I’m not sure I made the right choice
For background ,I bough an eddyline Caribbean 12 haven’t picked it up yet
I’m from Quebec and kayak stock are low everywhere even on the used market soo kayak choice outside of 10 foot pelican with no security feature is low or big sea kayak at 2.5k
My experience in kayaking is basic, a few time a year did some kayaking in a rapid river or on big lake with mostly kayak rental, most of the time sit on top
But this was always the highlight of my summer vacation
Soo I choose this year to have one and go kayaking a lot of time including evening paddle in the île de Boucherville which are about 10 min drive from my home
And being Quebec there is plenty of lake around to go
Because I will mostly be alone most of the time I was looking at sit on top kayak hence the carribean
The point of the kayak is to get on the water in national park and just chill take a tour of the lake / island and go back to camp site (I will be car camping)
I’m not planning kayak camping more like 3-6 hour round trip paddle at a leisure pace
I think this kayak will work on most lake but we do have some big lake here in Quebec where the rental are sea kayak
I guess the Caribbean is not a good idea in those case but on smaller lake and river or coast protected by island (st Lawrence river) it should work?
I’m debating if I should get a 14-16 foot touring/sea kayak hybrid instead
Transportation is another concern I will be using my roof rack on my Honda Civic
Also see at those place of rental that rent paddle board
Would my Caribbean be able to get anywhere à paddle board can get?