How Much Does An Inflatable Kayak Cost

Inflatable kayaks are a great way to get out onto the water and have fun with your family, explore waterways, float along a river, etc. They are portable, light, and easy to set up. What’s more, they are affordable as well.

But how much do inflatable kayaks cost in 2021?

The price of an inflatable kayak will be anywhere from $90 to $2,000, depending on its quality, features, and size. The cheapest inflatable kayaks resemble pool toys, while high-end kayaks offer a genuine alternative to hardshell kayaks. They can be rugged enough for Class IV whitewater and ocean paddling.

Here are some of the most popular models to give you an idea of how much you can expect to pay for an inflatable kayak with various features.

Intex Explorer K2

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak Image Attachment (large)

Price range: $90-$190

Weight: 30 lbs

Inflated size: 10’3″ x 3′

Capacity: 400 lbs

Warranty: 90 days

Accessories: removable skeg, two adjustable inflatable seats, repair patch, hand pump, and two paddles

The Explorer K2 (link to my review) is the first Intex IK we will look at. It is an affordable 2-person sit-on kayak constructed from PVC vinyl. It has three separate air chambers and an inflatable I-beam floor. 

It makes use of Boston valves for speedy inflation and deflation.

As evident from the price range and warranty, this kayak is intended for use on small bodies of water, including lakes and calm rivers. It comes with all accessories you’ll need for an epic journey in the water. Tracking is OK with the included skeg installed (and good paddling technique).

Intex Excursion Pro

Intex Excursion Pro Kayak K2 Image Attachment (large)

Price range: $300-$400

Weight: 39 lbs

Inflated size: 12’7″ x 3’1″

Capacity: 400 lbs

Warranty: 90 days

Accessories: air pump, adjustable seats, removable seat booster, adjustable footrests, 2 paddles, 2 skegs, adjustable mounting bracket, repair kit

The Excursion Pro (read my review here) is another beginner kayak made, albeit much better than the Explorer K2 and other cheaper inflatables. Still, it is not as good as more expensive inflatable kayaks with a drop-stitch high-pressure floor. Paddling in mildly aggressive waterways is possible with this kayak, all while resting on a comfortable inflatable seat with an ergonomic backrest and adjustable footrest. The extra accessories make it worth the price.

Sevylor Quickpak k5

Sevylor Quikpak K5 Package Accessories

Price range: $299

Weight: 23 lbs

Inflated size: 10′ x 2’8″

Capacity: 250 lbs

Warranty: 90 days

Accessories: pump, repair kit, paddle, skegs

The K5 backpack yak (here is my detailed review) is a decent watercraft at a fraction of the price of its competition. It’s a versatile sit-inside inflatable kayak because it is a backpack on its own. 

It also includes everything you’ll need for your kayak trip. It’s pretty durable thanks to the extra cover, but it also makes the boat harder to dry. It has a high-riding position and a spray skirt so you can take on small waves and enjoy exciting times on the water. 

It only sits one person, though.

Sea Eagle 330

Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak

Price range: $300

Weight: 26lbs

Inflated size: 11’2″ x 2’10”

Capacity: 500 lbs

Warranty: Limited 3 year

Accessories: seats, air pump, paddles, repair kit

The Sea Eagle 330 (review here) is Sea Eagle’s entry-level kayak. It provides decent performance at a reasonably low cost. If you are looking for a kayak under $300, this is the one to go for. 

It’s effortless to set up and comes with everything you’ll need. It’s not as stable as the Explorer line of Sea Eagle kayaks, though, because it sits too high on the water. 

It is surprisingly sturdy for a kayak at this price point, being rated for Class III rapids.

Sevylor Big Basin 3-Person Inflatable Kayak

Sevylor Big Basin Inflatable Kayak

Price range: from $500

Weight: 35 lbs

Inflated size: 12’3″ x 3’1″

Capacity: 490 lbs

Warranty: Limited 1-year

Accessories: seats, tracking fin, carry bag

The Big Basin is a kayak fit for a family of 3, meaning two adults and a child. You can use it on calm lakes or mild whitewater. 

It features adjustable seats for a comfortable ride and sprays covers, so you don’t get wet. And just in case one air chamber is punctured, you’ll have numerous others to help you get out of the water safely.

You need to buy a pump and paddles separately, which will add to the overall cost of the Sevylor Big Basin.

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame

Advanced Elements Advancedframe Inflatable Kayak

Price: $499

Weight: 36 lbs.

Inflated size: 10’5″ x 34″

Capacity: 1 person max 300 lbs.

Warranty: Limited 1 year

Accessories: Skeg, repair kit, adjustable seat

The AdvancedFrame from Advanced Elements (review link) design combines a folding frame and an inflatable kayak into an advanced performance watercraft. Advanced Elements is good at making kayaks that get close to the tractability of hardshell kayaks and the convenience of inflatables. 

It’s built using durable materials in a triple-layered construction. It fits into a car trunk for easy transportation though not enough legroom for people over 6 feet tall.

Aquaglide Chinook 120 Tandem

Aquaglide Chinook 90 Inflatable Kayak

Price range: $500-$600

Weight: 28lbs

Inflated size: 12′ x 3’1″

Capacity: 550lbs

Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

Accessories: seats, footrests, repair kit, removable child seat

The Aquaglide Chinook 120 (click for my review of the kayak) features a 12-foot open bowl that allows for tandem paddling and extra space to sit a child, extra gear, or pet. 

It is designed for exploring mild rivers and flatwater trails. It’s broad and stable and enables easy transitions in and out of the water and boat. 

It comes with several accessories but doesn’t include a pump, paddles, or a personal floatation device.

Itiwit Strenfit X500

Itiwit Strenfit X500

Price range: $599

Weight: 39.7 lbs

Inflated size: 12’6″ x 2’2″

Capacity: 275 lbs.

Warranty: Limited 2-year

Accessories: a high back seat, carrying bag, repair kit

The Itiwit X500 is a product of Decathlon. It is a long and narrow, high-performance, fully drop-stitch kayak designed for long-distance excursions in seas, lakes, and mild rivers. 

It’s designed with the help of a naval architect and features extra padded seats and an adjustable footrest for comfort. It only sits one person, though, and is a bit unstable because of its long and narrow shape. 

Also, the package doesn’t include an air pump.

The 393rl sits one person, while the 473rl is the two person version.

Sea Eagle 380x Explorer

Sea Eagle 380x Inflatable Kayak

Price range: from $899

Weight: 38 lbs

Inflated size: 12’6″ X 39″

Capacity: 700 lbs

Warranty: Limited 3-year

Accessories: air pump, hull, paddles, seats, repair kit, skeg, carry bag

The Sea Eagle 380X (read my review here) is a versatile self-bailing kayak for taking on whitewater and flat waters. It features a removable fin for enhanced track-ability in long flatwater expeditions. The design also includes a modular drop stitch floor for rigidity and responsive paddling. This kayak can hold up to 700 pounds and provides everything required for a sea excursion.

Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler 125 HB

Aquaglide Blackfoot Angler 125

Price range: $950-999

Weight: 31lbs

Inflated size: 13′ x 2’5″

Capacity: 600lbs

Warranty: Limited 1 year

Accessories: seats, seat booster, quick-release fin, footrest, repair kit, cooler

The Angler 125HB is a rugged fishing kayak that glides effortlessly into any honey hole on the waterway of your choice. 

It is equipped with built-in fishing rod holders, a high backrest, support straps, an infinite adjustment system, and mesh storage pockets to support your kayak fishing activities.

Advanced Elements Expedition

Advanced Elements Expedition Elite Ae1009 Xe

Price: $999

Weight: 42 lbs.

Inflated size: 13′ x 2’8″

Capacity: 450 lbs.

Warranty: Limited 1 year

Accessories: Repair kit, high-back seat, duffel carry bag

The Advanced Frame Expedition Elite design (my review) is also a hybrid of inflatable and folding frame kayaks. It uses an advanced bow and stern technology and a drop-stitch high-pressure floor for paddling performance that rivals hard-shells. 

Expect excellent tracking as the kayak slices through waves, making quick work of light choppy waters. You can use the extra space on the 13 feet long frame to store your camping gear.

Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Pro

Straitedge Angler Pro Advanced Elements Inflatable

Price: $999

Weight: 45 lbs

Inflated size: 10’6″ x 38.5″

Capacity: 400 lbs

Warranty: 1 year limited

Accessories: a high back seat, carrying bag, repair kit

Kayak anglers will love this design, it is designed to make a fisherman’s life easy. It features wide beams for maximum stability, inflatable lumbar support to keep you comfortable, and a customizable frame that allows the addition of rod holders and fish finders. 

Its multilayer material, extra abrasion pads, and air chambers ensure durability in aggressive waters.

Sea Eagle FastTrack

Sea Eagle Fasttrack 385 Tandem Inflatable Kayak

Price range: $949

Weight: 35 lbs

Inflated size: 12’6″ x 3′

Capacity: 635 lbs

Warranty: Limited 3-year

Accessories: nylon carry bag, repair kit, pump, paddle, seat, skeg

The FastTrack series of kayaks from Sea Eagle are state-of-the-art constructions for enhanced performance. They combine a smooth, curved touring shape with a patented NeedleKnife keel and only weigh 35-44lbs. 

Above all, the design sits stably in the water, ensuring you are safe even in class II water.

Sea Eagle Razorlite

Se Razorlite 393rl Kayak

Price range: from $999

Weight: 28 pounds

Inflated size: 12’10” x 2’4″

Capacity: 500 lbs

Warranty: Limited 3-year

Accessories: seat, carry bag, skeg, pump, footrest, paddle

The 393rl is another all-drop stitch patented inflatable kayak and the first of its kind. 

It combines a razor-sharp, pointed hard-nose bow and stern with a drop-stitch hull to cut through waves like no other kayak. It’s ultralight and covers up to 6 miles in an hour. 

Advanced Elements Airvolution

Ae Airvolution

Price range: $1299-$1599

Weight: 39lbs

Inflated size: 13′ x 2’7″ (single) and 14′ 6″ by 3’1″ (tandem)

Capacity: 300 lbs (single) and 550 lbs (tandem)

Warranty: Limited 1 year

Accessories: repair kit, seat, duffel bag, air pump, tracking fin, and manual

The Airvolution is a full drop-stitch advanced performance kayak. You can use it as a recreational or day touring kayak. Its paddling performance gives hardshell kayaks a run for their money.

Furthermore, it includes high-end components such as a high-back seat, ergonomic grab handles, and bungee deck lacing, making it worth the price. Simply take it out, unfold and inflate and you are ready to take on choppy waters.

NRS MaverIK

Nrs Maverik Kayak

Price range: $1795-$1995

Weight: 33lbs for Maverik I, 46lbs for Maverik II

Inflated size: 9’9″ X 35.5″ (MaverIK I), 12’5″ X 35.5″ (MaverIK II)

Capacity: 350lbs

Warranty: 10-year

Accessories: seats, repair patch, manual

The MaverIK is a series of inflatable kayaks from NRS. They are suitable for recreation or touring in Class I to II rivers, lakes, and oceans. They are stable, rugged, self-bailing, lightweight, and possess excellent maneuverability while on the water. 

Above all, they carry an incredible 10-year warranty as a testament to their durability. You can buy the Maverik I at $1795 or the Maverik II starting at $1995.

AIRE Lynx

Aire Lynx Kayak

Price range: $1599 – $1700

Weight: 32lbs (Lynx I), 39lbs (Lynx II)

Inflated size: 10’2 X 37″ (Lynx I), 12’6″ X 39″ (Lynx II)

Capacity: 350lbs lynx I and 475lbs lynx II

Warranty: 10 years (retail), 5 years (commercial)

Accessories: repair kit, seats, thigh straps, cargo hold, carry handles.

The air lynx is another series of kayaks from NRS. You can buy the Lynx 1 at $1599 or Lynx II at 1695. They are both self-bailing kayaks with durable construction and sleek design to slice through waters with ease. Both are designed for whitewater kayaking; while the Lynx II is a tandem-style kayak, the Lynx I is not. At a price upwards of $1700, the Lynx II is the most expensive tandem style kayak in the market. They both come with an extended warranty cover.

I hope this article gives you an idea of the prices of inflatable kayaks in 2021.

Since you’re here, you may want to check out my article on the best inflatable kayaks as well.

Are you new to the world of inflatable boats? Then my Getting Started Guide is for you. You’ll find tips, tricks, and how-to articles to start off right.

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