Sit-on-Top Kayaks

Recent Sit-on-Top Kayak Reviews

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My husband and I bought the Tarpon 100 kayaks for each other for Christmas 2017. We are extremely satisfied with the kayaks and can't wait for warmer weather to take them out this spring! So far we are very happy with the Tarpon 100 kayaks. We have used them in the bay and various lakes. I love the size in that we can throw them in the back of his truck without using a carrier. They were great in the bay in the Outerbanks—even had our dog on the kayak with us! Wilderness Systems builds a sturdy… Full review

BIC Sport Bilbao

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A tough little kayak with surprising performance... Mention BIC and most people think about lighters and writing pens, but they make so much more. In 1979 BIC Sport was founded by the Bich family, makers of BIC pens and lighters. BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for water sports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. By the late 1980s BIC Sport was a world leader in windsurf manufacturing. Since then they have expanded into surf boards, paddle boards, small sailboats, and kayaks. Full review

Stellar Kayaks 14' Surf Ski S14S

rated 5 of 5 stars Been wishing for a high performance, lightweight SOT??? Your wish has been granted. Behold the Stellar S14S. The Stellar S14S is a hybrid cross between a recreational SOT and a surf ski kayak. It's a composite boat, which means unlike its roto-molded siblings, it's very lightweight not to mention easily repaired. It's also beautiful to look at both on and off the water. Most of all, it's an absolute pleasure to paddle. So what the heck is a surf ski kayak anyway? Surf ski kayaks have been around… Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140

rated 5 of 5 stars A versatile, high quality kayak built to last a lifetime. The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 is not marketed as a lightweight boat, so I'm not going to deduct points because it's heavy, but know that it is. The Orbix hatches used on these boats look really cool and are convenient to open and close; but they all leak which some people consider a really big deal. I don't. Kayaking is a water sport. That means I and my stuff will probably get wet. Stuff I don't want wet I put in a dry bag; easy. You… Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100

rated 3 of 5 stars A hard boat to justify. Without a doubt Wilderness Systems builds exceptional plastic kayaks. They will easily last a lifetime of heavy use with minimal care. They are virtually indestructible in the hands of all but the most extreme users. The Tarpon 100, 120, 140, and 160 all offer what many consider to be the most comfortable SOT seat and driest ride available.  They also come with quite the feature set. So what's the problem? I'll start with the hatches. The Orbix hatches used on these boats… Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best balanced "all around" kayaks available. The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 is not marketed as a lightweight boat, so I'm not going to deduct points because it's heavy, but know that it is. The hatch covers look super cool, but I've yet to know one that doesn't leak.  So now you know the bad. Now let's talk about the good.   The seat is adjustable three different ways while you're sitting in it and offers one of the driest rides in the business. No sitting in a puddle. These attributes… Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Angler

rated 2 of 5 stars The most important issue being the watertight storage, it's sadly not water tight and leaks like a sieve. Mine was purchased at Up & Under, UK, and manufactured under license by Palm Europe International. It was returned twice because of the bad leak and a full refund issued. No replacement offered as there is a mould (mold) issue and the 120 will always leak. If it was not for the leak it would have scored highly, but a boat that leaks is not much use. Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100

rated 5 of 5 stars Are you looking for a moderate sized, sit-on-top kayak that's easy to transport, comfortable to sit in, handles well, and is capable of carrying enough gear for a backcountry adventure? Then you should consider the Wilderness Systems TARPON 100 sit-on-top kayak. I've prepared an in-depth video review of the Wilderness Systems TARPON 100 sit-on-top kayak.  I bought this kayak as a birthday gift for my wife, but I love it so much I'm considering getting one for myself. This 10 foot-long kayak weighs… Full review

Ocean Kayak Yak Board

rated 4 of 5 stars A short, wide sit-on-top kayak that is very stable, turns on a dime, and is easy to transport and carry. Designed for surf, it is a fine fishing platform. The rugged build of this short and wide surfing kayak provides a go-anywhere platform for out of the way fishing spots. I have bashed rocks, floated through flooded timber, and explored small streams in the search for seldom fished waters around the Chicago area. Over time I have added anchor trolleys on each side allowing two anchors to hold… Full review

user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 reviewed Apr 11, 2019
$759
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
BIC Sport Bilbao reviewed Apr 10, 2019
$600 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stellar Kayaks 14' Surf Ski S14S reviewed Apr 8, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 reviewed Apr 6, 2019
$1,059
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 reviewed Apr 3, 2019
$959
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Angler reviewed Nov 15, 2018
$1049 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ocean Kayak Yak Board reviewed Feb 24, 2016
$400 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ocean Kayak Malibu Two reviewed Dec 4, 2015
$595 - $829
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Access 11.5 reviewed Dec 27, 2014
$505 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Ripper reviewed Oct 9, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Predator 13 reviewed Apr 15, 2014
$1,400
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Native Watercraft Manta Ray 14 reviewed Apr 15, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Ride 135 reviewed Mar 9, 2014
$949 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler reviewed Nov 29, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Heritage Kayaks Redfish 14 reviewed May 18, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Exo Surfetto sport reviewed Jun 30, 2012
Ocean Kayak Tetra 12
$722 - $849
Old Town Twister
$467
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 135T
$1,159
Eddyline Caribbean 14
$1,699
L.L.Bean Cascadia 11.5 Sit-On-Top Kayak
$649
LiquidLogic Manta Ray 12
$789
Ascend D10T Sit-On
$350
Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal
$2,200
Ocean Kayak Venus 10
$510
Ocean Kayak Tetra 10
$637
Perception Pescador 12.0 Fishing Kayak / Sit-on-Top
$689
Wilderness Systems Radar 115
$1,359
Eddyline Caribbean 12
$1,499
Ascend 9R Sport Sit-On
$300
Ocean Kayak Malibu 9.5
$550
Hobie Quest 13
$1,519
Perception Pescador Pro 12.0 Fishing Kayak / Sit-on-Top
$879
Perception Tribe 11.5
$659
Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game Angler Fishing Kayak / Sit-on-Top
$1,400
Emotion Kayaks Spitfire
$365
NuCanoe Frontier 12
$1,349 - $1,599
L.L.Bean Cascadia Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak
$749
Ocean Kayak Malibu Two XL Angler Fishing Kayak / Sit-on-Top
$1,100
Perception Tribe 9.5
$529
L.L.Bean Cascadia Sit-on-Top Kayak
$399 - $449
Perception Hi Life 11.0
$799
Wilderness Systems A.T.A.K. 120
$1,499
Ocean Kayak Malibu Two XL
$700 - $764
Ascend 12T Sit-On
$600
Old Town Topwater 106 Angler Fishing Kayak / Sit-on-Top
$900
Wilderness Systems Radar 135
$1,499
Perception Pescador 10.0 Fishing Kayak / Sit-on-Top
$559
Pelican Sport Sentinel 100X
$290
Old Town Topwater PDL Angler Fishing Kayak / Sit-on-Top
$2,000
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