Designed to be paddler friendly for multi-purpose use, the Cruise 12 is a great option for anyone simply looking to get out on the water. With outstanding comfort and ease of access thanks to the unique Hi-Lo elite seat, you’ll want to stay on the water all day! Deck storage space along with a large sealed front hatch and day hatch make it so you can take everything you might need for a picnic, day outing, or even an overnighter. Interested in fishing…. with multiple Ram mount attachment points, adding rod holders takes only minutes. Whatever your hopes may be with paddling, this boat works as a great starting point, and can grow to accommodate your needs.
1 - Patented Hi-Lo Elite Seat
New and improved, Jackson Kayak’s Elite seat is all about comfort. A lightweight seat that can be removed from the kayak means you never have to worry about bringing a camp chair again! With two seating positions the Hi Position allows you to have better reach for paddling if you are covering longer distances or see the aquatic life beneath you. The low seating provides better stability.
2 - Easy Access Day Hatch
Easy Access Day Hatch Situated right in front of you seat, you don’t have to get up to reach your phone, binoculars, snacks or other on the go items. With a dry hatch lid, you can keep your camera in here too!
3 - Ready for Fishing Accessories/ RAM Mounts - RAM Mounts
Not sure if you want to commit to a 100% fishing kayak yet, but don't want to take fishing out of the picture. This kayak can transform into a top notch fishing boat. With all the plug ins for Ram fishing accessories, this kayak can be upgraded easily.
4 - Easy to Adjust Foot Pegs
Our adjustable foot pegs give you a custom fit to your own boat and ensure you have the foot support you need to maneuver your kayak but also be comfortable all day long.
5 - Deck Rigging
Hold down your jacket, maps, or other items you want to have on hand but not loose in the kayak.
6 - Stable Fast Hull that Tracks Easily
Stable Fast Hull that Tracks Easily The hull profile of this boat allows it to track easily and generate speed, but it also provides great stability for entering, exiting and if you find yourself in choppy waters.
7 - Bow Dry Storage Hatch
Great storage space for towels, camping equipment, fishing rods or anything you may to take along with you. With an easy on and off lid, it will keep your stuff dry but still have easy access.
8 - Safety Flag
Legally if you have any kayak that sticks out more than 3 feet from your Truck bed, you need to have a safety flag. This is provided with each of our kayaks.
9 - Go Pro Ready - GoPro
Capture the moment easier with a screwed in insert Go Pro Mount.
10 - Water Bottle Holder and Nalgene Bottle - Nalgene
Need a place to keep your water? Our bungee system allows various shapes and sizes of water bottles to be held in place within reaching distance from your Elite Seat. Your kayak comes with a Made in the USA Nalgene bottle decked out with Jackson Kayak logos.
11 - Rear Deck Rigging with Well
The well in the stern is great for coolers, umbrellas, extra life vests, and any other large items you would like to take with you. The bungee cords provided help keep the item strapped down.