Best Fishing Kayaks Under $2,000 For 2024

Buyer’s Guide | Kayak Angler

While specs, features and performance are important aspects of what makes a fishing kayak “right” for you, at some point, price also has to enter the equation. Fortunately, today there are fishing kayaks available at almost every price point, making the sport that much more accessible.

The kayaks available in the sub-$500 market are understandably base models with few bells and whistles, and performance matched to calm bodies of water and weather. Bump up your budget to the sub-$1,000 range and you’ll have far more specialized options at your fingertips with features to satisfy most any angler. Enter the sub-$2000 range, though, and you’ll find fully rigged and ready boats with every modern amenity available.

You generally get what you pay for when it comes to fishing kayaks—if you’re able to spend a little more, you’ll enjoy greater comfort, higher quality materials, and features specific to the type of fishing you want to do and the bodies of water you most often fish.

Top picks: Best fishing kayaks under $2,000 for 2024

The following fishing kayaks under $2,000 have received the highest star ratings by reviewers in our Kayak Angler Buyer’s Guide. See and review all fishing kayaks priced under $2,000 here.

Best Fishing Kayaks Under $2,000

Kayaks: Boss 12 ss by Sun Dolphin - Image 2990
Sun Dolphin

Boss 12 ss

Old Town Canoes and Kayaks

Loon 126 Angler

Kayaks: Bass 100 by Jonny Boats - Image 4687
Jonny Boats

Bass 100

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Brooklyn Kayak Company

BKC RA220 Sit On Top Angler Kayak

Vibe Kayaks

Shearwater 125 Signature Series

Brooklyn Kayak Company

BKC TK122 Angler Tandem Coastal Cruiser Kayak

Shop for fishing kayaks under $2,000

Follow the links below into the Kayak Angler Buyer’s Guide where you’ll find every fishing kayak under $2,000 available along with specs, prices, reviews and places to buy.

Fishing kayak reviews

There’s no better way to choose a fishing kayak than by kicking the tires and taking a test drive. The staff at Kayak Angler have run the best fishing kayaks through the gauntlet. We’ve rigged the boats for fishing, loaded them with gear and hit the water, allowing us to evaluate how the boat handles and how it performs for the intended angler and conditions.