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Tarpon 120 - 2020

The sit-on-top legend – revitalized and refined.

From *$999 USD / $1,279 CAD

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How do you improve upon a legend? Introducing the New Tarpon. Retaining everything paddlers love from the celebrated original with improved comfort, stability, speed and paddler interface, the new Tarpon is easily the most versatile boat in the Wilderness Systems lineup that is equally at home on rivers, lakes or oceans. Every detail is carefully crafted and executed flawlessly to bring you boundless paddling perfection. Blending celebrated legacy design elements with a re-imagined modern flair, the new Tarpon delivers a dynamic on-water performance with enhanced agility and unmatched stability, while well-executed and innovative features elevate the paddler’s overall experience. The renowned Phase 3® AirPro seating system offers easy three-point adjustability, while plush honeycomb-vented fabric and ergonomic 3D foam provide maximum airflow, comfort and support. The new Tarpon features the DryTec Case – a new integrated dry box to keep your valuables safe, the MagnaTec magnetic water bottle holder, and flexible mounting options and accessory integrations, all of which come standard with the boat. A protective and replaceable skid plate, comfortable rigid carry handles, industry-leading storage capabilities, and thoughtful and configurable deck bungee rigging rounds out a robust list of attributes.

The new 2020 Tarpon is available in 2 sizes:  Tarpon 105 and Tarpon 120.


  • The premiere sit-on-top kayak is now even better and more comfortable

  • Fast, efficient and straight tracking

  • Excellent stability - great initial stability and solid secondary stability when the boat is leaned on edge

  • Dog-friendly - bring Fido along for the ride

  • The most comfortable and adjustable Phase 3® AirPro seating system featurs CoolTouch so your seat stays cool

  • Large rear storage well for crates, coolers, fishing equipment, scuba tanks & camping gear

  • Front storage hatch offers dry storage

  • Mesh cover for rear storage area to secure items - can be rolled back

  • Sectioned storage tray to organize smaller items like sunscreen, fishing lures and snacks

  • User-friendly paddler interface - new features including a water bottle strap and dry box are all within easy reach

  • MagnaTec magnetic water bottle strap system

  • DryTec removable dry box is perfect for storing wallets, phones, keys and other valuables

  • SlideTrax™ accessory rails so you can customize your kayak for fishing, filming or adding other accessories

  • Quick park paddle holder

  • Rigid carry handles for easy transport

Need replacement parts for your Tarpon 120?   Get them here.

Need a paddle?   The Origin Glass and Tarpon Carbon paddles work well with the Tarpon kayak.


Note:  Tarpon boats shown in video and lifestyle photos are prototypes - these colors are not available for purchase.  The 2020 Tarpon is available in 4 colors:  Mango, Breeze Blue, Fossil Tan and Galaxy.



Length: 12' 3" / 373 cm Width: 31" / 79 cm
Boat Weight: 63 lbs. / 29 kg Deck Height: 13.75" / 35 cm
Max Capacity: 350 lbs. / 159 kg

* Prices shown are suggested U.S. and Canadian Dollar retail prices, net not including taxes. Prices in your market may vary due to currency, VAT, and other taxes. Prices subject to change without notice.

*Colors may vary slightly from those shown as each kayak that we produce is unique. Variations in color are not covered by warranty. Additionally, bungee cord colors and other fittings are periodically updated and may vary from what is pictured. You can purchase bungee cords (sold separately) in a variety of colors if you wish to customize the look of your boat.

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Where to Buy


Adventure Mountain Sports - Citrus Heights, CA

Appomattox River Company - Farmville, VA | Hampton, VA | Ashland, VA

Austin Canoe & Kayak - Austin, TX | Houston, TX

Canoe Country Outfitters - St. Petersburg, FL

Canoesport Outfitters - Indianola, IL

Cedar Creek RV & Outdoor Center - Cave Spring, GA

Dolphin Paddlesports/ Economy Tackle - Sarasota, FL

Great Outdoor Provision Co. - Raleigh, NC | Chapel Hill, NC | Charlotte, NC | Greensboro, NC | Greenville, NC | Wilmington, NC | Winston Salem, NC | Charlottsville, VA | Virgina Beach, VA

Hook 1 Outfitters - Hendersonville, TN | Murfreesboro, TN

Kayak Centre of Rhode Island - Wickford, RI

Next Adventure - Paddlesports Center - Portland, OR | Scappoose Bay Paddling Center - Warren, OR

OKC Kayak - Oklahoma City, OK

The Outside World Outfitters - Dawsonville, GA

Pack Rat Outdoor Center - Fayetteville, AK

River Sports Outfitters - Knoxville, TN

Rutabaga Paddlesports - Madison, WI

Sunrift Adventures - Travelers Rest, SC

Terrapin Outdoor Center - Piedmont, AL

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