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Types of Kayaks & Canoes

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There is a wide range of canoes, kayaks and sit on tops available in the UK today, use the links below to find what you are looking for. If you require any help or assistance please give us a call or contact us by email


Sit On Top Kayaks

Suitable for all abilities to enjoy from new paddlers to experts.

  • You "Sit On Top" of the kayak rather than inside a closed cockpit
  • Single, double and three seat models available.
  • Suitable for inland paddling and sheltered coastal waters
  • Easy to transport on a car roof rack
Sit On Top Kayaking

Canadian Canoes

The traditional Canadian style canoes for family canoeing, river touring, lakes, canals and loches.

  • Solo, Tandem & Family Canoes
  • Range of construction types

Touring Kayaks

Recreational paddling on flat water in comfortable kayaks designed for paddling in a straight line easily.

  • Wide range from short 11ft touring kayaks to faster 15ft models
  • Very comfortable outfitting
  • Single or twin storage compartments
  • Can be transported on most cars
    (Some of the double kayaks may not be suitable for mini cars)

Sea Kayaks

Longer & faster kayaks than Touring Kayaks, available in plastic & fibreglass construction.

  • Range includes Day Boats to Expediton Kayaks
  • Rotomoulded plastic kayaks
  • Fibreglass & composite Sea Kayaks

White Water & River Running Kayaks

For white water rapids, playboating and surfing. Wide range of different types available for all abilities from novice to extreme WW.

  • River running kayaks
  • Freestyle & Playboats
  • Creek Kayaks
  • General Purpose Kayaks

Inflatable Kayaks

Very convenient size when deflated for transport and storage, great fun for the family to enjoy a day out on the water together.

  • Solo, tandem & three seater kayaks available
  • Great for caravanners, motorhomes and small cars
  • Convenient storage
  • Very quick and easy to inflate and deflate

Fishing Kayaks

Kayak Fishing is one of the most popular types of paddling, Fishing Kayaks are specifically equipped with Angling specific features such as fishing rod holders, fish finder mounts and bait buckets.

  • Wide range of choice available: size, weight & design
  • Sit On Top & Open Cockpit kayaks available
  • Suitable for inland paddling and on the sea
  • Can be transported on most cars

Junior Kayaks & Canoes

Smaller kayaks designed for smaller paddlers, easier to paddle and a better fit for children and juniors.

  • Range of closed cockpit & sit on top kayak models
  • Smaller
  • Lighter than adult kayaks
Canoes for Children


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