The Sun Dolphin 12 fishing kayak is perfect to use in lakes and rivers. It can also reach spots that are usually hard to reach without a canoe. Its rugged high-density paddles and tracks create great comfort and stability. At about 390 pounds, it’s easy to carry and transport around. It has a hull design with storage deck and shock cord rigging. The foot braces are adjustable. It also comes with retractable carrying handles, swivel fishing rod holder, and portable carrier.
At 12 feet long, the Sun Dolphin Journey 12 has a decent speed and maneuverability. It’s also steady enough, so it will be difficult to flip. Because the seating area is low, you won’t have to exert much effort to get in and out of the kayak. If you are not comfortable with the seating height, you can adjust it accordingly. The kayak has been tested in shallow waters and rocky rivers, and it has performed quite well. The large cockpit does not restrict your casting and reeling.
Because Sun Dolphin Journey 12 is of a longer length, it’s less manurable compared to the smaller, 10-feet version. Its width, which is 29.5 inches, can be uncomfortable. You have to get used to it. Although stability is increased with its width, the speed of the kayak might be affected.
The Sun Dolphin Journey 12 is made for those who want to spend their time fishing in hard-to-access spots. However, it’s not designed for a multi-day fishing adventure. You can’t also bring much gear with you.