A couple of years ago we bought kayaks, for doing some water sport in the summer. Normally we take them when we rent a cottage, and spend a few days just paddling about (nothing serious). We bought a pair of Santee 126 Sport kayaks, made by Hurricane. Made of UV-resistant, thermoformed plastic, they are *super* light kayaks, easily luggable by one person. 39 pounds in weight, and 12’6″ in length, they have a rear external storage compartment, and a forward internal access bulkhead. This means the kayak floats nicely should it flip over. It comes in a bunch of nice colours too. The seat is super-comfortable, and the kayak is easily maneuverable. The opening of this kayak is large as well, giving it a less enclosed feel, and making it good for activities such as fishing. You can get cockpit covers and spray skirts from Sealskirts.