Best Tandem Kayak in 2018 (9 Blow Ups, Inflatable & Plastic)

Tandem kayaks are a brilliant way for couples or friends to enjoy a day out on the water enjoying a relaxing paddle or getting to hard-to-reach fishing spots. Either way, if you enjoy the water they are a worthy investment.

Ocean Kayak Tandem Kayak

This two-person kayak from Ocean Kayak is designed to not only be a tandem kayak but can be used by a single person, or a couple with a baby or small child. The kayak also has 3 seating positions, front, middle and back, allowing for the perfect paddling position for either tandem or solo.

The kayak comes with 2 comfort plus seats, 3 molded-in seat wells, gear wells, patented overlapping foot wells, molded-in handles, and a skid plate. The hull and deck design allows you to stack multiple kayaks on top of each other easily and safely.

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BKC Tandem Fishing Kayak

This fishing kayak from BKC is designed specifically for tandem fishing. It features 7-rod holders, 3 being articulated fishing rod holders, and 4 being flush-mounted fishing rods. The kayak also has twin secure paddle rests to free up your hands while fishing.

The kayak comes with two watertight storage compartments that are located in between each paddlers legs. You can store your wallet and other gear safely. The kayak also has a secure storage area at the back that you can use to store larger pieces of gear or clothing.

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Intex Explorer K2 Kayak

This inflatable kayak from Intex is one of the most well-priced blow-up kayaks on our list and being an inflatable, it is also incredibly lightweight and easy to use. It is an ideal kayak for casual family fun on a lake or at sea.

The kayak comes with adjustable inflatable seats with very comfortable backrests, the cockpit is also designed for maximum space and comfort. The kayak also comes with a removable skeg that allows for maximum control and steering.

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Lifetime Two-Person Kayak

The kayak is designed for single and tandem use, it also has a 500-pound weight capacity. The kayak comes with two soft backrests and a pair of double-sided paddles. The kayak is also very lightweight, weighing in at just 60 pounds.

The kayak has a tunnel hull design, which provides ultra stability and tracking. The kayak is almost impossible to tip over, even in rough water. The kayak has a “High and Dry” seating design, which keeps the paddlers off the floor of the kayak.

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Vibe Kayaks Skipjack

The Vibes Kayak Skipjack is a 3-person sit on top fishing kayak. The 72-pound kayak is brilliant for fishing, travel or family recreation. It also has 4 carrying handles that makes it incredibly easy to move in and out of the water.

The kayak has 2 flush mounted rod holders with caps and four mounting points. The kayak has two sealed hatches with built-in cup holders for housing of smaller pieces of gear and a rear cargo area for storage of larger pieces of gear and clothing.

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Intex Challenger K2 Kayak

The Intex Challenger K2 is another very well-priced inflatable kayak. The kayak is very sporty and fun and is designed for family-friendly fun and recreational paddling. The bright green colour also makes it very visible while in the water.

The kayak comes with a pair of 86 inch aluminium paddles as well as a high-output pump that allows for very quick and easy inflation. The kayak is made of very strong vinyl that is puncture and UV damage resistant.

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Lifetime Tandem Fishing Kayak

This tandem kayak from Lifetime is blow molded from high-density polyethylene for maximum strength and durability. It is designed for tandem use, but can also comfortably seat 3 people.

The hull design provides ultra stability and incredibly good tracking. The highly durable and high-density UV-protected polyethylene HDPE construction resists fading, cracking and peeling. There are also multiple footrest positions for different sized paddlers.

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Driftsun Voyager 2 Person Inflatable Kayak

The Driftsun Voyager is an inflatable kayak that fully inflates in 5 minutes using the high output hand pump that is included. The kayak is also very compact when deflated and can be stored almost anywhere when not in use or traveling.

The heavy-duty PVC tarpaulin bottom provides protection from punctures. The double-threaded Boston valves are guaranteed not to leak. The 840D coated nylon oxford fabric top cover is rip and tear resistant.

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Sevylor Coleman Colorado

This fishing kayak from Coleman has an 18-gauge PVC construction that is incredibly rugged and great for use on the lake. The 1000D tarpaulin bottom and 840D nylon cover protect against punctures.

The kayak has multiple air chambers meaning that even if one gets a puncture or starts to lose air, you are still able to stay afloat and reach land. The kayak also has an Airtight system that is guaranteed not to leak.

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Elkton Outdoors Cormorant 2 Person Kayak

The Cormorant inflates incredibly quickly, and it can go from packed up to on the water in a matter of minutes. The kayak is made of incredibly rugged 18-gauge rip resistant 1000D PVC, making it tear and hook resistant.

The kayak comes with many incredibly useful accessories. It comes with two adjustable seats, 6-rod holders, 2 being vertical and 4 trolling. It also comes with double-sided oars, a double-action pump, and a carrying bag.

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Tandem kayaks are a great way to have some brilliant family fun out on the water, or for you and your fishing buddy to enjoy a day of fishing.

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