Sea Eagle 385fta Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews

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Randi Griffin Verified Owner 7/12/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I love this boat! It is easy for me to set up and tear down in 10 minutes, and I’m a 135 lb woman. It’s very sturdy and resilient. I get so many questions and compliments about it when I take it out. My one criticism would be that the rod holders are too flimsy to be useful, and it seems like an easy fix would be to provided harder plastic components that can be inserted into the rod holder slots to add some strength to the setup.

Dave Shuldes Verified Owner 5/28/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I bought the 385fta Swivel Seat package this spring for freshwater adventures in Idaho combined with saltwater adventures on the Pacific Northwest coast. After several trips I feel I could not have made a better investment. The carrying wrap is now perfectly constructed with straps without struggling with rolling the boat into a tight fit. Kayak assembly is easy and stability on the water is remarkably good. The removable SUP-type floor helps make the boat easy to clean and dry after use. I use it with a Watersnake ASP24 electric motor for both fresh and marine water. With a 75ah AGM marine battery it will last 2 days of intermittent use without a re-charge. Pace, steering and navigation are a breeze and it has improved my fishing results significantly. The hull is very solid yet light and portable. The perfect tool for some of my favorite hobbies! This is my second boat from Sea Eagle and their service has been excellent - I highly recommend them! Thanks Sea Eagle for getting me confidently on the water!

Lisa Christianson Verified Owner 3/5/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I love this boat. It's sturdy, stable, portable and steers easily. Not as fun to paddle as a sporty fiberglass kayak but very good for paddling with my dog and gear. It won't tip. I don't like the bright white lettering on the side.

Phillip Poinier Verified Owner 3/1/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We bought a 385FTA in May of last year and loved it so much we got a second one so we could use it with friends and our daughters and their families. They are extremely stable and easy to transport and set up. Within fifteen minutes you can go from packed up in the carrying case to on the water paddling. My wife and I are in our mid sixties and seventies and still find them very easy to use. I would highly recommend the Sea Eagle to anyone. I would also recommend the upgraded seats they are worth the extra price.. Happy paddling to all!!!

Grant Campbell Verified Owner 2/11/2021 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Love the sea eagle 385 with fishing seat and trolling motor. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because the bungee attachment came off so quick. Still figuring out how to reattach/glue

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Mark Mellone Verified Owner 12/14/2020 3.0 out of 5 stars.

Well once u have the sea eagle set up it fishes great however I am disappointed with the skeg . I load the kayak in my truck and can’t the slide the skeg on because of the concern of bagging it around and putting the kayaks weight on it . Once I get to the water it’s tricky putting it on and then unloading the kayak . Once I’m done fishing then I have to maneuver and try to slide the skeg off to load the kayak in my truck . U can’t use the kayak without the skeg... it won’t track. I also knew before buying that it’s heavy and it certainly is . I’m an older guy but in decent shape .... difficult even with the trailer wheels I bought for it . This kayak wasn’t for me unfortunately but I’ll be doing some traveling and will continue to hang in there with it . Also to pack it , it deflates slowly in order to roll up.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the review Mark. For assistance in launch and use of your kayak feel free to reach out to us anytime. We will gladly help you out.

Donna Martin Verified Owner 12/9/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We are ever so happy with this boat! Heavy duty and all of us have stood in it without any problem. Easy to blow up using the hand pump, no need to bother getting the electric one, we bought it and never used it. We are out of the car and in the water in about 20 minutes. We did purchase the swivel seat (high back seats are what we have and like the built in pockets on the back of those too) but it isn't a favorite for a couple reasons, takes too long to do it and makes you feel less stable.

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My fisherman wishes the pole holders were able to be attached to the boat without the swivel seat but uses the holders in front and they are okay.

Ryan Barniea Verified Owner 11/7/2020 4.0 out of 5 stars.

I have had my Sea Eagle 385fta for close to a year now. I have used it a few times and so far it has held up well. I have used it in both large river float fishing situations and on the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. I have the complete full angler package with the sit on top seat and trolling motor. I highly recommend this package. The kayak is easy to move around with the trolling motor but when using the paddle the kayak moves slow. Also buy the cart that they sell separate for it. You will need it to move it around! The kayak seems to be made of very durable material that I am hoping holds up well. I chose this particular kayak because of its fish ability functions and I like the fact that I can fold it up so it fits in a large duffle bag and stick it in the closet of my basement. I live in a townhouse with no garage so this kayak's easily storing design is very ideal. All and all I would recommend this product.

Tyler Hardin Verified Owner 10/23/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I bought my SE 385fta in late March and as of today (late October), I've taken the kayak out 21 times this year (both rivers and lakes). Storage, ease of transport, durability, and cost were the most important factors for me and this model hits the mark. I bought this to get me and my kids to where the fish are and it does just that. Me and my two young sons can all fit and fish from this boat. It takes about 5 minutes to inflate/deflate and fits easily in the rear cargo bay of my 4Runner. I've added Scotty mounts for fish finder and anchor trolley. It's very stable and we've caught about 85 fish this summer out of the kayak (LM & SM Bass, Crappie, Bluegill). I'm very happy with how the boat has held up - no problem with rocky river bottoms, timber, etc. Highly recommend it if easy storage and transport is important to you.

Duane Thompson Verified Owner 10/8/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I couldn’t be happier with this product. I’ve had this product for 18 months. Very high quality materials. Durable. Stable. Tracks great. Glides easily. Fantastic for fishing with trolling motor and fishing seat, or just as great for a leisurely paddle. Last summer I took it on a 3 month camping trip through 17 states. Paddled and/or fished at least every other day. Outstanding performance.

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Customer service is awesome. One of my air valves became dysfunctional and they sent me a replacement kayak immediately.

Highly recommend this product.