Tarpon 160 Sit-On-Top Kayak

Model # 18712802 | Mfg # 9750605163 | UPC # 729282094858

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Wilderness Systems’ biggest and fastest Tarpon confidently takes you on your next great adventure.

Conveniently pack all your gear for your desired sport or hobby and effortlessly glide through the water. Customizing your yak with ease means you have more time doing what you love. Wilderness Systems built the Tarpon 160 so you can comfortably discover the depths of your next adventure.

The ultimate destination kayak at 16’ long and 28” wide, the sleek Tarpon 160 offers the most capacity and speed in the Tarpon line. A long, streamlined design means you move more quickly through the water, while the balanced hull provides excellent stability in choppy conditions. With its ease of paddling, steady performance, and expanded deck storage, the Tarpon 160 is optimal for long trips or the big water kayak fisherman seeking efficiency.

Unparalleled Comfort

The Phase 3® AirPro Sit-On-Top Seat is so comfortable you’ll forget you’re even sitting in a kayak. This innovative design features an ergonomic, contoured seat that flexes for support and adjusts to your specifications. A scalloped, leg lifter raises up and down to support your legs and remove pressure while increasing blood flow. Quickly and easily change the height of the back support to suit your casting, rowing or lounging needs.

The exclusive vented design allows for breathability while simultaneously providing padding and protection to hard contact areas under the legs and along the spine. Additional ventilation and drainage are provided by the small holes on the backrest and seat while simultaneously providing cushioning for your oblique muscles and sit bones.

The Keepers XL Foot Brace system offers larger, “gas pedal” style footpegs that provide better grip and more control while paddling. You can conveniently and easily adjust the footpegs for the most comfortable position to suit your needs. Together with the Keepers XL Foot Brace System, this kayak raises the bar for comfort and adjustability. Before you know it, you’ll have spent your entire day on the water.

Balanced Hull

Constructed from strong, high-density polyethylene, the Tarpon’s hull lasts long even in rough waters. Wilderness Systems engineered a flared hull to provide balanced stability and superior tracking while maintaining speed and handling. It glides well while reducing hull slap in choppy waters.


Featuring a number of storage options to carry your gear for fishing, cruising or short camping trips. The Tarpon boasts two, large Orbix hatches on the bow and midship for dry storage. The midship Orbix hatch is easily accessible and 8” in diameter. An even larger tankwell than previous models allows you to carry a cooler, tackle box, or bag securely thanks to the adjustable bungee cord. Finally, midship mesh pockets and a bungee deck rig allow you to store any other gear you may need while a nifty cup holder keeps your beverage close at hand.


Wilderness Systems’ patented SlideTrax™ accessory system allows you to easily outfit and accessorize your kayak without drilling any additional holes. Add rod holders, a Go-Pro mount, a fishfinder mount or whatever else you want—outfit your Tarpon to suit your specific activity needs.

Other Key Features

  • Comfort carry handles are ergonomically designed for a secure and comfortable grip
  • Self-bailing scupper holes drain out water
  • Side carry handles for easy lifting feature a convenient paddle holder
  • Bow paddle park
  • Rudder ready
  • Cup holder
  • Bungee deck rigging


Tarpon 160 Sit-On-Top Kayak

Name Value
Best Use Touring
Capacity 375 Pounds
Color Borealis
Drive Type Paddle
Hull Construction Roto Molded
Length 16'
Material Polyethylene
Seat Type Padded Vented Adjustable
Type Sit-On-Top
Warranty Details Limited Lifetime on Hull and Deck
One Year on Parts and Accessories
Weight 76 Pounds
Width 28"


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