Perception Kayaks

For over 40 years, Perception has produced industry-leading designs of the highest quality. In fact, they pioneered the modern kayak and are one of the most trusted brands in the sport.  They design, engineer and test our kayaks for the utmost safety, stability, durability, comfort and performance, and all their kayaks are handcrafted in Greenville, SC, U.S.A.  This page shows the models we stock.  To see all the Perception kayaks, visit their website:  https://www.perceptionkayaks.com/us/

Kayak colors shown below are representative, and may not reflect current stock.

 

  Pescador Pro 12:   The Perception Pescador Pro 12.0 kayak leads the pack with serious fishing performance, stability, and comfort. The sit-on-top design offers generous storage and accessory mount options that make it easy to outfit the boat for all-day excursions. The removable and adjustable camp chair is the most comfortable seat found on any fishing kayak. The longer length remains maneuverable, while adding speed, cargo space, and stability—perfect for accessing quiet waters beyond the reach of other boaters.

Pescador Pro 12:  The Perception Pescador Pro 12.0 kayak leads the pack with serious fishing performance, stability, and comfort. The sit-on-top design offers generous storage and accessory mount options that make it easy to outfit the boat for all-day excursions. The removable and adjustable camp chair is the most comfortable seat found on any fishing kayak. The longer length remains maneuverable, while adding speed, cargo space, and stability—perfect for accessing quiet waters beyond the reach of other boaters.

  Prodigy 10:   The Perception Prodigy 10.0 kayak’s stable and forgiving 10-foot design makes it a favorite for beginners to intermediates. The sit-in design protects from the elements and lowers the kayak’s center of gravity for enhanced stability. The shorter length and light weight make it easy to transport and maneuver as you explore flat-water rivers, lakes, and ponds. Full days are a joy thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat with padded adjustable leg support.   

Prodigy 10:  The Perception Prodigy 10.0 kayak’s stable and forgiving 10-foot design makes it a favorite for beginners to intermediates. The sit-in design protects from the elements and lowers the kayak’s center of gravity for enhanced stability. The shorter length and light weight make it easy to transport and maneuver as you explore flat-water rivers, lakes, and ponds. Full days are a joy thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat with padded adjustable leg support.

 

  Prodigy 12:   The Perception Prodigy 12.0 kayak’s stable and forgiving 12-foot design makes it a favorite for beginners to intermediates. The sit-in design protects from the elements and lowers the kayak’s center of gravity for enhanced stability. The longer length remains maneuverable while adding speed and stability as you explore flat-water rivers, lakes, and ponds. Full days are a joy thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat with padded adjustable leg support.

Prodigy 12:  The Perception Prodigy 12.0 kayak’s stable and forgiving 12-foot design makes it a favorite for beginners to intermediates. The sit-in design protects from the elements and lowers the kayak’s center of gravity for enhanced stability. The longer length remains maneuverable while adding speed and stability as you explore flat-water rivers, lakes, and ponds. Full days are a joy thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat with padded adjustable leg support.

  Prodigy XS:   The Perception Prodigy XS kayak is built for kids and sets the standard for confidence-building stability, comfort, and performance. The sit-in design protects from the elements and lowers the kayak’s center of gravity to further enhance stability. The most comfortable kids kayak available, the Prodigy XS features a reengineered seat and cockpit to keep little ones secure for effortless paddling. Integrated floatation makes it one of the safest kayaks on the water. Lightweight and easy to carry.

Prodigy XS:  The Perception Prodigy XS kayak is built for kids and sets the standard for confidence-building stability, comfort, and performance. The sit-in design protects from the elements and lowers the kayak’s center of gravity to further enhance stability. The most comfortable kids kayak available, the Prodigy XS features a reengineered seat and cockpit to keep little ones secure for effortless paddling. Integrated floatation makes it one of the safest kayaks on the water. Lightweight and easy to carry.

  Impulse 10:   The Perception Impulse 10.0 kayak features a versatile 10-foot design that’s perfect for anyone seeking a boat that’s super stable, yet quick, with zero compromise in comfort. The exceptionally padded six-way adjustable premium seat, as well as movable footrests and leg padding, ensures all day comfort for paddlers of all sizes. The lightweight, compact design and simple open storage options means the Impulse simplifies the entire experience for a boat you can simply grab and go.

Impulse 10:  The Perception Impulse 10.0 kayak features a versatile 10-foot design that’s perfect for anyone seeking a boat that’s super stable, yet quick, with zero compromise in comfort. The exceptionally padded six-way adjustable premium seat, as well as movable footrests and leg padding, ensures all day comfort for paddlers of all sizes. The lightweight, compact design and simple open storage options means the Impulse simplifies the entire experience for a boat you can simply grab and go.

  Tribute 12:    The Perception Tribute 12.0 kayak’s stable, yet playful, 12-foot design is perfect for women and smaller paddlers of any ability. The sit-in cockpit is easy to get in and out of and protects you from the elements. The longer length remains maneuverable while adding speed and stability as you explore flat-water rivers, lakes, and ponds. Light and easy to carry, it’s equipped with spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat with padded adjustable leg support.

Tribute 12:   The Perception Tribute 12.0 kayak’s stable, yet playful, 12-foot design is perfect for women and smaller paddlers of any ability. The sit-in cockpit is easy to get in and out of and protects you from the elements. The longer length remains maneuverable while adding speed and stability as you explore flat-water rivers, lakes, and ponds. Light and easy to carry, it’s equipped with spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat with padded adjustable leg support.

  Tribute 12 Ultralite:   The Perception Tribute 12.0 kayak’s stable, yet playful, 12-foot design is perfect for women and smaller paddlers of any ability. The sit-in cockpit is easy to get in and out of and protects you from the elements. The longer length remains maneuverable while adding speed and stability as you explore flat-water rivers, lakes, and ponds. In the Ultralite material, even lighter and easier to carry, it’s equipped with spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat with padded adjustable leg support.

Tribute 12 Ultralite:  The Perception Tribute 12.0 kayak’s stable, yet playful, 12-foot design is perfect for women and smaller paddlers of any ability. The sit-in cockpit is easy to get in and out of and protects you from the elements. The longer length remains maneuverable while adding speed and stability as you explore flat-water rivers, lakes, and ponds. In the Ultralite material, even lighter and easier to carry, it’s equipped with spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat with padded adjustable leg support.

  Carolina 12:   The Perception Carolina 12.0 kayak’s category-leading comfort and versatility makes it the best value in touring kayaks. The incredible stability is perfect for new paddlers, while the experienced will appreciate its speed and agility. The lighter weight of this 12-foot design makes it easy to carry and more maneuverable as you explore quiet coastal and inland waterways. Full days and overnights are a pleasure thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat.

Carolina 12:  The Perception Carolina 12.0 kayak’s category-leading comfort and versatility makes it the best value in touring kayaks. The incredible stability is perfect for new paddlers, while the experienced will appreciate its speed and agility. The lighter weight of this 12-foot design makes it easy to carry and more maneuverable as you explore quiet coastal and inland waterways. Full days and overnights are a pleasure thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat.

  Carolina 14:   The Perception Carolina 14.0 kayak’s category-leading comfort and versatility makes it the best value in touring kayaks. The incredible stability is perfect for new paddlers, while the experienced will appreciate its speed and agility. The longer length of this 14-foot design adds speed, weight capacity, and stability as you explore quiet coastal and inland waterways. Full days and overnights are a pleasure thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat.

Carolina 14:  The Perception Carolina 14.0 kayak’s category-leading comfort and versatility makes it the best value in touring kayaks. The incredible stability is perfect for new paddlers, while the experienced will appreciate its speed and agility. The longer length of this 14-foot design adds speed, weight capacity, and stability as you explore quiet coastal and inland waterways. Full days and overnights are a pleasure thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat.

  Expression 11.5:   The Perception Expression 11.5 kayak’s versatile 11-foot-6 design offers an unbeatable blend of performance and comfort. The roomy sit-in cockpit and superior stability is perfect for beginners, while experienced paddlers will enjoy its speed and handling. The short length easily explores tight areas, yet the boat still has the length for effortless open water crossings. Long days and overnights are a pleasure thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat.

Expression 11.5:  The Perception Expression 11.5 kayak’s versatile 11-foot-6 design offers an unbeatable blend of performance and comfort. The roomy sit-in cockpit and superior stability is perfect for beginners, while experienced paddlers will enjoy its speed and handling. The short length easily explores tight areas, yet the boat still has the length for effortless open water crossings. Long days and overnights are a pleasure thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat.

  Expression 14.5:   The Perception Expression 14.5 kayak’s versatile 14-foot-6 design offers an unbeatable blend of performance and comfort. The sit-in cockpit is sized to accommodate small to medium paddlers. Its superior stability is perfect for beginners, while experienced paddlers will enjoy its speed and handling. The longer length adds even more speed and stability, while also providing expedition-grade dry storage for multi-day adventures. Long days are a pleasure thanks to the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat.

Expression 14.5:  The Perception Expression 14.5 kayak’s versatile 14-foot-6 design offers an unbeatable blend of performance and comfort. The sit-in cockpit is sized to accommodate small to medium paddlers. Its superior stability is perfect for beginners, while experienced paddlers will enjoy its speed and handling. The longer length adds even more speed and stability, while also providing expedition-grade dry storage for multi-day adventures. Long days are a pleasure thanks to the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat.