With a tandem kayak, you’ll have plenty of room to share your next adventure with your BF, or even your giant dog, Sir Brutus the Wave Eater. Tandem kayaks come in many styles and sizes to suit your particular needs. We will go over several different styles for any adventure below.
The most popular tandem kayaks are usually designed for recreational kayaking. If you and a friend want to paddle a lake, slow moving river, or any other calm water you’ll love the Aquaglide Chinook 120 Inflatable Kayak. This IK is great for families due to its stable design and innate balance. Perhaps you are looking for a tandem kayak that can also be paddled solo. If that’s the case, check out the Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Inflatable Kayak. The Convertible Elite is built to be paddled either with 2 folks or just with 1, depending on your needs. It even had decks that can be attached to convert this open deck to a closed deck, for both tandem or solo paddling. Perhaps you’d prefer a hardshell kayak over an inflatable. Check out the Point 65 N Tequila! GTX Tandem Modular Kayak. This nimble kayak paddles straight as an arrow with the tracking keel. And since it’s modular it won’t take up as much space as a regular hardshell. The Snap-Tap system on Point 65 N kayaks makes it easy to break down the kayak for transport and reassemble quickly at the put-in, or even remove the center section to paddle solo.
If you are looking for a fantastic 2 person inflatable for open water touring or covering long distances then you will love the Aquaglide Chelan 140 Tandem Inflatable Kayak. The Chelan is a performance touring IK with enhanced hull speed and paddling efficiency. It also features plenty of gear storage. If you would prefer an all-in-one package with everything you need for you and your buddy to hit the water in style, check out the Sea Eagle RazorLite 473rl Inflatable Kayak Pro Tandem Package. The RazorLite 473 features high-pressure drop-stitch construction and rigid bow and stern molds create razor-sharp speed and a smooth glide to cut through the water. Another great option is the modular hardshell take-apart Point 65 Martini GTX tandem kayak. It is roomy and comfortable enough to explore with, yet still fits in the back of your car.
Sometimes you may need a tandem kayak that is fine on flatwater, but can also handle some easy whitewater. A great kayak for those requirements would be the Aire Tributary Strike 2 Tandem Inflatable Kayak. You can load it with gear for a scenic fall camping getaway, or hit a runoff-swollen river in the spring for an adrenaline surge. Also check out the Star Raven II Inflatable Kayak. With a rigid drop-stitch floor insert, the Raven II is just at home running whitewater rapids as to relaxing afternoon floats. In a hybrid IK, you and your paddling buddy will have a blast paddling on any river, from slow-moving flat water to wild Class IV.
If whitewater is where your heart is at, then you’ve got several awesome choices. The AIRE Lynx II Tandem Inflatable Kayak is tons of fun. This all-around river runner made for two offers stability, control and maneuverability, allowing it to handle big water and creeks. Another fun choice is the Star Legend II Inflatable Kayak. This tandem IK is popular for commercial outfitters, camps, and rental programs because it’s super stable and user-friendly. And for a whitewater package, check out the Sea Eagle Explorer 380X Inflatable Kayak Pro Carbon Tandem Package. The Explorer 380X is made to be ridden by one or two persons, is tough as nails and rugged enough to conquer any boulder-strewn rapids.
If your idea of a perfect day is fishing from a kayak with your buddy, we have options for the anglers, too. The Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler 160 Tandem Inflatable Kayak is a popular option. Outfitted with many storage and mounting options for carrying the gear you need when fishing, this IK is the true tandem boat for today’s sophisticated anglers. The modular Point 65 Tequila! GTX Angler sit-on-top kayak offers a new level of innovation and performance. Paddle straight as an arrow with the tracking keel to get to fishing faster. When it’s time to head home, break it down and stow it away. No roof rack, no lifting and low gas mileage to boot. Or perhaps you need a fishing vessel that can kind of do it all. The Sea Eagle Stealth Stalker 10 Frameless Pontoon Boat Pro Package is a new kind of fishing boat equipped for use in various fishing conditions on rivers, lakes, and bays. This enclosed boat gives anglers a safe and secure feeling in calm or rough seas so you can land the big one!
No matter where you want to paddle, there’s a tandem kayak designed to be comfortable for you and your paddling buddy. Enjoy the outdoors together and share your next adventure on the water with a friend. Question on which tandem kayak is right for you? Just give us a call!