High performance kayak holds two people, yet weighs just 26 lbs
33 mil Polykrylar hull
Deluxe Package includes: paddles, two SEC seats, foot pump, storage bag, and repair kit
If you are looking for value, ease of use, and performance in a kayak, consider the Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak Deluxe Package. With everything you need to hit the water, this kayak package delivers all the benefits of this inflatable kayak right out of the box. The Sea Eagle 330 delivers the performance of comparable kayaks in an affordable, 26 lb, high performance watercraft you can launch anywhere and then carry home in your car trunk. It can hold 500 lbs out on the water, but packs into a bag small enough to check in with your plane luggage!! Its extra-thick 33 mil Polykrylar hull inflates in minutes and easily handles one or two passengers. Comes with inflatable spray skirts, two movable inflatable seats, rope lacing, carry handles, and a self-bailing drain valve. Pair of skegs on hull improve tracking and speed. Deluxe Package includes two 7-1/2' AB-2 Double Ended Curved Blade Paddles, two SEC seats, A-41 foot pump, storage bag, and repair kit. Inflated exterior dimensions - 11' 2'' x 2' 10''. Deflated dimensions24'' x 16'' x 7''. Manufacturer's three year warranty for hull.
Rated 2 out of 5 by AndrewB I wish I could rave
I wish I could say great things about this craft, but after 6 months of ownership I can't.
With only 2 months of regular use several seams started to pull apart and created several 1/4" holes. I did call Sea Eagle and after presenting the pictures of the problem they had another unit at my doorstep in just 3 days and were excellent in handling my complaint promptly.
Within less than one month of using the new unit it's developed a slow leak which makes the unit unusable.
Both units had imbalances and the tracking pulls off to one side. This makes for an unpleasant paddling experience as you have to continually overcompensate on one side.
Lastly, the river I go to, has a kayak and canoe club at the same dock where I launch. What is highly evident is this unit moves like a tank. I need to expend several times as much energy as other people who are in hard body crafts. It's a great workout but highly embarrassing watching even the simplest kayaks pass you at 2-3 times your speed for the same amount of energy expended.
I spent 2 months researching the quality of this craft and its competitors before buying. I suspect I am a rare case of disappointment. In the end, 'buyer beware'.
September 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRZFishing Perfect for one adult
I got this after getting a sea eagle 9 because while the SE9 is great for fishing with friends its a bit unwieldy by your lonesome. The 330 kayak however is perfect if you're by yourself!
The kayak takes about 10 min to fill by the included foot pump but I use a rechargeable electric pump so it really takes about 4min to inflate. Once inflated its very easy to carry around, it only weighs about 26 pounds and its small enough that you can pick it up from one side and carry it sideways under your arm.
Its says its for 2 people and thats kinda true. You can fit 2 people if you both have your legs close to your body with your knees up high - which makes paddling difficult. Or if you have one adult and one kid you'll fit fine. But for me, I'm 5'10" and 200lbs and its perfect by myself.
I have enough room for a bag with some food/drinks, my backpack which keeps my fishing lures and tackle, a small 8lb anchor and rope to stay stationary when fighting big fish and behind the seat i prop up my two rods that I take with me.
All of the stuff fits into a neat carrying bag that I put in the trunk and makes it easy to keep all your stuff together and take it from the car to the water in one trip.
Its perfect for those extempore solo fishing trips. Get out on the water quick and easy without the hassles of using a roof rack or trailer. I get compliments from other folks all the time on it.... they're usually taking just as long to set up as I do inflating my boat while they muscle their hardshell stuff around
September 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by 150Rude Had my doubts but...
I bought two of these to have in my travel trailer for family outings and maybe do some fishing in small ponds every once in awhile. These things are great for what you pay for them, very well built. These are not inflatable pool toys! The deluxe kit comes with everything you need including the pump and padles and a carrying case that actualy holds everything that comes with the kit plus two full sized life jackets I keep with them.
The set up is super easy but does take about 10 min to inflate not the 6 they say it does, but its no big deal. The paddles snap together and feels light but its still sturdy. Once on the water it does track well and handles small chop with ease, one word of advice, when you first start paddling from a standstill paddle slowly and then build up speed. If you try to start out fast then you will just move side to side before you actualy start to move foward. My wife and daughter were in one of them and both have no experience kayaking but had no problems at all getting the hang of it, as a matter of fact we paddled over 3 miles that day with no issues.
I did have a chance to go fishing in a small bay in one of them. I caught 3 Reds that day with the biggest one being about 5 pounds and I can tell you it did pull the boat around so I wouldn't suggest going after real big game in it but it was fine for doing what I was with it. One thing I can tell you if you do fish out of it, if you use lures like spinnerbaits the drag of the lure will have a tendency to steer the boat so try to stick to different baits if that bothers you.
All in all its a great deal on a quality product and I wouldnt hesitate buying another one.
July 7, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishingnut23 Great portable kayak
Easy to use, portable enough for 1 person but big enough to comfortable hold 2. Use it for fishing in a samll lake--it is perfect. Glides through the water with minimual effort. I love this kayak.
June 26, 2010
Yes, you can use it for fishing, but note that it does not come with rod holders built in, so if you are going to still fish, you have to put the rod butt in the bottom of the boat and lean on the side.
Yes. This kayak has 2 skegs on the bottom which allows it to track very well whether on flay smooth water or in the wind and waves. It also has IBeam construction floor for extra rigidity. It also has a self bailing drain so even in waves that come over the side, you don't have to worry about taking on water.
Class 3: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe a 3-5 ft drop, but not much considerable danger. (Skill Level: Experienced paddling skills) Because this is not a rigid vessel, you would want to practice some maneuvering before hitting any rapids.