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Sun Dolphin Excursion Sit-In Fishing Kayak

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If you are after a basic kayak for fishing and recreation, then the Sun Dolphin Excursion sit-in fishing kayak could well be on your comparison list.

There are 10ft & 12ft versions available in 3 different colors – sand, olive and drab green.

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  • Length – 10 ft (there is also a 12 ft model)
  • Width – 30 Inches
  • Weight – 41 pounds
  • Max Capacity – 250 pounds

At 30 inches wide it has been designed with stability in mind, and at only 41 pounds, it’s easy to carry and lift around or place in or out of your car/truck.

Ok, so what else has it got?

Sun Dolphin Excursion Sit-In Fishing Kayak Features

Here’s the most important features that you need to know about…

Perfect For Rivers And Lakes

The Sun Dolphin Excursion is great for a day out fishing on the lakes and rivers. It is lightweight for a hard kayak and is made from toughened PVC.

It’s also UV protected, which helps protect the hull from any peeling or cracking due to the harshness of the sun. This protection will also help the paintwork keep its color.

This SIK (Sit-in kayak) has an enclosed cockpit, which is great for helping keep the water out, especially while paddling.

Fishing Accessories And Storage

There are two fishing rod mounts on either side of the kayak, and a third holder which swivels. You can store a water bottle just beside the swivel holder.

Store your other equipment safely under the bungee cords.

Because it has a large cockpit, there’s no restriction when casting and reeling. It also includes a paddle holder, so you can keep your paddle secure while you’re busy fishing.

Plenty Of Room Inside

Although the Excursion is an enclosed kayak, don’t think that it’s restrictive. The cockpit is large and it comes with an adjustable seat which is padded.

There are also protective thigh pads for extra comfort, which helps stop your knees getting sore.

The adjustable foot braces can be tweaked to your liking.

Excellent Stability

The Sun Dolphin Excursion is 30 inches wide. This combined with the fact that it’s a SIK, which lowers the center of gravity as the rider is placed lower down within the kayak, makes it incredibly stable.

Lightweight and Strong

Although it only weighs 41lbs, it can hold up to 250 pounds. So you shouldn’t have to worry about overloading.

Olive Green Excursion Kayak Conclusion

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Customers report that the stability is excellent. It makes for a really good beginners kayak for fishing & recreational use. So, you should feel confident paddling without getting nervous about tipping over.

With the fishing parts and storage facilities, there are plenty of extras that will be useful for users who want to use the Excursion for recreational purposes. Whether you are fishing on a river or out in the open lake or calm seas, or just want to do some general short term touring, the Excursion is a good choice.

You won’t feel restricted within the large cockpit. Users who have bought this kayak have commented on how there is plenty of room to move around, even when fishing.


Due to its width and increased stability, speed is slightly compromised. This shouldn’t bother beginners, however.

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