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Versatile, rugged, and perfect for the recreational paddler.

Right out of the box, the Jackson Kayak Cruise 12 Sit-On-Top is a capable, general-purpose kayak that's perfect for recreational paddlers of all experience levels. Everything you need for a day paddle is already included, from the comfortable Elite seat to the stay-dry bow storage protected by a sealing hatch cover. Whether you're taking an afternoon trip out to an island on the lake, fishing in the morning, or cruising along the shore in a calm ocean bay, this boat gives you all the stability and speed you need to hit the water with confidence.

  • Highly durable hull is perfect for beginners who might run into beaches or shallow areas while learning to paddle
  • Hi-Low Elite seat is padded for comfort, the seat dries quickly, and the height of the seat is easily adjustable depending on the preference of the paddler
  • Adjustable foot rests slide and lock into position along rails mounted to the inside of the cockpit of this boat
  • Bow storage holds spare layers, a dry bag, or an extra PFD, and the sealing hatch cover keeps everything inside nice and dry
  • Small storage hatch at the cockpit has a locking hatch cover that keeps water away from your small valuable
  • Rear tankwell is large enough to hold a drybag full of essential gear, and the bungee-cord retention system keeps everything in place
  • Molded cup holder keeps your cold beverage close at hand
  • Bow and stern carry handles make it easy to load and unload this boat from your car or from the water

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5 5

Best value fishing kayak out there

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Cruise 12 is basically a stripped down Cuda 12, which is why I think it is the best value 12' fishing SOT kayak on the market. It is an awesome little boat that I have really enjoyed to take out fly fishing on smaller, local waters. It is light enough to car top without issue - I often use it to pond hop, loading/offloading multiple times in one day. The deck is nice and clean and gives lots of room to stand and cast and let loose fly line fall on. That Hi/Lo Elite seat is clutch at keeping me comfortable allowing me to be out on the water all day long. This boat has tons of storage with a giant tank well in the rear and a big through hatch up front. The little day hatch in front of the seat is really convenient for keeping a point and shoot camera and phone in.

Best value fishing kayak out there
5 5

a rad fishing boat

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like how my Cruise 12 is so stable, fast and just easy to paddle. It tracks in straight lines well making is a dream to cross a large lake or res. Super comfy seat also. Hatches are handy to keep gear dry and secure.

How Do You Cruise?

The Jackson Kayak Cruise is a new 12 foot fishing kayak that comes as a blank slate and disguised as a pure recreational kayak. While it's perfect for recreational paddling, it can also be turned into a serious fishing machine with the addition of a few fishing accessories. It comes with several mounting points for those accessories, but since it comes as a blank slate you customize it however you want.

However, what's great about the Cruise is it's lack of accessories. The clean blank slate is the perfect boat to strip off your fly line in and fly fish from. Fly fishermen will love this boat!

You can easily stand in the Cruise and it also includes same great Hi-Lo Elite seat that Jackson Kayak uses on all it's fishing boats. This is a great (starter) kayak that's easily customizable to your kayak fishing or recreational needs.

5 5

Cruise kayak

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Cheapest online price I found and very fast shipping love my new kayak!!