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Access 9.5


Your all-access pass to fun.

The Perception Access 9.5 kayak’s forgiving 9-foot design makes it popular with beginner to intermediate paddlers. The sit-on-top design makes it easy to get in and out of for the entire family. The shorter length and lighter weight make it a cinch to transport and increases maneuverability as you explore slow moving rivers, flat water lakes and ponds, or coastal waters with light waves. Occasional anglers will appreciate the generous storage options, comfortable seat, and molded-in rod holders.


Comfort is key when spending a day on the water and the Access models are built for just that. The sit-on-top design is easy to get in and out of, and the unique ergonomic seat with contoured backrest adds cushy padding and support where it matters most, making a day on the water easy on the back. Multiple foot rest options let you choose the most comfortable position possible and prevents leg cramping.

Stability & Performance

The Access makes it easy to get on the water with a very stable sit-on-top design that’s perfect for beginner to intermediate paddlers. Its smooth, straight-tracking, stable hull makes it easy to paddle and steer for performance you can feel as your skills progress. The Access 9.5 offers increased maneuverability while the larger 11.5 model adds speed, storage, and stability.

Features & Safety

The Access is engineered and tested to be among the safest kayaks on the water, with built-in buoyancy for a dry ride and confidence-inspiring stability that lets you focus on fun. The sleek and smart design also features ample storage options for a day on the water. Spacious front and rear compartments include bungee cord lashes to secure gear of any shape or size. Molded-in cup, accessory, and fishing rod holders keep essentials within easy reach, while molded-in carry handles offer lockable security points for car top transportation and outdoor storage.


Like all Perception kayaks, the Access is designed for maximum durability and optimized weight. This is thanks to a high-density polyethylene resin and one-piece roto-molded construction that provides exceptional UV, impact, and abrasion-resistance. The easily replaceable skid plate adds protection when dragging your gear-loaded kayak to the water. Ocean and saltwater-optimized hardware and finishes allow you to take your Access anywhere you please for years to come.


As the world leader for kayak innovation, Perception® Kayaks has introduced more people to paddling than any other brand. In fact, we pioneered modern kayak design and construction over 40 years ago. We’re a company of passionate paddlers and we design our kayaks for comfort, stability, durability, safety, and performance. Our proprietary resin and innovative rotational molding process provide superior strength and light weight in a leak-proof one-piece construction. Roto-molding also allows us to integrate features and vary thickness throughout for strength and stability where needed, without added weight. The result is a lineup of the most comfortable, versatile, and easy-paddling kayaks with unmatched UV, impact, and abrasion-resistant. They can even be recycled! Best of all, every Perception kayak is proudly designed, molded, and hand assembled in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. With a reputation for reliable quality and innovation, we invite you to experience the Perception Difference. 

Perception Access Kayak


Perception Access Kayak

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