Sun Dolphin Aruba 12 Kayak

Sun Dolphin Aruba 12 Kayak is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
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Sun Dolphin Aruba 12 Kayak
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The Sun Dolphin® Aruba 12 Sit-In Kayak is the perfect recreational kayak for beginner or experienced kayakers who enjoy paddling in lakes and rivers. The sit-in kayak features large, comfortable seating area, and the kayak is capable of holding up to 395 lbs. Featuring adjustable foot braces, a dry storage compartment, protective thigh pads, the Aruba 12 Sit-In Kayak tracks and paddles with ease offering maximum stability out on the water.


  • 1-person sit-in kayak
  • Rugged UV-stabilized Fortiflex® high density polyethylene
  • Tracks and paddles with ease for maximum stability
  • P.A.C. (portable accessory carrier) can be used as extra storage
  • Large, comfortable seating area
  • Adjustable foot braces
  • Dry storage compartment
  • Retractable carrying handles
  • Shock cord deck rigging
  • Flush mount fishing rod holders
  • Protective thigh pads

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  • Length: 12’
  • Width: 29.5”
  • Height: 13.5”
  • Weight: 47 lbs.
  • Capacity: 395 lbs.
  • Manufacturer’s 2-year warranty
  • Model: ARUBA12SS

  • Brand: Sun Dolphin
  • Country of Origin: United States of America


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Kayak After paddling in a shorter 10 foot sit-in kayak for the past 6 months that had the same weight capacity as I weigh, "275 lbs", that was very tipsy and unstable I decided to look for a larger kayak with a heavier weight capacity. I am also wanting to kayak camp and fish but wasn't able to, do to it's weight capacity. I had to constantly focus on my balance which made it difficult to do anything except paddle. I started researching 12 foot kayaks and found that the Sun Dolphin Aruba 12ss has a 395 lb weight capacity. I found one at my local Dick's Sporting Goods at a better price than was available through any other source. It has much more storage space and capacity than my smaller 10 foot. After buying the Aruba 12ss two weeks ago I have been out twice. This kayak is awesome. It is very stable and tracks very well. I can focus on doing any number of things without worrying about tipping over. The quality is exceptional, the price is very reasonable and I highly recommend this to anybody !!
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly as Advertised...Good Kayak, Good Price. My 12 y.o. son and I have had non-stop enjoyment of these kayaks on the or just paddling around, they are everything the description advertised and everything we expected / wanted. A great inexpensive kayak for a lake or river.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great kayak tracking is good, really nicely made, nice features only thing is I think when buying online it would be nice to ask how the person is storing it so if there are additional accessories needed, they could be purchased at that time
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is so amazing! For the inexpensive amount of money payed for this kayak it works great for fishing and even in rough waters it did not flip or even shave for that matter. I would recommend this item for everyone looking for an inexpensive kayak that works amazingly. The only thing i did not like about this kayak is that it did not come with an oar. I would still recommend this item to anybody.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kayak for the price I was excited to receive this kayak, Unfortunately I was not able to try it out. It was damaged and had to send it back. The customer service rep I spoke to instructed me to ship it back and that another kayak was on its way. Thanks for the great service!
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kayak for its price Had it out on the water last year and was able to paddle with ease. Didn't flip. Was able to easily fish from it.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Gift Got it for my son and he loved it. Price was great.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for Purchased 2 of these on sale half off. I figured I didn't want to blow a fortune on something that my girlfriend and I may not really get into. Should have done more research before jumping into these. We have been doing all canoeing for the last 6 years after all. I will say that the Aruba does have some nice designing in it. The cargo space and storage are fairly well thought out. The overall way they handle is the big issue here for us. Paddling is way more of a workout that it should be. Comparing apples to oranges, my Old Town 13' canoe is a barge by comparison, but paddles with ease with one or both people paddling and tracks great whether loaded down with gear or almost empty. Once your blade leaves the water, you can feel the kayaks begin to resist the water and slow. Add that to the inherent lack of tracking and you find yourself doing way more course correction than actual traveling. If you want to stop, just simply stop paddling and you will find yourself almost immediately turning a 180 and losing all of the momentum you had built up. That being said, if you are just touring around some mangrove tunnels, the Sun Dolphin line is great. Everyone we came across with various models reported the same handling characteristics. These are definitely not for those who are looking to do any kind of distance. We went to Honeymoon Island and afterward estimated our speed coming back from Caladesi Isle with no wind and slack high tide to be about 2-1/2 mph. There were people on the beach walking faster!But I will give a thumbs up to the Dicks by me. They did allow me to return both the kayaks without any hassle knowing how unhappy we were with them
Date published: 2017-01-09
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