Touring Kayaks

Touring kayaks (also known as Sea Kayaks) are best suited for larger bodies of water and covering longer distances. Some of these boats however do perform quite well for short paddles on smaller creeks. Some fairly standard features are fully sealed-off storage compartments, deck rigging, perimeter lines, and rudder or skeg systems to aid in inclement weather. Polyethylene plastic is still the material of choice for many paddlers, although thermoform plastic is available for those who want a high gloss, lighter weight option.