Sit-on-top kayaks are ideal for beginners.
If you’re looking for kayaks that are easy to use, then you should probably look into getting sit-on-top kayaks.
These kayaks are designed so that you don’t have to worry about spray skirts, instead you just sit on top of the kayak seat and you’re ready to go. These kayaks are ideal for beginners, children, or for people who just want a recreational kayak that’s easy to use.
Another benefit of sit-on-top kayaks is that they are very easy to keep upright. Usually these kayaks are designed to be a bit broader than regular kayaks. The result of this is that there is more base to the kayak – which means that it’s much harder for them to tip over. The other benefit of the sit-on-top kayaks is that even if they do flip over, it is not nearly such a big deal as it might be if you had that problem in a regular kayak.
This is due to the fact that if your sit-on-top kayak flips, all you have to do is flip it back over and climb back on top. This is not a very big deal, and anybody can do it. On the other hand, in kayaks that have spray skirts and that you sit inside of, it is possible that flipping over can be very serious. In any case, you have to spend a lot of time learning to right yourself. Since children often have trouble with this, you can see why sit-on-top kayaks are preferred.
The other benefit is that there are a lot of tandem sit-on-top kayaks sold. This is because while it is harder to control a kayak that has two people in it, sit-on-top kayaks do not have that problem – even if the kayak does tip, it’s no big deal!
Sit-on-top kayaks are generally made out of either plastic or fiberglass so they are also low maintenance, light, and will last a long time.
You can even get sit-on-top kayaks with bulkheads inside of the kayak just in case you would like to take the boat on a kayak tour. These kayaks are great for beginners, and make very good recreational or touring boats.