Our Boats and Floats

Lazy Otter is proud to offer a new fleet of kayaks for 2020 from Swannanoa-based Feelfree - giving you more boats and more variety to choose from!

For any of our trips you can choose from two different sizes of solo kayaks plus tandem kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddleboards so you can float the French Broad your way!

The Nomad is an easy-going solo kayak good for most paddlers.

Like all our kayaks, the Nomad comes with a comfortable "Deluxe" seat, with an extra-cushy upgraded seat available too.


LENGTH: 9' 6" (2.9 m)
WIDTH: 29.25" (74.5 cm)
WEIGHT : 46.2 lbs (21 kg)
CAPACITY: 330 lbs (150 kg)

The Juntos is a bigger boat for those who like a little more room and some extra stability.

The Juntos gives you a bit more width and length in the cockpit while still being easy to maneuver.


LENGTH: 11' 2" (3.4 m)
WIDTH: 30.5" (77 cm)
WEIGHT : 60.6 lbs (27.5 kg)
CAPACITY: 397 lbs (180 kg)

Take two at a time in the Gemini

Both passengers have plenty of room and a comfy seat. Paddlers between the ages of 6 and 12 must be in a tandem kayak or canoe with an adult.


LENGTH: 12' 6" (3.8 m)
WIDTH: 32.5" (83 cm)
WEIGHT : 70.5 lbs (32 kg)
CAPACITY: 550 lbs (250 kg)

For the paddle board fans, the Nalu hybrid

The hybrid design of the Nalu gives you a choice - stand up to get the full paddle-boarding experience, or sit down and attach the extra fin to the paddle to keep going as a kayak! In either case this is a good, stable board for river touring. However, it is available only to those with some experience and comfort on a SUP who are over the age of 18.  Weight limit 275 pounds.

Prefer a canoe? Book the Scout SS

Our canoes have three molded-in seats so everyone has a comfortable place to sit. The third person in a canoe always floats for $20!


LENGTH: 13' 
WIDTH: 38"
WEIGHT : 84 lbs
CAPACITY: 765 lbs

For Adventure Tubers, the Royalback

Our tubes are commercial quality with backrests, cup holder and handles. The small size is 44" in diameter, and the large is 48". Most people close to average size will prefer the 44", but heavier and taller people might prefer the 48". Weight limit 280 pounds.