Sea Eagle TC16 Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews
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Love this boat it has allowed our entire family to go on canoe trips at the same time! Would recommend to friends and family
We have really enjoyed paddling our new Sea Eagle kayak in the waters of Northern Virginia. It is easy to set up and inflate, especially with the battery operated pump. It is easy to launch and comfortable to paddle. It stores easily in our garage - we keep a duffle bag with the accessories next to the kayak so that we can just put everything in the car and take off. We are looking forward to more paddling trips!
We have a camper van that can’t take a roof rack so we don’t travel with our Kevlar canoe. The TC16 folds up and fits under the bed so now we have a boat whenever we travel. The quality is great and the stability and speed on the water is better than expected. We paddle it tandem and solo across New England. Inflating it is not a big deal nor is folding it up after a day of paddling. The weight when packed is not insignificant. 65lbs is just plain heavy. When it’s blown up, though, carrying with two people is not a problem.show full review ▼
We purchased our TC16 to use on our trip out west to the Rockies with our camper. We were debating hauling a fiber canoe on the rack but found SeaEagle inflatables. We are very happy with our purchase!!! We've canoed in Canada using kevlar canoes etc. But are sold on this canoe! No reduced mpg and hidden from site until ready to use. We canoed Jenny Lake, Two Oceans Lake and Salmon River in the Tetons. Redfish Lake, Stanley Lake in the Sawtooth. Fannie Hoe Lake, Indian River, Kingston Lake, Blind Sucker Lake in the U.P.. The Nippersink River in Illinois. We got our money's worth already and this is just the first season!! Be sure to get the electric pump! When we purchased the TC16 the pump was out if stock so about 400 pumps on the hand pump but only 15 minutes longer to set up. Good cardio. The shape of the canoe is so nice for the times you want to chillaxe and lay on the bottom with your shoulders resting on the weave seats. It takes waves abreast much better than a fiber canoe because of the hull. Happy!
We bought the travel canoe last summer. It arrived in 5 days. And we live in Canada. It is so stable, we tried to tip it to see how stable it was to take our 60lb dog Jake. We’ve had no issues with him looking over the edge or getting a drink. Although it made me a little nervous until we knew the stability was there. My husband and I had to work hard to tip it. One day we took it out on a calm lake until we got out in the middle, the waves picked up and the wind. The waves were almost up to the top of the sides. And we stayed upright. My husband has jumped out of it from standing and it barely moved. Getting back in is also easy. We are very happy about tossing it in the van instead of having to tie it on the roof. First summer with it and we are extremely satisfied.
We bought our canoe at the start of Covid and felt so fortunate because other models were back ordered. I'm not sure how many times we used our canoe on the Chattahoochee River by our house but at was at least twice a week all summer long. We did a couple of canoe vacations this summer and are getting ready to do a Florida paddling vacation on Sanibel Island next month. The boat handles beautifully and is easy to set up. It's rugged and super spacious. My only complaint is that I've had to patch the bottom in the same spot a few times. We went over some rocks when the river was low. Patching was a breeze but is in a funny spot right on the fold. I think I have it right now by using a much bigger patch and that seems to have done the trick. The fun part is everybody on the river does a double take and asks if it is an inflatable. It really is kind of hard to believe.
We love our inflatable canoe. It packs up reasonably small for its size and fits nicely in the back of our Grand Cherokee. We use the hand pump to inflate it which doesn’t take too long but is a decent work out. When inflated, it is solid and we were able to strap it to the roof of our vehicle for a 3 mile drive to the lake. On the water it is fast, easy to maneuver and much more stable than a traditional canoe. We got ours with the inflatable seats instead of the webbed ones and I slightly regret it. The inflatable seats don’t really fit in tight and slide around if your not sitting in them. I also find the seats to be at the the height where I feel the most unstable so I usually kneel rather than sit.show full review ▼
The canoe.. I love it and loathe it. I’m glad we got the electric charger. That’s KEY! The canoe is incredibly stable and reliable. My only complaint is it’s weight. I live in a windy area and if it is windy, it’s very hard to control. I’m an avid paddler and I’ve had times where myself and another are padding as hard as possible on the same side and nearly run a ground/ obstacle. Skeg was always used.
This was a boat that was purchased for my son's family. It arrived at my house in a timely manner and in good shape. I knew that when they were camping that they would like to have a boat but they have a trailer and nowhere to put a hard sided boat, hence the blow up canoe.We took it out of its packaging immediately and aired it up. I was surprised at how fast it aired up with the compressor that came with it. The boat really does get hard and firm as if was made of hard materials and does not flex like a person might think it would. My son thought it was too tippy when in the water and sitting on the seats with the family so they elected to sit on the floor. I think maybe the blow up seats you have for it may be a better choice for them. I and my son had it out once and I thought it was not that tippy.show full review ▼