Laguna Beach Kayak Tour with Sea Lion Viewing provided by La Vida Laguna. The hydrodynamic hull reduces drag for great speed, acceleration and glide. Extraordinarily dynamic in steering, excellent for turbulent waves and during sudden turnings. Compare prices and find our best deal for the Sea Lion Hotel in Montesilvano (Abruzzo) on KAYAK. The boat is certainly not a racer, but neither is it slow in my opinion. This little gray seal surprises some kayakers when it decides to hop aboard after following them for a mile. Not a race boat but I can easily maintain a good touring pace. Sea lions can be heard barking on the cliffs; harbor seals do not have this same ability. The only reason I give it a 9 instead of a 10 is on account of the difficulty in trying to find a replacement backrest. One word can sum up the Sea Lion. If you are looking for an economical, great all around performer, paddle a Sea Lion...you may fall in love. Excellent nautical properties have been achieved owing to the use of an innovative, almost flat bottom of a very wide V cone angle.. Check out a few other kayak recommendations below or explore all kayaks to find the perfect one for you! It is often used by beginners, owing to the high comfort and safety it offers. Worst of all the foam bulkheads have 2 large 6 inch slits in each of them. Designed to achieve record-breaking speeds in open reservoirs, especially in sea. I am planning to take these kayaks for extended touring around the Channel Islands and Catalina. Heavy. It is a bit slow but I'm not out to race it anywhere. Acceleration is not great but once you are moving it is easy to keep up a good pace. Standard equipment:skeg (fin), decklines, 3 closed cargo space plus small cockpit cargo space. Once the rudder is down, it's easy paddling. Its a tough, high volume boat, tracks well and is very stable. Did you know you can easily rent a Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) and within minutes be hanging out with Sea Lions? The plastic breaks down over time and these, along with Narpas, Kyooks, Chinooks, etc. It may not be the best at any single feature, but it does them all OK making it a great all around boat. I've been in the new Sea Lion Eclipse and find that they are very similar. Sea Lion is a kayak of the British Style Sea Kayak type. Bolinas). I have the composite Aquaterra Sea Lion. Rotomolded Kayaks Care Our “roto” kayaks are made of high-density polyethylene, which is virtually maintenance-free. Ideal starter boat - big enough for overnight adventures. An acquaintance of mine likened the Sea Lion LV to a Ferrari compared to the PE Nordkap kayak tested at the same occasion, and I would tend to agree that the same goes for the bigger version I have. It broches right away in the surf. The rudder is super responsive. Laguna Beach Kayak Tour with Sea Lion Viewing. It behaves very well on a turbulent wave – the kayaker feels safe regardless of the conditions." I am envious of the newer, lighter weight, more sleek (and dare I say much more expensive) kayaks on the market but doubt I will ever get rid of my Sea Lion. The original backrest was made of a pretty durable material which looked like translucent plexiglass. Mine is a composite glass version w/rudder purchased three years ago. Read more. My Necky ArlukIII tracks a little better but is not as comfortable for the long haul. Anyway, the boat tracks well and the rudder isn't needed on calm days. While out kayaking, a man made an unexpected friend in the way of a sea lion. I've had a Sea Lion since 97, when I bought mine second hand from an outfitter in Hilton Head, SC at the end of their busy season. I think with the new back strap that I can adjust, I will be good to go for much longer paddles. The hatches have a soft neoprene cover with a hard polyethylene cover for durability. 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