New & Used
So many kayaks so much
confusion. Where to start?
Repeat after me…..The Boat
needs to fit!
Start with some basics.
Ignore the marketing, ignore the manufactures
hype, and ignore stereotypes of paddlers.
Remember that the boat needs to fit. It
needs to fit you physically, but more important,
it must fit your needs. We all have a unique set
of prioritized criteria for the craft that gets
us out on the water, across the pond and to the
farthest reaches of our imagination.
Note. Clearly we are
opinionated and have some attitude. But
experience has taught us that our careful and
thoughtful matchmaking creates comfortable,
confident and happy paddlers. We encourage
anyone who dreams of getting out on the water to
give it a try. Hundreds of happy paddlers attest
to our methods. Our solid knowledge and
experience allow us to match good folks with the
right boats in the right price range.
LGK has carefully honed its
inventory. Through our collective years of
experience, we have tested and identified a
selection of kayaks for our customers to choose
from. Each boat is pinpointed for its ability to
perform in a specific environment, house a range
of body types and fit within certain budget and
performance criteria. You won't find any fad
boats here unless, of course, it's also a great
boat with a proven performance record.
At the Lake George Kayak Co. we have
carefully tested and selected the kayaks we
offer. For information and pricing sorted by
type and manufacturer, click on the links to the
Just for Kicks, or paddling, as it were.
While some folks may be looking for a long
term commitment, others are simply looking for
some good, clean (inexpensive) fun. Enter the
recreational boat. This category of kayak is
designed for the paddler in need of a workable
space. The cockpits are typically open and less
space designated for storage. Fishermen and
birders often put the wide platform of a
recreational boat to good use. Despite industry
rumors, a recreational boat does not offer more
stability than other kayaks. Made primarily of
polyethylene, these boats will not move as
swiftly or offer the extras that other kayaks
might. For a boat that paddles a little easier,
a day touring kayak might be for you. Looking to buy a
boat? Be sure to check out Ike's Axioms
before you do!
A long drink of water.
Day touring kayaks are longer and narrower
than rec boats, designed to paddle easier. For
the same (or little more) money, day touring
kayaks will perform better than a rec boat. A
sleeker design increases on water agility and
features like bulkheads allow for some storage
and enhance day-long paddling trips. These boats
are a beautiful marriage of aesthetics and
functionality. Based on the material these boats
encompass a broad price range, making day
touring kayaks an option for most budgets. For a
more efficient paddle with storage and
seaworthiness, read about plastic touring boats. Looking to buy a boat? Be sure to
check out Ike's
Axioms before you do!
Paddle nimble, Paddle quick. Kayak made of
Plastic touring boats measure 16 feet of
length or more. Not only does their length offer
more space for gear, their narrow beam makes
these boats sleeker and more specifically
tailored to keep you moving swiftly straight
ahead as you paddle. Made of durable polymers,
plastic touring kayaks are best suited to people
who are looking to invest in a boat that will
see them through long trips and many years to
come. 16 feet of plastic can get a little
weighty on dry land—for a boat that’s just as
roomy, but weighs a little less, change
materials to composite touring boats. Looking to buy a boat? Be sure to check
out Ike's Axioms
before you do!
All grown up.
A composite touring kayak is the go-to Kayak
for those looking for the best of everything.
More sophisticated materials, incredible
engineering, savvy design and a history of
excellence. Composite touring kayaks have the
latest technology materials making them lighter,
faster and more durable as your paddling
appetite takes you on longer trips, with unique
storage needs, through choppier water. They
come in a variety of dimensions to meet the
distinct needs of each paddler, but the constant
is a longer, narrower shape with a focus on
agility and predictability. Looking to buy a boat? Be sure to check out Ike's Axioms
before you do!