The Jackson Kayak Cruise 12 Angler, similar to it’s little brother the Cruise 10 Angler, fills a variety of niches. The 12 is better suited for anglers that want/need more speed and better tracking than the 10 ft version can offer. It is also better suited for anglers that need a higher weight capacity than the 10. The Cruise 12 Angler is simply a great price point kayak for someone looking to get into kayak fishing without all the bells and whistles, but still wants enough features to make your time on the water enjoyable. It is also a great platform for an avid angler who is looking for a small versatile kayak with a minimalistic approach. The Cruise Angler 12 is perfect for fishing small to large rivers with small rapids but also tracks plenty well and carries enough speed for a jaunt on a bigger lake or inshore saltwater. With it’s stable platform, most also find it fairly easy to stand and fish in for those times when standing is necessary.
*NEW For 2016* Charcoal Grey Seat Cover - Ergonomic Handles - Therm-a-Rest Lumbar Pad - Flush Mount Rod Holders behind the seat
1 - Hull Design
The hull is designed to be user friendly and provide stability to its paddlers. This allows you to stand up, reach for objects and relax without worrying about falling over.
2 - JK's Elite Seat
NEW Charcoal Gray Elite Seat Cover
The patented elite seat offers optional hi/lo seating. Sitting in the low position offers more stability, where the high position gives you a better view into the water and a more natural seated position. When in the hi position, there is room for up to four 3700 size tackle boxes under the seat. They are easily accesible and you don't have to turn around to try and get them out of the tankwell. The elite seat has a curved seat back which provides plenty of comfort and support. Also, it can be removed for transportation, or used as a chair by the campfire.
3 - Patented Hi-Lo Seating
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.
4 - Hull Storage
Open hull space that allows for safe storage of fishing rods, camping gear, PFD’s, dry bags, etc.. A great way to keep your gear safe when traveling and generous volume allows you to pack enough gear for expedition paddling.
5 - GoPro Ready - GoPro
Capture the moment easier with a screwed in insert Go Pro Mount.
6 - 32 oz Nalgene / Central Beverage Holder - Nalgene
Each kayak includes a Nalgene 32 ounce wide mouth water bottle. Made in the USA, our custom Nalgene bottles are decked out with Jackson Kayak logos.
7 - Ram and GoPro Inserts - GoPro
There are molded-in inserts located throughout our fishing boats for GoPro and Ram mounts. They have have been placed in locations that are convenient for use and optimal for GoPro footage or fishing accessories via ram mounts. The Cruise Angler comes with one GoPro mount and one Ram 2007 rod holder.
8 - Day Hatch
More storage in easy reach of the paddler, great spot for smaller items like keys, phone, or wallet.*It is always a great idea to keep your important items in a completely
9 - Tankwell
Large rear tankwell with bungee to put and secure gear, coolers or tackle.
10 - Adjustable Ergonomic Foot Pegs
Our adjustable foot pegs give you a custom fit to your own boat and a soft rubber coating ensures you have the foot support you need to maneuver your kayak but also be comfortable all day long
11 - Removable skid plate
We protect the biggest wear area on the kayak with the skid plate. Your keel will last season after season with this smart feature.
12 - Stand-assist strap
A handy strap that is within reach of the seat and that makes standing up and sitting down safe & easy!
13 - Ergonomic Handles
NEW Ergonomic Handles with added grip textured inserts help you keep good contact when carrying your kayak, even when wet. Also, there is no fabric to ensure snag-proof days on the water.
14 - Therm-a-Rest Lumbar Support - Therm-a-Rest
Therm-a-Rest lumbar support is adjustable and removable, and makes for a great camp pillow.
15 - Flush Mount Rod Holders
Easily reachable rod holders for the rear paddler, super secure for targeting larger fish.