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Searching for a kayak can be a difficult task, which is why we’ve given you a ton of ways to narrow down your search on our website. You may know exactly what you're looking for, but if you don't, finding the best boat for you can be a difficult task. Selecting the right boat for you involves a number of different aspects besides your personal preference. This means you should not pick out the sleekest, prettiest, shiniest, most ‘tricked out’ boat you see on the rack. You must select a boat that fits your body, your skill level, and your intended use.


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The right selection includes considering your height and weight, your skill level, your paddling goals, as well as your budget. These different factors combined will point to the kayak(s) that best suits you. In other words, there is very likely a boat that fits you like a glove. The challenge can be finding it, but our experts can help you narrow it down. Our goal is to make you a life-long paddler, and the only way to do that is to get you into a boat you love to paddle. Because we want to get you into the right boat, not just whatever we have available, we recommend starting the conversation with us early in your 

Frontenac Outfitters’ Kayaks Page online is a great place to start! To provide the best results, the page allows you to search our kayak inventory in a variety of ways; the methods of searching are as follows:


Here we further segment our kayaks into 7 different types:

  1. Performance / Sea Kayaks 
  2. Light-Touring
  3. Touring 
  4. Recreational 
  5. Kid’s
  6. Fishing
  7. Tandem 

A brief history of each group is provided with advantages & disadvantages and associated price ranges. This will help you identify a kayak type that fits your requirements. For example, a weekend camper needs the gear capacity of a Sea Kayak, whereas the afternoon paddler may find a Recreational or Day-Touring kayak more suitable).    


A description of the 3 main materials used to manufacture kayaks today:

  1. Composite 
  2. Thermoform
  3. Roto-mold Polyethylene 

Pro’s & con’s of each are reviewed in general terms so you can begin narrowing your choice.


We search the globe to offer you the best of the very best. Frontenac Outfitters offers product from 11 Kayak Companies from around the world. We suggest you read about what each Co.’s kayaks can offer you.

Here at Frontenac Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Centre, we are firm believers that you should NOT buy a kayak without test paddling a number of them first. Just because it looks good doesn’t mean it will preform good for YOU. We hope this article aids you in your search for your new kayak, and we look forward to answering any questions that you may have. 

Should you have any questions, please call 613.376.6220 or email


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