Aquaglide Noyo 90 Kayak Reviewed

Aquaglide Noyo 90 is for solo travelers and ideal for longer excursions or short-day trips with specially designed features. The Kayak was built for the waterways and can be used in specific areas such as the meandering Noyo River located in Northern California. The Noyo 90 is Aquaglide’s smallest decked Kayak constructed and designed to inspire confidence and comfort in the waters.

Aquaglide Noyo 90 Kayak

It’s designed for people who enjoy the water but also desire to stay dry as they enjoy their favorite water sport. It provides a dry and comfortable year-round paddling, a feeling of safety, and a stable ride even for beginners. Its 9-foot length ensures the vessel is forgiving, anchored, and easily maneuverable. The Aquaglide Noyo 90 gets you on the water all year round.

Technical Specifications

  • Coverage: Closed deck
  • Weight: 21 lbs (9.5 kg)
  • Dimensions: L 9′ x W 35″ (L 274cm x W 89cm)
  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs (113.4 kg)
  • Rear/Front D-rings: Yes
  • Carrying bag: Yes
  • Seat: Included
  • Warranty: 1-year

Note: As the Aquaglide Noyo 90 kayak is currently unavailable in most online shops, we suggest trying out similar inflatable kayak, the Intex Explorer K2.

You can check out our full review of the K2 here.

Features of the Aquaglide Noyo 90 Kayak

Full Coverage and Portability

This Kayak features a closed deck that provides full coverage on both stern and bow. It ensures all the elements are protected as well as keeping you warm and dry throughout the paddling. It is easy to transport as itweighs approximately 21 lbs. The Noyo 90 is also easy to set up and gets you out on the water faster. All you need is to take it out of the bag, inflate the four chambers, and paddle away. The Kayak is compact and has an ideal size for easy maneuverability along the waters.

Technologies Used

The Aquaglide has an EvoBeam Technology Floor engineered for maximum performance. It comes with a HexShell 600 denier ripstop polyester that provides excellent UV protection, durability, strength, and puncture resistance. Its seat includes a breathable and supportive high backrest and a thick padded cushion to keep you cool and comfortable on warm days. Besides, it easily with quick-release straps.

Floor and Seat

The bottom seat is connected to hook and loop straps across the fully covered floor. It adds adjustability while keeping the seat firm when paddling. It contains a fully covered floor that increases durability and is easily removable when cleaning. For cleaning and draining, just open the drain plug and allow water to flow out.


Includes a weedless quick-release fin that is easy to remove and install. The fin increases control and tracking. The Noyo 90 features hook and loop paddle holders that hold your paddles in place when you need to take a photo, take a break from paddling, or need your hands free to access the gear.  It contains rear/front bungees and D-rings that secure dry bags and other gears while paddling. It also features zippered access on the stern and the bow to allow easy retrieval of the equipment stored below the deck.

The kayak comes with duffel-style storage and carrying bag. It provides portable and compact storage when not in use. The kayak rolls up and fits in the same bag when not in use. It contains Boston bags that are easy to use for deflating and inflating the four chambers. For easy and quick inflation, use a 12v electric pump and then top off with a hand pump.

Pros and cons 

  • Safe on water
  • Suitable for narrow spaces
  • Portable and durable
  • Generous legroom
  • Ample storage
  • Rigid and stable
  • Easy to inflate and deflate
  • Light to swerve
  • Paddles and pumps aren’t included in the package- they are to be bought separately
  • Unavailable for two or more riders
  • Does not have foot braces
  • Direct exposure to the sun

Is It A Good Choice?

The Aquaglide Noyo 90 is lightweight, easy to paddle, portable, and lots of fun! With an advanced design, manufacturing process, and materials, it is now available with excellent performance and durability. The semi-closed nature of the boat allows you to do all the cool maneuvers that are done in a white-water boat. The Kayak can be inflated to higher pressures, the performance, and feels closer to the wooden craft.

What Do Users Say?

The Aquaglide Noyo 90 kayak is well-received, drawing in some positive reviews by users. However, the recreational Kayak is slightly marked down by some users because it does not come with a pump and paddles, which is inconvenient.

Although this Kayak has a drain plug, some users say they don’t like the fact that the zippers are not fully waterproof. This means that when maneuvering in splashy shoals, you may get some drops of water on you. Some users have also reported that the floor is not easily wipeable like other Kayaks thus necessitating the use of a clear carpet protector if you’ll be dealing with muddy put-ins.

Other than that, the Noyo 90 ticks all other checkboxes, and users seem to prefer it over other Kayaks of the same rank.

Frequently Asked Questions About Aquaglide Noyo 90 kayak

1. Does the boat come with paddles?

No, the kayak does not come with paddles and a pump. You have to secure these externally.

2. How do you clean the Noyo 90?

The fully covered base of the kayak is removable for easy cleaning. When cleaning or rinsing, simply open the drain plug to allow water to flow through.

3. How do you install the kayak

This kayak is very easy to install. Just remove it from the bag, insert the pump and inflate it, and you’ll be ready to paddle away

4. Can the Kayak be used without the covers?

No, the Kayak has been designed for use with the cover.

5. Does the Kayak have any recommendable backbone that can insert like the advanced element Kayaks?

No, the Noyo 90 does not have any recommendable backbone. It comes with an inflatable I-beam construction floor for rigidity and durability.

6. While underneath, will the cover get hot, and will it protect you in the FL sunshine?

The Noyo 90 Kayak cover will not protect you from the sun. You need to ensure you are protected accordingly from direct sunlight.

7. What type of pump do you use for the Kayak?

You can use a dual-action hand pump or an electric pump.

Final words

Our rating: 4.2 Star Rating 4.2 / 5

Kayaking is an excellent and beautiful way to connect with nature. From the review, Aquaglide Noyo 90 Inflatable Kayak gets you inspired to hit the waterways like a champion. With its incredible features, the Kayak brings out moments you would always want to experience while paddling out on the water. You will enjoy the water while staying dry, swerve through some narrow meanders smoothly and achieve more adventure than ever before.