Recreational Kayaks

Brands

Wilderness Systems
Old Town
Emotion Kayaks
Perception
Necky
Dagger
Pelican International
Native Watercraft
Point 65
Current Designs

Genders

Unisex
Women's
Kids'

Price

less than $300
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Recreational Kayak Reviews

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120

rated 5 of 5 stars Great kayak, stable. This was the first kayak I ever used, and it is a great beginner all around boat. Handles a little bit of white water, goes great on the lake, hard to tip, and easy to get in and out of. Full review

Wilderness Systems Pungo 100

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing kayak for a smaller person, tracks good, turns nice and very stable! I really like that I can brace my legs in this one if I'm hitting some rough water. I'm 5'4" and 120 lbs. Someone bigger might find it a little tight. Full review

Perception Prodigy 13.5

rated 5 of 5 stars A most excellent kayak for flat and mostly calm waters (rivers, lakes, and bays). Very stable with plenty of room for a companion, whether a larger dog or most tweens and younger. Excels at kayak camping. Don't be fooled by the Cons, this is an awesome kayak if you are serious about bringing your buddy with you, kayak camping, or both.  It also works just fine for a short solo paddle as well, although so do plenty of other kayaks. Marketing. I fault copy/paste marketing folks for having bad info… Full review

Old Town Camden 120

rated 5 of 5 stars I have a couple of kayaks, and have always wanted an Old Town Camden. I was not disappointed. It is very stable, tracks very well, and is comfortable for my 6.3 height. Awesome kayak!!!! Full review

Old Town Dirigo 120

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this kayak. It has everything that I would ever want in a kayak and more. It is very stable and tracks fairly well , plus the seat is the most comfortable seat I have ever sat in, which helps for long trips. This kayak is the best kayak I have ever used. It is fantastic for long trips in lakes or rivers. It is also great for fishing because option is so stable and your back never gets sore from sitting because of the comfortable seat. It can handle 1-2 foot waves with ease. It also tracks… Full review

Old Town Dirigo 120

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice boat for the price. I have had this boat for five years and really enjoy it for both river trips and for just bummin around on a lake. Great boat to fish from as it is very stable when casting. Tracks nicely but is also easy to maneuver. Comfortable to be in for several hours at a time. The only downside is because of its length it is a little heavy to put on top of an SUV by oneself.   Full review

Old Town Camden 120

rated 5 of 5 stars This kayak is very stable and cruises right along! I can't think of anything negative to say about it. I am thrilled to own an Old Town kayak. Quality is king, and Old Town is worthy. I tooled around the edge of a half frozen lake as my first test run, and the Camden performed extremely well. I love how easy it is to keep a steady pace once I reach my desired speed. It coasts for a long time when I stop paddling, which is pretty satisfying! Tons of storage, probably enough for a dome tent in the… Full review

Old Town Dirigo 106

rated 5 of 5 stars I love the storage hatches on this kayak. It is light enough for me to easily load on the top of my SUV. I have had my Dirigo for nine months and love it. My favorite part is the storage hatches which are easily accessible while on the water. This is a well made, durable kayak. I am 5'-7" and have plenty of leg room. This kayak is very stable on the water and is lightweight enough that it is easy for me to load it on my SUV without any assistance. I have used this kayak on rivers, ponds, and lakes. Full review

Old Town Vapor 10

rated 4 of 5 stars I purchased this kayak last season and spent a lot of time on the water. I am very pleased with the performance and comfort of this kayak. For the price this was a great option. I would recommend this kayak for pond and flat lake fishing. The Old Town Vapor 10 Angler is a great fishing kayak for flat water lakes and small ponds. It has a very comfortable seat which means more time on the water. It is lightweight and easy to transport to your favorite fishing hole. I have really enjoyed mine and… Full review

Top-Rated Recreational Kayaks

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Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
$875 - $929
Old Town Camden 120
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Camden 120
$680 - $800
Old Town Dirigo 106
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Dirigo 106
$510 - $594
Wilderness Systems Pungo 100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 100
$567 - $715
Emotion Kayaks Glide
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Emotion Kayaks Glide
Perception Prodigy 13.5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Perception Prodigy 13.5
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Trip 10 Angler DLX
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite
$1189 MSRP
Old Town Vapor 12XTS
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Vapor 12XTS
$600 MSRP
Old Town Twin Otter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Twin Otter
$800 MSRP
Old Town Vapor 10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Old Town Vapor 10
$340
Necky Rip
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Necky Rip
$561 - $645
Old Town Vapor 10XT
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Vapor 10XT
$467
Dagger Approach 10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Approach 10
Perception Impulse 10
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Impulse 10
$319
Wilderness Systems Pungo 140
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 140
$775 - $1,019
Old Town Dirigo 120
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Old Town Dirigo 120
Old Town Heron 9XT
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Old Town Heron 9XT
$430 MSRP
Emotion Kayaks Advant-Edge
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Emotion Kayaks Advant-Edge
Pelican International Liberty 100x
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Pelican International Liberty 100x
Perception Sundance 12 Kayak
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Sundance 12 Kayak
Native Watercraft Ultimate 12
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Native Watercraft Ultimate 12
$719
Perception Sport Sound 10.5
Perception Sport Sound 10.5
$419
Perception Sunrise 100 Kayak
Perception Sunrise 100 Kayak
$299
Point 65 Tequila GTX Solo
Point 65 Tequila GTX Solo
$799
Dagger Katana 9.7
Dagger Katana 9.7
$1,029 - $1,105
Current Designs Solara 120 Kayak
Current Designs Solara 120 Kayak
$799
Necky Manitou Sport
Necky Manitou Sport
$680
Necky Manitou II Tandem
Necky Manitou II Tandem
$1,200
Eddyline Skylark 12
Eddyline Skylark 12
$1,379
Old Town Camden 106
Old Town Camden 106
$595
Jackson Kayaks Day Tripper 12
Jackson Kayaks Day Tripper 12
$849
Wave Sport Ethos Nine Crossover Kayak
Wave Sport Ethos Nine Crossover Kayak
$1,085
Dagger Axis 12
Dagger Axis 12
$695 - $905
Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 Kayak
Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 Kayak
$591
Dagger Zydeco
Dagger Zydeco
$399 - $599
Point 65 Martini GTX Tandem
Point 65 Martini GTX Tandem
$1,499
Old Town Twin Heron
Old Town Twin Heron
$699
L.L.Bean Manatee Deluxe Solo 12
L.L.Bean Manatee Deluxe Solo 12
$487 - $543
Old Town Vapor 12XT Angler
Old Town Vapor 12XT Angler
$552
L.L.Bean Manatee 12 Deluxe Angler Kayak
L.L.Bean Manatee 12 Deluxe Angler Kayak
$711
Perception Triumph 13.0 Kayak
Perception Triumph 13.0 Kayak
$575 - $671
L.L.Bean Manatee Deluxe Tandem
L.L.Bean Manatee Deluxe Tandem
$969 - $1,269
L.L.Bean Manatee Deluxe Solo 10
L.L.Bean Manatee Deluxe Solo 10
$399 - $469
 
Emotion Kayaks Darter
$254
Point 65 Mercury GTX Kayak
Point 65 Mercury GTX Kayak
$650 - $1,249
Dagger Axis 10.5
Dagger Axis 10.5
$615 - $805
Hurricane Santee 116 Sport
Hurricane Santee 116 Sport
$999
Eddyline Sky 10
Eddyline Sky 10
$995
Perception Prodigy 12
Perception Prodigy 12
$575
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