Looking for user-friendly, stable and comfortable recreational kayaks for families or beginners? Kayaking is a big deal in Australia. We have endless pristine waterways and perfect weather for recreational kayaks, fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, tandem kayaks and other sit in kayak options for both experienced and beginner kayakers. Browse our range of recreational kayaks at Anaconda today!
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Which kayak should I choose?
Choosing the right kayak, such as a double person or a sit on top kayak, depends entirely on where you will be paddling the most and what kind of kayaking you intend to do. Hopefully, these tips based on the type of water you intend to be sailing on will help. However, we would also like to remind you to stay aware of any changes in the weather or water conditions when sailing and always be safe.
- Lakes: in fair weather and still waters, any of our recreational kayaks will be more than suitable. Keep your eyes open for any whitecaps though! If you're wanting to catch some fish while out on the water, our range of fishing kayaks are perfect.
- Coasts: coasts can be a little bit more challenging, and you need to be more aware of the impact of waves, tides and currents. In warmer weather, a sit on top kayak can be the perfect watercraft, particularly if you don't mind a dip in the ocean. However, on those colder days or when the waters are choppier, a sit-in kayak, like our touring kayaks, may be better suited.
- Rivers: when in moving water, it is recommended that you have a recreational kayak that has a rudder or a skeg. There are no absolutes in kayaking, but some experts do recommend a sit on top kayak for fast-moving water due to better mobility.
Beginners may also prefer a sit on top kayak, feeling assured by the increased safety and ease of paddling.
We understand that there are a number of variables to choosing the perfect recreational kayak for you. All of our products are tried and tested by our team, and you can always visit one of our stores where they would be happy to advise you or call our customer service team on 1300 558 990.
What is a rudder or a skeg?
Both rudders and skegs work to keep your kayak straighter in the water. A skeg is a simple drop-down fin whereas, a rudder goes to the back of the boat. A rudder is also adjustable, which allows you to respond to the water conditions at the time.
Is the length of the kayak important?
Again, your choice regarding length may depend on where you want to paddle. Longer kayaks are thought to cruise better and they also have more storage space, whereas shorter boats turn quicker and are easier to manoeuvre.
Find the Right Recreational Kayaks at Anaconda
Our range of quality recreational kayaks, kid's kayaks and sit on top kayaks have all your adventure needs covered. At Anaconda, we care about your safety and wellbeing, and we would like to remind you that you should never kayak alone and it is essential that you wear a life jacket at all times. Check out our guide to getting into kayaking for some helpful tips and our guide to choosing the right kayak gear for more information.
Shop our entire range of recreational kayaks for sale online or visit us in-store today.