Inflatable kayaks make a great choice for a beginner just learning how to kayak. They’ve come a long way in recent years and are now very suitable for whitewater rivers, leisurely trips on a lake, fly fishing and more. If you’re still unsure whether an inflatable kayak is best for you, here are some great reasons to consider one.
While inflatable kayaks may sound like little more than a pool toy, they’re much stronger and sturdier than you may think. Some are even designed for white water rafting and can handle up to class IV whitewater.
Saturn boats are also very buoyant, which help a beginner feel more stable and secure while learning how to balance and paddle. They can even stay afloat if they’re filled with water because they have inner compartments filled with air. They’re much more resistant to tipping over than traditional kayaks and canoes.
Of course, they’re ultra portable and simple to assemble and disassemble, too. Most come with foot pumps which allow you to fully inflate the entire kayak in about ten minutes, or less if you use an electric pump. They also require very little storage space at home and can fit inside any car trunk for travel.
Finally, inflatable kayaks for sale are often the most affordable option when you’re purchasing a new kayak. They range in price greatly and quality inflatable kayaks start at about $500 and go past $2,000 for a top quality, whitewater kayak. This makes it easy to find an inflatable model to fit into your budget.
Obviously, inflatable whitewater and fishing kayaks make a wonderful option for beginners who are still getting the feel of the sport. They’re easy to handle, easy to store and move and come in many styles for fishing, whitewater rafting, ocean cruising and more. With a rather small investment you can begin enjoying summers on the water with friends and family.