Customer Reviews

Phil Thomas, from Cheltenham

4 Stars

Improved over original

Simpler, lighter and better made than our old one - s/s fasteners a big improvement, floor better - flat and stiff. Carry bag still a faff and hasn't moved on. Worth having the better seats and paddles and the ability to clip an electric motor into the skeg slot is just, well - electric!!

Mac McCarthy, from Cambridge & Spain.

5 Stars

Excellent Customer Service

I had been watching this product for a few months and when it finally became available I had an enquiry regarding the pump which came with it, the uk site showed just the foot pump and the America showed a large hand pump.

Mark and his team responded to my enquiry the same day and explained that they could supply the Hand pump if required.

I didnt reply but ordered the kayak anyway and to my surprise they added the Hand pump as well to the order.

Fantastic customer service all round.

And the delivery was also exceptionally quick.

Just need to try it out on the rivers and canals and the coast.

Good job


Ben, from Birmingham

5 Stars

SE 385FT Pro

Thank you Mark and the Spindrift UK team! Excellent advice from start to finish, second to none customer service and quality products. We went straight out on to the water today and loved every minute :) The Sea Eagle Fasttrack 385 really is a confidence inspiring kayak, tracks beautifully straight, turns well and very stable! Love it

Stephen, from Cornwall

5 Stars

SE 385 Fast Track

Hi Mark, I received my parcel today, thank you so much for your brilliant service, will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone, I still have and have a lot of fun with fast track 385 from over 10 years ago and still as good as new thanks again Mark👍

Matt, from London

5 Stars

Hi Mark

Just a quick email to thank you for all of your help and advice re. the Sea Eagle 385 FT, which was a perfect addition to our holiday. It was exactly what we were looking for, and the kids really enjoyed being able to paddle and participate. I'm very grateful to you and your team for your excellent customer service, and for the great product.

Thanks again


Ray Nash, from Norwich

5 Stars

Sea Eagle SE 393 RL

Hi Mark,

I received the kayak the following day, thank you. So pleased with it, used it on Sunday and had a great first inflatable kayak experience, it cuts through the water so well and the skeg provided great tracking capability. Inflation was so quick and easy and the foot rests are a fantastic upgrade.

So pleased I did the research and contacted Spindrift. Thank you for the excellent service you provided & the quick dispatch of the goods. Expensive but money well spent, the quality of this product is unrivalled.

Thanks for your help & support Mark.

Would definitely recommend Spindrift to others.

Best Wishes


Very Happy Customer.

Tramplite, from UK

5 Stars

I'm 4 weeks into a 6 week bike and kayak tour of Scotland's Lochs. Bought this after excellent advice from Mark and couldn't be happier. I tow the 385ft on a trailer behind a Airnimal folding bike, on the water the 385 carries the trailer and bike without any handling issues. So far I've kayaked 20 Lochs. It handles choppy Scottish Lochs without issues and is as good as can be expected in headwinds (like most inflatables it's quite wide so not as good as a hard shell). Took it out to sea in Moidart and it was fine but this isn't a sea kayak. Works well with a sail and I was able to paddle Loch Shiel with minimal effort. Kayak does weigh more than advertised, so I assume that weight is without seat, bag etc. Real on the water weight is nearer 20kg.. Overall this is a superb kayak for touring with a bike. It's stable, reliable, well made and Spindrift are an excellent company to deal with.

Michael, from Hants

5 Stars

I purchased both a Razorlite 473 and 393 from Spindrift. Firstly they very reactive to my enquires replying within an hour each time I had a question, then the price was the lowest I could find with some shops asking a ridiculous £2000+ for the 393 Pro package. The kayaks arrived next day and were everything I was expecting. Great service.

Michael, from Hants

5 Stars

I purchased both a Razorlite 473 and 393 from Spindrift. Firstly they very reactive to my enquires replying within an hour each time I had a question, then the price was the lowest I could find with some shops asking a ridiculous £2000+ for the 393. The kayaks arrived next day and were everything I was expecting. Great service.

Michael, from Hants

5 Stars

I purchased both a Razorlite 473 and 393 from Spindrift. Firstly they very reactive to my enquires replying within an hour each time I had a question, then the price was the lowest I could find with some shops asking a ridiculous £2000+ for the 393 Pro package. The kayaks arrived next day and were everything I was expecting. Great service.

Michael, from Hampshire

5 Stars

I purchased both a Razorlite 473 and 393 from Spindrift. Firstly they very reactive to my enquires replying within an hour each time I had a question, then the price was the lowest I could find with some shops asking a ridiculous £2000+ for the 393. The kayaks arrived next day and were everything I was expecting. Great service.

hugh cole, from United Kingdom

5 Stars

I bought the 385FT earlier this year to take on a charity event to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The idea was simply to paddle from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean in an inflatable kayak, 530 km in all!! I chose the SeaEagle primarily as I was so impressed with the Utube SeaEagle torture test video!

I paddled this kayak the whole 530 km through rivers, canals and the Med' sea. As kayaks are not allowed in French 'locks' it had to be portaged around them, all 84 of them! This involved physically dragging the kayak, fully laden (50 kgs) with gear, up the river/canal banks out of the water. This kayak was dragged over grass, brambles, roots, wood, gravel, tarmac and concrete! It was subjected to so much abuse that there was no doubt in my mind that the handles would fail, that I'd get a puncture etc. But, having completed this epic trip, I can confirm that the underside is, of course, marked, but no deep scratches, no significant scrapes and no punctures. In fact, upon close inspection the underside is far less marked than my hard sit on top kayak that has suffered next to no abuse!

The front and rear handles took everything I asked of them, no problem! I am totally amazed at how tough, how well made and how reliable this kayak is! This trip would have destroyed my Gumotex kayak (that I did the length of the Thames in last year), it would have destroyed the Syvelor kayak my mate has, this 385FT is frankly amazing! Regards on the water performance, with the skeg fitted it tracks really well (spins on a dime without it!) its very stable (yes with care I did stand up in it numerous times and never fell in!) , it can carry tons of gear and the hard nose and tail bits are super strong and for the first time, enable worry free accidental ramming of banks, walls etc! The self bailing plugs work really well when in the sea waves, you can be fully confident it wont sink! Overall, this is probably "the best inflatable kayak in the World"!

Thank you Spindrift for your support and thank you SeaEagle for making it. 10/10

Michael, from Brixham, Devon

5 Stars

After spending a few months researching inflatable kayaks I came

across the names Sea Eagle and Spindrift, I made arrangements to have a look at the Fast Track 385. On the day I met up with Mark and after a chat and seeing the 385 made the purchase. First time spent 2-3 hours with my son in and around St Mary's bay. We were both very impressed with the way it handled, Very stable and moved through the water with ease. The following day went out with a neighbour who, I hope doesn't mind me saying, Is a big chap and still it moved through the water with ease and little effort, Even with just myself paddling. This is a very good kayak well made and works exactly as claimed, A very good craft. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an inflatable kayak. Many thanks to Mark and the staff at Spindrift.

Mike, from UK

4 Stars

Hi Dave,

Just to thank you and Mark for such an excellent service. I received the two packages on Wednesday 18th morning and am very pleased with everything.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, all the best for 2014.

Kind regards,


Keith, from West Midlands

5 Stars


Thought you might like to know - we tried out our S370 yesterday on our local canal - and were amazed! The boat is so easy to paddle, and very quick - at least as good as the 14 footer I used to have. And The skegs work very well - she tracks straight! .

We also noted the relative stiffness of the boat - inflatables are notoriously wonky when getting in & out. Yet, we were able to get in & out via the short back deck of out 'Trad' narrow boat as easily as alongside the bank. Great stuff! I've already advised 2 lots of friends to go for Sea Eagle - it's a great package


Sean, from Ireland

5 Stars

Hi There ,

Took delivery of our new 370 yesterday only ordered on Sunday(great service to Ireland), my wife and I took her for maiden voyage on the river yesterday evening , I have to say, it does what it say on the tin, I would highly recommended the 370 , thanks for the speedy delivery,



Mike, from Merseyside

5 Stars

Dave, just a quick e-Mail to say thanks very much for the excellent help and service you provided over the last couple of weeks. I received my Sea Eagle package on Wednesday and have just spent an excellent weekend away with the family in Snowdonia, Wales. The kayak is Excellent, really sturdy and tracks well for an inflatable. I will be recommending you company in future and am already looking to add to the Kayak with the addition of the Sea Eagle Sail.

Again, thanks for your help Dave. Hopefully we'll have many years using the Sea Eagle!

Richard Sant, from Scotland

5 Stars

I settled on the Fastrack after loads of research and having paddled open water, inland lochs and white water in Scotland I''m really pleased I did. Fast (for an inflatable), tracks and handles superbly well and has confidence inspiring stablity. Capable of load carrying for long weekend trips for 2 adults and a dog and yet packs into a bag you can carry - can''t recomend it enough!

CAUMONT, from VENOY 89290

5 Stars

Owe, from Sweden

4 Stars

I have owned it for two years and has paddled something like 300 km along the Baltic sea shore. It has worked fine single-handled, double or double plus a dog. The footrest is recommended in front. It is possible to paddle 10 km a day or more, but you need to use a lot more strength compared to most wooden or fibre glass kayaks. Makes good exercise and you do not have to worry about stability. It is even possible to stand up within it when entering from a ladder. When sailing it has replaced my Avon dinghy.

You can get wet even under rather moderate conditions since you sit at the lowest point. The seat is thin and therefore I often use a 10 cm thick, PVC cusion underneath it to keep my own bottom dry. Things like cell-phone and camera are kept safe in the seats backside pocket. Placed otherwise they easily get wet. Skeg and keel is good for side stability at sea, but the latter make the kayak rather bulky to store this kayak has met my rather high expectations.

Peter Thompson, from Dorset England

5 Stars

I gave this item stars as it exactly what I wanted and I got what I expected. I have used it on the sea and grade two water and have been impressed with how well it handles, I am also pleased with how quick it is to inflate and get on the water.

Nigel Turpin, from Norfolk UK

5 Stars

I have been a casual canoeist of the pottering variety for many years and wondered if purchasing a Fast track would wean me off my much loved Ace Voyager spun moulded plastic kayaks.

Answer ''Yes''!

The Fastrack is remarkably rigid (the dropped floor/keel construction is really well thought out), is stable, cuts the water nicely and is a great load carrier.

It pumps up and deflates easily and well, looks and feels extremely durable and packs into a locker in my motorhome.

The ''instant'' sail is a good investment, people are definitely intrigued by this...

You can easily carry the Fast track on a roofrack (I invert mine) with no obvious ''bounce'' or shifting of load. Tw luggage straps are plenty.

In terms of energy use I would say it is about 85% as efficient to paddle as a standard kayak, and would guess it can''t get much better than that with this load carrying capacity.

The wrap round seats are comfortable and efficient and the paddles of good quality.

I am really glad I didn''t go for a cheapo alternative and can recomend this package 100%.

If anyone wants a chat about it my e mail is

Paul Halewood, from Essex

5 Stars

Fantastic purchase. Have used this or two summers now including to Holidays in Spain. The kids have loved paddling out to sea in a safe and reliable product.

The product is of the highest standard and everything still looks like the day we bought it even after spending many days at sea and in the sun.

The service and delivery was perfect and the advice given prior to purchase was spot on.

Gerald, from rotherham

4 Stars

Quite expensive but very good quality product.

So easy and very quick to set up

Had problem with steel paddles, with locking button pushing out and getting lost, so upgraded to carbon paddles, which have a different design, and are lighter.

Not had chance to use on rapids over grade 1 yet but hopeful of good performance.

Boat fills easily with water when raining and does not seem to drain well even with all cocks open. Have to get used to being wet.

John, from Doyle

5 Stars

What a fantastic bit of kit. We took it on holidays to Ile d''Oleron which is just off the coast of La Rochelle. We launched from the beach everyday and the kids had a ball paddling and diving off and swimming in to shore. It''s very stable and cuts through the water. You really feel secure because of the quality of the construction. I just wish I had purchased on several years earlier.

Etienne ALPHONSE, from Meaux (FRANCE)

4 Stars

Good Boat

Maybe I will buy the new larger sail.

Graham A, from SS7 1TB

5 Stars

I purchased my Sea Eagle 330 kayak in July 2007 after research on the internet, for the purpose of enjoying some recreation in my retirement. My family and friends have been impressed with its compactness, ease of storage, transport and handling, by comparison with its rivals there is not another on the market which can compete. The support and service given when I required a replacement footpump under guarantee where first class and it is a pleasure to deal with a company that cares in the real sense for their customers.

fabio bertelli, from italy

5 Stars

ottimo kayak, per robustezza per comodità per stabilità

John, from Croatia

5 Stars

The kayak itself is excellent, very easy and fast to blow up and pack away, it''s very strong and glides easily. It is also great that it can be converted to be paddled by one or two people so easily. I use it in both modes often.

My minor complaints are not related directly to the kayak. The carrying bag is almost impossible to use for anything other than for two people to put in the back of a car. I live a ten minute walk from the sea but on a steep hill. I struggled like crazy until I added some rucsac straps to the bag. The bail hole stoppers do not stay attached when the bail holes are open. I almost lost one and since then put in a pocket rather than relying on the securing loop.

My only other suggestion is to buy the foot rest. It would be much harder to paddle without it, it slips a bit but still helps a lot. I think it should be included as part of the pro-package.

Overall I''m very pleased with my purchase. I did a lot of research on different models and while not cheap I am sure I made the right choice.

Barbara Miller, from London

4 Stars

We have had a LOT of fun in this kayak. It''''s high quality, well made, very strong and incredibly stable, you can stand up in it and it won''''t tip. No way it compares to a ''''real'''' sea kayak but it does go along surprisingly well thanks to the keel/skeg and tracks straight. With 2 of us paddling we can get a fair speed up- and I have to say the convenience more than makes up for it. We''''ve done more kayaking in the last year than the previous 10! We''''ve taken it on a lot of canals and in sheltered sea (Poole harbour, Studland etc). We can get it from car boot to on the water in 10 minutes flat (often acquiring an audience of interested bystanders!) and you can get afloat in places where you might not otherwise...The various packs and stowage are well designed, plenty for day trips, probably not enough room for camping gear unless you were solo.

So why not 5? I''''m 5''''5 with shortish arms and the high sides do make paddling tiring. (We probably should have got the blow up seats rather than the pro seats -you end up sitting too low). And could do with a better designed holdall to carry everything in! preferably 2- one longish one to put the paddles in in halves. From experience it''''s easier to carry once inflated.

In summary - this is a good boat - get the one with the skeg and the keel it''''s worth it. Buy the blow up seats to get higher, forget the footrests. Keep it in the car boot so you''''re ready to go. Enjoy!

Anne Marie Vincent, from UK

5 Stars

We absolutely love our Sea Eagle, it''''s a great way to get out on the water without taking a solid kayak. We travel abroad alot in our motorhome and without the Sea Eagle we would have to fit a trailer for 2 kayaks and pay for extra space on campsites etc. Our Sea Eagle inflates and deflates fast and efficiently, it is rock solid and we have not been able to capsize it without lots of effort! There is storage space and bungees to keep your dry bags secure. Tracking is excellent and the kayak keeps a pretty straight course without much effort, like all paddling equipment you need to rinse before packing away to maintain the quality. The whole kit packs away neatly and stores in the garage of our motorhome. The carry bag is ok and we did have slight issue with it but the great chaps at Spindrift had no problem with replacing it and even giving us a large duffle bag as an alternative. The service from Spindrift is second to none, they certainly go out of their way to be fast and efficient (bit like the kayak really :-) ) This year we are going to purhcase the sail, very excited about that and will review that when we have used it a bit.

David, from Cheshire

4 Stars

In my first year I have paddled solo and tandem on rivers up to grade 2 and canals, the boat is very versatile and performed well in all conditions, I would have no fear about taking it in grade 3 water or above when my skills improve, it''s excellent stability is a great confidence booster. You really can stand up in it making getting in and out a pleasure, I have not once thought it would capsize.

The boat is very tough and shows no signs of wear and tear at the end of the year.

Overall I am very happy with the boat it is so handy to put in the car for holidays without the worry of someone stealing it when not in use, and it really does perform as well as a hard shell.

Redfern, from East Sussex

5 Stars

Great canoe,even greater service. Buy with confidence from this company,they look after you.Their inflatables are stable ,and safe, and I use mine off shore abroad on holiday.My partner and have huge fun as the canoe is so versatile.


avidshopper, from Lincolnshire

4 Stars

I have been canoeing for well over 40 years with a whole variety of different types of canoe and I was looking for a suitable canoe that would encourage my wife, with only a few hours canoeing experience to take up the sport more fully. Owning an open top car that can not take a roof rack and regular use of a caravan meant that out best option for a canoe was either a fold-away or an inflatable. I was somewhat sceptical, at first, but having researched the market and chosen the Sea Eagle two seater option, I can report that it stows away neatly in the boot or back seat of a car, it is easy to inflate and get ready to use, with excellent paddles. In the water it is very stable indeed, comfortable, easy to use and handles well. We have not used it on the sea. It really looks the part being well made in top quality materials. It has good storage space and it deflates and packs away neatly and easily. It can be a little heavy for one person to carry when packed away, but it is a great product which has met all of our requirements really well. I would highly recomend it to other prospective purchasers.

David Cottrell, from United Kingdom

5 Stars

This is one of the most versatile boats around, handles well as a single or double and is very stable, so is suitable for beginners as well as experienced paddlers. Loads of videos on YouTube so I will not repeat what they show, only to confirm that the boat handles as well as the reviews say it does.

Very please with my purchase and have recommended it to friends.