Jackson Cruise 10

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If you fish in tight places and need a short boat that turns on a dime, Jackson Cruise 10 may be a viable option. Despite being only 10’3″ long, it has a 300 lbs capacity and features a high-low frame seat for all-day comfort.

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Short and nimble, Jackson Cruise 10 can take you to places that longer boats can’t reach. This smaller version of the popular Jackson Cruise 12 is easier to transport and store but still offers great comfort on the water.

Size and Weight

Jackson Cruise 10 is 10’3″ long and 32.5″ wide. It weighs 53 lbs without the seat, so you’ll easily put in on top of your car. You can also drag it to and from the water thanks to the sacrificial skid plate at the stern.

The weight capacity of 300 lbs is remarkable for such a short boat.

Construction and Materials

Like all Jackson’s kayaks, Cruise 10 is a rotomolded boat made from high-density polyethylene. Rotomolded boats are known for extreme durability and ease of use. They require very little maintenance.


The Cruise 10 has four rigid carrying handles, so it is easy to handle either alone or with a friend.

There is a round hatch on the bow that provides access to in-hull storage. A small dry hatch in the center is perfect for small items that you may need on the water. A large rear tank-well is secured with a bungee cord and will accommodate a milk crate, cooler, or some dry bags with gear. There is also a bungee cord on the front deck and a simple bottle holder between your legs.

The seat is comfortable and offers a high and low position. It is removable and makes a good camp chair.

The Cruise 10 has no gear tracks, but it does offer as much as five RAM mount inserts for stuff like rod holders, cameras, or a GPS unit.

The footrests are adjustable so finding a comfortable leg position should not be a problem.

Overall, Jackson Cruise 10 is a well-rounded and reasonably priced kayak for those who don’t have to paddle for long distances but need to get into really tight places where longer boats can’t reach. It is also easy to store and transport.


All Jackson kayaks bought in 2020 and after come with a 5-year limited warranty for the hull and components made by Jackson. For full Jackson’s warranty terms, see Jackson’s website at https://www.jacksonadventures.com/warranty/

Additional information

Specification: Jackson Cruise 10

Width (in)


Weight (lb)


Load Capacity (lb)


Cockpit type

sit on top







User Level

Beginner, Intermediate

Intended Use

Fishing, Recreation

Water type

Slow rivers (Class I-II), Small lakes


Removable Ergo frame seat with high-low positions

Paddle holders




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