Recreational Kayaks and great Beginner Kayaks
Are you thinking about kayaking? Recreational Kayaks are a great place to start your on water experience.
Naples Outfitters has a huge selection of new recreational kayaks, beginner kayaks, and fishing kayaks of all styles featuring the incredible Hobie Mirage Kayaks which are great for almost anybody. We have been in business for over 12 years with our goal being to help people get on the water and enjoy the best part of Southwest Florida.
Our bottom line is this: We have been in business for over 12 years and there is reason for that; we want our customers to be thrilled with their new kayak purchase.
Keep in mind when selecting a kayak that stability is all relative to your time paddling. It may seem like a good idea to get an extremely wide, stable kayak at first, but because kayaking is a relatively easy sport, you will grow quickly as a paddler and soon get tired of paddling a wide, cumbersome kayak. Here are some of the questions that our staff will ask you when you come in looking for a kayak:
- Have you paddled a kayak before?
- If so, for how long?
- What kind of kayak have you paddled?
- Have you ever taken a kayak lesson?
- How often do you hope to paddle?
- Where do you see yourself paddling?
- Will you be paddling alone? With friends? Kids? A significant other?
- Are you getting into kayaking for fitness?
- Will you be fishing from your kayak? If so, what amount of time do you expect to fish?
There is so much more to discuss. Materials, length, weight etc. When most people come in they are usually surprised about the process if they are not sure what they are looking for. We are here to make it super easy for you!
Check out this video to get a glimpse into why quality materials and construction are important for Eddyline Kayaks.
Some of the most popular styles of recreational kayaks we typically keep in stock:
The Odyssey is Hobie’s ultimate two-person paddling kayak, one with plenty of get up and go. While it carries a trim width relative to its sleek, 14-foot waterline, the Odyssey’s cleverly designed rotomolded polyethylene hull provides ample stability for casting, catching or getting a novice out on the water. Its impressive payload and smart deck design provide plenty of space for crew members and equipment, and the center seat ensures proper balance for solo outings.
Anyone can paddle this boat! The large cockpit makes getting in or out of this very stable recreational kayak a breeze, even from a dock or boat deck. Take along your kid, your dog, your camera, the groceries, oh – and don´t forget the fishing rod. The Sandpiper is easy to maneuver in those backwaters while bird watching and small enough to fit on your yacht. It is so easy to paddle you just might want two.
Ocean Kayak Caper
Stable and easy to maneuver, this kayak comes complete with a performance hull and storage options rare for boats this size. Suitable for most body types with a roomy cockpit and an impressive weight capacity. Don’t let the size fool you – the Caper delivers big fun. Throw it in the back of your pickup and head to your favorite fishing or paddling spot.
Old Town Twin Heron
The Twin Heron is a truly unique tandem kayak. Featuring the innovative Auto Trim Hull, the Twin Heron is a tandem that performs well when paddled solo. The Auto Trim Hull is designed to prevent the bow from popping up when someone is seated solo in the stern seat. And, if that’s not enough, you can completely remove the front seat making it perfect for your dog to ride along or easy access to your hunting or fishing gear. The Twin Heron is a great option for the outdoors family looking for a versatile craft.