Vibe Sea Ghost 130 Review: Great stability for rough days

Kayak Review: Vibe Sea Ghost 130

Vibe Sea Ghost 130 review






  • Amazing stability
  • Pre-installed rudder system
  • Great tracking capabilities
  • Fantastic storage spaces and add-on accessories


  • Slightly heavy
  • Difficult to manoeuvre

Our team of experts was quite impressed with the Vibe Ghost 130. Its full length did give us much-needed stability. The only disappointing thing is that it can be challenging to manoeuvre. With its amazing features it will be a crime not buy the Vibe Ghost 130.

Founded in 2013, Vibe Kayaks company has been transforming the kayaking industry by providing high-quality kayaks. Its founders John Ewald and Joshua Thomas saw that the current market does not offer the best kayaks for both calm and rough waters, thus lead to the Vibe Kayaks.

Its Vibe Sea Ghost 130 is part of the latest release of the Ghost series. The original Vibe Ghost series is composed of two models. That is the Vibe Ghost 130 and the Vibe Ghost 110. Our team of experts did get a chance to test out the Vibe Ghost 130. To get a better capability of the Vibe Ghost 130, we did test it out on the toughest and calmest waters in North America. So how did Vibe Sea Ghost 130 perform on such conditions? You will have to relax and read the entire Vibe Ghost 130 review.

Vibe Sea Ghost 130 review: Amazing Features


What is the first thing that you notice when you enter a kayak? You guess it right, it is the seat. So how does Sea Ghost 130 seat compare to other kayaks? For starters, the Sea Ghost 130 does come with Vibe Hero seat. The Vibe Hero seat is reliable, comfortable and robust. Vibe Hero Seat is way above the standard deluxe seat.

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The Sea Ghost 130 seat does not comprise on the quality as it Vibe Hero seat does not only offer comfort but support on your back. Its robust straps help the seat to be stable. Thus, you no longer have to worry about tipping over. Also, the Vibe Hero seat is made from quick-dry fabric mesh. The quick-dry mesh allows for the position to dry up faster. So you no longer have to worry about sitting on the damp place even while kayaking on harsh surfaces. The great thing about the Vibe Hero seat is that it is full; thus, it can fit any individual. Its adjustable UV resistant straps not only protecting you from damage from the sun but hold you comfortably.

Body Construction

What makes a kayak great? You guess it right, its body. Great kayak is a kayak which has sturdy construction which can perform well on lake and ocean waters. So what is the Sea Ghost 130 body structure? First, the top part comes with a high-density polyethylene which offers durability. Its bottom comes with a beautiful Skid plate, that helps the kayak to withstand any harsh conditions, without minimal damage on the kayak. The skid plate can be replaced easily upon wearing out.

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The Vibe Sea Ghost 130 also does come with eight scupper holes. These eight scupper holes do help to move water away quickly while kayaking. Due to body construction, the Vibe Sea Ghost 130 comes to offer heavier as compared to other kayaks. However, its additional weight allows for the kayak to move with more ease in the water while helping you to pick speed.

Rudder System

Do you desire to paddle in harsh conditions? Then the Vibe Sea Ghost 130 offers the perfect chance to kayak on such terms with ease. The Vibe Sea Ghost 130 does come with pre-installed rudder system; You can easily control the Vibe Ghost 130 rudder system with the help of your feet. You can easily stay on track while paddling on harsh conditions with this pre-installed rudder system. It does also help to save your energy while paddling.

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Storage Capabilities

One of the biggest problems people have while going for kayak fishing is that some kayaks do not have plenty of space to store their accessory. For the Vibe Ghost 130, it does come with fantastic storage features which help to keep your valuables secure. Its two central bungee parks on both of the inner walls allow you to store your property correctly. At the centre of the console, the Vibe Sea Ghost 130 does have a watertight sealed container, which adds more storage space. At the rear end of your seat, there is enough space for you to store small items like your keys, wallet, sweater etc.

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Fishing Capabilities

When it comes to providing quality fishing Kayaks, Vibe has been at the forefront of the industry. Over the years, the have continued providing excellent kayaks for fishing. The Vibe Ghost 130 is no exception. It does come with two flush mount holders behind the seat. You can also attach extra rod holders or accessories due to the presence of four gear tracks. At the centre of the Vibe Ghost 130, there is port which you can use to attach your fish finder device. Additionally, you can connect your GPS on the paddle holders, especially while kayaking in unfamiliar territory.

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When designing the Vibe Ghost 130, the manufacturer wanted the kayak to be adaptable in many waters. Its width length provides the stability that you will need when kayaking in toughest waters. Additionally, it is more prolonged than the Vibe Ghost 110, thus allows for increased speed. Its length will enable you to glide with ease thus allowing for you to save on your energy


The Vibe Ghost 130 comes at 13 feet long; this can offer a great challenge, especially while kayaking on rocky conditions. To counter the disadvantage brought out by its length, its pre-installed rudder allows for better control. While paddler system may not help you to manoeuvre around the rocks, it does help to guide the kayak in the right direction

To assist in moving the Vibe Ghost 130 does come with four comfort grip handles. These comfort grips are strategically located at each side of the bow and stern. However, the Vibe Ghost 130 does come at 75 pounds which makes it rather difficult to carry the kayak especially if you are far off the land,

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Vibe Sea Ghost 130 review: Final thoughts

The best part about our job is testing out the latest kayaks model. So how did the Vibe Ghost 130 perform? After a series of testing in different conditions, both in calm and harsh conditions, our team of experts was quite impressed with the Vibe Ghost 130.

Its full length did give us much-needed stability. While its 13 feet long length did offer us the ability to glide with minimal effort. Also, we were impressed by its storage facilities. Not only does it have ample storage space at the front, but you can also store your valuables at the back of the seat. The only disappointing thing is that it can be challenging to manoeuvre, especially on rocky water conditions due to its length. Also, it is weighed at 95 pounds which more cumbersome as compared to other kayaks

So can we recommend that you buy the Vibe Ghost 130? Yes, with its amazing features it will be a crime not buy the Vibe Ghost 130.

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1 thought on “Vibe Sea Ghost 130 Review: Great stability for rough days”

  1. Ghost 130 is a fantastic choice. The only issue I have is the fact it’s not an entry level both in terms of pricing and functionalities. You pointed out to many good factors. Thanks

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