Tony setting out from Sand Island on our way to Bear Island. His boat is a Dagger Cortez, a 16.5-foot sea kayak. Being long and narrow, it goes straight and fast very well. My boat is a Perception Carolina, a 14-foot sea kayak. Being shorter and a little wider, it's not as fast as Tony's boat, but a little more stable, for which I was extremely thankful in some of the waters we'd get into in the next three days.