If you want to kayak in the ocean and want to take an inflatable kayak with you but don’t know which one to get fear not; we have found the best inflatable kayaks for the ocean. 

Ocean kayaking will be out on open water with rough waves and harsh environments so you will need a sturdy kayak and being inflatable need one with good strong puncture resistant materials.

It is also advised to take two another person with you as anything could happen in the ocean so we have included some tandem kayaks on our list.

 

Best inflatable kayak for the ocean

Driftsun Rover 220

The Driftsun Rover 220  Extremely Durable & Lightweight, its 1000D Reinforced Layered PVC side tubes coupled together with its heavy-duty PVC Tarpaulin bottom, provides absolute protection from punctures.

The kayak has an official Whitewater Rating which makes it suitable up to class III and IV rapids so will handle fine in the ocean.

The driftsun has 8 Self Bailing  drain plugs which you leave open when on turbulent water to quickly drain the water from the kayak. You leave them closed Ports, Plentiful Tie Down Points for Gear and Front Action Camera Mount

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 and remain stable with ease in this kayak. Most inflatable kayaks have low pressure but the drift sun is the complete opposite.

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 padles

8 Rapid Self Bailing Drain Plugs –  you can leave these ports open when navigating the kayak in harsh ocean conditions for quick and easy draining of the cockpit.. While simply leaving them closed when paddling flat water to stay high and dry.

Cons

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

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Advance Elements Advanced Convertiable Inflatable kayak

Another great inflatable kayak for the ocean is the Advanced Elements Advanced Frame is the one. The fifteen foot kayak that can be paddled solo or tandem and features an open deck design.

The kayak contains a cleverly designed internal folding aluminum frame that gives it the shape needed to slice through the water with incredible tracking and speed. The  robust water-resistant outer fabric adds to the all round durability and performance of the kayak.

It feels almost as fast on the water as a hardshell kayak! and is quite comfortable with its 2 adjustable padded back supports so no back pain on long journeys.

With this kayak you need not fear of punctures as  it is made of strong materials and 3 reinforced layers to ensure of no punctures.Customer Reviews Button

Setting the kayak up is very straightforward. It takes about 10 minutes to fully setup, since the kayak comes PreAssembled at the factory you Simply  need to unfold, inflate and attach the seats.  

Pros

Very Durable 3 Layers of material for extreme puncture resistance.

Comfortable high support, 2 adjustable padded seats

Simple to set up comes Pre-assembled at the factory

Extremly versatile 3 Seat locations allow for paddling by your self or with your pet or another person.

Cons

No port for drainage so can be difficult to drain water from the kayak 

Kayak is quite heavy at 56lbs

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DriftSun Rover 120

The Driftsun Rover 120  the solo kayak version of the Driftsun 220, with the same company it is also Durable & Lightweight weighing just 22lbs and can take up to 300lbs load.

It’s 1000D Reinforced Layered PVC side tubes joined together with its heavy-duty PVC Tarpaulin bottom, provides absolute protection from punctures.

The kayak also has an official Whitewater Rating which makes it suitable up to class III and IV rapids so will handle fine in the ocean. You can set this kayak up in just 9 minutes one of the quickest times to do this with an inflatable kayak.

The driftsun has 5 Self Bailing  drain plugs which you leave open when on turbulent water to quickly drain the water from the kayak. You leave them closed Ports, Plentiful Tie Down Points for Gear and Front Action Camera MountCustomer Reviews Button

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 and remain stable with ease in this kayak. Most inflatable kayaks have low pressure but the drift sun is the complete opposite.

Pros

5 Rapid Self Bailing Drain Plugs –  you can leave these ports open when navigating the kayak in harsh ocean conditions for quick and easy draining of the cockpit.. While simply leaving them closed when paddling flat water to stay high and dry

High pressure drop stitch floor which lets you stand up with ease in the kayak

Rocker design profile  which means the Driftsun 120 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.

Cons

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