Our Favorite Kayaks for Water Enthusiasts

Kayaks can be used for gentle paddling, strenuous exercise, fishing, whitewater rafting, and so much more

Head out on a water adventure in a new kayak.Pixabay

Kayaking provides you with the ability to connect with nature via lakes, streams, rivers, canals, mangroves, and seas. They are the perfect instruments for group water tours, friendly competitions, and even outstanding opportunities to commune with Mother Nature or observe wildlife. And, they can be enjoyed by people of all ages. If you’re looking for a great way to spend a day in or on water, any one of these great kayaks is a good choice to consider.

The deluxe kayak can be used for up to Class III whitewater experiences.Sea Eagle

This three-person inflatable kayak weighs only 26 pounds and can carry up to 650 pounds. The kayak features an open and close drain valve and two skegs on the bottom offering you speedier inflations and improved tracking. This inflatable kayak comes with movable seats for added back support. It can also be deflated and comes with a carrying bag, foot pump, and two paddles.

Made with 18-gauge PVC construction and NMMA certified, this kayak comes with trolling motor fittings for expanded capabilities.Sevylor Coleman

This fishing kayak comes with a durable bottom thanks to 1000D tarpaulin and an 840D nylon cover for added protection from fishing-related punctures. It features a paddle holder so you can secure your paddles out of the way when fishing, and multiple air champers to help you stay afloat if one chamber is punctured.

This kayak features two six-inch storage compartments (one in the center and one in the rear) and an adjustable padded seat back.Lifetime

This kayak offers many interesting features for anglers including a stable, flat bottom, multiple footrest positions to accommodate riders of all sizes, deep hull tracking channels, and flush-mount fishing pole holders. This is in addition to its construction with UV-protected polyethylene and stability chine rails. T-handles on the front and rear of the kayak make transport easy.

An inflatable kayak featuring multiple mounting brackets for useful gadgets like GPS systems.Intex Professional

This kayak offers premium features including aluminum oars, floor-mounted footrests, high-pressure inflation, bow and stern storage, two integrated fishing rod holders, adjustable bucket seats, and spring-loaded valves for faster deflation. It also offers users a super tough core that is lightweight and resistant to impact, UV rays, and abrasions. Removable skews allow for deep and shallow water use.