This thing is sweet for floating the river, I don't think this guy below knows what he is talking about. This is meant to float like a raft, it's an inflatable kayak (ducky) what do you expect. Next time you should call up my grandma and have her paddle you around the lake, sounds like that's more your stile. Me and my 130 pound girlfriend have rocked some class III and IV rapids in this thing multiple times and had no trouble paddling it around. If you are a beginner looking for a comfy ducky style raft for floating your local rivers on the weekend this is perfect and much cheaper than throwing down on a big raft.