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Hobie Adventure Island

Sailing Kayak - 2021 Model with Mirage Drive 180

A sailboat, kayak, trimaran and fishing boat! Unfurl the sail and ride the wind, or use the Mirage Drive when the wind is absent. The fold-out AMAs provide superior stability and the daggerboard prevents lateral slip, making this a very capable and super fun sailing craft! Detach the AMAs and AKA bars and you have a pedal-drive touring and fishing kayak!

DISCONTINUED IN 2021 - For an alternative see the Hobie Tandem Island

2021 Adventure Island from Hobie Kayaks

Hobie Adventure Island - 2021 Model in Ivory Dune

Adventure Island Sailing
Hobie Adventure Island Sailing
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Hobie Adventure Island 2021

The Adventure Island is a one person Trimaran kayak that is designed for sailing but can equally be pedalled or even paddled!

Unfurl the 6.04 m² / 65 ft² surface area sail from the 5.03 m / 16' 6" tall carbon composite mast and ride the wind with ease! The Adventure Island features fold-out AMAs for lateral stability and a drop-down daggerboard to prevent lateral slipping, making the "AI" a very capable sailing craft that is easy to use! You can pick up some serious speed and have some great fun with this kayak. Turning the AI is made easy via the stern rudder, which is controlled by a handle positioned adjacent to the seating position. The main sail can also be controlled, unfurled and reefed all from the seat too. The AI makes a great sailing craft for coastal waters and large inland waters. For enhanced performance 'Off-the-Wind', add a Adventure Island Spinnaker and the AI will come alive!

When the wind drops the fun can still continue. Simply reef in the sail and use the Mirage Drive to pedal the craft, so that you can continue your adventure or head back to shore! If you fancy a day paddling then leave the AMAs at home and take the main hull out on the water - at 16ft 7in length it paddles quite well!

Comfort is ensured for long days on the water by the fully adjutsable Vantage CT seat, which features Boa Lumbar Support. The AI features the Mirage Drive 180 full power pedal drive in forwards... and reverse! Switching between forwards and reverse is as simple and easy as pulling a toggle on the drive system. The drive system features 'Glide Technology' with roller bearings found on the major pivoting components of the drive, for a smoother and easier pedalling experience. The Mirage Drive 180 comes equipped with the new ST Turbo Kick Up Fins. Kick Up fins offer worry-free pedalling - should you strike an object with the fins they simply kick up out of harms way to help reduce the risk of damage.

The Adventure Island is a very capable kayak for fishing in both inshore and offshore waters, and comes with two moulded-in rod holders and the Lowrance-Ready system. The Lowrance ready system makes fish finder installation easy using a large transducer scupper under the kayak and a system of deck seals for waterproof cable routing.

Storage space is plentiful and loading up for a multi-day expedition, weekend camp or days fishing is no problem. The large bow hatch will swallow plenty of gear for storage in-hull. Two 8 inch Twist-Lock hatches feature at the stern and just forwards of the seat allowing for easy access to the hull for storage. A generous rear tankwell will also take plenty of gear or a storage crate for when you need to load up with gear. Mesh-pockets feature in the cockpit to store the small items you want to keep within easy reach. For loads of extra deck space, add the Adventure Island Trampoline Kit across the AKAs!

When it comes to docking or storing your AI, the AMAs fold in against the hull at the push of a button. An AI can be transported on a strong and quality roof rack, but custom built trailers are also available to make life easier.

If you want a versitile craft for sailing, pedalling and maybe a bit of paddling, that is easy to use and will provide endless fun, then the Adventure Island from Hobie will fit the bill!

Click here to read our in-depth review of the Adventure Island


  • Length: 5.05 m / 16' 7"
  • Width: 0.7 m / 27.5"
  • Height (Akas Off): 0.39 m / 15.5"
  • Height (Akas On): 0.43 m / 17"
  • Beam (Amas Folded In): 1.12 m / 44"
  • Beam (Amas Out): 2.90 m / 9' 6"
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 181.44kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Hobie Adventure Island 2021 for your weight
  • Fitted Hull Weight*: 46 kg / 102 lbs
  • Fully Rigged Weight*: 84 kg / 185 lbs
  • Mast Length: 5.03 m / 16' 6"
  • Sail Area: 6.04 m² / 65 ft²
Hobie Adventure Island 2021 Top View


Hobie Mirage Drive 180 Kick Up Turbo System

Mirage Drive 180 V2 With Glide Technology, ST Turbo Fins and Kick Up Fins

The Hobie kayaks are famous for their Mirage Drive pedal system. This system consists of a pair of pedals that drive two rubber fins side to side to propel the kayak forward. The revolutionary Mirage Drive 180 allows you to pedal in reverse, all at the pull of a toggle! The Mirage System is silent while pedalling and creates no splash, it also allows you to effortlessly pedal the kayak with your feet while keeping your hands free, perfect for fishing and photography.

Equipped with ARC pedal cranks that adjust with the push of a button to accommodate users from child size to tall adults. The drive system features 'Glide Technology' with roller bearings found on the major pivoting components of the drive, for a smoother and easier pedalling experience. 2021 Models are fitted with ST Turbo Kick Up Fins for worry-free pedalling - if you strike an object with the fins they simply kick up out of harms way to help reduce the chance of damage.

Hobie Vantage CT Seat

Vantage CT Seat

State-of-the-art design, with 4-way adjustablity for more comfort in the cockpit or on the beach, Enjoy breathability, flexibility and better visibility over the water. The seat also features Boa lumbar support for the ultimate in comfort.

Hobie Adventure Island Sail

Patented Roller-Furling Sail with Battens and Carbon-Composite Mast

The Adventure Island features a 65 ft² / 6.04 m² Sail with battens. The sailing rig features a carbon composite two-piece mast and a Roller-Furling system for ease of use.

Hobie kayak rudder system

Retractable Island Rudder System

Hobie's come up with a Rudder that is easily controllable with a lever to steer as well as two pull handles on either side of the kayak: a "Down" handle to deploy the rudder and an "Up" handle to lift the rudder out of the water when in shallow water and for landing.

Hobie sail kit

Sail Controls

The sail can easily be controlled from the seating position using the supplied cords and lines, cleat systems and roller-bearing furling system.

Lowrance Ready System

Lowrance Ready System

Built-in transducer scupper mount and pre-installed thru-hull cable plugs come fitted as standard. This makes fish finder installation quick and easy!

Hobie Rubber Hookless Storage Pockets

Rubber 'Hookless' Side Pockets

Keep the items you need close and handy like sun cream, snack bar or waterproof camera. The rubberised mesh prevents fouling by fishing hooks if used as a tackle storage space.

Hobie Twist-N-Seal Hatch

Twist & seal hatch

Twist and seal hatches are simple to use and are hinged so you will never have to worry about losing the cover. The hatches allow you to store equipment below deck.

Hobie Two-Piece Paddle

Two-Piece Fibreglass Paddle

Hobie's come complete with a two piece fibreglass paddle that can be used for additional manoeuvrability or for when you are not peddling. When not in use the paddle can be stored in the handy paddle holder.  

Fishing Rod Holders

Molded in to the hull, these rod holders are ideally placed for rods. The holders are also handy for carrying a fishing net or safety flag.

Cargo Area

Large storage area for all the gear you want to take out with you. Bungee tie downs keep it all secure

Kick-Up Daggerboard

Retractable centreboard to increase lateral stability and prevent slipping in the wind whilst at sail.

Two Color-Coordinated Amas

Adds additional stability to your Hobie kayak. Great to use when sailing, fishing, standing when sight-fishing and shooting photos.

Four Detatchable Akas with Carrying Bag

Removable akas with a carry bag for storage.


Hobie Adventure Island - 2021 - Hibiscus Red

Hibiscus Red

Hobie Adventure Island - 2021 - Ivory Dune

Ivory Dune


Vantage Seat

Lowrance Ready System

Adventure Island Action

Popular Accessories for the Hobie Adventure Island

Hobie Adventure Island Trampolines

Adventure Island Trampoline Kit

Trampolines do many things, added space for carrying gear, allows you to move weight outboard for better performance in windy conditions, comfortable sitting or laying down position, carry additional crew / kids / pets (does not increase basic weight capacity), reduce spray in cockpit. The trampolines are made from mesh vinyl as used on our catamaran product.

Price From £529.95 (RRP £546.95 - Saving £17.00)

Hobie Adventure Island Spinnaker Kit

Adventure Island Spinnaker Kit

Add performance when reaching or running to your Hobie Island. Off-the-wind sailing is typically the slowest point of sail, add a spinnaker and the Island comes alive! The Hobie spinnaker kit includes a snuffer launching and retrieving bag which makes handling the spinnaker as easy as can be. Simply pull on the halyard line to launch, set the sheet and off you go! To lower, ease off the halyard and pull on the retrieval line.

Price £850.95

Hobie Island Mast Head Wind Direction Vane

Hobie Island Mast Head Wind Direction Vane

Master changing wind conditions with the wind direction vane! The mast head wind vane will help you keep your Adventure Island or Tandem Island on the best angle to the wind for better sailing, by providing a clear visual indication of which way the wind is blowing.

Price £35.95

Hobie Island Hiking Stick

Hobie Island Hiking Stick

The Hiking Stick allows you to extend your steering controls so that you can move your body weight over or onto the trampolines (if fitted) or AKAs on an Adventure Island or Tandem Island and still control the rudder.

Price £94.46 (RRP £104.95 - Saving £10.49)

Mirage Drive Stow Bag for the Hobie Adventure Island 2021

Hobie MirageDrive Carry Bag

Protect your MirageDrive... and other goods in your car from the drive! This heavy duty Cordura and mesh bag fits the complete MirageDrive with standard fins or the ST Turbo length. 

Price £108.95

Hobie Deep Gear Bucket for the Hobie Adventure Island 2021

Hobie Deep Gear Bucket

The Hobie Deep Gear Bucket is a large open storage tub that will allow large items of tackle or gear to be stored, such as a camera or small tackle box. This bucket will fit in all Hobie 8" Twist and Seal hatches except from the stern hatch on the Pro Angler kayaks.

Price £36.86 (RRP £40.95 - Saving £4.09)

Hobie H-Crate for the Hobie Adventure Island 2021

Hobie H-Crate

A versatile and super strong storage crate for your fishing kayak, with 4 integrated rod holders and H-Rails for accessory attachment. Includes tie-down straps for a secure fit to most fishing kayaks.

Price £196.95

Mirage Drive Leash Kit for the Hobie Adventure Island 2021

Hobie Mirage Drive Leash Kit

Protect your Mirage Drive from an accidental drop overboard! Includes hardware and instructions for attachment.

Price £42.26 (RRP £46.95 - Saving £4.69)

Hobie Heavy Duty Plug-In Trolley for the Hobie Adventure Island 2021

Hobie Heavy Duty Plug-In Cart

High capacity cart with very durable knobby (Solid Foam) 26 cm wheels. Welded Stainless steel frame. Wheels are easily removable for storage. The 225 lb capacity is suitable for the Pro Angler kayaks and Adventure Island. Best for transport over solid ground and rougher terrain.

Price £230.35 (RRP £255.95 - Saving £25.60)

Hobie Trax 2 Cart for the Hobie Adventure Island 2021

Hobie Trax 2 Trolley

The Trax “2” Cart has 24 cm (blow-molded polyurethane) pneumatic tires. These tires have a high capacity and are very durable! Welded Stainless steel frame.

Price £299.95

Hobie Trax 2-30 Cart for the Hobie Adventure Island 2021

Hobie Trax 2-30 Trolley

The Trax 2-30 cart has extra-wide inflatable tyres that work well on all-terrains, particularly soft sand and uneven terrain. Great for beach launches with heavy loads! Max capacity 242lb.

Price £348.95


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