch tote like this one because it’s easy to maneuver in my kayak. If you plan to bring a cooler, consider packing these snacks for kayaking with your dog:
For the Cooler
- Apples: Cut them into slices and bring them in a baggy. They will be much easier to eat! If you have a small dog, cut even smaller pieces to share.
- Carrots: I suggest bringing baby carrots!
- Watermelon: A delicious treat, especially on a warm day. Cut it into slices or cubes.
- Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.
- String Cheese: Plain string cheese is an easy and quick choice.
- Grilled Chicken: Grill or bake some chicken, put in in a Ziploc, and toss it in your cooler for a protein filled snack.
No room for a cooler? No problem! These snacks don’t need any sort of cold pack:
No Cooler Necessary
- Beef Jerky: Natural beef jerky is your best bet. Make sure it doesn’t have a bunch of icky preservatives and additives.
- Freeze Dried Fruit: Dried berries, apple, mango, kiwi and banana all make good choices.
- Unsalted Peanuts: Regular unsalted peanuts are also a solid choice of protein. If your dog enjoys peanut butter, they will probably enjoy peanuts.
- Shelled Sunflower Seeds: Make sure they are unsalted sunflower seeds without the shell.
Of course you always want to make sure you have plenty of water aboard for you and your pup. Don’t forget a collapsible bowl!
Do you have specific snacks you like to bring while kayaking, hiking or camping?