Vibe Kayaks Sea Ghost 130 Fishing Kayak Review

February 28, 2019

Vibe Sea Ghost 130 Angler Kayak

If you’re like me, there are some days when you simply need to get away from your home or office and take in the wonders of nature. Spending time in the great outdoors can be rejuvenating for body, mind, and spirit. 

And while you can go for a hike or ride a bike, getting out on the water can be especially refreshing. Whether you are going out to fish or simply for recreation, one of the best ways to experience time on the water is in a kayak. 

Sometimes you might want space for only yourself, so a single seat kayak is the way to go. Or if you’re in the mood for fun with friends you can get a tandem kayak, which lets two people ride together.  

Kayaking allows you to be out & about on the water which is not only relaxing but also a great source of exercise as you paddle your way through the splendors around you. 

Is this what your new hobby should be?

Can You Feel the Vibe?

Founded in 2013, Vibe was started with one main mission in mind - to give kayakers an affordable chance to get out on the water and enjoy the freedom of nature. With a passion for fishing, fun on the water and general outdoor living, Vibe created an excellent line of products that combine quality & design while remaining affordable. 

The company has also established an amazing group for avid kayakers & kayak anglers, bikers & hikers and basically anyone who loves being outdoors. Whether on land or water, the Vibe Tribe encourages everyone to get outside and embrace a renewed freedom that only nature can provide.

And Vibe doesn’t consider this freedom to be a hobby. This is life!

Pick A Product, Pick an Adventure

Vibe has incredible product lines including:

  • Kayaks
  • Trailers
  • Coolers
  • Outdoor Gear

The Vibe kayak line includes seven different models, with both single & tandem options so you can decide if you want to adventure alone or with a friend. With varying styles, designs and functions, you have ample options to cater to your specific needs. 

Whether you pick a lightweight or heavy kayak, you’ll most likely need a way to transport it to the water. Vibe also has a line of trailers specifically designed for kayaks, surfboards, paddle boards, and other small watercraft. 

And no outdoor adventure would be complete without cool drinks & treats! The Vibe cooler lineup is quite impressive with various sizes & unique designs, all aimed at keeping your goodies fresh for a long time. 

You may also want to gear up for your nature excursions, depending on where you’re going and what you’re doing. Vibe has you covered there too! From outerwear and assorted gear to fishing & rigging accessories, you’re guaranteed to find all the trimmings to complete your outing.

Time To Kayak!

Vibe Kayaks Sea Ghost 130 | 13ft Angler - Single Person, Sit On Top Fishing Kayak w/Paddle & Dual Position Hero Seat

One of Vibe’s top kayaks is the single person, 13 ft Sea Ghost 130 Angler Kayak. With an extra wide hull, the Sea Ghost 130 offers unmatched speed & stability in any water conditions. The dual position Vibe Hero seat helps give you excellent support & comfort for those long days on the water.  

The Sea Ghost 130 comes packed with tons of features that anglers need:

  • Large rear tank well
  • Foot controlled rudders
  • Front & rear hatches
  • 4 integrated gear tracks
  • Center console storage
  • Fishfinder transducer port
  • Mounting points & protective lid

And thanks to the rotomolded single piece polyethylene construction, the Sea Ghost 130 tracks extremely well. The pre-installed rudder system will also help you save energy on long paddles, windy days or in strong currents. 

Vibe Kayaks Sea Ghost 130 | 13ft Angler - Single Person, Sit On Top Fishing Kayak w/Paddle & Dual Position Hero Seat


  • Multiple body & paddle colors
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Extra rod holders
  • 4 easy grip carrying handles


  • A bit heavy to carry
  • No floor padding
  • No wheel attachment points

A Bit More For Your Consideration

As with any watercraft, there are several key points you need to know in determining if the Sea Ghost 130 is the best kayak for you. These questions will help you identify a winning solution.

Can a trolling motor be mounted? 

Yes, a trolling motor can be mounted. There are several mounts and kayak specific motors that can be purchased separately if desired. While a trolling motor can be added, it kind of defeats the purpose of the design of this kayak. There are other small watercraft with motors that might be better suited for you.

Does it come with scupper holes?

There are 10 pre-installed scrapper holes, with associated plugs included in the kayak.

Does it come with paddles?

Yes! The Sea Ghost 130 comes with one Vibe Journey paddle in the package. Additional paddles can be purchased if needed.

How much does this kayak weigh?

This kayak weighs a solid 75lb. And though it may be a bit heavy to carry, the weight provides extra stability as well as increased durability.

What is the weight capacity?

The sturdy construction of the Sea Ghost 130 allows for this kayak to easily handle up to an impressive 550lb! With this capacity, whether you’re a lightweight or a heavyweight, you’ll still have plenty of room to store all your gear.

  • Rean tank well with adjustable bungee
  • 2 sealed hatches
  • Sealed center console
  • 2 tackle tray holders

Final Thoughts:

Overall the Vibe Sea Ghost 130 is an excellent kayak for all your fishing or recreational needs. It’s strong & sturdy, packed with tons of effective features & accessories, and won’t break the bank. Whether you’re a kayaking expert or simply a beginner, the Sea Ghost 130 will definitely provide you with an awesome experience in the great outdoors. 

And in the words of the Vibe Tribe, “It’s a big world and there’s room for everyone in nature.” Find good people & good vibes, and you’ll find yourself as part of the Vibe Tribe. So grab your kayak, your cooler & your gear and get outside and play!

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About the author 

Richard Dravick  -  I created this site to help people who like myself enjoy kayaking and fishing. Kayaking allows you enjoy all the great themes of nature that are around us everywhere and combining this with fishing can create some of the most memorable times in life.
Please let me know if you have enjoyed these reviews and if you have thoughts on what you would like to see for future reviews so that I can keep the content fresh.

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