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Perception Carolina 12 Expedition

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Perception Carolina 12 Expedition

The Carolina 12 is a compact touring kayak that offers reliable tracking and stability that begs you to explore further. A large cockpit allows easy entry and exit.

£629.10 (RRP £699.00 - Saving £69.90)

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Perception Carolina 12


Made in UK Manufactured in the UK


The Perception Carolina combines the best features of a touring kayak with the ultimate comfort of a fully adjustable backrest system and padded seat. The backrest system can be tightened and loosened via a ratchet system whilst sitting in the boat. The height of the backrest can also be adjusted to find the perfect position for the individual paddler. These features make it the ideal choice for those suffering with bad backs.


The Carolina is made up of Vacuum moulded seats, adjustable thigh braces, 2 hatches, 2 bulkheads and adjustable foot stops to name just a few features. The hulls are wider and stable with large cockpits for easy entry and exit.


The Carolina 12 is a good choice for those looking for a smaller day touring boat that still offers ample room for kit and the paddler themselves. It's smaller length is well suited to tackling smaller narrow rivers whilst still offering good performance on open water and the sea. At 12 feet it can also be easily car topped and take up less room than similar touring kayaks when trying to find somewhere to store.



  • Zone DLX Seating System
  • Superlinear Polyethylene Shell
  • Bow and Stern Deck Rigging
  • Bow and Stern Bulkheads
  • Easy Access Cockpit
  • Tracking Hull
  • 25cm Dual Density Bow Hatch / Oval Dual Density Stern Hatch
  • Padded Thigh Braces
  • Retractable Carry Handles
  • Adjustable Pedal Footrests



Carolina 12 Expedition:


Length: 366 cm / 12'0"
Width: 66 cm / 26"
Max Capacity: 150 kg / 331 lbs
Deck Height: 37 cm / 15"
Weight: 22 kg / 49 lbs
Cockpit Length: 100 cm / 39"
Cockpit Width: 55 cm / 22"



Perception Carolina 12 - Colour - Sea Spray
Sea Spray
Perception Carolina 12 - Colour - Sunset

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We offer a delivery service for the Perception Carolina 12 to home and work addresses throughout England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland.

Equipment, clothing and accessories are normally supplied using an overnight delivery service using a nationwide courier. Canoes & Kayaks are sent on a 3 day delivery service. Delivery times are estimates based on years of experience and we do not offer a guaranteed timed delivery service.

Online orders can be tracked online using the courier’s website – tracking details will be provided. We make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated time scales.

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Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Perception Carolina 12 online from our website and collect from our store in Newhaven, East Sussex or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.

Our other stores are:

  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, BN9 0DH
  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole, BH16 5BW
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road, TR9 6PZ
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, PL21 9RL
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington, WA1 4RX
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, NR5 0JU
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, SO40 3SA

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

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