Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120

Well equipped deluxe Sit on top for longer paddles and fishing

The Tarpon 120 is a 12 foot sit on top kayak packed full of features which make it a very popular choice for both kayak anglers, and people looking to do longer day and overnight trips.


Tarpon 120 - £656.96 (RRP £729.95 - Saving £72.99)

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 - Red

Wilderness System's Phase 3 Airpro Seat
The Tarpon 100 and 120 together
Chris paddling the Tarpon 120


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Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120


The Wilderness systems Tarpon 120, bigger brother of the Tarpon 100, is a comfortable and well thought out sit on top which is popular with both touring paddlers and kayak fisherman thanks to its good hull speed and excellent stability. The Tarpon's most attractive feature is the Phase 3 Airpro seat which offers unrivalled comfort with an adjustable height back pad, built in leg lifter and ergonomic design.


The hull of the Tarpon 120 is designed with a full length keel for easy tracking and has a wave piercing bow design for superior handling in rougher conditions. Combined with the wide hull shape for extra stability, as well as molded in tracking channels the 120 really is a versatile boat.


The deck layout is well thought out no matter what your using the Tarpon for; an 8" round hatch just infront of the seat is great for those on the water essentials and storage pockets either side of your legs are ideal or fishing tackle etc. The adjustable foot pedals that are fitted as standard offer better support and control over the boat than conventional molded foot rests and tend to be more comfortable for extended journeys.


The Tarpon 120 also features a large front storage hatch, a huge storage well behind the seat with bungee's to keep your gear secure, convenient side mounted carry handles and slide trax rail for mounting of accessories front and rear. The Slide trax system, when combined with a Trax Mounting plate (see recommended kit tab) can be used to mount scotty rod holders without drilling the kayak.


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Tarpon 120

  • Height adjustable padded back rest
    Phase 3 Sit On Top Seat System
  • Leg lifter padded seat
  • Adjustable Keeper Footrests
  • 8" Bow Hatch
  • 8" Centre Hatch
  • SlideTrax Rail system front & back/
  • Centre Storage Pockets
  • Side, Bow & Stern Carry Handles


Tarpon 120

  • LENGTH: 12' 3" / 373 cm

  • WIDTH: 30" / 76 cm

  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 350lbs/159kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 for your weight
  • DECK HEIGHT: 13.75" / 35 cm

  • WEIGHT: 63 lb / 29 kg

Recommended Accessories

Wilderness Systems Trax mounting plate

Wilderness Systems Trax Mounting Plate

The Trax mounting plate slides in to the rail of a Tarpon and is used to secure accessories and rod holders.

Price £33.96 (RRP £39.95 - Saving £5.99)

Scotty Baitcaster Rodholder

Scotty Baitcaster Rod Holder

The Scotty baitcaster rod holder is suitable for light spinning rods and is ideal for combining with the Trax Mounting plate on the Tarpon 120.

Price £21.24 (RRP £24.99 - Saving £3.75)

Feelfree Drybag

Feelfree Dry Bag 15Litre

Heavy duty drybag for keeping your stuff dry! The 15 litre is a perfect size for some food, dry clothes and fits in to the rear storage area nicely.

Price £15.26 (RRP £17.95 - Saving £2.69)



Sit on Top Kayak Trolley suitable for the Tarpon 120
Sit on Top Trolley

Folding trolley for transporting your sit on top Kayak, uses the scupper holes of the Tarpon to transport the kayak.

Price £50.96 (RRP £59.95 - Saving £8.99)


Tarpon 120 by Wilderness in Red


Tarpon 120 in Lime


Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 in Mango


Please note that these colours are a representation, actual may vary slightly


We offer a delivery service for the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Delivery times are estimates based on years of experience; we do not offer a guaranteed timed delivery service. Our overnight service works well for the core more densely populated areas of the UK for Clothing and Equipment orders. However more remote less densely populated areas will not be covered by a next day service.

Delivery of canoes and kayaks is classed as “ugly freight” because mechanical handling and automatic parcel processing cannot be used; therefore a delivery time of 3-5 working days is more realistic. For remote location that delivery time will be dependent on the local courier’s ability to onward ship the goods. Not all areas of the UK are serviced by vehicles that can handle canoes and kayaks. Online orders can be tracked online using the courier’s website – tracking details will be provided. We make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated time scales.

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Local Delivery of Canoes and Kayaks

If you are local to our shop in Hamworthy, Poole then we may be able to deliver a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 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 Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 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, East Sussex
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth, Devon
  • 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 Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120


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