Carolina 12.0 Sit - Inside Touring Kayak

Allow up to 6 weeks for delivery, 3 weeks for Déjà vu and Funkadelic

Product Overview

The Carolina 12.0 Sit - Inside Touring Kayak  from Perception Kayaks series of sit-inside touring kayaks are for beginner to intermediate paddlers who value comfort and stability in a boat that can easily explore all day on a wide range of waterways. The Carolina 12.0 kayak’s category-leading comfort and versatility makes it the best value in touring kayaks. The incredible stability is perfect for new paddlers, while the experienced will appreciate its speed and agility.

The lighter weight of this 12-foot design makes it easy to carry and more maneuverable as you explore quiet coastal and inland waterways. Full days and overnight excursions are a pleasure thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-point adjustable seat. The Carolina can also be upgraded with a rudder (sold separately) for increased maneuverability and tracking if desired.

Proudly designed, molded and hand-assembled in the USA, the Carolina 12.0 kayak is backed by a 5-Year Warranty.

Additional Features:


  • Leak-proof one-piece construction
  • Built-in buoyancy
  • Assured on-water security
  • Permanent U.S. Coast Guard compliant hull identification number

Most Comfortable:

  • Back-friendly seats
  • Superior cushioning
  • Best-in-class ergonomic support
  • All-day comfort
  • Large open cockpit
  • Easy on legs

Most Stable:

  • Easiest to enter/exit
  • Steady on-water feel
  • Most secure paddling experience
  • World-class design and engineering

 Most Durable:

  • Highest UV, impact and abrasion resistance
  • Proprietary high-density polyethylene
  • Industry-leading rotational molding process
  • Wear-proof colors and graphics
Max. Capacity : 275 lbs. / 125 Kg
Boat Weight : 49 lbs. / 22 Kg
Length : 12' / 366 cm
Width : 26" / 66 cm
Deck Height : 14.5" / 37 cm
Cockpit Length: 39.5" / 100 cm
Cockpit Width: 21.5" / 55 cm
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Features Benefits
Rudder Capable : Rudder capable to help steer in winds or currents. (rudder sold separately - see Long Pin Rudder Kit in "Accessories" section).
Generous Storage : Front and rear dry storage with easy-on/off sealed covers for security and access to gear.
Bungee Cord : Bungee cord lashes throughout the deck to secure gear within easy reach.
Safety Lines : Reflective safety lines for low-light visibility and ease of re-entry.
Maximum Flotation and Safety : Bulkhead flotation foam in bow and stern; adds buoyancy on the water for extra floatation and safety.
Premium Comfort : Extra cushy ergonomic Zone DLX Seat with adjustable backrest for optimal support and comfort. Seatback adjusts forwards, backward up and down; tilt-adjust seat bottom supports thighs in the perfect paddling position.
Leg Padding : Leg padding along cockpit edge for comfort and support.
Spacious Cockpit : Spacious easy-entry cockpit is spray skirt compatible for added dryness.
Easy to Carry : Optimized design and construction makes this boat easier to carry at only 49 lbs.
Multiple Footrests : Accommodate paddlers of all sizes for maximum comfort.
V-shaped Hull : V-shaped hull with soft chines combines stability and speed.
Paddle Park : Easily secure your paddle within arms reach while you aren't using it.
  Guaranteed Workmanship and Performance


Warranty Information

Limited warranty against material or manufacturing defects in the hull and deck for five (5) years from date of original purchase of the kayak. Parts, accessories, and outfitting are warranted for a period of one (1) year against material or manufacturing defects from the date of purchase.