There are few arenas where your equipment can make such a difference like it can in the world of kayaking. You can close your eyes and almost hear the water splashing against and teasing the side of your kayak can’t you? Maybe that sit-in kayak you were in last year, the one that made you feel close to the water and even closer to nature rekindles those memories. Sun Dolphin designs kayaks to make it easy to create these memories.
Of course for those new to kayaking, the right kayak can be even more important. What you don’t need is a watercraft that isn’t reliable, or leaks or that is difficult to navigate. The kayaking experience will have a great deal to do with getting the right kayak for you and your desires, regardless of your experience level. That means getting the best kayak for you.
What the right kayak for you means, however, will depend on factors like the experience level of the individual and the type of waters being traversed or the purpose of the kayak. Then there is the most important factor – quality. Sun Dolphin kayaks provide that quality in affording outdoor enthusiasts a selection of kayaks that are reliable, durable and proven. Here is a quick look at some of the best kayaks offered by Sun Dolphin…
Sun Dolphin Aruba 10
Perfect for the beginner still learning the ins and outs of kayaking and ideal for the pro who is just looking to explore or have a moment of relaxation upon the lake. This 10 footer, considered to be the most popular size for many kayaking purposes, is designed for comfort. Features like the adjustable padded seats and handy cup holders are evidence of the intent and purpose of this cozy kayak. The Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 is flexible, versatile and a good fit for all.
Sun Dolphin Aruba 8
In the same stream of thinking as the Aruba 10, comfort was kept at a premium with this 8 foot kayak. It is a preferred option if there are some tighter waterways to navigate. If something a bit smaller is your preference, this one is easy to transport. For ease of paddling and navigating, nothing tracks or paddles quite as easy as the Aruba 8.
Sun Dolphin Aruba 12
The fishing rod mounts that are in the spacious seating area of this 12 footer hints to what the designer was thinking with the Sun Dolphin Aruba 12. This sit-in, like the aforementioned kayaks, has delivered that easy to handle advantage that all experience levels will appreciate. It should also be noted that this 12 foot water vessel still only weighs 47 pounds.
Sun Dolphin Pro 120
While the Aruba 12 may have had the idea of fishing in mind, the serious fishing fan will most always opt for the true fishing boat. That would look like the Sun Dolphin Pro 120, complete with navigation lights and troll motor hook up. This two-seat fishing boat bears the same quality, seen in the construct of the rugged UV-stabilized Fortiflex® High Density Polyethylene also found in the Sun Dolphin kayaks.
Sun Dolphin Journey 10
The best of both the kayak and fishing boat worlds might be a hybrid like the Sun Dolphin Journey 10. This 10 foot sit-on fishing kayak offers the amenities of a fishing boat and the benefits of a kayak. The ease of transport, kayak navigating and paddling make it perfect for those places you want to fish but that aren’t easily accessible. Fishing and kayaking fun come together with the Journey 10, an ideal vessel for both kayaking and fishing lovers.
Sun Dolphin Journey 12
Every angler has gear and some anglers have more gear than others. Do you want more room? Maybe you are just a taller person or do you just want the advantages of a 12 foot vessel? The Sun Dolphin Journey 12 sit-on fishing kayak is your best bet. For those wondering about that extra gear room, the Journey 12 offers the P.A.C. (Portable Accessory Carrier) that can be used as extra storage, so go ahead and bring that other tackle box.
Sun Dolphin Excursion 10
Many would say that the best way to experience fishing and kayaking would be with a sit-in fishing kayak. If you are one of those, the Sun Dolphin Excursion 10 deserves your attention. Geared to make your fishing experience successful with two flush mount rod holders and a swivel rod holder as well. Yet this 10 foot kayak remains just that and is perfect for a lazy day on the pond or maybe a bit of both?
Sun Dolphin Bali 10
Sit-on kayaks come in many shapes and sizes, at least when it comes to getting the right one for you. Especially for newer paddlers the Sun Dolphin Bali 10 has shown to be a good match. The reviews have illuminated this as the Bali 10 seems to be getting some very common refrain…
“I’m sort of a newbie to paddling. I didn’t know what to expect with the sit on kayak, I always used a canoe in the past. This Bali 10 SS is light and maneuverable in the water and very easy to paddle.”
Just as an extra bonus, the open cockpit allows for easier entry and exit so the beginner can spend more time in the kayak and less time in the water!
Fun, Fishing or Adventure?
The sport of fishing has become quite smitten with kayaking in recent years. In fact, Matt Powell, vice president and sports industry analyst of The NPD Group (a global information company) said this…
“There is a group of anglers who have found the fun, mobility and accessibility in kayak fishing. This sport is environmentally friendly and human-powered for outdoor enthusiasts craving a more natural experience.”
This takes us back to the beginning of the conversation and it is all about the right kayak for your needs and wants. Is this just a hobby and something you do for recreation? Are you serious about your fishing game? Maybe you are a true explorer or kayaking pro? The right equipment, in particular the right kayak, will make a difference.
Paddles are important, so is your gear and safety equipment but without the right kayak, there will be something missing from the experience. There will also be more risk without a kayak that you can depend on – safety and kayaking go hand in hand.
Kayaks and More…
Sun Dolphin offers recreation-seekers, hardcore kayaking fans, anglers and others many kayaking, canoeing and paddle boat options. From accessories to a variety of reliable and safe water vessels, Sun Dolphin provides choices because finding the right fit is everything.
Not all kayaks are the same. Not every kayak will handle as well or track as easily as the right one for you. This is why Sun Dolphin offers so many quality sit-in, sit-on and fishing kayaks. When it comes to kayaks, there is no such thing as one size fits all.
No matter what your choice of water transportation, do it safely and find the best one for you. It may take a few times out on the water to get a feel for your kayak and to find your balance points. Once you get comfortable and accustomed to your new water ride though, your kayak should fit like an old shoe, comfortable and right.
That should be enough to get you started and hopefully to help you find the right kayak for your needs. Remember that water safety is always priority one and after that – fun! Experience kayaking as an angler a kayaking novice or pro just do it safely and with the best kayak for you.