Top Eleven 2 Person Kayaks That You Can Get Your Wet, Slippery Hands on Today!

Nothing beats a great day than the one where I grab my kayak, fishing gear, and head to the lake.  Last time I hung out with friends, we started debating about the best, top 2 Person kayaks (also known as a tandem or 2 man kayak!)  We all named our favorites and no one agreed on any particular one!

So what did I have them do?  I had all five of them suggest their top kayaks and following is the comprehensive list of top 11 tandem kayaks that you can give your heart and money to today:

#1. Intex Explorer K2 Kayak

  • Weight: 31.13 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10’3” x 3’ x 1’8”
  • Type: Inflatable – Recreational
  • Price Range: $90-$100

If you’re looking to paddle in peace in mild waters, then this Intex Explorer K2 2 person kayak would be a great starting ground for you and your partner, family member, or friend. It’s very lightweight and compact, and very easy to assemble and inflate on the spot. You also wouldn’t have to worry about turning over because this is made from heavy-duty puncture-resistant vinyl, and it already comes with two 86” aluminum oars and an Intex high-output air pump. The Intex Explorer K2 2 person kayak also has that unmistakable bright yellow color and bold graphics, which makes it very visible in the water.

#2. Intex Challenger K2 Kayak

  • Weight: 33.57 lbs
  • Dimensions: 11’6” x 2’6” x 1’3”
  • Type: Inflatable – Recreational
  • Price Range: $80-$100

If you’re looking to up your game a bit in mild-running waters, then the Intex Challenger K2 2 man kayak could be a great investment for you and your family and friends. It’s made of very durable and tough vinyl and can carry a maximum capacity of up to 350 pounds. This 2 person kayak also features comfortable and spacious cockpits, as well as a cargo net storage in front for the safe keeping of all of your essentials.

With its bright green color and overall sporty look, you’ll surely like a pro out on the water as you paddle away to your heart’s desire using the two 86” aluminum oars that come with it, as well as a high-capacity pump and repair kit.

#3. Sea Eagle Inflatable Kayak with Pro Package

  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10” x 19” x 34”
  • Type: Inflatable – Recreational
  • Price Range: $250-$350

You can never go wrong with this Sea Eagle inflatable two person kayak. This is perfect for those who wants a low maintenance and easy to assemble kayak for their trips and adventures. The best part about this is how fast it can be inflated—as short as 8 minutes. You can take this 2 person kayak out in mild-running bodies of water and have loads of fun paddling in peace. It’s also made of durable PVC material, which gives you a more stable ride without the fear that you’ll tip over anytime. And the good news is that this 2 person kayak can support up to 650 pounds, which just shows how heavy duty this kayak is.

#4. Sevylor Fiji 2 Person Kayak

  • Weight: 23.8 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10’4” x 2’9”
  • Type: Inflatable – Recreational
  • Price Range: $100-$200

The name Sevylor is synonymous to topnotch quality and durability, which is why this 2 person kayak is a hit for those who are looking for the best inflatable kayak they can use for their much-awaited getaways and adventures. It’s made of 22-gauge PVC construction that’s sturdy and rugged enough to handle lakes and mild rivers. It also has an Airtight System, guaranteeing no leakage even with prolonged and frequent use. This inflatable tandem kayak also very easy to inflate and deflate with its Mini Double Lock and Double Lock system, and is NMMA certified to hold up to about 400 lbs. If it’s heavy-duty and long-lasting that you’re looking for, then that’s exactly what you’re going to get with Sevylor.

#5. Aquaglide Chinook XP Tandem XL Inflatable Kayak

  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • Dimensions: 17” x 38” x 130”
  • Type: Inflatable – Recreational
  • Price Range: $450-$500

This spacious Inflatable kayak offers very generous, 2-person seating with even enough room for a child or pet! The Chinook XP is made of high quality 600- denier polyester so this 2 person kayak can offer you years of enjoyment. The seating in this kayak features high back rests, mesh storage pockets, fore and aft seating straps and integrated fishing rod holders.

One of the best features about this kayak, in my opinion, is the ease of storage and transportation. It folds up into a compact storage bag which makes transportation and deployment a breeze. I’d highly recommend this kayak to anyone who wants to spend their days on the lake with family and friends.

#6. Old Town Canoes and Kayaks Dirigo Tandem Kayak

  • Weight: 72 lbs
  • Dimensions: 15’3” x 29.5” x 14”
  • Type: Hardshell – Recreational
  • Price Range: $1,999-$2,100

The Old Town Dirigo Tandem Kayak is the perfect, non-traditional kayak that is very spacious and comfortable. This hard-shelled, two-person kayak features adjustable, contoured poly seats so your passenger and yourself can have a comfortable trip on the water. This kayak also features the option for adding a child’s seat if the occasion calls for it. The built-in paddle holders make paddling out on the lake far less strenuous and much more enjoyable. This one of my personal favorite kayaks featured in this review.

#7. Lagoon 2 Inflatable Tandem Kayak

  • Weight: 37 lbs
  • Dimensions: 12’ x 34” x 7”
  • Type: Inflatable- Whitewater
  • Price Range: $500.00

This large, durable, inflatable 2 man kayak is perfect if your time on the water has mild to rough rapids. Though slightly less maneuverable, The Lagoon 2 makes up for it with its impeccable durability under stress. Rigid from front to rear, the lagoon 2 takes the cake for a cost effective, rugged 2 person kayak.

#8. Old Town Canoes & Kayaks Heron Angler Fishing Kayak

  • Weight: 62 lbs
  • Dimensions: 13.6” x 31.5” x 15.5”
  • Type: Hardshell – Recreational, Fishing
  • Price Range: $899-$950

Having this Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak by Old Town Canoes & Kayaks would surely make any avid kayaker and fisher look forward to their trip. Regardless if you’re just looking to paddle aimlessly or fish for long hours, this kayak would make for the perfect companion. It features top cockpit amenities such as padded Comfort Flex seat, adjustable foot braces, thigh pads, as well as cockpit tray and cup holder. Those who love to go fishing would also appreciate its other add-on features including two behind-the-seat flush-mounted rod holders, deck bungee, and an anchor with a trolley system. If you’re a sportsman, This 2 man hardshell kayak is the kayak for you.

#9. Hurricane Santee 140 Tandem Sport Recreational Kayak 2016

  • Weight: 65 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14’ x 33”
  • Type: Hardshell – Recreational
  • Price Range: $1100-$1200

Your days searching for a sleek and functional recreational tandem kayak has come to an end with the Hurricane Santee 140 Tandem Sport Recreational Kayak. You’ll be able to paddle and ride like you’re in a dream with this lightweight cruiser, which is made of rigid and warp-resistant Trylon ABS.

This 2 person kayak also has a very spacious cockpit, making entry and exit such a breeze. Weighing at just 65 lbs, this is the light weight model by Hurricane Santee and is also considered as among the lightest compared to other kayaks, making it very easy for you to carry and bring this around on your trips.

#10. Ocean Kayak 12-Feet Malibu Two Tandem Sit-On-Top Recreational Kayak

  • Weight: 57 lbs
  • Dimensions: 20” x 34” x 144”
  • Type: Hardshell – Recreational
  • Price Range: $600-$700

If you’re looking to invest in a hardshell 2 person kayak that you can use for years to come, then you’re in luck with this Ocean Kayak Malibu recreational kayak. This hard shell tandem kayak is a favorite among families given that not only can it perfectly fit and carry two adults, but it also has enough space for a child—or a pet—in between as well.

It’s considered one of the most lightweight tandem sit-on-top kayaks and among the most versatile, since you can also use it for solo paddling. Regardless of how many persons it carries, you can be rest assured of its stability on lakes, river, and even oceans with mild swells.

#11. Ocean Kayak Zest Two Expedition Kayak

  • Weight: 75 lbs
  • Dimensions: 16’ 4.5” x 30.5”
  • Type: Hardshell – Recreational
  • Price Range: $1100-$1200

Known as one of the best kayak models specifically made for adventuring, this Ocean Kayak Zest Two EXP 2 person kayak is still among the top favorites for kayaking enthusiasts. This 2 person kayak provides utmost comfort given its duel Comfort Plus seating, as well as other add-on features such as 6” hatch with storage bucket, 2 paddle keep, and 2 cup holders.

The Ocean Kayak Zest 2 person kayak even has a rear oversized tank that can be used for coolers, crates, bait wells, and scuba tanks. Anything and everything that you can possibly need in an adventuring kayak can be found in this model, plus the fact that it can provide you with topnotch stability even with rougher waters.