The Old Town Cayuga Kayak is a favorite among novices as well as avid paddlers. One (of many) reasons it is a favorite is due to its ability to go great distances without a lot of work, as well as its superior tracking ability. Comfortable, rugged and overall great for day touring, the Cayuga is fairly lightweight given its size (10-14.6 feet long), has retractable toggle carry handles for transport and a roomy cockpit with lots of legroom. The cockpit area also contains plenty of storage space for your gear.
Avid paddlers mention that although it is stable and a cut above the rest, the Old Town Cayuga is too long for rough water and not made for rapid turning.
I give the Old Town Cayuga rating of 5 out of 5. If you are looking for a kayak that you can use for a day of sightseeing and relaxation, look seriously at the Cayuga. Just stay away from the rapids.
Uses: Day touring, quiet lakes and rivers, good for all levels of paddlers
Pros: Comfortable, easy to lift, superior tracking, does well in windy conditions
Cons: Too long for rough water, does not do well in areas with rapid turns
Specs: 10-14.6 feet long and 46-53 lbs.
Approximate prince range: $759-$1000
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Rating: 4.5/5 (11 votes cast)
Old Town Cayuga Kayak Review, 4.5 out of 5 based on 11 ratings
Cliff Steele prides himself on having a strong knowledge of kayaks and kayak supplies. He works hand-building kayaks for a variety of clients. Sharing a name with a well-known comic book character, Cliff is known to his friends as “Robotman.” Cliff lives in San Diego, California.