Perception Carolina 12 XS

Touring kayak designed specifically for junior paddlers

The Carolina 12 XS is the only Touring Kayak on the market designed specifically with children in mind, smaller and lighter than anything else, the 12XS is sure to be a hit with any aspiring sea kayakers.

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Perception Carolina 12 XS Touring Kayak for kids


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Perception Carolina 12 XS


The Perception Carolina 12 XS is the only touring kayak on the market designed with kids and juniors in mind and is a great way to introduce your children to touring and sea kayaking. The Carolina 12 XS is fast and stable, and will offer kids the confidence they need to get out on the water and enjoy kayaking.


With its defined bow and sleek lines the Carolina 12XS has excellent tracking and good forward speed so weaker paddlers can still keep up with the family on those longer paddling trips and thanks to is narrower hull and lower deck profile even the smallest paddlers find it easy to use without banging elbows on the deck.


For those junior paddlers who want to cover some distance and need a boat faster than the likes of the Dagger Dynamo, the Carolina 12 XS by Perception really is a great option.


  • Superlinear Polyethylene Shell
  • Carry Handles
  • Moulded In Seat with Backband
  • Adjustable Pedal Footrests
  • Bow and Stern Deck Rigging


  • Length: 3.7m
  • Width: 58cm
  • Weight: 17kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 90kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Perception Carolina 12 XS for your weight

Recommended Accessories

Feelfree Day Tour Alloy paddle for the Perception Carolina 12 XS

Feelfree Day Tourer Paddle - Alloy Shaft

High quality paddle with strong asymmetric blades on an alloy shaft with drip rings and index grip.

Price £35.96 (RRP £39.95 - Saving £3.99)

Feelfree Day Tour Paddle

Feelfree Day Tourer Paddle - Glass Shaft

Same blade construction with a lighter weight fibreglass shaft.

Price £53.96 (RRP £59.95 - Saving £5.99)

Palm Coniston Spraydeck to fit Perception Expression 11

Palm Coniston Spraydeck

Lightweight nylon spraydeck, easy to fit and remove

Price £38.66 (RRP £42.95 - Saving £4.29)



Folding Kayak trolley for use with the Perception Expression 11
Kayak Trolley

Folding kayak trolley for transporting your kayak from the car to the beach. Folds up and fits into the rear storage hatch.

Price £53.96 (RRP £59.95 - Saving £5.99)


Perception Carolina 12 XS Touring Kayak in Yellow


Carolina 12 XS in Red/ Orange


Perception Carolina 12 XS in Glacier/ White



We offer a delivery service for the Perception Carolina 12 XS throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Canoes and kayaks are normally delivered within 3-5 working days. Clothing and equipment orders are sent via a courier using an overnight delivery service. We aim to dispatch all orders on the same day we receive them.

The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket

Local Delivery of Canoes and Kayaks

If you are local to our shop in Hamworthy, Poole then we may be able to deliver a Perception Carolina 12 XS with one of our own vehicles. For boats, this is free to most BH Postcodes - please call us on 01202 625256 to discuss your requirements.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Perception Carolina 12 XS online from our website and collect from our shop in Hamworthy, Poole or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Southampton Canoes - Totton
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb road nr Newquay
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

International Delivery

We are able to ship most items all over the world, please contact us with your delivery address, contact details and the item(s) you wish to order and we will respond promptly with a carriage cost.

Give us a call on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Perception Carolina 12 XS


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