When choosing between canoeing and kayaking there are a variety of benefits to consider. If you are going with a larger group than 2 then canoeing can be the best option. This is because you an fit more people in the canoe depending on how much they weigh.
Two adults and children for example could easily fit, along with some snacks and a camera too. Maybe a pet even. There are couple kayaks where two people can fit into one kayak, but most you will see single kayaks. If you have been wanting to go into doing a group activity then a canoe might be a great way to all get out there together. But that does not mean that you cannot get together in a group with a kayak too.
Going Alone or In A Group?
If you are going alone then kayaking is the best way to do it. You can easily go alone any time that you want. Even if you are going on a date or with your friend, a two person kayak is also easy to find. You can even find inflatable ones that are much cheaper to go with as well. The canoe is going to be more expensive to get your own, but if you want to rent one there are options that way as well.
Going in a canoe can be a great way to get together as a group in one boat and work together to get to where you are going. This can help you all feel great working together and get to explore a new area while doing it. There is arguably much more storage space in the canoe and for longer trips or if you need to bring more with you, canoeing can be a better option for you. There is fun with both canoeing and kayaking.