Jackson Recreational Kayaks

Try it before your buy it!

We offer demos of all our kayaks, so you can paddle it and determine if this is the right boat for you. Short demos are free or you can rent a kayak for $30 and take it on one of our standard paddling routes.

Contact Us to schedule a time to look at the different models, compare features and give them a try on the water

Higher Pursuits has most of the new 2019 Recreational Kayaks. If we don’t have the color and model you want in stock we can order it directly from the factory for no additional cost.

We have put together a comparison chart to help you compare kayak features, weight, length of kayak, price and other key features.

2019 Jackson Recreational boats available for demo:

  • Bite (New for 2019)
  • Tupelo 12 and 12.5
  • Tripper 12
  • Cruise 10
  • Riviera and Riviera-T
  • Mini-Tripper (kid’s kayak)

Bite (new for 2019)

New for 2019 – Jackson Bite (Fireball)
MSRP $799

With the trend in price-point fishing kayaks tending towards compromise in hull quality, performance, gear management, and comfort, Jackson Kayak’s new Bite doesn’t cut corners. With an 11’3″ hull designed by Jackson Kayak’s top hull design team and at a class-leading 35″ in width, the Bite performs to the paddle-ability and stand-ability standards you are used to in a Jackson Kayak. It is estimated at under 68 lbs making it easy to manage in and out of the water.

The Bite’s comfort was not skimped on either, with the addition of a brand-new trimmable, framed seating system and plenty of room to stand comfortably. The open-concept deck has been long-awaited from Jackson, giving the paddler ample storage space fore and aft along with a system of touring-style bungee cords. The deck features numerous storage placeholders for standard-sized tackle boxes. Jackson Kayak has also included their popular flush-mounted rod holders, as well as long-awaited integrated recessed cup holders, gear tracks on both sides, adjustable foot braces and a hog trough recess to make the Bite a full-featured kayak

Tupelo 12 and 12.5

Tupelo 12 – Macaw
MSRP: $899

The Tupelo is your premier, feature laden recreational kayak. Designed for cruising the waterways with comfort and efficiency, with loads of storage and convenient accessories, it is an ideal to match for a couple.
It comes in two sizes to accommodate a wide variety of paddlers. Both sizes feature Jackson’s removable and super comfy Elite Seat. YakAttack tracks around the deck allow for you to accessorize with RAM products like rod holders, GPS, camera mounts, smart phones and more.

The Tupelo 12 has a slightly smaller cockpit opening, shorter sides. The Tupelo 12.5 is 6 inches longer with a slightly larger cockpit, taller sides and a greater volume.

Tripper 12

Tripper – Limestone MSRP: $999

The Tripper is a great kayak that is stable, fast, and turns well. Its open cockpit design allows for great storage of gear, room for a large dog (I have had my 100 pound lab in there with me), or room for a child. It is designed for exploration, fun and family adventure. The Tripper 12 comes with loads of storage space, our comfortable patented Hi-Lo Elite seat and unending ways to set it up for your on-water use. Stuff it for a long adventure, load it up for fishing or simply take it out for a leisurely paddle, the Tripper will get you there.

View the walkthrough video of the Tripper 12

Cruise 10 and 12

Designed to be paddler friendly for multi-purpose use, the Cruise 10 and 12 are a great option for anyone simply looking to get out on the water. With outstanding comfort and ease of access thanks to the unique Hi-Lo Ergo Seat, you’ll want to stay on the water all day! Deck storage space along with a large sealed front hatch and day hatch make it so you can take everything you might need for a picnic, day outing, or even an overnighter. Interested in fishing? With multiple RAM Mounts attachment points, adding rod holders takes only minutes. Whatever your paddling goals, this boat works as a great starting point that can grow to accommodate your needs.

Walkthrough video of the Cruise

Cruise 10 – Fireball
MSRP $799

Riviera and Riviera Tandem

The Riviera is Jackson Kayak’s blend of easy and FUN! Designed for its simplicity, the Riviera is a great option for those looking for an easy to use, easy to store and comfortable sit on top. The high back on the seat gives you the comfort and support you need to to enjoy your paddling adventures, and with very few moving parts, the Riviera is sure to provide fun for a lifetime. A small day hatch in the center provides semi-dry storage for your lunch, sunblock, or other accessories you might need close at hand. A great “cottage boat” as well as the most popular rental boat on the market.

Also comes in a tandem version – the Rivi T.

Riviera – Macaw
MSRP $499