If you want to buy a new Sea Eagle Sundolphin kayak, it is best to purchase it from a paddlesports or outdoor specialty retailer. But if you can’t find one at one of these stores, Walmart can be the right option for you. These kayaks are fairly easy to transport, and come with carrying handles on the bow and stern. The kayak weighs about 48 pounds, so it’s easy to carry it alone.
Shop at a paddlesports or outdoors specialty retailer like The Complete Paddler, Rutabaga or MEC
If you’re new to paddleboarding, you may want to head to one of the paddlesports or outdoors specialty retailers. Rutabaga Paddlesports, for example, is making a big move into a permanent location at the Novation Campus in Monona, Wisconsin. The store is 7,000 square feet and has been in business since the early 70s. Its knowledgeable staff can answer all your questions and help you find the right equipment.
Paddlesports and outdoors specialty stores sell high-performance sea kayaks, as well as kayaks for beginners, intermediate and advanced paddlers. These stores carry a wide range of kayaks, from sit-on-top kayaks to fishing kayaks and multi-day kayaks.
Walmart is known for selling cheap kayaks, usually for less than $750. These kayaks are typically designed for near-shore, casual use in calm waters. Most of these kayaks come with free shipping. You may also find similar kayaks at Amazon, which has a good return policy and usually offers lower prices than Walmart. Amazon does charge a shipping fee, but the items usually ship for free.
Walmart offers both brick-and-mortar and online options. The Sun Dolphin Journey 10 is a 10 foot sit-on-top fishing kayak that is extremely lightweight, with a weight capacity of 250 pounds. This weight limit is inclusive of the kayaker and all of his or her gear.