Perception Kayaks

Try it before your buy it!

Unlike the Big Box stores that also sell Perception Kayaks, we offer demos of all our kayaks. We think the best way to figure out what is the best boat for you is to paddle it, fish from it, and try out different models. Short demos are free, or you can rent a Pescador Pro 10 or 12 for $40 or the other recreational boats for $30 and take it on one of our standard paddling routes.

Higher Pursuits carries the Perception Kayak models best suited for the rivers and lakes in Middle Tennessee.

We have the following 2019 models available

  • Perception Pescador Pro 12
  • Perception Pescador Pro 10
  • Perception Pescador 12
  • Perception Pescador 10
  • Perception Joyride 12
  • Perception Joyride 10

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

Contact us at (931) 840-8575 and we can schedule a time for you to look at the different models, compare features and give them a try on the water

Perception Pescador Pro

The Pescador Pro has great 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 comfortable and can be moved into two positions. It features a large front and rear open storage for cooler, tackle, and other gear, additional rod tip recess for a clean deck, bungee cord lashes to secure gear of any shape or size and easily removable stretch-mesh bow storage cover for sleek security.

Pescador Pro 10

The Perception Pescador Pro 10.0 is shorter and lighter than the Pro 12. The shorter length and lighter weight increases maneuverability and ease transport. It is a stable boat with a host of features for fishing or just a relaxing paddle on the river or lake.

Three color choices: Red Tiger Camo, Sonic Blue Camo, and Moss Camo.

Pro 10 – Sonic Camo
Weight Capacity: 325 lbs
MSRP $749

Pescador Pro 12

The Perception Pescador Pro 12.0’s longer length means that it tracks well, is stable, and plenty of room for you, your gear and a cooler. The Pro 12 is still very responsive and is a great kayak for the rivers and lakes of Middle Tennessee.

Three color choices: Red Tiger Camo, Sonic Blue Camo, and Moss Camo.

Pro 12 – Moss Camo
Weight capacity: 375 lbs
MSRP: $879

Perception Pescador

Cruise, explore and fish, with kayaking’s most well-rounded performer.

The Perception Pescador series of sit-on-top kayaks are designed to be the best all-around boats for the money. Unmatched stability, speed, and straight-tracking performance make it fun for even new paddlers to explore lakes, ponds, and flat-water rivers.

The Pescador features adjustable foot pegs, a dry front storage compartment with large hinged hatch for easy access, two molded-in rear rod holders for hands-free storage while paddling, comfort Seating System with thick ventilated padding for superior support, and large rear open storage with bungee cord lashes for cooler and gear.

Pescador 10

Wide enough to be incredibly stable, yet sleek enough to slice through the water, the Pescador 10 offers the perfect balance of fun and performance. Whether cruising or fishing, it’s fast-turning, straight-tracking, and easy-paddling design helps new kayakers quickly gain confidence.

Four Color Choices: DejaVu, Funkadelic, Moss Camo, Red Tiger

Pescador 10 – Funkadelic
Weight Capacity: 325 lbs
MSRP $549

Pescador 12

The Perception Pescador 12.0 kayak’s versatility makes it popular for both recreational paddlers and anglers. Extreme stability ensures a drier ride that’s easier to get in and out of. Compared to its shorter sibling, the longer length adds speed, storage, and stability. Multiple storage options, fish-ready features, and an incredibly comfortable seat keep you on the water for longer.

Four Color Choices: DejaVu, Funkadelic, Moss Camo, Red Tiger

Pescador 12 – Deja Vu
Weight Capacity: 375 lbs
MSRP $679

Perception Joyride (new for 2019)

Live it up and enjoy the ride in Perception’s latest lifestyle-inspired recreational kayak – the JoyRide! Featuring worry-free stability, super comfortable seating, quick and easy-access storage, and a convenient dashboard with Solo Mount accessory compatibility and the patent-pending Selfie Slot™ – a totally unique way to stage your smart phone and capture and share your best on-water moments.

Accessorize your JoyRide with a Solo Mount

The JoyRide includes two mounting points in the entertainment dashboard that utilize our Solo Mount accessory system.  Screw the Perception Solo Mount Base (sold separately) into the molded recess — no drilling or tools are required.  Then, pair with a wide variety of RAM ® accessories and mounts designed to hold phones, tablets, cameras, fishing rods, fishfinders, cup holders and much more.

Joyride 10

The Joyride 10 is new for 2019. It is a stable, easy to paddle sit inside kayak that has integrated some of the best features of previous designs. The foam bulkhead behind the set create a compartment for storing gear while paddling. The dashboard in front of the paddler is a great place to stash gear that you need to keep handy while on the water.

Three Color Choices: DejaVu, Funkadelic, Sunset

Joyride 10 – Funkadelic
Weight Capacity: 275 lbs
MSRP $599

Joyride 12

The Joyride 12 is new for 2019. It has the same great features of the Joyride 10 but in a hull design that is a little longer with a greater capacity. This means that the Joyride 12 will track in a straight line a little better while paddling, be a faster boat, and have the added room needed for a taller paddler or larger paddler.

Three Color Choices: DejaVu, Funkadelic, Sunset

Joyride 12 – Sunset
Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
MSRP $749