Customer Reviews

1. About Our Customers’ Reviews

We rolled out our first kayak (the W300) in 2004, and since then, we’ve been actively seeking our customers’ feedback. We use this input to assist our clients and improve their experience.  In the long run, our customers determine the direction of our product offering, and help us enhance the performance of what they already consider as the world’s best fishing kayaks and car-top boats.
Our client reviews feature the author’s full name and state, as well as pictures they contributed. We rarely publish a review without pictures.

In 2011 we started a local dealer program by recruiting local dealers and international distributors among Wavewalk fans who’ve realized the commercial potential and fun in this business, and took the next step by reselling our kayaks locally. They use our kayaks personally for paddling and fishing, and some for motorized boating. This allows them to act as consumer advocates, as well as contribute their own important insight.

We no longer publish reviews that appear in fishing magazines, websites and blogs, since  in most cases our clients don’t seem to attribute much credibility to such reviews that are either published under an alias that masks the author’s identity, or written on behalf of the publication that seeks ads from manufacturers.  Our clients prefer to seek information in videos, technical articles, and real customer testimonials that feature on our website.

Some of our clients have contributed numerous reviews and reports about fishing, rigging and paddling their Wavewalk™ kayaks and boats, but since this section of our website already features so many entries, we have to limit the number of entries featuring in it, to keep it functional.  If you’re interested to read more fishing reports and rigging advice, you’re welcome to visit this website’s Top Contributors section »

2. Latest Customer Reviews

The new W700 Series


Review of W700 fishing kayak motorized with electric motor “Bonefish”, my customized, motorized Wavewalk 700     Rem Seil, Florida


Review of fly fishing kayak for heavy paddler Maiden voyage for my W700 fly fishing kayak    Jill Toler, North Carolina


Dog platform? I don’t think it’s necessary with the 700 Dog platform? I don’t think it’s necessary with the 700   Joe Stauder, Pennsylvania


300 lbs big guy paddling and fishing standing in a W700 300 lbs big guy paddling and fishing standing in a W700    Ernie Balch, New York


bass-caught-in-W700-08-26-2015 First fish caught in my new W700     Michael Chesloff, New York


elderly fisherman paddling standing in his W700 fishing kayak My Wavewalk 700    Scott Cargo, Colorado


The W500 Series


electric-fishing-kayak-review-from-ontario-56 My all-water W500 electric fishing kayak   Pyt Rorary (Thrac), Ontario, Canada


fishing-kayak-review-from-ohio-56 Trout fishing in my Wavewalk 500   Sid Perry, Idaho


fishing-kayak-review-from-ohio-56 The W500: my current pros and cons   Brian Walti, Ohio


fishing-in-denmark-56 Wavewalk fishing in Flensborg fjord, Denmark (video)   Claus Nielsen, Denmark


white-kayak-rigged-for-catfish-fishing-at-night-56 Cat-A-Yakking – the beginning   Capn’ Larry Jarboe, Maryland



kayak-rigged-for-fishing-idaho-56 Wavewalk kayak rigged for fishing   Sid Perry, Idaho


big snook caught SundaySunday snook  Kevin Wagner, Florida


fishing-kayak-attached-on-top-of-vehicle-FL-56My Wavewalk fishing Kayak  Steve Irwin, Florida


pamlico-river-kayaking-ncKayaking again at 76 with my Wavewalk   Charlie Manning, North Carolina


diy-fishing-rod-rack-for-4-rodsThings are going great with my W500   Mike Brown, Virginia


UK-kayak-fishing-trip-ScotlandFish we caught in the Sea of the Hebrides, Scotland   Charlie Piggott, Kent, England, United Kingdom


two-fishermen-in-tandem-kayak-nyMy Wavewalk 500 tandem fishing kayak (movie)  Sivanesan Rajan, New York


big-heavy-fisherman-fishing-standing-in-his-kayak6’7″ and 280 lbs, fishing and paddling standing in my WaveWalk  Peter Aweeky, New York


My son caught his first bass on our first tandem launchMe and my son fishing in our new W kayak    Gerald Gatchalian, Virginia


heron-in-Pennsylvania-lakeInitial review of my W500 as a kayak for photography   Kai Roth, Pennsylvania


wavewalk-kayak-on-top-of-ATVOur Wavewalk kayak in Newfoundland, Canada   Daniel Vogel, Switzerland


30-inch-snook-in-the-kayak's-cockpitMy Wavewalk 500   Steve Lucas, Florida


largemouth bass caught in N MinnesotaMy W kayak one year later   Mike Moody, North Dakota


snakehead-fish-pierced-by-arrowBow fishing for snakehead on the Potomac   John Dillon, Maryland


July-4th-bass4th of July bass   Ricardo Moyano, Illinois


tony-paddling-standing-in-his-fishing-kayakStanding and paddling is just awesome   Tony Schiro, Pennsylvania


my-fishing-kayak-without-the-motor-onMy Wavewalk fishing kayak with a 2.5 Suzuki outboard motor   Robert Buck, New Brunswick, Canada


dave-standing-next-to-his-rigged-fishing-kayakOn the gulf many times fishing in heavy seas   David Miller (Crappie Dave), Florida


two-beached-fishing-kayaks-TexasOur multiple W kayak activities including fishing   Aaron and Lynn Söderberg, Texas


underwater-led-light-for-night-giggingTwo 24 inch redfish first trip out   Mike Poole, Louisiana


No Picture icon 56This kayak will open another dimension for me   Charlie Manning, North Carolina


fishing-kayak-with-rod-rack-and-electric-trolling-motor-VAFishing in my Wavewalk kayak for 13 hours with no discomfort   Travis in VA


dottie-ann-rigged-fishing-kayak-floridaAnd I love, love my boat…   Dottie Ann Pollock, Florida


elderly fly angler - first time paddling standing in his kayak70 years old, first trip in my W fishing kayak, first time standing   Dennis Pritchard, Virginia


5.5lbs-largemouth-bass-caught-in-tandem-fishing-kayak-ny-56.gifTandem kayak bassin with wifey    Clint Miller, Upstate New York


Myron-fishing-kayak-dealer-in-Long-Island-standing-in-his-kayakFirst time in our new fishing kayaks!   Myron McDaniel, Long Island, New York


review-of-fishing-kayak-in-fast-tidal-currentsWavewalk kayak tracking a plus in strong tidal current   Art Myjak, Florida


snakehead-fish-caught-in-night-fishing-trip-on-mattawoman-river-mdCatching snakehead fish on the Mattawoman river   John Dillon, Maryland


uploading-wavewalk-fishing-kayak-on-car-rack-FLMy Wavewalk kayak   Judson Bibb, Florida


review-of-motorized-fishing-kayak-MarylandFirst motorized kayak fishing adventures and rigging projects    Kenny “One-Shot” Tracy, Maryland


Wavewalk-fishing-kayak-review-SF-Bay-CA.gifKayak crab fisherman reviews his W500    Edwin Warner, Oakland, California


ocean-fishing-kayak-review-from-New-ZealandWavewalk W500 trial, a dawnbreakers story   Jeff Holden, New Zealand Southern Island


fishing-kayak-review-north-georgia5 Reasons Why I Chose A Wavewalk Kayak   Paul Little, Georgia


review-of-kayak-for-underwater-scientific-testingW kayak used in underwater robotics tests   Darcy Paulin, British Columbia, Canada


Photographing_birds_from_a_kayakPhotographing birds from my stealthy Wavewalk kayak   Michael Pyle, Pennsylvania


camo_fishing_kayak_Millsap_TexasThe Wavewalk solved my kayak fishing back issues   Jim Taylor, Texas


Smallmouth_bass_caught_in_kayak_on_Susquehanna_river_PATen miles kayak fishing trip down the river and no back pain   Joe Stauder, Pennsylvania


stand_up_kayak_fising_in_the _marshes_around_Morehead_city_NCStuff I take with me on my kayak fishing trips   Steve Anderson, North Carolina


Review_of_fishing_kayak_Puget_Sound_WAFirst pink salmon in my Wavewalk kayak   Chris Henderson, Washington


review-fishing-kayak-outfitted-with-high-seat-and-motor-mount-MaineA kayak I feel I can safely fish out of   Linwood Crosby, Maine


review of kayak for fishing and photography, PAStable, comfortable and dry in my stand up fishing and photography kayak
Michael Pyle, Pennsylvania


kayak_review_Oregon_and_Washington_NorthwestTest paddle of the W500 in choppy waters – review   Rich Brown, Washington


No Picture icon 56This fishing kayak is doing what I wanted it to do   Paul Mayer, Maine


paddling the stand up fishing kayak - movieQuick W500 review – The kayak for real-world stand up paddling  Jeff McGovern (movie)


Review of stable kayak for bird photographyPhotographing birds from my W fishing kayak  Harry Selsor, Florida


No Picture icon 56I really thought my career was over before I got a W kayak   Robbie Cairl, Massachusetts


fishing kayak review MississippiOwner Review of Wavewalk Kayak   Paul Harrison, Mississippi


review of offshore stand up fly fishing kayakI don’t like it, I love it   Bill Davenport, Massachusetts


review of a kayak rigged for fishing, WisconsinHow I outfitted my W kayak for fishing, so far   Larry Durfey, Wisconsin


fishing kayak review from IowaThe kayak that’s useful for fishing in waters around here   Paul Malm, Iowa


fishing kayak review from upstate New York290 pound guy paddling around with no problem, and dry   Ernie Balch, New York


fishing kayak review from FloridaComprehensive review of the Wavewalk fishing kayak/s 2006-2013   Gary Rankel, Florida


kayak_review_from_Vancouver_BC_CanadaReview of my new offshore W kayak   Darcy Paulin, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


review_of_stand_up_fishing_kayak_from_OregonFirst trips in my stand up paddling and fishing kayak   Perry Platt, Oregon


Review of kayak rigged for stand up fishing and paddling - MississippiRigging my kayak for stand up fishing in bayous and bays   Paul Harrison, Mississippi


review of stable fishing kayak from FloridaReview of handicapped fisherman’s kayak outfitted with outriggers   Harry Rainey, Jr. Florida


review of motorized fishing kayak vs other fishing boats and kayaksReview of motorized W fishing kayak vs other fishing boats and kayaks   Michael Chesloff, Eastern New York

Review of kayak for bass fishing - central TexasReview of bass fishing kayak   Brad Campbell, Central Texas


Review of fishing kayak in Abaco island, BahamasWavewalk kayak in Abaco, Bahamas   Brad Barrett, Georgia


review of w fishing kayak by tall guy, south carolina6’6″ tall, both stable and comfortable in my W500 kayak   Andrew Smith, South Carolina


review of offshore motorized fishing kayak - PanamaMotorized W fishing kayak tandem trip in the ocean   Jorge Sevilla, Panama


a fishing kayak with a passenger and dog on board - North DakotaFirst Wavewalk – Fishing Kayak Review   Mike Moody, North Dakota


fishing kayak review by family from Phoenix AZReview of Family Fishing Kayak   Avery Sellards, Phoenix, Arizona


Review of kayak for senior and grandchildrenW Kayak With a Crew of Four Passengers   Neville Badcock, Tasmania, Australia


review of stand up fishing kayak from MaineReview of Stand Up Kayak   Barry Greindl, Maine


review of motorized fishing kayak from Kansas.gifReview of Fishing Kayak With 2.5 hp Lehr Propane Outboard   Jared Jorstad, Kansas


review of stable kayak for bird watching and photographyReview of Bird Watching Kayak   Don MacAdam, Massachusetts


Review of bass fishing kayak

More largemouth bass caught from my W500 kayak than in the previous 50 years+ combined   By Michael Chesloff, Upstate New York


review of fishing kayak as tender for big boat WAReview of Fishing Kayak Serving as Tender for Our Big Motorboat   Alan Merrihew, Washington


review of fishing kayak for long distance tripsPaddling 340 Miles In 83 Hours, In My 11 ft Long W Fishing Kayak   Clint Harlan, Missouri


review of stable kayak outfitted for wildlife photography, IowaReview of W500 Kayak for Photography   Paul Ekman, Iowa


motorized fishing kayak review - AlabamaRigged and Motorized Fishing Kayak   Randy Lester, Alabama


review of stand-up tandem ergonomic fishing kayak, NYReview of Tandem Stand-Up Fishing Kayak   Clint Miller, New York


fishing kayak review from Houston, TXInitial Fishing Kayak Review, in Tandem, and DIY Wheels   Craig Goulden, Texas


kayak review, Houston TexasFirst WaveWalk Paddle Trip   Lee Chastant, Texas


Fishing Kayak Review kayak angler standing with big striper in stand up fishing kayakCatching Stripers Standing Up In My Motorized W Kayak   Rox Davis, Connecticut


review of fishing kayak for ocean researchReview of Fishing Kayak Rigged for Ocean Research   Peter Traykovski, Massachusetts


stand up fishing kayak review, by big guy, South CaliforniaBig Guy’s Initial Review of Stand Up Fishing Kayak   Mike Hancock, Southern California


fishing kayak review from OklahomaFishing Kayak Review   Robin Gleason, Oklahoma


review of stand up fly fishing kayak, FloridaStand Up Fly Fishing Kayak   Ted Stevens, Florida


stand up fishing kayak review from TennesseeInitial Review of Stand Up Fishing Kayak   Jeremy Knight, Tennessee


No Picture icon 56W Kayak For Fishing and Bird Watching   Russell Dodd, Western Australia


Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak Review   Glynn Gantenbein, Texas review of stand up fly fishing kayak, Texas


Initial Fishing Kayak Review From Mexico   John Castanha, Arizona and Mexico review of fishing kayak Arizona / Mexico


initial fishing kayak review - stand up fishing kayakInitial Review of Stand Up Fishing Kayak   Jeff Taubes, Florida


kayak review, Victoria, AustraliaW500 Kayak Review   Steve Phillis, Victoria, Australia


rigged fishing kayak - product reviewW500 Fully Rigged For Fishing – Kayak Review   Mike Hewczuk, Texas


New W500 fishing kayak review from JeffJeff’s Rigged W500 Fishing Kayak – New Review and Movie   Jeff McGovern, Florida


Review fishing kayak, New ZealandMaiden Voyage Account, and DIY Wheels For Kayak   Ken From Katikati, New Zealand


fishing kayak review from Northern CaliforniaMy Fishing Kayak Story    George Brewster, Northern California


first review of motorized fishing kayak, CTFirst Time Out In My W502 Fishing Kayak   Russ Hicks, Connecticut


No Picture icon 56Bonding With My W Fishing Kayak – Initial Review   Gary Murray, New Mexico


Review of camouflage kayak for duck hunting, NYReview of Camouflaged Kayak for Hunting and Fishing   Kevin Coughlin, New York


fishing kayak review, New HampshireOffshore Fishing Kayak With Electric Motor and Wheel   Richard Dion, New Hampshire


Fishing kayak review, South CarolinaFishing Kayak Review, South Carolina   Terry Ehrlich, South Carolina


Wildlife photography kayak, AustraliaW500 Kayak With Transportation Wheel   Ofer Levy, Sydney, Australia


Review of fishing kayak by senior kayak fisherman with a back conditionFishing Kayak Review   Tony DeFusco, New Hampshire


Fishing kayak review from Northern CaliforniaFirst Impressions W Fishing Kayak Review   Sam Wire, Northern California


fishing kayak review - Virginia

Review of Stand Up Tandem Fishing Kayak   Tom Soska, Virginia


review of offshore stand up fishing kayak, ItalyReview of Offshore Stand Up Fishing Kayak   Danilo Russolillo, Rome, Italy


review of kayak for tandem paddling, Ontario, CanadaReview Of The W500 As A Tamdem Kayak   Boyd and Sandy Smith, Ontario, Canada


Review of kayaks for fishing and camping - Norway and SwedenKayak Fishing and Camping Trip Report, Norway and Sweden   Eric Overdijk, Norway


review of fishing kayak, OhioQuick Review of W500 Fishing Kayak   John King, Ohio


Initial review of fishing kayak, llinoisCatching Fish in Maiden Kayak – Review   Matt Green, Illinois


fishing kayak review and trip report, TexasFishing Kayak Review and Trip Report    Jerry and Valerie Hudgens, Texas


fishing kayak review, Ontario, CanadaW500 Fishing Kayak Review   Bruce Parks,Ontario, Canada


No Picture icon 56Kayak Review by Kayaker With Spinal Fusion   Laura Palestrini, Georgia


No Picture icon 56Initial Review of Kayak for Big Guys   Jim Addison, British Columbia, Canada


Review of fishing kayak / tandem - TexasBass Kayak Fishing in Tandem    Marshall Godfrey, Texas


TX angler landing big fish in his kayakTouring and Fishing Kayak Review    Jesse Martinez, Texas


Review of fishing kayak, offshore, New ZealandOffshore Fishing Kayak Review    Dennis Hodgetts, New Zealand


No Picture icon 56First W500 Fishing Kayak Review From Dubai, UAE    Richie Peel, Dubai, UAE


review of stand up fly fishig kayak, CTShort Review of Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak    Jay Petersen, Connecticut


paddling with disabilitiesKayak review by disabled kayaker    Jos Nieuwenhuijsen, Netherlands (Holland)


Fishing kayak review, PAFirst trip, second cast, first fish caught in my W kayak    Lou Fager, Pennsylvania


Review of fly fishing kayak, MinnesotaInitial Review of Rigged Fishing Kayak With Wheel    Gary Thorberg, Minnesota


small sailing catamaran kayakW500 Sailing Kayak    Rafael Francke, sailor


initial review of fishing kayak, Norway, ScandinaviaInitial W500 Kayak Review    Eric Overdijk, Norway


fishing kayak review from MississippiFirst Impressions From W500 Fishing Kayak    Paul Harrison, Mississippi


Rigged fishing kayak, TexasFishing Kayak Rigged With a Detachable Wheel    Ray Schwertner, Texas


Rigged fishing kayak review, South CarolinaAmphibious, Rigged Fishing Kayak   Stan Trojanowski, South Carolina


No Picture icon 56Review of the W500 as Tandem Kayak    Ann Hubbard, North Carolina


Rigged fishing kayak, TexasInitial Fishing Kayak Review for Disabled Veteran    Gary Johnson, Texas


Review of stand up fly fishing kayak, FloridaStand Up Fly Fishing Kayak Review    Kevin Eastman, Florida


Review of stand up fishing kayak, ArizonaStand Up Fishing Kayak Review   Jose Fernandez, Arizona


Review of fishing kayak, Ontario, CanadaFishing Kayak Review    Petru Rotariu, Ontario, Canada


kayak anglers looking at beached fishing kayaksFly Fishing Kayak Review   Bob Smaldone, Maine


Mike in his stand up fishing kayakFishing Kayak Review   Mike Ratigan, upstate New York


The Kayak Angler Song: Walking on the Wave‘Walkin on the Wave’ – Kayak Fly Fisherman’s Song    ‘Unknown Traveler’, Ohio


Bowfin caught in fishing kayak, MinnesotaFishing Kayak Review     W. Taylor, Minnesota


Fishing kayak rigged with seat for a dogFishing Kayak With Dog Seat    Kay Rankel, Wisconsin


Motorized fishing kayak with folding outriggersOutrigger Motorized Kayak    Brian Vickery, California


Fishing kayak in Huntigton Horbor, CaliforniaOffshore Fishing Kayak Review    Alfred Jay, California


Fishing kayak review - AlaskaFly Fishing Kayak Review    Carl Williams, Alaska


Rigged Stand Up Fishing kayakRigged Offshore W500 Fly Fishing Kayak    Craig Masterman, Massachusetts


Rigged fishing kayak, North CarolinaRigged W500 Fishing Kayak    Darrell Beam, North Carolina


Fishing kayak beached, South AustraliaOffshore Fishing Kayak Review     Shaun Wilkeson, South Australia


Fishing kayak rigged with rowing oars, PennsylvaniaFishing Kayak Rigged With Oars    Dave Baumbaugh, Pennsylvania


Ed with a 27 inch redfish caught at the fcka kayak fishing tournamentW500 Fishing Kayak Review     Ed Wheeler, Florida


Richard in his fishing kayak, Crystal river, FLElderly Fisherman’s Fishing Kayak Review    Dick Sherman, Florida


Ken fishing standing in his kayak, WashingtonOlder Fisherman’s Stand Up Fishing Kayak Review    Ken Short, Port Angeles, Washington


No Picture icon 56W500 Fishing Kayak Review    James Phillips, British Columbia, Canada


Standing up in fishing kayak, Seattle, WashingtonStand Up Fishing Kayak Review     John Hunter, Seattle, Washington


No Picture icon 56W500 Kayak Review    Claire Gignac, Ontario, Canada


Kayak fishing dog, WisconsinFishing Kayak Review By Disabled Angler     Sharon Bramm, Wisconsin


No Picture icon 56W500 Fishing Kayak Review     Francis Muldoon, Key West, Florida


Electric motor fishing kayak, New York
Electric W500 Fishing Kayak    John Zoltner,New York


W500 stand up fishing kayak review, FloridaFirst W500 Stand Up Fishing Kayak Review    Jeff McGovern, Florida


W500 fishing kayak review, West VirginiaElderly fisherman reviews his kayak     Tom George, West Virginia


Tiger camo fishing kayak review, WisconsinReview of W500 fishing kayak     John Fabina, Wisconsin


Texas fishing kayakMy fishing kayak review    Stephen Cano, Texas


Roger and his new kayak, MichiganReview of my fishing kayak    Roger Sacla, Michigan


Rod in his fishing kayak, ColoradoA kayaker’s review of his W500    Rod Ratzlaff, Colorado


Two fishing kayaks attached on a pickup truck bedRigged Fishing Kayak     Gary Rankel, Florida


Tim paddling standing up in his kayakPaddler with back problems reviews his kayak     Tim Kerr, New York


Robert standing near his two fishing kayaks, TexasSenior fisherman’s review of his kayak     Robert Fisher, Texas


Jeremiah in his grandfather's kayakW500 Kayak Review    Mark Mayton, New York


Noel's son in his dad's fishing kayak, TexasMotorized fishing kayak review by dad and son     Noel Mascarenhas, Texas


Three fishing kayaks, Connecticut

Kayak review by angler with sciatica    Roxanne Davis, Connecticut


Rhode Island kayak fisherman standing up in fishing kayak

Kayak review by fisherman with back problems    Norm Craig, Rhode Island


We no longer list here customer reviews of the smaller-size W300 series (2004-2010) because the reviews of the newer W500 series listed here have reached a number so large that it can slow down this page from loading. Besides, since we came up with the 500 series in 2009, people have shown little interest in the W300, naturally.
Many of the W300 reviews were contributed before 2008, the year when we started this blog, but many others still appear in search results.  To find customer reviews of kayaks from this discontinued series, use the keyword 300 in this blog’s search form.

2 thoughts on “Customer Reviews

  1. W500 Fishing Kayak Review

    Greetings everyone,
    I’ve been checking out this kayak from my keyboard for over a year now knowing eventually I would buy one when the time was right. Just when I was about to purchase a new one in VA, I found a used one for sale not too far from me but in PA. I purchased it onsite and I’ve been on the water in it atleast 21 times in the last 30 days and I’m loving it! From day 1 I could stand in it, launch it w/o getting wet and figure out how to load it on top of my Civic. I’ve used it in both freshwater & saltwater and I have caught 12 species of fish, thus far, and I’m looking forward to catching keeper stripers while fishing from it this fall. I’ve learned much from your posts on this blog and I applaud Yoav’s creativity in producing this unique fishing kayak.
    From the mid-atlantic state of MD………thanks Yoav!

  2. Thanks JD,
    It goes without saying that we’d all like to see pictures of your rig, fish, places you fish in, etc… :)

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