PortableKayaks.com

PortableKayaks.com is in the process of being re-designed. However, we will continue to provide a variety of information related to inflatable kayaks, fishing craft, folding kayaks and inflatable stand up paddleboards.

The major change is that visitors will no longer be able to order directly from us via our web site. In some cases, products can be purchased by phone. You can call us at 812-734-5485 to inquire if any of the products mentioned on the site qualify for this option. Depending on our relationship with the manufacturer, we may be able to sell you an item, possibly at a discount. Replacement parts, however, are not available due to inventory variations.

Although you are unable to purchase directly from us, we are providing links to a variety of other web sites where products can be purchased. Should you click on a link and purchase from them, we may receive a small commission. These commissions are paid to us based on the other web site’s advertised prices. You will not be paying more for any products purchased from the other sites.

This re-designing process will take some time. We encourage you to visit us again, soon, as more information will be added to PortableKayaks.com on a regular basis.

 

Welcome to PortableKayaks.com. Since 2006 we have been serving online customers by providing excellent deals on portable water craft. “Portable”, meaning a boat that can be carried and stored very easily. From folding kayaks to rigid inflatable boats and kayaks, our portable kayaks have got you covered.
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Check out our selections and if you have any questions, please contact us directly.

Customer service is our priority! That’s why we say …
“at PortableKayaks.com, You’re not just another butt in a boat!”

Inflatable Kayaks: Not “pool toys” anymore …

During the many years (since 2006) that we have been in the inflatable kayak / inflatable boat business we have seen many changes. Inflatable kayaks used to be considered “pool toys”, not very tough and ready to spring a leak at any time. Various manufacturers, like Sea Eagle and Innova, our main brands, have successfully changed that perception by making kayaks that blow the “pool toys” out of the water (pun intended).

New and Better Materials  …

Advancements in materials, such as the rubberized Nitrylon used by Innova and the 1000 denier PVC weaved material used by Sea Eagle make newer inflatable kayaks and boats extremely hard to puncture. We’ve sold over 2,000 inflatable watercraft and customers who have reported punctures  to us number less that 1%.

Much Improved Tracking …

Another problem with older inflatable kayaks was that they didn’t track as well as hard shell kayaks. Tracking is the term used for how well a kayak holds it’s path in the water. Since inflatable kayaks ride higher in the water, they tend to be affected by the wind and since not as much of their hull is down below the surface of the water, they may drift off the path more than a fiberglass, hard shell kayak. That’s still true, but the firmness achieved by better materials being able to hold higher pressure air combined with sleeker designs and, in the case of Sea Eagle’s Explorer, Fast Track and RazorLite kayaks, the hard drop stitch floor have created inflatable kayaks that can now be mentioned in the same breath as many hard shell kayaks when talking about “tracking“. The gap has narrowed considerably.

Ask Us About Portable Kayaks: We Can Help …

If you need help in deciding what type of portable kayak you need, please feel free to call us at 812-734-5485. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.