Sea Eagle Paddleski Review

Sea Eagle 435 PaddleSki inflatable kayak

Best Uses: Day trips, flat water, rivers, ocean bays, camping, fishing, rowing, sailing

Brand: Sea Eagle

Available At: Sea Eagle.com – Sea Eagle Paddleski

Number of Paddlers: 2

Stats: Exterior Length 14’5″, Interior Length 12’ 5” ,Exterior Width 39”, Interior Width 16.1” , Weight 42 lbs, Load Capacity 651 lbs

Accessories Included: Comfortable Seats, high performance paddles, foot pump, carry bag, repair kit, owners manual

Optional Accessories:  Motor mount, electric motor, sail rig, fishing seat and rod holders, upgrade cushioned tall-back seats

Kayak Material: 1100 Decitex reinforced seam: Quadruple overlap seam floor: 2000 denier reinforced material air valves

Pros: Stable, rugged, comfortable, great maneuverability, compact, easy entry and exit, versatile – can be used for paddling, motoring, fishing, and/or sailing

Cons: Lacks back end storage space as this is where a motor can be mounted – plenty of storage room up front though.

More Detailed Info

The Sea Eagle Paddleski is pure fun. It is extremely unique in that it has a catamaran kayak design that allows for versatility and performance.

This is the only kayak with this design and if you are looking for a versatile kayak that can be used for many different types of water play, the Paddleski is a great way to go.

Weighing only 41 pounds this kayak is still easily transportable to any location and very easily carried by two people. It can be paddled anywhere and loaded right up for camping trips and longer excursions.

The unique catamaran design allows the hull to stay out of the water and creates low drag in the back which allows for a fair amount of speed. This inflatable kayak can be paddled by any person of any age.

It is extremely stable and consequently great for a lot of different activities.  you sit a little higher up on this kayak providing a better view, which is ideal for fishing and motoring.

Amazing Versatility

The Paddleski is truly unique and if you want versatility, this kayak is awesome.

It has several package options to choose from depending on your needs and you can customize the kayak as you like.

Whether you’re into sailing, motoring, paddling or fishing… or all of the above, this kayak can do it all.

Considering what’s included in these packages they are very well priced.  This kayak is solid, strong, rigid and backed by a 3-year warranty.

Package Options

Deluxe Package – Includes the Paddleski, two 4-part feathering 7’10” AB30 paddles, two inflatable seats, the hull carry bag, the foot pump and a repair kit.

Sea Eagle Paddleski deluxe package

Pro Kayak Package – Includes the Paddleski, two high-performance 8′ AB40 paddles, 2 cuishoned tall-back seats, the hull carry bag, the foot pump and a repair kit.

Sea Eagle Paddleski Pro kayak package

Fishing Package – Includes the Paddleski, one high swiveling fishing seat, the universal Scotty® Mount System with Two Scotty® Rod Holders, one 7’10” AB30 4-part paddle, side motor mount, kayak carry bag, foot pump and the repair kit.

With the swivel seat in this package you sit up higher providing a better view and more flexibility when fishing.

435 paddleski fishing package

Pro Carbon Package – Includes the Paddleski, 2 cuishoned tall-back seats, two top end 2-part, ultra-light carbon-fiber paddles, the carry bag, the foot pump and the repair kit.

Sea Eagle 435 Paddleski Pro Carbon kayak package

Water Snake Motor Package – Includes the Paddleski, 2 cuishoned tall-back seats, two high-performance 8′ AB40 paddles, side motor mount, the Watersnake Venom 34 lbs. thrust electric dual purpose motor, kayak carry bag, foot pump and the repair kit.

Paddleski kayak motor package

Sailing Package – Includes the Paddleski, easy set-up boom-less sail rig, one cushioned tall-back seat, one 4-part 8′ AB40 paddle, rigging bag for sail parts, carry bag for Paddleski.

The sailing package only comes with one seat and one paddle but you can definitely add an extra seat and paddle if needed.

435 Paddleski sailing rig inflatable kayak package

Final Thoughts

The reviews on this inflatable kayak are excellent. Those who have it seem to love it. I think the convenience and versatility it offers is fantastic.

As far as speed I would not expect the Paddleski to be the fastest kayak in the water if you are paddling. However it performs well and if you need to go faster you can always add a motor.

Storage space is located on the front end of the kayak. There is not a lot of room in the back so all gear will either need to be tied down up front or by your legs.

It can hold a fair amount of weight (651 lbs.) so you can load it right up with no worries.

This is an excellent inflatable kayak for someone who really wants some versatility out of their boat for a decent price. The Paddleski is great for fishing, paddling, motoring and sailing. It is a super fun kayak.

It is wider than many other inflatable kayaks which makes it extremely stable yet the catamaran design allows it to cut throught he water easily and paddle smoothly.

As with all other Sea Eagle kayaks and boats, the Paddleski comes with a great 3 year warranty and a 180 day risk free trial.

If you are not happy with your kayak at any point within 180 days of purchase you can return it for a full refund as long as it’s in good condition.

Where To Buy

The Paddleski is available directly from the manufacturer which typically means you will get a good deal. Sea Eagle often has great sales on their package options.

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Comments

  1. We need to transition from too-heavy Old Town 14+ ft. canoe used for fishing on small rivers and lakes to a lighter weight inflatable.Have read about the Aquaglide Blackfoot HB (not yet available), the Sea Eagle 385ftg FastTrack Angler or possibly their 380x or the Aquaglide Chelan HB Tandem. Any thoughts/recommendations on a moderately priced tandem that will be stable, withstand being launched from river banks, comfortable for fishing and less than 50 lbs? We don’t do whitewater so that’s not an issue. Also need a return policy like Sea Eagle’s in case we decide kayaking is not the way to go for us. Appreciate your help!

    • The FastTrack is a great kayak for fishing. There is a decent amount of room, it is comfortable, it paddles well and is lightweight. It would definitely suit your needs. The 380X is also popular for fishing. It doesn’t paddle quite as fast as the FastTrack but that may not be a concern for you. With the larger pontoon sides on the 380X I have found that most people prefer the inflatable seats in the deluxe package for fishing… these seats sit you up a little higher than the tall back seats. I’ve yet to review the Aquaglide kayaks unfortunately but I did get the chance to try one out a while back. It was a tandem model and I found it to be a nice kayak, more comparable to the 380X, although I didn’t find it glided on the water quite as well and it didn’t feel quite as solid to me (that was just my initial impressions on a quick ride). Overall though it was comfortable and stable and I think would work well for fishing. The Sea Eagle warranty is hard to beat. The only other one I’d recommend with a good warranty is possibly the Aire Super Lynx, which is truly a great kayak but it also costs more and is a little heavier.

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