The 10 Best 2 Person Kayaks

This Review has been updated 16 times since it was first published in January of 2016. Whatever adventure you are planning, one may be fun, but two is always better – so take along your partner or a friend on your next water excursion in one of these 2-person kayaks. Our selection has affordable tandem models that are good for all sorts of recreational uses, including easy-to-transport inflatable options and sturdier craft than can handle rough river rapids. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Review.

Editor's Choices
Top 10 2 Person Kayaks

10. Airhead Montana

  • Fits in car trunk when deflated
  • Made of heavy-gauge pvc
  • Takes a while to install the seats

9. Lifetime 10 Foot Manta

  • Large forward cargo hold
  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • Seats aren't very comfortable

8. Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Deluxe

  • Includes spray skirts and foot pump
  • Assembles and inflates in 6 minutes
  • Cramped with two adults

7. Intex Challenger

  • Made of puncture-resistant vinyl
  • Highly visible green accents
  • Seats lack back support

6. Bic Sport Borneo

  • Removable all-terrain wheels
  • Made with uv-resistant polyethylene
  • Extremely expensive

5. Brooklyn Kayak Company Tandem Fishing

  • Several convenient carrying handles
  • Watertight accessories storage
  • Screws need to be tightened often

4. Intex Explorer

  • Great option for beginners
  • Could use longer paddles
  • Included pump is low quality

3. Advanced Elements Convertible

  • Padded high-backed seats
  • Handles rocks well
  • No paddles are included

2. Ocean Kayak Malibu

  • Can be configured for solo use
  • Gear straps for storage
  • Three footholds

1. Elkton Outdoors

  • Available in three color patterns
  • Comfortable padded seats
  • 650-pound weight capacity

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