14' 10"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Gemini SP Options

  • 40 lb
    Carbon Composite
  • 45 lb
    Polyethylene Plastic

    Gemini SP Description

    The SP's increased rocker, greater bow volume, harder chines, and flatter mid-hull cross-section, all contribute to its performance in the rough. It's extremely nimble, surfs exceedingly well, and avoids pearling. Produced in a stronger Lay-up, the SP provides everything you’d expect from a true ocean going play-boat.

    Gemini SP Specs and Features

    • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
    • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
    • Seating Configuration: Solo
    • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
    • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
    • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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    Gemini SP Reviews

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    Update on previous review: I…

    Submitted by: guest-paddler on 12/2/2019

    Update on previous review: I agree with the first reviewer... the rear hatch is unnecessarily large & I prefer the NDK approach, of standard sized, round hatches. Having said that, I still really like the Valley Gemini SP RM and will soon be able to review the composite SP & ST versions. I also needed to redress the the imploding Reed spraydeck comment.

    Here in NSW, Reed decks seem to be sold with a very light bungie cord for fastening to the cockpit rim. I've been told by someone who ordered theirs direct from the UK, that you can order with heavier duty bungie (rand?) which makes for a more secure connection to the cockpit rim. Since the Reed spraydeck is perfect for our hotter conditions, I am keen to check that out.


    Brilliant all-rounder

    Submitted by: paddler399418 on 10/2/2017

    I had a Valley Gemini SP RM and found it to be an excellent all-round sea kayak with the main point of difference being its short length and therefore, a lighter carry. It performs excellently in rough water, is highly manoeuvrable and decent in surf, as well as being genuinely able to keep pace with the longer kayaks. In rougher conditions, or paddling into a strong wind, the Gemini can be at the head of the pack if you make use of its ability to pick up free runs on wind waves. It tracks superbly, is easy to turn & easy to roll. I honestly can't think of a better kayak to plonk a beginner into and watch them grow. In my experience it had no obvious vices and while some perhaps promote it as a surf kayak, it isn't that. But it does cope well in surf. Just be sure you have a tight fitting, strong neoprene spraydeck as I've had the lightweight Reed thingy implode on me twice and the kayak fill up with water, which I then had to paddle out the back to safety & empty. Its the case with a lot of roto-moulded kayaks and not a fault of the Gemini specifically. I highly recommend this kayak and suggest that it might be all you ever need as it will cover many bases and is a fun & responsive -feeling boat to paddle just about anywhere.


    Great boat for bumpy conditions and shorter coastal exploring. Really fun. PROS: Light weight…

    Submitted by: paddlemaniac on 7/18/2014
    Great boat for bumpy conditions and shorter coastal exploring. Really fun.
    • Light weight (vacuum bagged fiberglass layup)
    • Super maneuverable
    • Super-easy to edge (low initial stability)
    • Comfy cockpit – better thigh braces, roomier than low volume boats
    • Surfs nicely, good volume/buoyancy and hard chine
    • New small day hatch – easy to attach, big enough
    • Turns out 14'10" is not too short for a "real" sea kayak


    • Valley plastic seat (not comfortable or ergonomic for me)
    • Low initial stability (a pro for some, con for others)
    • Low speed – not a good choice for distance paddling
    • Huge rear hatch – unnecessary in a play-boat, hard to put on
    I put some additional thoughts on a blog here if interested: