Sun Dolphin Bali SS 12-Foot Sit-on top Kayak Review

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Editor's Pros & Cons
  • With a length of 12”, this kayak leans a little more toward maneuverability and a little less toward speed and with a width of 29.5”, it is still reasonably fast.
  • Also, the 29.5” beam makes it a fairly stable fishing platform. In addition, is has a very comfortable seating system.
  • It is very hard to flip over and very easy to get back in.
  • It is very stable giving you the chance to stand on it to fish without fearing to fell to the water or flipping the kayak over
  • With its 48 lbs. it is a very lightweight kayak easy to handle alone.
  • With a length of 12’, this kayak is less maneuverable than shorter kayaks in the 10’ range and with a width of 29.5”, it may not be stable enough to suite some anglers.
  • Other than that, the only other problem Present in this kayak is that you might get a little wet. But every time you go out kayaking you must be prepared for that possibility.


The Sun Dolphin Bali SS 12-Foot Sit-on top Kayak while being called a sit-on-top model it actually isn’t, the seat is located very close to the bottom of the hull, giving you a lower center of gravity which gives more stability than other “Sit on top” models. It is great for lakes and rivers, is made from rugged UV-stabilized Fortiflex High Density Polyethylene. Undoubtedly, a great fishing kayak.


It features two watertight compartments, one in the front and another in the back, you won’t be able to carry much but it’s good to carry around some water or snacks and your personal belongings

Also, it features an adjustable backrest and adjustable footrests to give you more comfort during your paddling time. It also includes retractable carrying handles, flush mount fishing rod holders, protective thigh pads and paddle holder.


Its design and dimensions make it very easy to get used to the kayak and with little practice you’ll be able to track in straight line at any speed.


It is great on track and paddle and for the price, it is a great 12’ kayak perfect for long and short fishing outings.

Bottom Line

Even though I do have a preference for sit-on-top kayaks, you should trust me on this, this sit on top kayak with it lowered seat, that improves your center of gravity, gives you a ton of stability and makes for a great fishing kayak.

Remember that always before. Purchasing any of the products I review, you should make sure that it actually fills all of your needs. It is a great kayak for first-time kayakers, and also it great price gives the beginners the chance to buy a great kayak for a very low price.