Each activity has its own specific design of kayak to go with it, from the short and wide play boat to the long sleek lines of the sea kayak. There are 5 types of flat water kayaks; sit-on-top, recreational, touring, inflatable and pedaling kayaks. Each has their advantages and disadvantages. Sit-on-top kayaks do not have a closed cockpit, so they are easy to get into and out of. They are usually wider than most, so they have good primary stability.
Sea kayaks differ from river kayaks in that sea kayaks are often wider and therefore more stable.
Make hiking easier with a lightweight inflatable sea kayak or canoe! Inflatable kayaks are designed to be recreational, however, there are some meant for whitewater. You can inflate or deflate them with electric pump or foot. Their wide and sturdy hulls make them suited to calm water. Inflatable kayaks can be folded down to a convenient size, some models can even be worn as a backpack. Inflatable kayaks come in both sit-on and sit-in styles.
The sea kayak has a higher rocker (the curve from bow to stern) that helps it crest into oncoming waves. It also has a narrow, V-shaped front profile. This design makes them able to deal with rougher waters, but at the expense of stability.
The Intex Explorer K2 Kayak is sporty and fun with a streamlined design for easy paddling. The bright yellow color and sporty graphics makes the kayak highly visible in the water. Great for experiencing lakes and mild rivers with a friend, this Sports Series kayak is perfect for two adults.
Ideal for lakes, fishing and sea shores; broad shape combines stability and comfort when out on the water; integrated large spray decks at bow and stern with bungee cords
Cambridge Kayaks are leading the way on price with their double sit on top kayak. This is the most versatile sea kayak on the market at a very competitive price. Equipped with storage hatches and a rear luggage space, for your family day out or a fishing expedition this kayak has it all. This kayak can be put on top of a car roof rack and it has a stacking location so it is also idea for clubs for storage of multiple boats.
The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak is sporty and fun with a streamlined design for easy paddling. The bright green color and sporty graphics make the kayak highly visible in the water. Great for experiencing lakes and mild rivers solo, this Sports Series kayak is perfect for one adult. Lightweight and compact, this kayak is very easy to assemble and, with the Boston valve, it inflates and deflates in minutes. You can take the fun of kayaking wherever you go.
Having the right kayak to support you on your day in the water can make a huge difference in the quality of your experience. That’s why the Intex Excursion Pro Kayak is made with features like adjustable seats or built-in footrests to keep you comfortable. Not only that, it’s also made with fishing rod holders on each side for hands-free fishing.
The Waterton™ is nimble with responsive manoeuvrability yet offers excellent stability thanks to its broad shape. Providing a more comfortable seating position, the kayak features HighRest™ seats with taller back support and an elevated base. The seats can be easily removed and repositioned, quickly allowing the kayak to be used by 1 person.
A timeless classic renewed with a revolutionary Backpack System. Ideal to enjoy adventures and leisures times on water with friends and family. The family version of the Tahiti is longer to fit an extra seat and convert the kayak to a 2 + 1 persons.
The AdvancedFrame® Convertible is a fifteen foot kayak that can be paddled solo or tandem. With an open deck design, you can easily enter and exit the boat or utilize the optional single or double decks to convert your AdvancedFrame® Convertible from an open deck to a closed deck kayak in a matter of seconds. The design of this kayak combines our rigid bow and stern rib-frame design with the versatility of tandem or solo seating positions and interchangeable decks.
The Colorado™ line combines an extra ordinary mix of manoeuvrability, stability and comfort with unrivalled ease of inflation. Thanks to the Boston valves on the Colorado™ , inflation and deflation have been made extremely simple. The kayak feature the Easy Inflation Manometer so paddlers can easily achieve the correct pressure.
Roomy and comfortable, the Hudson™ is perfect for a family day out, touring along sheltered coastline or on inland waters. This sporty kayak not only looks great but also offers great performance and space for two adults and one child. Stable and comfortable, the Hudson™ offers easy tracking, with directional strakes and removable fins to add to its manoeuvrability.
Still feeling the chill on the water? Perhaps you want something to keep you warm on a long overnight passage. A good sailing thermal base
Phil Johnson and his wife Roxy bought Sonder in 2019. The pair crossed the Atlantic last summer and when Covid hit, decided to cruise Scotland