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Waterwild kayaks are the highest quality, yet most affordable kayaks on the Irish market. If you are looking to buy a kayak online, then look no further than our kayak shop. Whether you are looking for a family kayak (2 adults & 2 kids) or a Sit on Top single person kayak; Waterwild will provide you with the best quality service and gear for your outdoor pursuits.
Waterwild are a family-run business based in Salthill, Galway. We are dedicated to supplying top of the range kayaks, at competitive prices, in a friendly atmosphere. Have you always wanted to kayak but are unsure of how to start? Or perhaps you don’t feel confident on the water alone? Don’t worry, we offer advice on safety and training, with sales, upon request.
Sit On Top kayaks are the best single kayaks for sale, as they are extremely stable. Their incredible stability makes you less likely to capsize, and makes them extremely easy to climb in and out of. Unlike their counterparts- the Sit In Kayak- Sit On Top’s don’t have enclosed cockpits, and thus they have excellent floatation, without any feeling of confinement.
Sit On Top kayaks are ‘self-bailing’ air-filled plastic floats. This means that their rigid plastic exterior has small holes in it, called "scupper holes", which allow the water to drain right through. Essentially your kayak can’t sink- as the self-draining hull won’t fill with water if you capsize.
Although their name probably gives this away… when using a Sit On Top, the paddler sits on top of the water! Although this sounds logical, it is different to a Sit In kayak, which places your body inside the water, with only the top of cockpit being outside it. Sitting above the water makes it far easier to climb in and out of, far safer for inexperienced kayakers, and far more easy to jump off should you want to play in the water!
Sit On Top kayaks are suitable for everyone! Both children and adults, experienced kayakers or beginners… Our Sit On Top kayaks for sale ensure that all the family can join in the fun. Please make sure that if you are paddling into open waters, and contending with wind/wave and currents, then (as with all water sports) proper training should always be sought.
You can paddle Sit On Top Kayaks from just about anywhere! Our Sit On Top Kayaks are so versatile and easy to paddle, that they are perfect for exploring sheltered coastlines, playing in the surf or just enjoying local river and lake tours. We have designed or kayaks so that they are ideal for taking longer trips. That’s the great thing about a kayaking, it allows you to explore everything from rugged coastlines to inland rivers and estuaries, all from the comfort of your kayak’s seat.