Pelican Castaway 100 Kayak

by frank on January 11, 2014

Review of an Inexpensive Fishing Kayak Review

Pelican Castaway 100 Kayak review

Need an affordable sit-on-top fishing kayak? For less than $400 you can get out on the water in the Pelican Castaway 100 by next week. Sure, this isn’t a fancy boat, it’s missing just about every single bell and whistle found on more expensive models.

It doesn’t mean it’s a piece of junk though, in fact, it has a quality built, lightweight hull that handles excellent on the water. There’s a swivel rod holder in front of the seat and two vertical rod holders in the rear. What else do you need to have a successful day out on the water?

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Watch the video review below to get a better feel for this model. Actually this is not a very good video you will learn absolutely nothing from watching it:


OK that video review was absolutely no help at all. Since the video provided absolutely zero useful information. Hopefully, the follower, our pro’s and con’s can provide more useful information. 

Pelican Castaway 100 Kayak Price

We said at the beginning of our review that you can purchase this kayak for under $400. This is true, BUT make sure you buy it at the right place online. We must bring this to your attention because we have seen many sites selling this particular model for over $500.

Make sure, if you plan on making your purchase online to look for the place with the best price, Amazon is a good place to look.

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Features and Specification


  • Quality seat with padded backrest.
  • Handles on the front and back for carrying.
  • Molded footrests to fit large and small feet.
  • Swivel rod holder in front, two vertical holders behind the seat.
  • Bungees for storage on the stern side.
  • Paddle Tie-down.


  • Sit-on-Top
  • Length: 10 feet
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Weight: 42 pounds
  • Carry Capacity: 250 lbs


Pelican Kayak is a respected company. With that being said, Pelican is best known for producing recreational kayaks but recently taken their hull technology into the fishing kayak sector. We are sure they will prove successful.

Pelican Castaway 100 review

Not many have left a review of the Pelican Castaway 100 Kayak. But it did receive one 5-star. The person leaving the 3-star review commented that the boat took on water when he got in but his kids that weighed half his weight loved the kayak.

It turns out that he forgot to plug the scupper holes before he got in. OK Butthead


The Pelican Castaway 100 Fishing Kayak is relatively inexpensive compared to other sit-on-top fishing kayaks. While it doesn’t have the bells and whistles you find on more expensive kayaks, it does provide a nice durable hull for you to take out on the water.

If you do not think this is the right one for you, visit our homepage where we link to reviews of many of the top kayaks.

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