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Best Inflatable Fishing Kayaks of 2021

Inflatable fishing kayaks give you the rugged fishing kayak experience in a lightweight, packable, and compact kayak. Set up in minutes and go fish those hard-to-reach fishing spots you otherwise couldn't get to!

We'll break the list up into Solo Inflatable Fishing Kayaks and Tandem Inflatable Fishing Kayaks since there's great options for either seating configuration.

Best Inflatable Fishing Kayak Brands

You'll be pleasantly surprised at how many inflatable fishing kayaks there are in 2021. For a shorter list of where to start, you should at least be familiar with the top inflatable fishing kayak brands. Each of these has several inflatable fishing kayaks to choose from:

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Your Review Matters

This list was based primarily on reviews from paddlers just like you. If you have paddled an inflatable fishing kayak, be sure to submit a review to inform others and have a voice in how this list is made.


Best Solo Inflatable Fishing Kayaks of 2021

385fta FastTrack Angler Series

12' 6"
Length
36"
Width (in)
45
Weight (lb)
$1,049
MSRP

The New Sea Eagle 385fta FastTrack™ Angler Kayak is here! A true rugged inflatable fishing kayak. Designed for fishermen adventuring outside traditional methods to catch fish! Say goodbye to costly boat, trailer, fuel and ramp fees! No more foul smell of gas to deter fish. Get rid of toxic fumes and water pollution. Reduce your carbon footprint. Minimize setup time. Say farewell to crowded boat ramps and inaccessible shorelines. Now you can stealthily glide right into the heart of where the trophy fish are! Best of all - they'll never know you're there! The portability and convenience of the 385 FastTrack™ Angler lets you stow it in your car trunk always ready to go! Enjoy all the features of the FastTrack™. Including the patented, state of the art, external, rigid, inflatable NeedleKnife™ keel. Plus 29% thicker hull material, non-slip tough as crocodile hide protective padding floor, built-in rod, tool, hook and lure holders, 36" Fish Ruler and more! (U.S. Patent #8,286,573 2)

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

Additional Attributes

  • NMMA Certified
  • Customized front & rear spray skirts with built-in rod, tools, hooks and lure holders plus storage below and bungee rope lacing on top for additional storage
  • Combination of double reinforced welded/glued seams
  • Non-slip crocodile hide EVA foam padding on floor and pontoons to prevent slippage and punctures from fish and hooks
  • Built-in Fish Ruler
  • Center balanced ergonomic carry handles
  • Custom hunter green color to blend in with surroundings
  • 2 Open and close drain valves
  • Separate inner High-Pressure Drop Stitch floor for greater rigidity
  • Large removable, swept back skeg at rear to control yaw and improve speed
  • Outside state of the art inflatable NeedleKnife™ high-pressure drop stitch keel at bow for incredibly true tracking
  • 18 D-rings to secure seats and gear
  • Nylon carry bag, repair kit & Printed instructions

385fta FastTrack Angler Series Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

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StraitEdge Angler PRO

10' 6"
Length
38.5"
Width (in)
45
Weight (lb)
$999.99
MSRP

The StraitEdge™ Angler PRO takes fishing from an inflatable kayak to the next level! With a wide beam and Drop-stich floor technology, you can feel confident standing up or bringing in big catches. Multi-layer material and multiple air chambers provide maximum durability for aggressive conditions. Its revolutionary Accessory Frame System offers a variety of easy access options. By adding aftermarket 1" rail-mounts you can customize your kayak with rod holders, a fish finder, or other equipment. Its AirFrame PRO™ seat with mesh paneling provides real support and comfort on long days. With additional features such as Stainless steel d-rings, bungee deck lacing for abundant gear storage, paddle holders, and our patented aluminum rib-frame technology, for superior tracking and performance, there’s nothing left to say but “Fish-On”!

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Accessory Frame System
  • Advanced Elements Spring™ valve
  • Drop-stitch floor construction
  • Paddle holders
  • High backed aluminum framed AirFrame PRO seat
  • Removable Deep Fin for enhanced tracking
  • Stainless steel d-rings for drift anchor and stringer attachment
  • Front and rear bungee deck Lacing with stainless steel d-rings

StraitEdge Angler PRO Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

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IK Angler 11'

10' 11"
Length
37"
Width (in)
32
Weight (lb)
$1,199
MSRP

New for 2020, the IK Angler 11’ is a fishing-specific kayak designed for avid fishermen who wants to access more open water. Built for comfort, the adjustable seat will have you sitting above the water making casting a breeze and providing support for your lower back. The IK Angler is lightweight, compact and includes a removable fin for superior tracking. Lash down your gear using its interior cargo loops, and use the Integrated Gear System (IGS) to attach cargo pockets, rod holders and anchor mounts.

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

IK Angler 11' Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

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Chelan 120

11' 9"
Length
36"
Width (in)
22
Weight (lb)
$799.95
MSRP

The CHELAN 120 HB (previously the CHELAN ONE HB) keeps the same superior hull speed, tracking capabilities and design elements that make this boat best in class. The CHELAN 120 HB is one of the best-selling touring designs on the market today. With a long waterline, flat rocker and fine piercing bow, this kayak will provide you with great tracking ability and outstanding glide to cover long distances on your adventures with ease. All Chelan HB boats combine Aquaglide's ultra-tough Duratex tube construction with the supremely rigid Hard-Bottom floor.
This combination of materials in the Chelan’s construction creates a stiff and responsive inflatable that performs just as well as a traditional hard shell kayak. The innovative Splash-Guards positioned fore and aft of the cockpit help keep paddlers dry, and the ample accessory straps grace the bow and stern providing easy stowage for dry bags or other gear. Sturdy molded handles are positioned around the boat for convenient boarding and transport. For added comfort, the PRO-formance seats provide an array of thoughtful features including adjustable air cushion, high backrest, plentiful mesh storage pockets, integrated fishing-rod holders, and fore and aft seat straps so that you can enjoy your time on the water to its fullest. High-performance fin system includes stiff, durable, posi-track fin with philips head screw and plate.

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

Additional Attributes

  • Adjustable air cushion
  • High backrest
  • Plentiful mesh storage pockets
  • Integrated fishing-rod holders
  • Fore and aft seat straps
  • High-performance fin system includes stiff, foiled fin with unique quick-release for easy setup
  • Convenient backpack travel bag included

Chelan 120 Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
(3 Consumer Reviews)

I have used the Chelan 120 HB…

I have used the Chelan 120 HB for several years, and have been pleased with its overall performance. I had decided to sell my composite 17' sea kayak, and look for something … read full review

Ive used the dual seat…

Ive used the dual seat version if this on sea, canals and rivers and found it to be extremely good. Would recommend it very much and well worth the money.

I began a search for an…

I began a search for an inflatable two years ago. I wanted a boat that would pack small enough to fit in a reasonable size car top cargo box. for extended travel. It folds to… read full review

PackFish7™

7'
Length
39"
Width (in)
22
Weight (lb)
$379
MSRP

The Sea Eagle PackFish7™ packraft weighs just 22 lbs. It goes anywhere, sets up in under 5 minutes, and is the perfect backpack boat for hiking into the most remote locations. It's as simple as that. We call it the "Grab & Go BackPack Fishing Boat!"

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

PackFish7™ Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

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Lono Aero

12' 6"
Length
80
Weight (lb)
$1,799
MSRP

The Lono Aero is a kayak brought to you by BOTE Boards. Read Lono Aero reviews or submit your own review to share with the paddling community. Check out a few other kayak recommendations below or explore all kayaks to find the perfect one for you!

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Lono Aero Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(1 Consumer Reviews)

Very stable and comfortable.…

Very stable and comfortable. Great fishing Kayak when using the Rack Pole holder. It does sit higher in the water, so the wind effects it a little, but great for drifting the… read full review

350fx Fishing Explorer

11' 6"
Length
39"
Width (in)
51
Weight (lb)
$1,099
MSRP

The Sea Eagle Fishing Explorer is a robust, beefed up, fully accessorized version of the rugged Explorer Series. Designed by and for avid fishermen. Featuring: double layered, nearly indestructible, tough as crocodile hide, 2000 Denier reinforced protective layers, 6 built-in rod holders, forward and aft spray skirts with Sea Eagle exclusive accessory belts to hold your tools, hooks, and lures, a fully adjustable foot brace called the FlexBrace™, 40" FishRuler™, anchor trolley D-rings, a huge max load capacity of 575 lbs., and is completely self-bailing. So bring on the roughest conditions and still get to those fish!

Four great packages to choose from starting at $1099!

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • NMMA Certified
  • Customized front & rear spray skirts with built-in rod, tool, hook and lure holders plus storage below and bungee rope lacing on top for additional storage
  • Separate, removable, high-pressure, reinforced, drop-stitch floor with non-slip EVA foam padding and extra top layer of tough as crocodile hide material for superior rigidity, durability and standup fishing
  • 16 High Capacity Self-bailing Drain Valves
  • Large, removable, rear skeg for increased tracking during flatwater touring
  • Front & rear carry handles
  • 22 D-rings to secure seats and gear
  • (3) Separate independent air chambers with One-Way Air Valves for added safety
  • Sea Eagle motormount receivers for optional motormount attachment

350fx Fishing Explorer Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

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Challenger Inflatable Fishing Kayak

10' 8"
Length
38"
Width (in)
27
Weight (lb)
$895
MSRP

The STAR Challenger Inflatable Fishing Kayak delivers the stability and performance of high-end sit-on-top kayaks in an inflatable design that makes storing and transporting your boat a breeze. A comfortable folding seat rides on a stable drop-stitch deck, putting you in the perfect position for paddling, casting and sighting fish. Nine-inch side tubes keep you floating high and two sizes of skegs ensure optimal tracking in any water. We also include five accessory mounts plus bungee rigging and daisy chains for securing coolers, boxes and bags.

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

Additional Attributes

  • High-pressure drop-stitch deck
  • 9" side tubes
  • Removable tacking skeg in stern
  • Bow and stern carry handles
  • Folding aluminum-frame seat
  • Bow D-rings and bungee rigging
  • Stern daisy-chain rigging
  • 5 Scotty Mount accessory bases
  • Includes pump, repair kit and carry bag
  • 3-year retail limited warranty

Challenger Inflatable Fishing Kayak Reviews

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Halibut

12' 4"
Length
38"
Width (in)
46
Weight (lb)
$1,249
MSRP

HALIBUT is an inflatable fishing kayak, offering a new dimension in the sport of angling. Thanks to its compact dimensions when packed, it is possible to enjoy kayak fishing even in remote locations. HALIBUT is very stable, responsive and fast when moving on the water. the inflatable kayak floor is fitted with a marine plywood deck on its top, enabling safe standing. A raised adjustable seat makes for easy embarking and disembarking and also provides comfort while waiting for a catch.

  • Structure: Inflatable
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Floor board & Bracket board
  • Bottle holder & Anchor rope
  • Drain opening on stern
  • Fishing rod holder CANNON
  • Inflatable seat with rod holders
  • Elastic ropes for securing baggage
  • Grab handles for easy handling
  • Safety ropes on side tubes
  • Metal probe bracket
  • Tracking fin
  • Twist valves & Push-push valves
  • Pressure relief valve in the bottom of the boat
  • Repair kit
  • Cleaning sponge
  • Transport drybag 100l

Halibut Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

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Best Tandem Inflatable Fishing Kayaks of 2021

385fta FastTrack Angler Series

12' 6"
Length
36"
Width (in)
45
Weight (lb)
$1,049
MSRP

The New Sea Eagle 385fta FastTrack™ Angler Kayak is here! A true rugged inflatable fishing kayak. Designed for fishermen adventuring outside traditional methods to catch fish! Say goodbye to costly boat, trailer, fuel and ramp fees! No more foul smell of gas to deter fish. Get rid of toxic fumes and water pollution. Reduce your carbon footprint. Minimize setup time. Say farewell to crowded boat ramps and inaccessible shorelines. Now you can stealthily glide right into the heart of where the trophy fish are! Best of all - they'll never know you're there! The portability and convenience of the 385 FastTrack™ Angler lets you stow it in your car trunk always ready to go! Enjoy all the features of the FastTrack™. Including the patented, state of the art, external, rigid, inflatable NeedleKnife™ keel. Plus 29% thicker hull material, non-slip tough as crocodile hide protective padding floor, built-in rod, tool, hook and lure holders, 36" Fish Ruler and more! (U.S. Patent #8,286,573 2)

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

Additional Attributes

  • NMMA Certified
  • Customized front & rear spray skirts with built-in rod, tools, hooks and lure holders plus storage below and bungee rope lacing on top for additional storage
  • Combination of double reinforced welded/glued seams
  • Non-slip crocodile hide EVA foam padding on floor and pontoons to prevent slippage and punctures from fish and hooks
  • Built-in Fish Ruler
  • Center balanced ergonomic carry handles
  • Custom hunter green color to blend in with surroundings
  • 2 Open and close drain valves
  • Separate inner High-Pressure Drop Stitch floor for greater rigidity
  • Large removable, swept back skeg at rear to control yaw and improve speed
  • Outside state of the art inflatable NeedleKnife™ high-pressure drop stitch keel at bow for incredibly true tracking
  • 18 D-rings to secure seats and gear
  • Nylon carry bag, repair kit & Printed instructions

385fta FastTrack Angler Series Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

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Rogue 100

10'
Length
35"
Width (in)
25
Weight (lb)
$299.95
MSRP

The Rogue 100 (previously the Rogue XP Two) is Ideal for fishing, diving or just playing, the Rogue 100 offers functional sit-on-top utility. The wide, stable outline and open stern lets you easily re-board from the water, while an open cockpit provides effortless drainage. Featuring our proprietary XP floor™ Technology and 600d polyester deck cover, the Rogue Series represents an outstanding value for any recreational paddler considering a sit-on-top kayak. The Rogue’s floor uses an inflatable chamber with Aquaglide proprietary X-beam Technology to produce a stiff, durable PVC beam floor. The Duratex™ hull material is blended with rugged 600d polyester for long-life and excellent UV protection. With the combination of these materials, the Rogue is built to take any adventure that comes your way. To finish it off, the Rogue’s rear accessory straps provide good stowage for toys or gear, while strong padded handles are found all around the boat for convenient boarding and transport. The supportive Core™ seats offer many thoughtful features including high backrest, mesh storage pocket, and integrated fishing-rod holders. Fin system includes stiff, durable, foiled fin with unique quick-release for easy setup. Storage bag and pump sold separately.

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

Additional Attributes

  • High backrest
  • Mesh storage pocket
  • Integrated fishing-rod holders
  • Fin system includes stiff, durable, foiled fin with unique quick-release for easy setup
  • Storage bag and pump sold separately

Rogue 100 Reviews

4 out of 5 stars
(2 Consumer Reviews)

The Rogue XP 2 is a fabric…

The Rogue XP 2 is a fabric covered PVC air bladder sit-on-top tandem. Our interest was primarily to evaluate its ease of use for disabled paddlers, and we discovered that it … read full review

There is a lot positive to be…

There is a lot positive to be said about this kayak. It is clear that the designers worked hard to make a viable sit on top inflatable and in large part they succeeded. I h… read full review

Pro Fishing Inflatable Kayak

13'
Length
3"
Width (in)
43
Weight (lb)
$599
MSRP

Easy to carry and portable to store, this fishing kayak is a must for any RV, campground or any other situation where a fishing portability is important. If you live in a condo or home near the water and want to go fishing, but have no place to dock a full size angler kayak, then this inflatable kayak will keep you ready for fishing in a moment notice. A double layer of PVC fabric is applied to the air floor and on top of the tubes, in between the benches to prevent accidental fishing hook accidents. Rigid high buoyancy tubes make Saturn FK396 kayak so stable, that you can stand up and fish if needed.

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

Pro Fishing Inflatable Kayak Reviews

4 out of 5 stars
(1 Consumer Reviews)

Great for portability -…

Great for portability - lightweight and stable

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