Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 Kayak

by frank on February 3, 2014

This popular and inexpensive 10 foot recreational kayak (priced under $400) is a great choice for paddling and relaxing on calm lakes, pond and rivers. The Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 Kayak is a sit-inside and comes in a variety of colors (blue, red, green and pink).

If you do decide to buy online make sure you pay attention to the shipping cost. Some stores will have very cheap offers but then hit you with a big shipping cost.

Before you start reading our review below, we think this 2 minute video does an excellent job at reviewing the features and allowing you to see how this model handles and how comfortable it looks in the water.

If you have watched the video but still would like to learn more need more further down the page you can see the overall opinion current owners have about this model and what they to say both good and bad.
Hull design is optimum combination
of tracking and turning.
Convenient gear storage with shock
cord deck rigging.
Deluxe adjustable seat with high
back support.
Adjustable foot braces
Spray deflector collar
Length: 10 Feet, Width: 30 inches,
Height: 13 inches
Weight: 40 lbs., Capacity: 250 lbs.

Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 Kayak Reviews

Look above at the image of the Amazon ratings, overall it is rated a 4.3 out of 5-stars. At the time we wrote this (2014) the price at Amazon was under $400 ($371 to be exact) a very good price especially if you can get free shipping. We can’t promise you the price will stay the same. It could go up or it could go down in the future.

Back to the main point which is what the customers have to say. You can see on the table above out of 26 total reviews the Aruba 10 received thirteen 5-star ratings and zero 1-star.

sit in Kayak 10 Feet reviewThere were a couple people who left a 2-star rating.

We want to cover what these customers had to say.

#1 It seems as though one of these low-ratings was left by a woman who bought this kayak for her husband. She starts off by making a comment about low quality but never goes into what exactly she means by this. Instead she goes into how the kayak isn’t big enough for her husband.

In our opinion she didn’t do too much research into what she was buying.

#2 Another person left a compliant about his kayak not coming with a paddle. His compliant is believable. I really hate when I buy something and a vital part is missing.

We wont bore you by going over all the positive reviews the Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 Kayak if you would like to read more you can visit here.

Read What Other People Said


For the price this kayak has a lot of value. It definitely isn’t a high-performance kayak you will want to take out in rough waters but manuevers and tracks well enough in calmer waters.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Dan June 7, 2014 at 1:21 am

My 15 yr old son and i got 2 we love them and have used them every weekend . After researching alot we got these and for the money we are very satisfied with our purchase…


frank June 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Thanks for the input Dan. And we agree the Aruba 10 is a great choice.


frank June 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Sun Dolphin does make a few nice models for the money. They aren’t the very best on the market but a good option for people looking for a simple, inexpensive recreational kayaks.


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