The Cruise has a much cleaner platform with a dry hatch, and is offered with the Elite seat with Hi-Lo™ seat as are the “Coosa”, both Cudas and the “Big Tuna”. The Cruise offers the same small tackle box storage area on the starboard and port sides of the Hi-Lo seat as do the Cuda 12 and 14.
While the Cruise does not come equipped as a fishing kayak, it is ready for fishing accessories to be mounted. Reviews by other kayak anglers who have paddled the Cruise are claiming this to be the best fly fishing platform from Jackson. With the stand-up assist handle it is very stable for standing, and other reports indicate that is very versatile from rivers to oceans. It is fast and tracks well.
Here are the specifications on the Jackson Kayaks Cruise:
- Length: 12’3”
- Width: 31.5”
- Height: 13.5”
- Weight: 68 lbs w/seat, 63 lbs w/o seat
- Capacity: 350 lbs
- MSRP: $899 USD
Although the Cruise might not be a intended as a “serious” fishing kayak, it will make a great introduction for anyone interested in kayaking or kayak fishing. If you are interested in the Cruise, visit the Jackson web site to locate your nearest Jackson dealer.