Sit On Top

Sit On Top Fishing Kayaks

Sit On Top fishing kayak reviews are here.

Different than the traditional sit-in version, “Sit On Top” kayaks are designed with a molded depression in the deck which allows you to sit comfortably. It is also a bit easier to get in and out of the kayak.

For fishing kayaks, some anglers wouldn’t trade their sit-on models because in flat or calmer waters you can actually stand up on the deck to cast or fish. Also, if you tend to get in and out of the water often (say for wade fishing) you will definitely want a sit on top fishing kayak. They are also great for tandem use, I can get both my kids in with me.

I’ve used “sot kayaks” in many different environments and find they really are easy to get in, even if capsized. I’ve paddled them in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and fairly choppy bay waters – they are very sturdy and even I can climb in while in deeper waters. I prefer them to the sit in type anytime I am fishing or just paddling for recreation.

Here is our list of the best sit on top fishing kayaks based on built in features for anglers as well as customer reviews.

Sun Dolphin 12ft Sit On Top Fishing Kayak

Sun Dolphin Bali SS Fishing Kayak
10 ft
12 ft
Sit On TopRigidSingleAll water$4.1
Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak Olive Green
10 ftSit On TopRigidUp to 3All water$$4.5
Ocean Kayak's Prowler Fishing Kayak
13 ftSit On TopRigidSingleAll water$$5.0