Recreational Kayaks

Brands

Wilderness Systems
Perception
Old Town
Pelican International
Native Watercraft
Emotion Kayaks
Dagger
Necky
L.L.Bean
Point 65

Genders

Unisex
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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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 reviewed Sep 23, 2014
$875 - $1,119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 100 reviewed Sep 23, 2014
$567 - $715
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Perception Prodigy 13.5 reviewed Jul 4, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Camden 120 reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$560 - $662
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Old Town Dirigo 120 reviewed Apr 22, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Dirigo 106 reviewed Apr 15, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Old Town Vapor 10 reviewed Apr 15, 2014
$400
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Trip 10 Angler DLX reviewed Apr 4, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Twin Otter reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$800 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Vapor 12XTS reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$600 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Pelican International Liberty 100x reviewed Mar 25, 2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 reviewed Dec 11, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Impulse 10 reviewed Nov 22, 2013
$319 - $485
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Old Town Heron 9XT reviewed Sep 1, 2013
$380 - $479
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite reviewed Jan 17, 2013
$1189 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Emotion Kayaks Glide reviewed Jul 14, 2012
$350
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Vapor 10XT reviewed Jun 25, 2012
$385 - $599
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Sundance 12 Kayak reviewed May 11, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Approach 10 reviewed Aug 20, 2011
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 reviewed Jul 25, 2011
$775 - $1,219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Necky Rip reviewed Nov 24, 2010
$660 - $699
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Emotion Kayaks Advant-Edge reviewed Jun 13, 2010
Perception Sport Sound 10.5
$419
Perception Sunrise 100 Kayak
$299 - $449
L.L.Bean Manatee Solo 10
$399
Point 65 Tequila GTX Solo
$799
Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 Angler
$1,145
Dagger Katana 9.7
$1,029 - $1,105
Current Designs Solara 120 Kayak
$799
Necky Manitou II Tandem
$1,200 - $1,599
Eddyline Skylark 12
$1,379
Jackson Kayaks Day Tripper 12
$999
Wave Sport Ethos Nine Crossover Kayak
$1,085
Hurricane Santee 140 Tandem
$1,349
Dagger Axis 12
$695 - $1,119
Wilderness Systems Aspire 100 Kayak
$755
Hurricane Santee 126
$999
Dagger Zydeco
$479 - $599
Point 65 Martini GTX Tandem
$1,499
Pelican Matrix 100x
$299
Perception Conduit 9.5
$400
Old Town Twin Heron
$750
L.L.Bean Manatee Deluxe Solo 12
$629 - $679
Old Town Vapor 12XT Angler
$455 - $699
L.L.Bean Manatee 12 Deluxe Angler Kayak
$889
Perception Triumph 13.0 Kayak
$575 - $655
L.L.Bean Manatee Deluxe Tandem
$939 - $1,199
Wilderness Systems Commander 140
$1,105
Eddyline Sandpiper 12
$1,329
Hurricane Skimmer 128
$1,149
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