Sea Tiger

by  AIRE
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Sea Tiger Description

Redesigned and loaded with impressive features for the hardcore touring/sea kayaker who needs a portable boat or can’t store a hardshell. Bow and stern skirts offer extra storage area and an improved rudder system can be adjusted along the length of the kayak for any seat position. Finished with rust-proof components, Sea Tiger is a mobile world traveler, ready to meet Arctic swells head on or dart through Na Pali Coast caves.

Sea Tiger Specs and Features

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Tandem
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Tube Diameter: 10.5"
  • Bow Rise x Stern Rise: 9"
  • Weight: 62
  • 2" Waterline: 144
  • Aire Chambers: 3
  • AIREcell Material: Urethane
  • Fabric Denier x Material Weight: 1100 x 24/27
  • Seam Construction: Welded
  • Valve: Leafield B7
  • Warranty: 10 Year No Fault

Sea Tiger Reviews

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I own an AIRE Seatiger and…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/22/2019

I own an AIRE Seatiger and an AIRE Super Lynx. I love my boats. I paddle on lakes, rivers and the Bay of Fundy here in New Brunswick, Canada. I often take my Standard Poodle with me. I have used both hard kayaks and inflatables. Although the hard kayaks are faster I do find that my Seatiger to be fast. The transportabilty of these boat are a great feature. I keep my kayaks in the back of my van all season. The rudder on the Seatiger is wonderful. (Makes me look like I know what I am doing. lol) When kayaking with any of my 7 adult children, I give them the AIRE Super Lynx to use as I do prefer the Seatiger. They also like the inflatables. I highly recommend your boats. 💟🚣


The sea tiger II is one of…

Submitted by: paddler237015 on 8/10/2016
The sea tiger II is one of the nicest looking kayaks I've ever seen its red and gray design is very eye appealing it is a very sturdy and buoyant it was to the best easter present I ever got from my wife me and her ride it all the time on our private lake.

Best birthday present I ever…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/8/2011
Best birthday present I ever bought my wife! We've carried this all over the Caribbean and the Florida Keys in a duffel bag. We've never had a problem on the airlines and have never had any damage to the shell while in use. Extremely light and durable, very stable and buoyant.

This review is for the…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 12/1/2005
This review is for the current model Sea Tiger, which is suitable for either single or double paddling. I've owned this boat for about 6 mos and used it on Class 2 rivers and lakes. It's done everything I've asked of it and then some. My wife and I wanted a boat that could carry us and our 50-pound Siberian Husky. This boat has plenty of room and with a weight capacity of 700 pounds, we don't even come close to maxing it out. With two of us and the dog on board, we can easily make between 3.5 and 4 mph on calm water. I can do about the same speed paddling solo with no dog. Solo with dog, I'm down to 3.2 or so. The boat is very stable. No problem pulling the dog back onboard if she decides to abandon ship. Tracking is good with the rudder, but only marginal without. I always paddle with the rudder down. I've used the boat in Class II white water and find it to be quite capable. It is 18 ft long but paddled solo it is quite maneuverable. It's easy to catch eddies and surf on backwash.

The stability and the near indestructibility of the hull gives you the confidence to play in shallow rivers where hardshell sea kayaks fear to tread. If I'm looking for a good workout, I paddle upstream for a mile or two and then play in the rapids on the way back down. A river trip without the need for a shuttle.

Regarding the durability, I also own an Aire whitewater kayak that I have bounced off rocks and dragged across gravel bars for 10 years. These boats are tough. They come with a 10-year warranty. I've never had to use it, and I don't baby my boats. I bought them to have fun with and that's what I do.

There are a couple of tradeoffs. The boat is not as fast as a hardshell, although I often paddle with them. This boat hits a wall on hull speed at about 4.3 mph and you just can't push it any faster, even going downwind. It collects some leaves and flotsam in the seams where the tubes meet the floor and it takes a bit longer to clean it up after use than a hardshell would. It also collects some water in the envelope around the floor bladder that is slow to drain until you let some air out. If you try to carry it away from the takeout without draining the water, it can be REAL heavy. It's not all that light even when it doesn't have water in its bilge. As with all inflatables, storage will make a big difference in longevity. If you store it rolled up for extended periods, it needs to be dried out. I store it partially inflated on a rack hanging from the garage ceiling, so I don't have to dry it out after every use.


We are the proud owners of an…

Submitted by: paddler230342 on 10/21/2003
We are the proud owners of an Aire Sea Tiger kayak. This is an exceptional boat of excellent quality. We use this kayak on inland lakes and very slow moving rivers. No real expeditions for us -just regular recreational use. For our needs it does everything well. The quality of construction and reliability is excellent and the corporate product support is superior. We recently noticed that a pressure relief valve in the floor was seeping air. After contacting Aire they promptly and graciously corrected the problem. They did this free of charge even though the boat is several years old. When they advertise about the strength and length of their warranty they really mean it. We own two other folders and a hardshell. The Sea Tiger always gets used the most. The Aire support staff knows their products and are always most helpful with their suggestions. I would buy another one of their products in a heartbeat.

The Sea Tiger is a very…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 2/5/2001
The Sea Tiger is a very versatile boat. The portability and performance is exceptional for a self-baling soft shell craft. Easy cleanup and storage, durability and Aire craftmanship add to the paddling experience.

Great boat. I have used this…

Submitted by: paddler229061 on 1/14/2001
Great boat. I have used this boat as a multi purpose boat for river camping on class II-III rivers as well as open water. Works OK on rivers.

We have been using these…

Submitted by: paddler227998 on 2/8/1999
We have been using these boats for 10 years guiding tours in the Columbia Glacier area often navigating through thick ice. We have found these boats to be extremely safe and seaworthy and very rugged and durable - they have outlasted fiberglass boats. They perform well in all sea and wind conditions except for strong head winds. They make a great tender for a larger craft.