Touring is the kayaking equivalent to backpacking. Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, you can camp in luxury or trim down to the bare minimum and go for weeks without having to resupply. Either way, our kayaks are made to cover distance and handle what weather and seas may come.
Let's get out there. We know the way
Family-owned and operated, every NC Kayak is made and shared with love. We have been making kayaks since 1999 and we're happy to share our kayaking knowledge with you.
Pacific Northwest Style Touring Kayaks
At NC Kayaks we build a unique style of touring kayak, we call it Pacific Northwest Style. Our kayaks are soft chined for a smooth transition edging, have an upswept bow for better handling in rough water, a low aft deck to better facilitate rolling, a narrow bow and long narrow stern for exceptional tracking, forward and aft bulkheads for floatation, and a 1/2" flange surrounding the entire perimeter of the kayak that deflects water away from the cockpit, provides bow lift in heavy seas, and is an excellent handle to control the kayak or help re-enter the kayak in deep water. All of these features combined with our efficient hull and unique manufacturing technique that produces a kayak with very little flex means you get the most out of every paddle stroke.
To begin the journey to find which NC Kayak is right for you, think about what kind of kayaking you do now, plan to do in the future, and where? What is your ultimate kayaking dream? Go ahead, you can dream here.