I have spent quite a bit of time in the past weeks researching the best kayak to buy. I wanted something that was stable, possibly could be used for photos, tracked well, and was a cut above a really cheap one. Some quality to it, and for beginning to intermediate kayakers. I decided on the models below, and as it turns out, one is on sale starting today. The sale on the good one starts TODAY. You can order online and they will deliver to a store near you. West Marine branded Pompano 120 for $425, sit- on-top angler kayak, terrific reviews. This is a rebranded Wilderness Systems 2008 Tarpon 120 which sold for $900 and up. Also being sold as a Perception Pescador 120, which you can find on Amazon for $550. The Pescador retails for $599. Go for the 12-foot model, not the 10-footer.