Kayaks for Coastal Touring, Offshore Paddling and Open Water Expeditions
Sea kayaks are suited for paddling over longer distances on open waters, where conditions may be variable and often challenging. Their narrow beam and efficient designs ensures they paddle well on both smooth seas and big seas. Some designs are better suited for general cruising and touring. Others are more capable of being playful in swell for rock-hopping and surf fun. Many are fantastic all-rounders that will suit the avid sea kayaker looking to explore the coast and carry out some open water crossings. Cornwall Canoes is staffed by experienced sea kayakers who can provide expert advice on a suitable sea kayak for your needs. Just give us a call or drop us an email and we can assist you in purchasing a craft to take you on your ocean adventure!
Norse Composite Sea Kayaks
Classic designs meet the latest in composite construction technology. Norse composite sea kayaks offer a superb option for those wanting top all-round sea kayak performance at an affordable price point!
A greenland inspired Norse Sea Kayak Design with Hard Chines. The Bylgja is a superb sea kayak for paddlers looking to tackle the ever changing british weather conditions!
A greenland inspired Norse Sea Kayak Design with Hard Chines. The Idun is the low volume version of the Norse Bylgja and is a superb sea kayak for paddlers looking to tackle the ever changing british weather conditions!
Single-Layer Rotomoulded Sea Kayaks
These sea kayaks feature a standard one-piece / single-layer plastic construction, offering great durability and competitive prices. A great option for most wanting a good a quality kayak for regular use, or for those wanting a first sea kayak. Single layer kayaks also tend to be lighter in weight than triple-layer alternatives.
A well outfitted and equipped sea kayak at an excellent price! Perfect for paddling over longer distances at sea. Lots of storage for multi-day adventures on the water.
A versatile and playful sea kayak for general day paddling. Lots of rocker makes this kayak nimble and playful for rock-hopping and surf. Features a drop-down skeg for increased straight line tracking when required.
The new Hydra from Wavesport is a high-performance day touring kayak full of features. Excellent for flatwater touring but with enough hull rocker to play in the surf and be fun for paddling on coastal waters.
An affordable, single layer sea kayak suitable for all level's of ability for day touring and expedition paddling. A great option for those looking for their first sea kayak.
Triple-Layer Rotomoulded Sea Kayaks
Triple-layer polyethylene hulls offer increased hull rigidity and durability. A great option for those wanting a sea kayak that will provide great perfromance and will last the test of time after plenty of use and abuse!
The Aspect fills the gap between a standard day touring kayak and a full expedition sea kayak and is a great choice for the aspiring Sea Kayaker and Coastal Tourer.
The North Shore Atlantic RM has outstanding performance, characteristics and comfort for a kayak in this price range.
The best triple layer sea kayak for expedition paddling and coastal trips
The Valley Sirona RM is aimed at paddlers who are progressing into sea kayaking, or those who want a do-it-all sea kayak for day trips, weekend expeditions and ocean play.
The Valley Gemini SP (Sports Play) RM is a sea kayak built for fun! Combining increased rocker and more bow volume, this a great sea kayak for rock-hopping, surf and rough water play.
Composite Sea Kayaks
Composite GRP and Carbon/Kevlar sea kayaks offer the paddler more performance. Aimed at more experienced paddlers, the smooth and stiff hulls glide through the water and cut through chop with incredible efficiency. This makes composite kayaks faster than their plastic counterparts.The compromise to this is that composite hulls are more easily damaged by rocks and hard beach landings than a plastic kayak (but can be repaired). The models made from Carbon/Kevlar are generally lighter than GRP and Plastic models too for even more performance and ease of carrying off the water.
The Atlantic Evolution offers outstanding performance for a wide range of conditions and paddlers. It's gently rockered, soft chined and shallow v-shaped hull gives confidence to novices and experts alike.
The North Shore Voyager Evolution offers outstanding performance for a wide range of conditions and is ideally suited for covering distance.If you like to go offshore and play on the ocean, or like covering long distances on gentle waters, this would be an excelent choice for you.