Buyers Guide: SEA EAGLE FASTTRACK vs. SEA EAGLE EXPLORER KAYAK

With nearly a dozen different boat models, Sea Eagle has an inflatable boat for every kind of boater. But how to choose? We spoke recently with Steve Brauns of Glen Haven, Colorado about how he decided on his Sea Eagle FastTrack 385. “I hadn’t really done any boating prior to getting this Sea Eagle FastTrack kayak. I got it specifically for a trip down the Flathead River in Glacier National Park in Montana. I’ll do more flat water lake kayaking than anything but I wanted something versatile so I could do some Class II and III rivers. Practical considerations I … Continue reading Buyers Guide: SEA EAGLE FASTTRACK vs. SEA EAGLE EXPLORER KAYAK

“THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING TO MY QUALITY OF LIFE!” — Sea Eagle 330 gives her an affordable way to restore her spirits.

Dear Sea Eagle, I just have to tell you how much I love my new Sea Eagle SE330!  I wanted a kayak I could handle by myself and that fit into my currently limited budget!  My Sea Eagle fits in my compact car with no rack, no trying to figure out how to get it on top of my car, or from the car to the water.  It inflates in about ten minutes, and I can carry it to the ramp easily.  The kayak handles beautifully, and I don’t have to pay $40 for each rental! I am able to … Continue reading “THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING TO MY QUALITY OF LIFE!” — Sea Eagle 330 gives her an affordable way to restore her spirits.

“WE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO ESCAPE so we packed up our Sea Eagle FastTrack and headed north…”

Dear Sea Eagle, On June 30th, 2012 we desperately needed to escape breathing the intense smoke from the Fontenelle Forest Fire, so we loaded up our kayak and drove north about 40 miles. In these pictures we are kayaking at the lower Green River Lakes…the headwaters of the Green River near our home in Wyoming. What a view of Square Top Mountain and the Wind River Mountain Range! We are really enjoying our 385 FastTrack here in Wyoming. We now get to visit beautiful remote areas on our local lakes! It’s very stable, maneuvers well, and glides easily through our high-altitude lakes!  Sincerely, Scott & Anna Corwin God’s country turns hellish … Continue reading “WE DESPERATELY NEEDED TO ESCAPE so we packed up our Sea Eagle FastTrack and headed north…”

PARENTS GUIDE – HOW TO MAKE BOATING FUN FOR KIDS

The Adventures of 4 Boys, 1 Dad, and a Sea Eagle 370 When kids enjoy their early boating experience, it can lead to a lifetime of nautical fun and adventure. We heard recently from a Sea Eagle 370 owner who is introducing his brood to the joys of boating at an early age. Avishai is 11; Matan is 8; Nadav is 5; and little Ezra is just 9 months. Charles Neuman of Long Island sent us photos of taking his four young sons boating in New York’s Oyster Bay in his Sea Eagle 370 inflatable kayak. “Boating with kids is a lot … Continue reading PARENTS GUIDE – HOW TO MAKE BOATING FUN FOR KIDS

“WE LIVE IN PARADISE” — RV’ing & Sea Eagle Kayaking in St. Petersburg

“We live in paradise, and now we can enjoy it even more. Thank you, Sea Eagle!” Julie Olson and her boyfriend, Larry Allen, live in the St. Petersburg, Florida area and are the proud owners of a brand new Sea Eagle Explorer Kayak. “Today was our maiden voyage in our new Sea Eagle,” Julie tells us. “We cruised around just north of Fort DeSoto Park. Water sports are huge here, and no one here had seen anything like our super cool kayak.” Tracks “exactly where you point it.” “Our new kayak is just perfect” Julie says. “Very easy to inflate, launch, and maneuver.  The … Continue reading “WE LIVE IN PARADISE” — RV’ing & Sea Eagle Kayaking in St. Petersburg

CAPTURING A WILD & VANISHING FLORIDA — Professional photographer kayaks deep into Florida’s pristine wilderness

Ask a friend, “What’s Florida like?” and they’ll say something like this: “Florida’s got wonderful sandy beaches; luxury hotels; tons of shopping malls; golf courses; sunshine; orange groves; great weather; Disneyworld, of course…and the Everglades.” They’d be correct…but only partly so. They’d be describing the costal Florida, the  tourist Florida, the commercially developed Florida — the popular, modern, manmade Florida within a few miles of its 1,200 statute mile coastline — the attractions that make Florida the #1 travel destination in the world and draw 1,000 new residents each day! Exploring the vanishing Florida The common conception of Florida skips … Continue reading CAPTURING A WILD & VANISHING FLORIDA — Professional photographer kayaks deep into Florida’s pristine wilderness

KAYAKING the UPPER MISSOURI RIVER — 6 days, 120 miles, from Coal Banks Landing to Kipp Recreation Area

OR — The Kayaking Adventures of Beatrice Marx We spoke recently with Beatrice Marx of Kingston, Washington who told us of her recent six-day, six-night, 120-mile kayaking trip in a Sea Eagle 380x Explorer Kayak down the Upper Missouri River…solo. And she told us why she prefers to kayak by herself. “When I go kayaking, I’m communing with Nature. I’d rather listen to the birds and to Nature’s silence. I tried kayaking with groups, and enjoyed it, but people talk too much.” Because nothing else matters Those who’ve never gone on an extended kayaking trip by themselves may never know the … Continue reading KAYAKING the UPPER MISSOURI RIVER — 6 days, 120 miles, from Coal Banks Landing to Kipp Recreation Area

A Sea Eagle Inflatable Boat & a Jungle Hammock: KAYAKING AROUND PHU QUOC, VIETNAM

Tim Rann lives in Hanoi. While working for an adventure travel company, he worked for a company that hosts tours for socially-conscious travelers who want to give back during their travels. He currently works in “social businesses” — sustainable enterprises that address social inequalities, providing training, employment, and career growth opportunities to women who have suffered extreme human rights abuses. “With a week off of work, I began thinking of traveling. An advertisement for a resort in Phu Quoc appeared in my Gmail window. For many years I had taken in the beautiful view of Phu Quoc island from the … Continue reading A Sea Eagle Inflatable Boat & a Jungle Hammock: KAYAKING AROUND PHU QUOC, VIETNAM

WORST TORNADO IN MISSOURI HISTORY — water rescue & recovery aided by Sea Eagle 14SR

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME Sea Eagle boats are in use by hundreds of fire departments and rescue teams all over the world. The work these men and women do forces them to use (and abuse) their boats far, far harder than non-professionals do. Justin Weston, a professional rescue team chief contacted us recently with photos and his performance report on his team’s Sea Eagle 14SR (Sport Runabout). It’s a testament to Sea Eagle’s durability and reliability. NOTICE…DON’T DO WHAT TRAINED PROFESSIONAL RESCUE TEAMS DO WITH THEIR SEA EAGLES. May 22, 2011 — Joplin, Missouri —  An EF-5 tornado devastated … Continue reading WORST TORNADO IN MISSOURI HISTORY — water rescue & recovery aided by Sea Eagle 14SR

CREATURES OF THE KUZURYU — Kayaking unknown waters in rural Japan

“I stopped paddling. The boat glided in perfect silence. I strained hard, scanning the depths. There was something down there. And it was moving. Deep down, just on the very limits of visibility, a large, dark form glided beneath me.” — from “For Fukui’s Sake — Two years in rural Japan” by Sam Baldwin. At Sea Eagle, we hear regularly from all kinds of boaters from weekend warriors to those dedicated souls best described as “adventurers.” We spoke recently with hiker, backpacker, author, and boater, Sam Baldwin, about his kayaking adventures in his Sea Eagle 330 in the wilds of backcountry Japan. Where bears … Continue reading CREATURES OF THE KUZURYU — Kayaking unknown waters in rural Japan