Tandem Adventure Island from Hobie Kayaks

Hobie Tandem Island - Red Hibicus

The Tandem Island sailing on a lake
The Tandem Island family sailing kayak
The Tandem Island sailing in windy conditions
The Tandem Island sailing and exploring

Hobie Tandem Adventure Island

Tandem Sail Trimaran Kayak With Mirage Drives

Fast and efficient two person sailing kayak with outrigger AMAs, 90sqft mainsail, 18ft carbon mast and stacks of features to make sailing a breeze and super fun for all the family. Very capable expedition sailing craft for coastal waters and open sea use.

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Hobie Mirage Tandem Island - 2023 Model

The ultimate versatile water craft for sailing fun, kayaking expeditions and fishing. The Tandem Island is geared up for two with dual Mirage Drive 180's with Kick Up Fins and two super comfortable Vantage CT seats. The mirage drives features Kick Up fins which will automatically kick up should they bottom out or hit an object underwater so that you don't have to worry as you use your craft. The Tandem Island is predominantly designed for sailing with a sleek 18ft 6in hull featuring two outrigger AMAs on AKA bars that can fold against the hull if needed for docking and tighter spaces. Unbolt the akas and amas and you have a super-quick, super-fun tandem pedal drive kayak - attach the AKAs and AMAs, un-furl the 90sqft mainsail and you have a stable sailing craft that is very capable of covering long distances on the coast and performing open sea crossings. Stable in the rough and fun to ride on long period ocean swells. Able to sail in even the lightest winds, the Tandem Island is great fun and can be used by novice sailors with ease and is great for learning the ropes and get to grips with even if you have never sailed before.

The sail features a a roller-bearing furling 18ft carbon mast for great performance and easy un-furling and reefing. A drop-down centreboard board prevents lateral slip and the large sailing rudder and rudder assembly provides plenty of helm control in a breeze. The AMAs easily fold parallel against the hull to make negotiating tight spots or docking. All sailing, centreboard and rudder controls can be operated from the seating positions so that you can sit back in the super comfortable Vantage CT seats and sail away into the distance.

Want to make a proper adventure of it? This is the ultimate expedition kayak for escaping for a multi day adventure! A large bow hatch and three 8in Twist-N-Seal hatches give access to the inside of the hull and the large rear cargo area offers lots of on-deck storage and can carry the Hobie H-Crate if needed. Add the optional Hobie Trampoline Kits to run between the AKA bars to create lots of extra space for a extra passengers and the ability to put your weight out over the AMAs when sailing to better engage the hull in certain conditions.

This is a great craft for sailing and kayaking fun with the family to serious expedition adventures. The Tandem Island can do it all!

Here are the features that make the Tandem Island so special.

  • A boomless, roller-furling sail rig similar to the rig on the Hobie Bravo with plenty of sail area for excellent performance, completely manageable from the cockpit with the pull of a line.
  • Two retractable AMAs that fold up against the side of the boat, again with the simple pull of a line, for easy docking, manoeuvrability, and transport.
  • No wind for sailing? No problem! Use the dual Mirage Drives to cruise the waters in style.
  • The Hobie Mirage Drive allows the boat to be pedaled while under sail, or simply pedaled with the sail furled for versatility not found in any other sailboat.
  • The Tandem Island is loaded with additional standard features such as a centre board, oversized sailing rudder, Mast and Sail Cover, several hatches and storage areas.
  • The Tandem Island are offered in two colour packages: Ivory Dune and Red Hibiscus. Both options include beautifully colour coordinated sails

We supply trailers designed especially for transporting the Hobie Kayaks Adventure Island and Tandem Island, to order one of our Hobie trailers and to discuss your requirments please contact us at the shop.

Trailers for Hobie Adventure Island


  • 2 x MirageDrives with Kick Up Turbo Fins
  • 2 x Vantage CT Seats
  • Roller-Furling Main Sail
  • Two-Piece Carbon Composite Mast
  • Two Molded-In Rod Holders
  • Dual Steering
  • Large Bow Hatch
  • All Lines and Hardware Plus Harken Blocks
  • Deck-Mounted Crossbars
  • Dual Rudder Deploy and Retract Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
  • Steering Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
  • Easily Retractable and Removable Amas
  • Kick-up Centerboard
  • Four Cup Holders
  • Four Mesh Stowage Pockets
  • Fully-Retractable, Kick-Up Centerboard
  • Kick-up Island Rudder
  • Patented Roller-Furling Sail with Battens
  • Rear Cargo Area with Bungee® Tie-Downs
  • Three 8in Twist and Seal Hatches
  • Padeye XL
  • 3-way Thru Hull Seals
  • Two 2-Piece paddles with On-Aka Storage
  • Lowrance® Ready


  • Length: 5.64 m | 18ft 6in
  • Width: 0.76 m | 30in
  • Height (Akas Off): 0.39 m | 15.5in
  • Height (Akas On): 0.43 m | 17in
  • Beam (Amas Folded In): 1.22 m | 4ft
  • Beam (Amas Out): 3.05 m | 10ft
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 56.25 kg | 124 lbs
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 86.18 kg | 190 lbs
  • Mast Length: 5.49 m | 18ft
  • Sail Area: 8.4 m² | 90 ft²
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 272 kg | 600 lbs Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island - 2023 Model for your weight


Hobie Tandem Island Hibiscus Red

Hibiscus Red


Popular Hobie Accessories for the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island - 2023 Model

Hobie Tandem Island Trampoline Set - Black

Hobie Tandem Island Trampoline Set

Durable AKA trampolines that can be used for carrying extra gear or crew, moving body weight out over the AMAs for better performance in certain conditions, reducing spray in cockpit or for just lounging on in the sun! A popular addition to Adventure and Tandem Islands.

Hobie Hiking Stick

Hobie Hiking Stick

Attaches to the rudder steering handle so that you can extend your reach when sitting or leaning out on the AKA trampolines (if fitted) so that you can still have full rudder control.

Hobie Kayaks Plug In Cart Heavy Duty

Hobie Heavy Duty Plug-In Cart

A strong and durable trolley for use with the Hobie Kayaks. Great for heavily laden fishing kayaks. Suitable for use on firm ground. Max Capacity 225lb.Please Note: You MUST use a Plug-In Cart Cradle for Tandem Island (see below) when using this trolley with the TI.

Hobie Kayaks Plug In Cart - Trax 2-30

Hobie Trax 2-30 Plug-In Cart

A trolley for heavy Hobie Kayaks models - featuring large low pressure 'balloon' style wheels for riding over soft sand with ease. Suitable for use on both firm and soft ground. Max Capacity 242lb. Please Note: You MUST use a Plug-In Cart Cradle for Tandem Island (see below) when using this trolley with the TI.

Hobie Kayaks Tandem Island Trolley Cradle

Hobie Tandem Island Trolley Cradle

A cradle to support the weight of a Tandem Island when used on a Hobie Plug-In Cart.

Hobie Kayaks H-Crate

Hobie H-Crate

The ultimate gear storage crate featuring H-Rail handles, grid walls and 4 vertical rod holders with built-in retainers. Very sturdy design that will hold plenty of fishing gear. Easy to customise with H-Rail Accessory Mounts to add your favourite accessories. Includes tie-down straps and clips for attaching to your fishing kayak. Footprint size: 35.9cm x 44.3cm x 33cm.

Hobie Kayaks Rod Leash

Hobie Fishing Rod Leash

Simple and effective bungee fishing rod leash for your fishing kayak. Clip this leash onto your kayak using the integrated brass dog clip and attach the other end to your fishing rod using the bungee attachment on the leash. The rod attachment can be unclipped for easy release from the leash if needed.

Hobie Kayaks Mirage Drive Leash

Hobie Mirage Drive Leash

Secure your Mirage Drive by leashing it to your kayak using this handy kit!

Hobie Kayaks Anchor Trolley for Tandem Island

Hobie Kayaks Anchor Trolley for Tandem Island

An anchor trolley system allows you to position your anchor line or drift chute line off the bow or stern of your kayak. Supplied as a complete kit with full instructions for installation onto your Hobie Mirage Tandem Island - 2023 Model.

Hobie Kayaks Drift Chute

Hobie Drift Chute

Large cone shaped parachute deployed in the water slows your drift in windy conditions when anchoring is not possible or desired. Design keeps chute just under the surface and fully inflated. Anchor line not included. (Connect to the Hobie Anchor Trolley System for best results).

Hobie Kayaks Deep Gear Bucket

Hobie Deep Gear Bucket

Handy bucket that fits within the 8in Twist N Seal Hatch. Useful for storing small essentials and fishing tackle. Comes with lid.


Hobie Mirage Tandem Island - 2023 Model Delivery

We offer a delivery service for the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island - 2023 Model covering many areas of mainland UK using our own fleet of vehicles. (We are unable to offer a courier delivery service for Hobie Kayaks).

Please contact us with your address and we can advise price and availability for delivery to your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island - 2023 Model. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

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