- Quick Summary
- 1. BKC UH TK219
- 2. Ocean Kayak 12 ft Malibu Tandem
- 3. Lifetime Sport Fisher Tandem Kayak
- 4. BKC UH-TK181 Tandem Kayak
- 5. Vibe Kayaks Yellowfin 130T Tandem Kayak
- 6. Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak
- 7. Sea Eagle 370 Inflatable Kayak
- 9. BKC UH-PK14 Tandem
- 10. Sevylor Coleman Colorado Tandem
- 11. Sun Dolphin Bali Tandem
- 12. Driftsun Voyager
- 12. Old Town Canoes & Kayaks Dirigo Tandem Plus
- How to Choose
- Identify how and where you will be using it
- You'll need to decide on a length of your tandem kayak
- Recreational sit inside Vs Sea kayaks
As we mentioned, the UH-TK181 has a lot of rod holders. Seven of them, to be exact, four of which are flush mounted, and three articulated.
You have waterproof storage hatches between the paddlers’ legs, which let you store your precious essentials. For any extra gear, you have one more cargo area at the back which fits quite a lot of things. Transportation to and from the water is made by the multiple carrying handles, which we have to say, really come in handy when you want to get in the water, or get out of it.
You have a fin at the bottom that you can remove, but it does help a bit with responsiveness.
How to Choose
Although there are some major difference between sit inside and sit on top tandem kayaks they share many of the same parts. The top of the kayak is called the deck, the bottom is the hull, while the front is the bow and the back is the Stern. On top of the deck you'll often find deck hinges or bungees. At the start of the kayak you should find black hoops and some kayak rudders move from side to side in the horizontal plane and some are controlled by foot pedals that simply drop straight in the water and help the kayak move straight.
The sit on top and sit inside tandem kayaks have seats and some form of back support.
Identify how and where you will be using it
Will you be paddling at a sheltered Laker out on the beach? Will the temperature of the water be warm Are you looking for a kayak that can travel quickly? Are you looking for a kayak that is stable and is difficult to tip over?
You'll need to decide on a length of your tandem kayak
Recreational sit inside Vs Sea kayaks
The BKC UH TK219 was an easy choice when we thought of a good overall tandem kayak that would give a person everything they wanted while weighing in features, design and price. Sure there were more expensive models with more features and even better designs but once we came down to it nothing could beat the lifetimes price tag. The bkc comes with different scupper holders for any fishing rods you may have. It comes with a very sturdy design that even allows your to stand up while kayaking. The seats are made of extra firm plastic that gives extended comfort and the storage space includes mesh at the front of your extra gear. The weight capacity is more than ample as-well.