Tandem Kayaks Guide for 2023

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Tandem kayaks are a great way to introduce friends, family and children to kayaking while sharing experiences and making memories. Many of these kayaks are designed to provide optimal leg room and seating space to make the experience fun and enjoyable. Check out the list below to find the right kayak for you.

Ocean Kayak Malibu Two Tandem Recreational Kayak

  • Capacity of one, two, or two plus a child, 375-425 lbs. maximum capacity, perfect for a couple with a child
  • Three seating position, bow, stern and middle for paddling solo, tandem, or tandem with a child
  • 2 Comfort Plus seats, three molded-in seat wells, gear straps, patented overlapping foot wells, molded-in handles, skid plate
  • Hull and deck design allows easy stacking of multiple hulls for easy on dock storage
  • Comfortable whatever your leg length may be
  • Sevylor Big Basin 3-Person Kayak

    • Heavy-duty PVC construction is rugged for lake use
    • Tarpaulin bottom provides durable protection from punctures
    • Multiple air chambers allow another chamber to stay inflated if one is punctured
    • Airtight System is guaranteed not to leak
    • Boston Valve is double threaded for easy inflation/deflation
    • Adjustable seats move to fit you;
    • Carry handles make it easy to carry in and out of the water
    • Spray covers block splashes to help keep you dry
    • Fits three people
    • NMMA certified to hold up to 490lbs.
    • Inflated dimensions: 12 ft. 3 in. x 3 ft. 1 in.

    BKC TK219 12.2' Tandem Sit On Top Kayak

    • THE PERFECT KAYAK FOR OUTDOOR FUN: Brooklyn Kayak Company BKC TK219U tandem kayak has extra space to fit 3 – making it ideal for paddling with kids on family adventures and epic fishing trips.
    • FULLY LOADED ACCESSORIES: Our kayak comes equipped with 2 ergonomic aluminum frame seats, 2 adjustable aluminum paddles, 2 waterproof hatches, 6 built in rod holders, 2 paddle parks, and 1 bungee cargo tie down. We have all the accessories you need for your next excursion.
    • CRAFTED FOR STABILITY: Our Roto Molded single Piece High density polyethylene material is superior to inflatable kayaks and a capable craft on ocean, lake, or river, while supporting up to 595 lbs. Our kayak will remain balanced even in choppy waters or swift currents thanks to its 34-inch beam, and it offers superb stability for fishing in all sorts of conditions
    • BUILT-IN FISHING ROD HOLDERS: 4 flush-mount rod holders and 2 articulating rod holders allow you and your fellow fisherman to keep multiple baited lines in the water at once or just keep the rods out of your way during paddling. Whatever your preference, convenience is always an option.
    • WATERPROOF STORAGE: Keep all your valuables dry inside the BKC TK219U’s dual watertight storage hatches. With one for each seat, your gear is always in reach. The rear cargo space with bungee cord will hold all of your fishing stuff and outdoor gear.

    Ocean Zest Two Expedition Tandem Kayak

    • Enjoy a day on the water with a buddy and a furry friend with the kayak’s tandem design, which supports two adults, or two adults and a small child or pet.
    • A pair of Comfort Plus seats provide four-way adjustability, generating a custom fit and greater slip prevention over molded seats.
    • Store gear, food, and other items in the oversized stern tank well, which includes bungee straps.
    • Bow and stern grab handles and side-mounted carrying handles make the boat easy to handle off the water.
    • Includes molded-in cup holders; measures 16 feet 4.5 inches long and weighs 75 pounds; capacity of 600 pounds. Lifetime warranty on the hull

    Vibe Yellowfin 130T  Tandem Angler and Recreational Kayak

    • KEY FEATURES | 13′ two person tandem kayak + center seat for child or solo paddling
    • SUPERIOR COMFORT | framed hero seats and foot braces means all day comfort, with plenty of room for storage, gear and passengers.
    • CONSTRUCTION | Rotomolded single piece high density polyethylene kayak
    • PACKAGE INCLUDES | x2 Vibe Hero Seats, x2 Vibe Journey Paddles
    • HD PERFORMANCE | 80lb Weight 500lb Carry Capacity

    SUNDOLPHIN Bali 13.5-Foot Tandem Kayak

    • Accommodates 1, 2, or 3 persons
    • Three Covered storage compartments
    • Onboard shock cord Deck rigging
    • Deluxe adjustable seats with back supports
    • Storage compartments

    Vibe Skipjack 120T 12 Foot 2 Person Fishing Kayak

    • KEY FEATURES | 2 or 3 person sit on top fishing kayak: 12.2 -foot 72-pound multi-person kayak perfect for fishing, travel, or family recreation – 500 pound weight capacity
    • ACCESSORY OPTIONS | 2 flush mount rod holders with caps and 4 Mounting points for Scotty, RAM, or Railblaza mount rod holders
    • STORAGE OPTIONS | Two V-Wave Hatches with built in cup holders for safe housing of smaller items and rear cargo area with bungee tie-down straps for larger gear
    • 2019 UPGRADES | 2 Phantom Grip Handles, 2 molded in handles at the bow and stern designed for heavy duty use. UPGRADED seats & storage hatches too!

    Looking to customize your tandem kayak? Head over to our kayak accessories page to gather ideas to help you better enjoy your time on the water


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    Hi, my name is Andy and I am the creator and owner of Canoe-Kayaks.com. I’ve been into water sports for as long as I can remember and I love nothing more than spending a day on the water with my family. This website is a way for me to share my passion with everyone, through providing some helpful guides and tips for canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

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