Riviera The Riviera is Jackson Kayak’s blend of easy and FUN! Designed for its simplicity, the Riviera is a great option for those looking for an easy to use, easy to store and comfortable sit on top. The high back on the seat gives you the comfort and support you need to to enjoy your paddling adventures, and with very few moving parts, the Riviera is sure to provide fun for a lifetime. A small day hatch in the center provides semi-dry storage for your lunch, sunblock, or other accessories you might need close at hand. A great “cottage boat” as well as the most popular rental boat on the market.

Also comes in a tandem version - the Rivi T.

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Riviera - Product Description

Product Features

  • 1  - High-Back Seat for Ultimate Comfort

    When paddling your kayak, its important to be comfortable, which is why we offer a high back for added support.
  • 2  - Molded in Grab Handles for easy Carrying

    Easy to hold, large grab handles make it easy for carrying, transporting, or strapping down.
  • 3  - Two Side Handles

    Want to flip the boat on its side or swim beside it, these grab handles provide added holding points.
  • 4  - Small Day Hatch

    Keep your phone, wallet, camera or other items within reach with the easy access Day Hatch.
  • 5  - Molded-in Foot Rests

    Multiple foot rest locations means there is one for every size person
  • 6  - Skid Plate for Dragging

    Carrying boat alone can be tricky, which is why we added a skid plate along the bottom of the hull. This way you don’t have to pick it up, simply grab the front grab handle and drag it.
  • 7  - Open Back Platform for Coolers, Dogs, and more

    This platform allows you to bring a variety of added equipment, from coolers, to dogs and more!

Comments on “Riviera”

  1. December 13, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Good afternoon,

    Does the Riviera come in the bright neon green shown in the gallery? That’s really the only useful color for our organization, HarborLAB (www.harborlab.org).

    Also, what is your volunteer group/outfitter/quantity price? Do you charge a program fee like Johnson Outdoors does? As you can imagine, we have to watch every penny of donated funds.


    Erik Baard

  2. Gay Geurin
    May 1, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Can I special order the Riviera in the “earth” color you used to offer several years ago? Would I purchase directly from you or can I special orders from local dealers? Does it still cost $200 extra?

    Thank you!!

    1. July 22, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Check with Cust Service on that one – usually 200$ special color charge and always through a dealer but I’m not sure we have the ”earth” colors in house anymore. Or if we have any that old in stock. Write info@jacksonkayak.com about those colors… Clay

  3. Andy Sherlin
    July 25, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Do these come with thigh straps? If not, can they be attached to it if bought from third party?

  4. Shane Bartlett
    September 2, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    How can I buy one of these. Can I ordered it directly from this site?

    1. September 24, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Sorry Shane, you’ll have to go through a dealer as we don’t sell direct. I know there are many who sell online but not sure who to suggest… CKS is a favorite store in CO.. Appomatox is in VA, ACE is in WV, NOC is in NC, Outdoor Play is based in Oregon, California Canoe and Kayak in California… or check the dealer locator on our website – you just type in your zip / town and the local dealers will be shown. Love my Riviera on the lake – enjoy! Clay

  5. David Heflin
    June 14, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Hello, I’m David From Alabama. We have two Jackson Riviera’s and we love them!!!! My wife has a new 2019 Model and I have a 15 yr old model. Same except the day hatch. I’ve done a little repair on mine. (nothing major). I was wanting to know what the inside looks like? where are the braces and supports located? That would help greatly for any future repairs.


    1. July 6, 2019 at 7:46 am

      Pretty sure the structure comes from the shape and there are no supports on the inside. Just plastic and often a little condensation or water. Clay

  6. B Grinstaff
    July 1, 2019 at 10:15 am

    I want to paint my kayak, what kind of paint can I use and does it need a clear coat of some kind over the paint?

    1. July 6, 2019 at 7:33 am

      I don’t know, I’ve seen plastic paint at Walmart but most paint chips off in time. Vinyl wrapping is a better idea with smaller strips to fit to the curvy parts. Maybe check Google or as on a kayak chatroom? Good luck! C

  7. John Boyd
    July 23, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Has method changed for making the kayaks? For years I saw specs in the high 40s; this one says 58 pounds. Comfortable, stable, fun, but wouldn’t have purchased it if I had known it was 10 pounds over my lifting weight limit.

    1. August 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      Hey John –
      I had an old one that was lighter but had thin spots in the seat and ended up getting flimsy there. I hear we had a lot of liveries complain about the long-term integrity and we added a few lbs for better long term durability. Sorry .. no one wants to add plastic here either – we pick them up all day too. Clay

  8. Stephanie chambers
    August 22, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I’ve purchased kayaks from four different manufacturers and my Jackson Riviera is the only kayak I will ever use .
    I sold the others and they will be replaced by Jacksons. Thank You for great kayaks.

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