The term of recreational kayaks, refers to boats that are primarily day use kayaks and not used to go tripping or camping. These boats usually have large easy to access cockpits or are sit-on top kayaks. Shoreline paddling in protected waters is exactly what these boats are made. Many folks who own big boats often buy recreational kayaks to fit onto their large boats, so they can explore the shoreline. Ocean River can make suggestions of good options for this type of use.