You plan on buying the Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 sit-inside kayak? We do recommend this as a good buy for beginners and smaller people. But there’s one thing you will definitely need once you get it in the water and that’s a paddle.
Does the Aruba 10 come with a paddle? Or will you need to buy one separately?
If you absolutely need a paddle included with your purchase then you will need to careful read the product description before buying. There are many online places to buy this model ad what we have noticed is some include a paddle while others don’t.
For example looking at this model at AMAZON we see no where in the description a paddle is mentioned.
On the other hand if you visit Walmart’s website you will see right in the title that this accessory is included with the purchase of the kayak.
Something to consider
Not to be overly critical, only truthful. Most inexpensive recreational kayaks like the Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 (as well as more expensive models), while they may include a paddle what you get may not be of the highest quality.
Many are designed cheaply and flimsy and don’t provide the best experience out on the water. When you’re out in the water for the first time there’s a pretty good chance you find yourself agreeing.
Most, if not all experienced kayakers do buy their paddle separately. While their are expensive premium carbon paddles that can run for well over $100, there are also less expensive quality options that run for $30-40.
If you have other questions about the Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 sit-inside kayaks, visit our question and answer page.