Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Sport Kayak Review


Paddling / Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

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The super-popular Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Sport Kayak is the perfect combination of price and quality for the budget-minded paddler. The proof is in the pudding, right? Maybe in the water for this kayak. Sea Eagle has sold over 300,000 Sport Kayaks, with over 60,000 being sold in just the last five years!

The Sea Eagle 330 and 370 Sport Kayaks are two of the most popular inflatable kayaks in the United States!

What’s not to like?!

  • The 26 lb. Sea Eagle 330 takes only 6 minutes to inflate and holds one or two adults.
  • It’s incredibly durable! Its extra-thick, specially formulated hull material stands up to abuse year after year of use. It’s even warrantied to do so!
  • They fold up to a fraction of their size (24″ x 16″ x 7″) to be transported in the trunk of a car, stored in a closet or corner of the garage, and checked at the airport as luggage.
  • And the load capacity is a phenomenal 500lbs.! There are some big men in my family. This can easily handle one of my 300lb cousins and his camping gear!

The features, specifications, and price of the Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Sport Kayak combine to make this kayak a true winner!

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Top, Front, and Side Views – Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Sport Kayak

Top view of the Sea Eagle 330 Sport inflatable kayak.
Top View
Side View of the Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayak.
Side View
Front view of the Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayak.
Front View

Specifications for the Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Sport Kayak

Two kayakers bird watching on a lake in a Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable 2-Person Kayak.

(compare all Sea Eagle inflatable kayaks and canoes)

Best UseFlatwater Lakes, Bays, Marshes, Ocean Surf, Rivers, Whitewater up to Class III Rapids
Skill LevelBeginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Structure TypeInflatable
Cockpit TypeSit-on-Top / Open Cockpit
Person Capacity2
Seating ConfigurationSolo, Tandem
Paddler SizeAdult & Child or 2 Small Adults up to 1 Large Adult
Hull Weight26 lbs
Length11′ 2″
Width2′ 10″
Interior9′ 6″ x 15″
Load Capacity2 Person or 500 lbs
Deflated24″ x 16″ x 7″
Chambers3 (Port, Starboard, Floor)
Tube Diameter10″
Air Valves5 Deluxe One-Way Valves
Inflation time6 min
SeamHigh-Frequency Welded
Material33 mil Polykrylar (K80 PVC)
FloorInflatable I-Beam Construction
Drain Valves1 Open and Close Drain Valve
Whitewater RatingUp to Class III
Inflation Pressure1.1 psi
WarrantyLimited 3-Year (standard), 3-Year Extended (extra)

Standard Features of the Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Sport Kayak

Two kayakers solo paddle on a whitewater river in Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayaks.
  • NMMA Certified
  • K80 PolyKrylar hull material resists UV rays, salt water, abrasion, punctures, and tears
  • 5 Tube, I-beam construction floor for enhanced paddling performance
  • 2 Skegs on the bottom for better for improved tracking and speed
  • Screw type open and close drain valve
  • 5 Deluxe, one-way, screw-type air valves on the hull
  • 2 Deluxe, one-way, screw-type air valves per seat
  • Bow and stern lashed down inflatable spray skirts
  • Bow and stern rope carry handles
  • Whitewater rating up to Class III
  • Inflation monitor
  • Repair kit
  • Heavy-duty, 440 denier nylon fabric carry bag
  • Printed owner’s manual with instructions

For a wealth of additional information, check out the Sea Eagle Sport Kayak Owner’s Manual. (Download PDF: 0.9MB)

Key Features of the Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Sport Kayak

Two kayakers using Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayaks as solo kayaks stop to fish along a river's edge to fish.

The following key features of the inflatable Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayaks set them apart from the competition and deserve closer attention.

5-Tube, I-beam Floor

image of the integral, 5-Tube, I-Beam floor of the Sea Eagle Sport Kayak.

The 5 tube, I-beam floor of the Sea Eagle Sport Kayak provides a rigid inflatable floor that bears most of the weight rather than the side tubes this feature along with the natural chines to improve the kayak’s speed and tracking making it more comfortable when paddling longer distances.

Two Rear Skegs For Tracking And Speed

The two rear skegs of the Sea Eagle Sport Kayak designed to provide superior tracking and speed.

The Sea Eagle Sport Kayak has two, rear skegs like a surfboard for superior tracking and speed with less paddling effort. Inflatable kayaks without skegs waste paddling efforts by weaving and wandering along the surface of the water.

The skegs are made of extremely durable, molded plastic that won’t be harmed when hitting rocks or running the Sport Kayak up on the shore.

Deluxe One-way Valves On All Air Compartments

view of the deluxe one-way air valves on all air compartments of the Sea Eagle Sport Kayak.

Sea Eagle Sport Kayaks have simple, easy to use, deluxe, one-way, screw-type air valves for the inflation and deflation of the hull and seats with the final seal being achieved by an outside cap for true airtightness.

These deluxe air valves are designed with:

  • An inner diaphragm to prevent air from escaping after it’s pumped in
  • A larger opening for rapid inflation and deflation
  • A molded O-rings to keep them attached to the kayak at all times
  • An outside cap for true airtightness

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak Discount Packages

Parent and child kayaking safely in a Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayak.

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak discount packages are available for the budget-minded kayaker. The basic accessories of each package are the foot pump, repair kit, kayak carrying bag, and easy-to-store kayak paddle(s) with drip rings for staying dry.

The seats and accessories change between packages to accommodate the needs of different types of paddlers.

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak – Deluxe Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayak 2-Person Deluxe Kayak Package, Model SE330K_D.

The inflatable Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak – Deluxe Kayak Package (Model Number SE330K_D) has the best price I can find for a quality, inflatable, 2-person kayak. Want to kayak solo? Just remove one of the seats and reposition the other for comfort.

This package for two includes the SE330 Sport Kayak, two paddles, two movable and removable, inflatable seats, a foot pump, and a carry bag with shoulder strap.

Features:

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak – Pro Solo Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayak Pro Solo Kayak Package, Model SE330K_PSB.

With the added comfort of its deluxe seat, the inflatable Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak – Pro Solo Kayak Package (Model Number SE330K_PSB) provides a superior setup for solo paddlers.

Features:

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak – Pro Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayak 2-Person Pro Kayak Package, Model SE330K_P.

The inflatable Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak – Pro Kayak Package (Model Number SE330K_P) is the tandem version of the solo package above. This is the better choice. The inflatable seats are removable and movable, meaning you can use this model as a 1-person or a 2-person kayak.

The option to take a friend, family member, or date along on your kayaking trip is worth the extra cost.

Solo kayaking is great but the bonding experience of kayaking with a partner is invaluable. I’d know. I met my wife while kayaking and our friendship grew out of kayaking together.

Features:

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak – QuikSail Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayak 2-Person QuikSail Kayak Package, Model SE330K_QS.

The inflatable Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak – QuikSail Kayak Package (Model Number SE330K_QS) has everything in the Pro Kayak Package plus a kayak sail. Imagine the fun of turning your kayak into a downwind sailboat!

No permanent adjustments are needed for setting up the QuikSail just roll it up and stow it away when not in use.

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Certifications

Sea Eagle inflatable Sport Kayaks are certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) confirming that the Sport Kayak series has been manufactured to meet the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards for design, construction, and safety.

Sea Eagle Limited 3-Year Warranty

Sea Eagle kayaks are covered from bow to stern by a limited 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

They can afford to offer an all-inclusive warranty because of their vast experience in designing and selling inflatable boats. They’ve stood behind their products for over 50 years.

As a proven leader in the industry, Sea Eagle generates confidence and peace of mind in those who own their boats.

Sea Eagle 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty

Want extra coverage on your kayak?

Sea Eagle Boats also offers a 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty in addition to the Limited 3-Year Warranty to give you 6-years of total warranty against any manufacturing defects.

The Extended Warranty applies to the hull only and is only offered at the time of purchase.

Sea Eagle 4-Month Trial Guarantee

Try a Sea Eagle Risk-Free for 120 days!

“If you’re not totally happy with your boat, just return it in good condition for a full refund of your purchase price.”

Sea Eagle Inflatable Sport Kayak Instructions

Instructions and Owners Manuals

Looking to buy a kayak? Checking out the Sea Eagle inflatable Sport Kayak instructions and owner’s manuals will give you valuable information for making a decision.

Instructional Videos

Are you a visual learner like me? You’ll appreciate this instructional video from Sea Eagle. Watch how simple it is to inflate, setup, operate, deflate, and pack up the Sea Eagle inflatable Sport Kayaks…

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Necessary Accessories

Personal Flotation Device (PFD): Always carry a United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved PFD. PFDs are part of the boating safety basics for paddle boaters and are required by law enforcement on government waters.

Dry Bags: Sea Eagle Sport Kayaks don’t have a watertight storage compartment like many hardshell kayaks. This makes dry bags necessary for keeping gear safe and dry.

Conclusion

Kayaker fishing from a Sea Eagle 330 Sport Inflatable Kayak.

The Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak is the best inflatable kayak available for the money. It offers superb tracking and performance for the budget-minded who want the benefits of an inflatable boat.

The 330 Sport Kayak, however, lacks versatility due to its size. It’s perfect for a solo kayaker or solo kayaker and small child but is tight when used as a 2-person kayak. If you are looking for a kayak that fits more than two small adults and a little gear, you’ll want to look at this kayak’s bigger brother, the Sea Eagle 370 Sport Kayak.

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