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How do you improve upon a legend? Introducing the New Tarpon. Retaining everything paddlers love from the celebrated original with improved comfort, stability, speed and paddler interface, the new Tarpon is easily the most versatile boat in the Wilderness Systems lineup that is equally at home on rivers, lakes or oceans.
Every detail is carefully crafted and executed flawlessly to bring you boundless paddling perfection. Blending celebrated legacy design elements with a re-imagined modern flair, the new Tarpon delivers a dynamic on-water performance with enhanced agility and unmatched stability, while well-executed and innovative features elevate the paddler’s overall experience.
The renowned Phase 3® AirPro seating system offers easy three-point adjustability, while plush honeycomb-vented fabric and ergonomic 3D foam provide maximum airflow, comfort and support.
The new Tarpon features the DryTec Case – a new integrated dry box to keep your valuables safe, the MagnaTec magnetic water bottle holder, and flexible mounting options and accessory integrations, all of which come standard with the boat.
A protective and replaceable skid plate, comfortable rigid carry handles, industry-leading storage capabilities, and thoughtful and configurable deck bungee rigging rounds out a robust list of attributes.
The premiere sit-on-top kayak is now even better and more comfortable
Fast, efficient and straight tracking
Excellent stability - great initial stability and solid secondary stability when the boat is leaned on edge
Dog-friendly - bring Fido along for the ride
The most comfortable and adjustablePhase 3® AirPro seating system featurs CoolTouch so your seat stays cool
Large rear storage well for crates, coolers, fishing equipment, scuba tanks & camping gear
Front storage hatch offers dry storage
Mesh cover for rear storage area to secure items - can be rolled back
Sectioned storage tray to organize smaller items like sunscreen, fishing lures and snacks
User-friendly paddler interface - new features including a water bottle strap and dry box are all within easy reach
MagnaTec magnetic water bottle strap system
DryTec removable dry box is perfect for storing wallets, phones, keys and other valuables
SlideTrax™ accessory rails so you can customize your kayak for fishing, filming or adding other accessories
Quick park paddle holder
Rigid carry handles for easy transport
Rudder Capable - compatible with the Wilderness Systems XL Rudder Kit for solo kayaks (sold separately)