Beginners Choice Kayak Package

$1,423.00 $1,405.00

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Which of our 14 kayaks is the best kayak for beginners? And why?

The Beginners Choice Kayak Package is designed to give you a delightful and easy experience as a beginner, but is also suitable for more adventurous paddling trips as your kayaking skills (and appetite) develop.

The Beginners Choice Kayak package is perfect for men and women, young and mature, large and small.

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Ian S.
Fantastic service

Great assistance to choose the appropriate kayaks for our needs and after sales support with any questions happily and promptly responded to.

*** The AdvancedFrame Kayak is currently out of stock but will be restocked soon | ETA: August 2020  ***

*** The AE2015 Touring 4-Part paddle is currently out of stock and will be forwarded when it comes into stock circa early August 2020. If you would like a refund on this component of the package so you can source a paddle locally, please just let us know.  ***

*** The PackLite Roll Top Dry Bag Set is currently out of stock, it can be swapped for another bag or it will be shipped separately once restocked | ETA: July 2020  ***

Who is the Beginners Choice Kayak Package for?

Paddlers who need (or want) a compact kayak and

  • Are beginners in kayaking
  • Want a kayak that is easy to paddle straight
  • Want the setting up process to be quick and easy
  • Are NOT going in Full Whitewater and Whitewater Class III
AdvancedFrame Kayak AE1012-R Advanced Elements Inflatables

I was a beginner kayaker myself not that long ago. My first kayak, the AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak was ideal.

Here’s why this is the best kayak for beginners:


Falling in the water not only leaves you wet and cold, it can also be pretty scary if you are a beginner kayaker.

The AdvancedFrame has a wide flat hull, giving it excellent stability.

Not only are you less likely to fall out, it’s easier to get back into if you do!

If you want a kayak you can relax in, the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak is the best kayak for beginners when it comes to stability.

AdvancedFrame Inflatable AE1012 Kayak Kathy

Easy to Paddle Straight

AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak AE1012-R Advanced Elements

Professional kayakers make it look easy. But in most kayaks, trying to go in a straight line is really hard!

The frustration of not being able to get where you want to go will drive you insane. Or at least put you off paddling for the rest of your life…

The AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak is the best kayak for beginners because the hull has been designed to go straight on flat water. You don’t have to worry about your skill level, just hop in and go!

Supremely Comfortable

The AdvancedFrame has a nice cushy floor under your bum and a supportive seat for your back.

It’s great for a beginner to be able to relax and take a break during kayaking.

AdvancedFrame Kayak AE1012-R from Advanced Elements

Portable – Save $ on Roof Racks

AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak Bag AE1007

I get that you might not want to spend a lot of money on a kayak if you are a beginner. The problem is that a cheap kayak is NOT the best kayak for a beginner. Cheap kayaks are unstable, go in circles,  flimsy, uncomfortable etc. You are going to have a terrible time.

But get an inflatable kayak that packs up into a bag, and you can save money on roof racks.

AND, when you fall in love with kayaking, you can take it anywhere with you!

Versatile – the Best Kayak for Beginners is One That Can Take You Hard-Core!

The AdvancedFrame is suitable for a wide variety of conditions, including open ocean. As your skill, stamina and passion for kayaking grow, the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak will be able to take you to the next challenge!

You will probably start out enjoying a casual paddle on flat water.

AdvancedFrame Kayak AE1012-R Advanced Elements Inflatables

You could end up taking it on an arctic expedition, who knows!

Durable for Beginners

I’m not saying that all beginner kayakers paddle into things… but if it’s your first time in a kayak, you might have a few collisions before you learn how to control it.

Sadly, most inflatable kayaks are like pool toys – one little bump against something sharp and it’s all over.

The AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak is the best kayak for beginners because it can really take a beating!

All products in this package are covered by Advanced Elements 12 month warranty and my 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Quick & Easy Set-Up

As a beginner, you might not want to start out with a multi-day kayaking expedition …

The best kayak for beginners is one that you can take out for a short paddle – maybe just 30 mins or so. Then as your strength and your confidence improves, you can go for longer paddles.

So what is the biggest turn-off for taking an inflatable kayak for a short paddle? Set up time.

If you want kayaking to be a regular part of your life, you need to be able to get out on the water in under 5 minutes. That is what you can do with the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak.

Set-up Instructions for the AdvancedFrame Kayak


Quick To Inflate and Great Fun

“Overall experience – terrific! Easy to inflate and took <10 minutes on our second attempt, a bit longer on the first as we were reading the instruction manual."

Kayaking at Bonnet Bay

“Never paddled such a comfortable AdvancedFrame Kayak. Really easy and quick set up and pull down. Great to be back out on the water again. One super happy customer!!!”

Kayaking on Nadi Bay, Fiji

“My first paddle and it felt so much more enjoyable than hard plastic kayaks usually available at resorts. I was totally sold.”

Package Inclusions

AdvancedFrame Kayak

Included Accessories:

  • Carrying Duffel Bag
  • Folding Seat
  • Repair Kit
  • Owner’s Manual
AdvancedFrame Kayak from Advanced Elements AE1012-R

Kayak Specifications

LENGTH: 10’5″ (3.18m)

WEIGHT: 36 lbs (16 kg)

COLOUR: Red/Gray

BRAND: Advanced Elements




WIDTH: 32” (81cm)

MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 300 lbs (136 kg)

DEFLATED AND PACKED DIMENSIONS: 32″ x 17″ x 10″ (76cm x 43cm x 25cm)




SET-UP TIME: 5 minutes

Touring 4-Part Paddle

Great for beginners because it is lightweight so you won’t get too tired. It also has a large blade for a bit of power if you need it. It is durable enough to withstand a few knocks as you get used to handling it.

Touring 4 Part Kayak Paddle AE2015 from Advanced Elements

Paddle Specifications


WEIGHT: 1225g


SHAFT: Aluminum alloy

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS: Unfeathered, 60 Degrees LHC, 60 degrees RHC


BRAND: Advanced Elements

BLADE: Glass filled Nylon

LENGTH: 231 cm

SUITABLE FOR: Recreational paddling and touring

Bellows Foot Pump

Allows you to inflate the kayak standing upright, which is nice and easy on the back.

Pump Specifications

Bellows Foot Pump AE2001


WEIGHT: 2 lbs (1 kg)

BRAND: Advanced Elements

SUITABLE FOR: All Advanced Elements inflatable kayaks

COLOUR: Yellow

PACKED DIMENSIONS: 36 x 25 x 8 cm



PackLite Roll Top Dry Bag Set

Includes 3 dry bags of different sizes – 3L, 5L and 10L. You have a small bag for your phone and keys if you are doing a short paddle.  You have bigger bags for swimmers, towels and a picnic if you want to do a day trip.

Dry Bag Set Specifications


COLOUR: Orange, Yellow and Red

SIZE: 3L, 5L, 10L

BRAND: Advanced Elements


Packlite Roll Top Dry Bag Set AE3506

Inline Valve Adaptor

Enables you to get the right pressure so you get the best performance from your kayak.

Adaptor Specifications

Inline Valve Adaptor AE4000 Advanced Elements


WEIGHT: 2 lbs (1 kg)

BRAND: Advanced Elements


PACKED DIMENSIONS: 9cm x 7cm x 10cm


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