Dogs absolutely love adventure just as much as you do,  this is the reason why so many people are taking their dogs with them on their kayaks (as long as they wear their life jackets). So why not join the best of both worlds and purchase a kayak that can accommodate both you and your canine here we will review the best kayak for dogs.

It may seem difficult to bring your dog along, however in most cases training, your dog is quite simple, especially if they love the water. Finding the best kayak for dogs is more easier now than ever. In actual fact,taking your dog along with you has become so popular a number companies are redesigning their kayaks to make it dog friendly making it that much easier to get the right kayak for you.

Some things you’ll need to know BEFORE buying a kayak for your dog:

  • Size
  • Dimensions
  • Whether you prefer a sit-on-top or sit-in kayak
  • Single or tandem
  • A fishing kayak
  • An inflatable or hardshell

 

There are number of different options you can choose from and here are good list of comfortable and stable kayaks for dogs that will help you with your choice.

Best kayaks for dogs reviews

Driftsun Rover 220

We have included an inflatable kayak on our list because of their portability, storage and low costs. We selected one of the best ones we could find and that simply is the Driftsun Rover 220.

It is extremely Durable & it has a 1000D Reinforced Layered PVC side tubes coupled together with its heavy-duty PVC Tarpaulin bottom, which provides absolute protection from punctures.

Good peace of mind knowing you don’t have to worry about your furry one piercing the kayak.

With the high pressure drop stitch floor it mimics the feel of a hard shell kayak only this is much lighter! You can stand up with your dog and remain stable with ease in this kayak. Most inflatable kayaks have low pressure but the drift sun is the complete opposite.

The kayak has an official Whitewater Rating which makes it suitable up to class III and IV rapids so will handle any river you take your dog in.

With 2 seats there is more then enough space for your dog to stay comfy and enjoy a paddle with you

Pros

Rocker design profile  which means the Driftsun 220 inflatable kayak can handle up to class III and IV rapids with speed and control

Reinforced Layered PVC Construction –  This gives  a double layer of protection,  which enables the kayak to safely bounce off rocks, logs and other  obstacles without worries of damage or puncture.

Comes with 2 FREE paddles

2 seats so space for you and you dog to paddle comfortably 

Cons

Instruction manual could have photos/illustrations to help  with knowing how to fold store etc

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Lifetime tandem fishing kayak

This 10ft sit on top fishing kayak is ideal for taking your furry friend on a adventure with you. The spacious and comfortable lifetime kayak comes with 5 year warranty for absolute peace of mind. 

It is dsign to sit up to 3 people with a weight limit of 500lbs, so if you have more than one dago this kayak is ideal. Also the hull design provides ultra stability and great tracking making sure you and your canine won’t fall in the water.

With is  durable High-Density UV-Protected Polyethylene HDPE Construction (quite a mouthful) this means it resists Fading, Cracking, and Peeling. The kayak will stay looking fresh after long days in the sun.

Customer Reviews ButtonThe Lifetime kayak includes: 2 double-sided paddles, paddle clips, 2 padded backrests, 3 fishing pole holders, and a 6 inch storage hatch. With some many features this kayak is a no brainier and in most other places the kayak is over $1000 and on amazon we found it around $500!

Pros

Backed by a massive 5 year warranty 

Made from fade, crack and peel resistant material 

500lbs weight limit and design with enough room to take 3 people

Can be uses as a solo kayak or fishing kayak as well

Cons

They kayak is quite heavy 

If you suffer from back problems consider buying a comfort plus seat

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Malibu Sit on top recreational kayak

Ocean kayak is one of the most popular kayak brands in the world and for good reason. They are the pioneers of the “sit-on-top” kayak which is the best for taking dogs with you.

 

 With a capacity of 2 adults plus a child (or dog) this kayak features 375-425 pound weight capacity. This spacious kayak allows you to load the family  your dog and has space to bring your gear.

The boat comes with with gear straps that help you to take along all your important belongings. Two comfort plus seats make this a breeze for the longer paddles.

Customer Reviews ButtonMolded in handles help to make sure this kayak is easily transported and comfortable to use. The overlapping foot wells allow riders of all sizes to sit comfortably. All these things make it great for riding with dogs.

Pros

Patented overlapping foot wells allow center-seated paddlers to settle in and brace their feet comfortably.

includes a pair of molded-in handles and skid plate so you can carry with ease

Lifetime warranty on the hull.

Can be uses as a solo kayak 

Cons

They tend to sell out quickly so make take  a while to get yours ordered