Types of Kayaks
Explore the different types of kayaks for sale in the UK
There are a huge range of different types of kayaks available, what is the best choice for you will depended upon location and types of water you intended to use the kayak. We other more specialist kayaks for specific disciplines such as whitewater, surf, fishing & sea kayaking as well as kayaks for general fun like sit-on-tops, inflatables & general purpose kayaks.
To help, we have categorised the different types of kayaks we offer below to help enable you choose the right one.
General purpose and hybrid crossover kayaks have features and designs from longer touring kayaks and shorter river kayaks. Features including storage hatches and skegs for longer touring days, while shorter water line allow for grater mobility on inland moving water.
Touring kayaks are designed to offer both comfort and performance for short or extended trips on the water. We offer both smaller light touring kayaks as well as longer day touring kayaks for longer trips or use on the sea.
Sea Kayaks primarily designed for use on the sea & coastal waters but can also be used on large rivers, lakes & estuaries. Generally 16ft+ in length resulting in good tracking & performance in swell & designed for optimum efficiency.
Kids kayaks are typically narrower than adult kayaks making them easier for children to paddle & reach the water. They are also lighter weight & smaller in volume to provide a better fit. We stock general purpose, touring and sit-on-top kids kayaks.
White water kayaks offer maximum manoeuvrability and agility for negotiating rapids and avoiding obstacles. We offer various different types of river runners & creeking kayaks with a choice of flat planning or displacement hulls and all the top brands.
Playboats & freestyle kayaks are extremely small kayaks specifically designed and shaped for pulling moves & tricks in playholes, waves & other features. Modern playboat designs allow the user to get kayak & paddlers completely airborne whilst performing tricks.
Inflatables offer a packable and lighter boat, ideal for holidays away, more convenient storage, and versatile options for family days out.
Large open cockpits make getting into and out of these kayaks much easier and also offers potential space for a child or family dog to come along for the ride.
Two seater kayaks for touring and sea kayaking