DESIGNED FOR THE AVID FISHERMAN

The Tarpon “Silver King” fishing and touring kayak is made from premium quality UV protected polyethylene materials, marine grade stainless steel bolts and brass inserts. A great fishing kayak.

 

TARPON TOURING KAYAK

Our Vanhunks Tarpon fishing kayak is not nicknamed the ‘Silver King’ for nothing. Much like the ‘silver king’ itself, our Tarpon too preys in coastal regions, estuaries, lagoons, rivers, and lakes. And while the Atlantic Tarpon fish fills its swim bladder with air to assist when hunting in water where oxygen levels are low, our Tarpon simply fills its sizable front storage hatch with the bounty from the day’s angling.

 

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The Tarpon ‘Silver King’ is 12 feet of fishing heaven for a single sit-on-top kayak. Besides being easy to paddle, this fishing champion also sports a rudder system to help secure your position by swiveling left or right to assist with navigation when it counts. The rudder blade is mounted off the stern and controlled by foot at the push pedals, which can be adjusted for comfort to suit your height.
Besides the large oval storage hatch at the bow, there are another two round hatches on the Tarpon’s deck to use for storing electronics (always use a dry bag), bait, and other valuables and necessities.

With two molded-in rod holders and a swivel rod holder at your disposal, you’ll have enough lines in the water to keep you busy all day, so you’ll be able to settle into your foam padded adjustable seat and get to work for your dinner.

Keep your cooler or catch box in the rear bungee tank well and rest easy knowing you’ve got a 550lb maximum capacity to load up on your Tarpon. You could even take on some game fish.

A little slimmer than it’s taller Big Black Bass brother, the Tarpon measures in at 30 inches wide, and weighs 62lbs. This 5mm Polyethylene rotomolded fishing kayak is incredibly stable and buoyant. All inserts and fixtures are premium quality captive brass and marine-grade stainless steel.

 

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Streamlined

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Loads of Storage

 

TARPON TOURING KAYAK COMPONENTS

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1

STORAGE HATCH

Oval storage hatch at the bow.

2

PEDAL SYSTEM

The pedal system controls the fin movement, from left to right, which assists with steering and direction. Paddle a straight course and use the fin in center position to help the kayak track a straight path.

3

SWIVEL ROD HOLDER

1x Swivel Rod Holder, which rotates left, right, up, and down.

4

DELUXE FOAM SEAT

1x Tarpon’s deluxe foam padded, adjustable, and removable seat will ensure comfort along with your adventures for miles to come.

5

RUDDER SYSTEM

Tarpon’s rudder fin sits in place beneath the water at the stern of the kayak.

6

STORAGE

The Vanhunks Tarpon features large rear tank well with bungees.

7

ROD HOLDER

2x Molded-in fishing rod holders.

8

STORAGE HATCH

1x Round storage hatch compartment for stashing electronics, bait, or other essential gear while you’re out on your adventures.

9

CARRY HANDLES

4x Carry Handles.

 

TARPON TOURING KAYAK FEATURES

 

 

COMPARE KAYAKS

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  Voyager Deluxe Black Bass Manatee Whale Runner Amberjack Tarpon Tarpon 2
Length: 12ft 13ft 9ft 9ft 12ft 12ft 12ft
Width: 32 Inches 34 Inches 32 Inches 32 Inches 32 Inches 30 Inches 30 Inches
Kayak Weight: 35kg/77lb 33kg/73lb 23kg/51lb 23kg/51lb 25kg/77lb 28kg/62lb 28kg/62lb
Max Capacity: 250kg/550lb 250kg/550lb 150kg/330lb 150kg/330lb 250kg/550lb 250kg/550lb 250kg/550lb
Water Type: Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.
Accessory Tracks: No 4 Yes No 5 2 5
Rudder System: No With Foot Pedals No No No With Foot Pedals With Foot Pedals
Deluxe Aluminum Seat: Yes Yes Yes No Yes (Sold Seperately) No Yes
Deluxe Padded Seat: Yes (Sold Separately) No No Yes No Yes No
Waterproof Compartment: NO 1 1 No No No 1
Built-in Rod Holders: 2 2 2 4 No 2 2
Swivel Rod Holders:
2 No 1 1 2 1 1
Hatches: 2 3 2 2 No 2 3
Storage Areas: 2 x Round Hatch,
1 x Stern &
1 x Bow Bungee Storage Area
1x Large Triangle Front Hatch,
1x Long Center Console Hatch,
1x Small Round Hatch,
1x Adjustable Rear Bungee Storage
1x Round Storage Hatch,
1x Square Waterproof Storage Compartment,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
Hatch
2x Round Storage Hatches,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
2x Bungee Storage Areas 1x Round Storage Hatch,
1x Large Oval Storage Hatch,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
1x Waterproof Square Compartment,
1x Large Oval Hatch,
1x Square Storage Hatch,
1x Stern Bungee Storage