My 12 twins experienced a kayaking day at the local state park last summer and really enjoyed it. I looked around and checked reviews for recreational kayaks and found the Pelican Trailblazer 100NXT to be just in the right price range with good reviews to get the whole family started in the sport. I was able to outfit the four of us for around $1,000! Now the kids are super excited to get away from their electronics for a day on the lake which makes me happy! My wife enjoys it very much also. She has always been afraid of the water and hated my canoe. She loves the independence of the kayak. We have been on the lake several times now with them and are not disappointed with them. They are light, comfortable to sit in and track well. I rate it an A+ to get the family started in a life long outdoor sport!!!