Islander Calypso

A sit-on-top suitable for solo paddling in calm waters.

The flagship model of the Islander kayaks range. This solo sit-on-top is packed full of features and its comfortable paddling position offers great vantage to go exploring on the water.


Calypso Opal

Islander Calypso - Opal Colour

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Islander Calypso


A user friendly sit-on-top designed for day trips and long adventures, the Islander Calypso with its mould-in foot-brace comes complete with a fully adjustable backrest. The numerous positions across the footplate system means that this is truly a family kayak suitable to be paddled by adults and children alike..

A flat stable surface throughout the Calypso makes this a great entry kayak for flat water paddling be that on the coast, on lakes or canals. A more aggressively V-shaped keel at the bow helps its surfing pedigree on smaller wakes and also to build speed as it cuts through the water. This keel also helps to maintain tracking and keep the kayak moving in a straight line.

Moulded carry handles on either side make this 9.5ft easy to manoeuvre off the water its relative light weight making it easy to lift and load onto a roof rack system, equally in a larger vehicle or van this boat could fit inside.

With two hatches across the boat; a 5" screw hatch with a liner and draw string to secure small personal items such as a phone, and a larger 10" rubber hatch at the bow to accommodate larger items you may also want to ensure remain dry like camping equipment or maybe a picnic, should water end up inside these hatches an easy to open drainage bung eases the escape of water. A rear tank well with elasticised webbing to secure offers even more storage area and a great place to put a dry bag with easy access from the seat position.


  • Adjustable Deluxe Backrest
  • Ergonomic mould-in footbrace
  • 10″ bow hatch
  • 5″ screw hatch
  • Stern tankwell with securing elastics
  • Self-bailing scupper holes
  • D-ring accessory attachment points
  • Drain bung
  • Strong carry handles


  • Length 295 cm / 9'6"
  • Width 75 cm / 30"
  • Weight 22 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 145 kg / 320 lbsOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Islander Calypso for your weight


Apricot Islander Calypso)


Opal Islander Calypso


Emerald Islander Calypso


Citrus Islander Calypso)


Recommended Accessories

CSG 5M Roofrack Straps

CSG 5M Roofrack Straps

We recommend the use of good quality cam-straps to secure your kayak onto a roof bar system. The 5m straps are perfect for wider boats such as Sit-on-Tops. The CSG straps are rathed to 250KG breaking strength.

Price £18.95

Feelfree Paddle Leash

Feelfree Paddle Leash

A helpful leash that makes sure you don’t get separate from your paddle, particularly useful on open bodies of water.

Price £12.95

30L Dry Bag

Feel Free 30L Dry Bag

These Feelfree Dry Bags are made from a tough PVC tarpaulin and with the easy roll top closure. A great option for protecting your belongings and keep them dry while out on the water.

Price £25.95

Feelfree Thigh Straps

Feelfree Thigh Straps

Thigh straps help to give you better connection to your sit on top giving greater control while paddling and manoeuvring your sit-on-top. They are particularly useful at keeping you seated when playing in the surf.

Price £39.95 (RRP £44.95 - Saving £5.00)

Kayak Security Cable

Kayak Security Cable

This security cable keeps your boats safe while on the roof of your car, the cable threads through your scupper hole or kayaks security point and the plastic stopper traps in the boot or door of your car. The cable also provides a visual deterrent to ward off opportunist thieves. Providing peace of mind when leaving your kayak on the car roof over night or at stops along your journey.

Price £17.95 (RRP £19.95 - Saving £2.00)


Nationwide delivery available for the Islander Calypso. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Islander Calypso. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

For further help and information about the Islander Calypso, please call us on 01925 818437