Watch this short video to learn more about sit on top kayaks, what features and options these boats offer, and the brands we carry here at Tumalo Creek.
Sit on top kayaks are great for kids, dogs, beginners, swimmers, snorkelers and anglers. The seats are simple molded into the boats and the hull is fully sealed making these a great choice for those who don’t want to be confined inside a cockpit. The wide hull adds stability and they are easily drained if they take on a little water, but this also makes them a little slower. It is easy to get on and off whether you are on the beach, a dock or in the water.
It’s very hard to flip a sit-on-top but if you do it’s easy to flip it back and get on. This makes sit-on-tops a great base for fishing, swimming or diving. They are most popular in warmer climates. Some come with bulkheads and storage wells and usually range from 10 to 15 ft. long.
Here are some of our best sellers:
Length: 9’7″ | Beam: 29.5″ | Weight: 55 lbs | Capacity: 225 lbs | Stability: High
The Sport’s tri-hull design improves stability by increasing floatation at the edges of the beam. Structural ribs run the length of the boat, stiffening the hull. The hull’s rounded profile reduces resistance for a quieter, faster ride. Hobie’s Twist and Stow Rudder is there when you need it, gone when you don’t. A standard accessory on most*Mirage models, the retractable-rudder system is engaged and disengaged with a pull of the T-shaped control handles.
Length: 14′ | Beam: 29″ | Weight: 50 lbs | Cockpit Size: 55″ x 21″ | Capacity: 400 lbs | Stability: High
The Caribbean comes in both a 12′ and 14′ and the larger version has a lengthened cockpit and increased capacity for larger individuals. The cockpit has a long tray down the center with an access hatch in front of the seat. A great option for anglers!
Length: 12′ | Beam: 30″ | Weight: 42 lbs | Capacity: 300 lbs | Stability: High
The Skimmer is designed with reverence for classic kayaks with cutting edge modern features. The hull is touring style and it includes a refined scupper system. This kayak skims across the water and cuts through waves. At only 42 lbs. getting the Skimmer to and from the water is manageable even for smaller paddlers.
Length: 6′ | Beam: 24″ | Weight: 22 lbs | Capacity: 140 lbs | Stability: High
Our most affordable kayak is perfect for the kids! It has everything they’ll need to get out and enjoy the lakes and rivers of Central Oregon. The smaller design allows for easy maneuvering without compromising the stability found in larger boats. Oh… and there is plenty of storage for squirt guns and water sponges.