Sea Eagle TC16 Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews

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Norman Gurnsey Verified Owner 12/28/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.

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.

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I asked my son if he wanted to trade it for another of your boats but he said he was happy with it. He did try turning it over and getting in and was able to do it without much water getting in.

CALVIN SMITH Verified Owner 12/7/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I received my TC 16 last week. It fits in my car! Thats a big plus. The single stage air pump works its wonder in less than 8 minutes. I am 72 years old and at this point am unable to pick up and carry the inflated canoe ( I am going to work on my strength). Impressions - a quality product but if you plan on going out by yourself and ordered the web seats I I would suggest that you get the three seats because they will only fit in the designed location. Why do I say that? If you sit in the back as a single, the front of the canoe is out of the water and turns into a sail in any kind of wind. My wife and I sailed for many years and during that time I developed an intense dislike for any kind of o ring. They are just difficult to deal with. An alternative is to use shoe laces or any kind of good string to secure the sets. Simply thread it through the holes and put a knot in each end.

Nelson King Verified Owner 11/14/2020 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Quality is very good. Easy to assemble and inflate and impressive air pump, web seats and carrying capacity.

Heavier than expected which makes difficult for a one-person carry or store.

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Cannot fold in 1/4 but only in 1/3 so does not fit well into carry/store bag.

Difficult to manuever in wind perhaps because it sits high in water, not sure.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you Nelson for the review. Here is a video showing the proper folding method

For any other assistance or advice feel free to contact us at any time.

John Bookas Verified Owner 8/4/2020 3.0 out of 5 stars.

We have been kayakers for a while, so this was our first excursion into canoeing. We have a small RV, so wanted to have something we could carry with us. Due to a variety of circumstances, we've only been able to use it twice and so far it hasn't been too pleasant. It is definitely sturdy and setting it up hasn't been a problem. We tried setting it up at home first and had some issues packing it up, but finally figured it out. We are used to sitting low in the kayaks, so when we put the canoe with the inflatable seats in the water, we felt really unstable. Not sure if this is just a factor of the seats or the canoe. We hope to get out again soon and try it without the seats and see if that is a better experience. Haven't given up yet.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the review John. Please feel free to contact us and we can assist you in the use or your canoe.

Simon Spiers Verified Owner 6/19/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I actually bought my TC16 back in September 19 and had it imported from the US to UK. I've now been out in the kayak numerous times on lakes and rivers including whitewater. We had been searching for an inflatable kayak for sometime but struggled to find one robust enough for both lakes and whitewater and to be able to load up with a weeks worth of camping gear and food. The Sea Eagle has so far exceeded all expectations. It's difficult to believe just how sturdy it is once inflated. Last week we played on grade 3 whitewater and the kayak handled better than expected. Breaking in and out was relatively easy and the ferry gliding was outstanding. We have covered almost 30km per day when travelling without effort as the kayak cuts through the water with ease. Storage capacity is amazing. The kayak sits nicely on our trolley for when we are moving it on the shore and we have practiced getting back into it after capsizing - easy! The only negative is that I wish the seats were more comfortable.

Daniel Turner Verified Owner 4/24/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Amazing quality and strength of construction. Perfect fit for a portable fishing and fun platform. I found for single person paddling, a kayak paddle was an advantage for power and the canoe paddle was used for maneuvering around a fishing hole. Looking forward to get out in 2020.

Scott Masterson Verified Owner 3/18/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Fantastic boat! We've had the TC16 for over 2 years now, and I can't say enough good things about it. It's light, stable, fast for an inflatable, carries my family of 4 without any problems, and is constructed very well. It's also really good in class I-III whitewater, especially solo. I love the structure created by the drop-stitch construction, especially since it allowed Sea Eagle to create a nearly plastic boat-like stiffness with only 3 chambers and no thwarts. The only 2 downsides that I've experienced are that it's not self-bailing (which is probably asking too much for a canoe), and putting the inflatable seats into the boat is a bit janky. I'd love to see a more robust mounting system for the seats, but other than that there's nothing I'd change about the boat. Finally, Sea Eagle's customer service is fantastic! The TC16 will be with my family for a very long time!

Richard Warner Verified Owner 2/18/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.


I have become your best salesman. I take my canoe out at Rock Cut State Park. Many people come and ask me about the canoe and are very impressed. I tell how to get to your website etc.. I am thinking of getting a Razor Lite kayak next. The canoe is great to take more than one person out on the lake, However, I think I would like the Razor Lite when I am by myself which is most of the time as I am out of on the lake usually in the early morning.

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Many people can not believe that the canoe is inflatable. They assume that it is some other rigid material. Many people comment about how sleek it looks in the water.

The quality of construction is great. It really skims across the water. I love the portability and ease of storage. I did a lot of research before buying and was very impressed with this canoe when I received it.

Anyway, I love it and look forward to warmer weather when I can take it out again.

Clif Edwards Verified Owner 1/12/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I have considered myself a "canoe guy" since 1988, having owned and paddled many fine canoes. When I retired and became a full time RVer, my canoe lived on top of my camper van. It did a lot of suffering there: U.V. sun damage, reduced gas mileage, strain of loading/unloading. When I learned of the Sea Eagle TC16 it sounded to good to be true. Since getting it last February, I have put it to the test, paddling numerous rivers and lakes in eight different states. I have paddled it solo, tandem, and with a grandchild to make three. I have overnight camped out of it, both solo and with a partner for multi nights. It is quiet to paddle, no more banging of the gunnels with the paddles. We have been thrilled running level 3 rapids and surviving a surprise wind event while paddling the Flaming Gorge (Glad I had the skeg on.). We have purposely capsized it and practiced self rescue and it performed magnificently. We can have it unpacked and inflated in less then 15 minutes. We highly recommend it.

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Lee Green Verified Owner 10/22/2018 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We took our boat out for its first time on the water early in October, on a 3-day trip down the Kootenay River in British Columbia. The boat performed admirably. It carried our load of camping gear and supplies, paddled well on the flats and in the rapids, and ran Class III drops with no fuss. It handled the river at least as well as our friends’ conventional canoes, and was generally drier at the foot of the rapids. I was skeptical of the inflatable seats at first, but they proved to be both quite comfortable and very functional on the flats and when maneuvering in rapids. I was also concerned that it would be awkward and time-consuming to try to fold back up, but it went quickly and exactly as the directions describe. It was a nice bonus driving home in the windy conditions on the Trans-Canada Highway without a canoe on the roof catching gusts. We found the TC16 performed every bit as claimed. It's a solid wilderness tripping boat.