Sit-in kayaks are one of the two most common styles of fishing kayak. They have gained a reputation for great stability and huge storage capacity. We’ve produced this page to help guide you through the maze of available options. We’ve distilled the range down to our top five, which we believe are the all-round best sit-in kayaks for fishermen.
Top 5 Sit-In Kayaks
Here’s our list of the best sit-in kayaks for fishermen:
The Old Town Vapor Fishing Kayak
The Old Town Vapor Fishing Kayak is perhaps the number one choice for fishermen. With a low centre-of-gravity, the stability is truly epic (good for fishing obviously). It also has in-build rod holders, anchor, and deck bungee. This kayak offers a great combination of usability, stability, space, comfort and affordability.
Lifetime Adult Payette Sit-In Kayak
The Lifetime Adult Payette is a sit-in kayak you might often see scooting around coastlines, marinas and holiday resorts. Its roomy cabin and well-thought-through seating arrangement make it a comfortable option, while its price tag always ensures it’s a popular choice outside of kayak aficionado circles. The kayak has a flat bottom for added stability and manoeuvrability, which means it is equally at home fishing in coastal waters as it is on rivers, lakes and small ponds.
Point 65 Martini Kayak
The Point 65 Martini is an outstanding kayak. Not only is it rigid, strong and fast but also, being a modular vessel, it is practical. Anglers can easily dismantle both models for transportation, and re-assembly is just as easy, requiring only a short period of time. It is comfortable and well laid-out, and you can choose between the one-person and tandem options.
Sun Dolphin Aruba Sit-In Kayak
Next on the list is the Sun Dolphin Aruba sit-in kayak. Keenly priced, nice to look at, and a good design, this is a kayak we’d recommend. What also helps is the adjustable seating position, which is good if you’re tall (like me) or if the kayak will be used by people of different shapes and sizes. Like the Martini, this is also available as a single or tandem.
Riot Kayaks Quest 10 HV Kayak
The Quest 10 HV kayak brings all the features an angler might look for, with very few of the disadvantages – it’s reasonably priced, stable, fun, has ample dry storage, and is easy to load, transport, store and unload. This little kayak should not disappoint, regardless of your preferred outdoor activity.