Journey Designed for the touring paddler who seeks a boat to champion themselves into the next level of their adventures. The Journey offers speed, stability and safety for paddlers looking to push their adventures to great heights. This kayak utilizes best in class design techniques for edge control, comes Smart Rudder ready, and is equipped with top of the line, whitewater inspired outfitting for comfort and customized fit. Whether paddling for an afternoon or several days- the Journey will take you on an adventure.

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Journey - Product Description

Product Features

  • 1  - Fast yet Stable Hull Design

    The rocker profile combined with hull design give this kayak great speed and control, without losing any stability.
  • 2  - Adjustable Hip Pads

    The hips pads give great comfort and support where needed. Comes with added pre cut foam should you need more support.
  • 3  - Sure-Lock Back Band System

    A simple system with big benefits, this back band provides all your lower back support while being adjustable from inside the kayak. With a simple rope and cleat you can make yourself as tight or loose as you want at any given point!
  • 4  - Bow and Stern Hatches with sealed bulkheads

    If you are looking to go out on an adventure- you will need room for your stuff. This kayak as ample storage both in the deck and rear to help balance your kayak out. With a sealed bulkhead you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting wet.
  • 5  - Small Day Hatch for Easy Access while Paddling

    Keep your phone, wallet, camera or other on hand items dry in our easy access day hatch.
  • 6  - Smart Track Rudder System Ready

    Giving you the option to add a Rudder System, each kayak comes ready for installation.
  • 7  - Nalgene Bottle  - Nalgene

    Made in the USA, our custom Nalgene bottles are decked out with Jackson Kayak logos.
  • 8  - Go Pro Ready  - GoPro

    Capture the moment easier with a screwed in insert Go Pro Mount.
  • 9  - Extensive Deck Rigging

    Hold down your pump, maps, or other items you want to have on hand but not packed away in the kayak.

Comments on “Journey”

  1. sergio rodrigues da silva
    March 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I want to purchase a kayak journey, I live in Brazil, Manaus Amazonas, it is possible and I buy you guys send the product to the Amazons; and how do I make the payment and make the purchase.

  2. Mark
    February 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Are custom colors not an option on the Journey, and if they are, how do I design the kayak?

    1. February 26, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Yepp! Simply ask your local dealer to order a custom color and they or will walk you through it

  3. Jay Basile
    March 7, 2018 at 11:38 am

    You guys are the BOMB!!!

  4. Evan
    April 27, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Do you guys still sell the 13.5? Great boat, the slightly shorter length surprisingly makes it much more nimble than my friend’s 14, which is of course also an amazing boat. Jackson really needs to expand to more touring boats or even just more Journey size options. I know I would love a Journey 15 or even 16+, and would grab a 12 if it was available too. Seriously it would compete, so much better than competitors boats which also span larger size ranges.

    1. July 22, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks for the suggestions! Clay

    2. Darren
      October 13, 2018 at 2:02 am

      Yep would also love something longer 17ish foot would be awesome, love my other Jackson boats

  5. August 30, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    My Jackson Journey 14′ 2013 floor unit that supports the hull and that the seat attaches to has come loose at the end opposite the seat. This creates a dimpling in the hull and it seems that if the floor (black plastic) could be reattached then the hull would not dimple. How to fix? materials needed? Help!

    1. August 30, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      Hey Donald!
      Consider checking with Brandon at Customer Service ( as he used to build the boats and might understand the construction to those parts better than I do. I believe you mean the seat / wall track? If so it’s a fix with new adhesive strips. You can take the old ones out by sawing back in forth with a cam strap but leave it in until you talk to Brandon or someone in the know of the 13 construction. Good Luck! Clay

      1. August 30, 2018 at 8:59 pm

        Thanks for the quick response. I will check with Brandon tomorrow about how to remedy the seat/wall track. Need to get fixed for my next Current River (Missouri) trip. Thank You.

        1. Matthew Janey
          November 7, 2018 at 7:33 pm

          My boat has the same issue, did you have any luck resolving it?

          1. Matthew Janey
            May 28, 2019 at 2:22 pm

            Yep, Mine too

  6. Jim
    September 4, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    My wife and I are looking for a kyak that is very stable easy to get in and out of and easy to paddle what do you recommend

    1. September 19, 2018 at 11:27 am

      I need more info, Jim!
      How far do you plan to paddle? Whitewater or flat? Open and windy / waves or more like a pond or flatwater river? What do you both weight? We have a wide variety of boats – help me help you! My first name Clay

  7. Average Paddler
    November 11, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    The cockpit dimensions (length, width, circumference) are missing from the Journey 14 / 13.5 product descriptions. Will that information be made available soon?

    The length /width info is reported for some Jackson products. Presumably those reported dimensions are the external cockpit dimensions.

  8. Jos van der Vliet
    January 12, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve just bought a Jackson Journey Sunrise and I realy love it.
    But I have a question. The footrests are in the max position and this is just enough for me. But is it possible to adjust it in another way? Like replacing the unit inside the cockpit or so, to give me more choice in positioning?

    1. January 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

      Hey Jos – Please give me a bit more info, the Journey has foot pegs and can be re-drilled slightly further forwards but I believe this isn’t the easiest solution. Have you tried moving the seat back or sitting lower by removing the seat pad or … ah yes .. you can carefully cut indentions into the wall where your heels can rest inwards further. I would use a round tipped knife to make sure you don’t nick or slice the hull of the boat, just cut mark where your heels rest (it may be obvious if you used the boat a lot) with a sharpie or crayon then cut into the wall an inch or more on each side. This allows you a good bit more foot room! Let me know if you need more instruction. Clay

      1. Jos van der Vliet
        February 4, 2019 at 5:24 am

        Hi Clay,
        sorry for my later response but I was busy….. and forgot all about it.
        I’m gonna try to adjust the seat and backrest next time I take a trip.
        I’ll let you know.

  9. Anthonytony
    June 7, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I just bought a Jackson journey not impressed with the dry storage compartments they are always wet in every paddle is this not supposed to be watertight ?

    1. July 4, 2019 at 4:28 am

      Sorry Anthony – check with CS or info at jacksonkayak dot com but here are some tips:

      Check the seal on the bulkhead around the bottom.. where water could be seeping through.

      Check that the rubber hatch is sealed properly on it’s cockpit rim, or that the neoprene cover has no tears. Sometimes you can create a more watertight seal here with an strip of inner tube or thin neoprene. CS will have more ideas but good luck! Clay

  10. Jason
    June 12, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Is there a list of journey kayak colors by year?

    1. July 6, 2019 at 7:48 am

      Hey Jason – not that I’m aware of, but you can likely google the boat and year and get images to pop up or write info at jacksonkayak dott com and maybe they can look? Clay

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