Oru Kayak - Bay ST
On the water.... fast!
"We are so impressed with Ottawa Valley Air Paddle. We ordered our ORU Bay St kayak and it arrived in just a few days. This is our second Bay St. We ordered the first one directly from ORU. This time we saved on shipping from the US and the price of the kayak was significantly less than Amazon. The entire experience was fabulous from start to finish . High recommend working with OVAP." - Catherine
Oru Kayak - Bay ST
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A 12'3" kayak that folds down to the size of a large suitcase. At 26 pounds, it's far lighter than a rotomolded kayak. It’s compact enough to store almost anywhere. With the Oru Pack, you can even check it on a plane or hike into the wilderness.
The Bay ST is our most versatile origami boat. It can handle conditions from smooth lakes to ocean surf. The closed cockpit can be used with the Oru Nylon Spray Skirt for open water paddling. It's best for intermediate and advanced paddlers, who will appreciate its speed and agility — but beginners with a few paddles under their belt will also love this model.
With our newest iteration, we've added a bunch of great features to the product that launched Oru Kayak— a closed-cockpit performance kayak that's sporty, versatile, and light. We've made it even more durable, with new aluminum cockpit latches and extra-reinforced strap anchor points. Its updated print pattern is all about going back to our origami roots. The Bay ST is built for a wide variety of water types and conditions and holds enough gear for overnight trips.
Ottawa Valley Air Paddle stands behind all it's products and offers a an industry leading 45-day money back guarantee. We want you to love your paddling equipment and if it's not right for you, we will find a way to make it right. If you would like to return a product, please reference our refund policy here.
The OVAP Advantage
In the few short years since openeing, we've helped thousands of customers get on the water in a new paddling vessle. We've focused on offering great products along with world class customer service and product knowledge. Our team of paddling experts will help you select the right product, we'll deliver it on time and we stand by our 45-Day Love Your Gear Guarentee.
Here's What some of our customers are saying
“The price was the same as if I had bought directly from the company, plus I saved the importation fees. So you are much better off buying from Ottawa Valley Air Paddle. And the kayak is amazing, it takes 2 minutes to assemble and disassemble, and it is lighter and much faster than my former inflatable one.”
- Nathalie M.
The entire experience was fabulous from start to finish
“We are so impressed with Ottawa Valley Air Paddle. This is our second Bay St. We ordered the first one directly from ORU. This time we saved on shipping from the US and the price of the kayak was significantly less than Amazon. The entire experience was fabulous from start to finish. High recommend working with Scott and Lana. They are knowledgable, seem to genuinely care about the customers, and offer service that is exceptional.”
Great boat and super nice company! I needed a craft I could transport easily and carry myself since I am older, short in stature, limited strength. This kayak was just the ticket! When initially the package looked like it might be lost in transit, Lana responded right away in terms of what to do. Thankfully arrived and my daughter and I put the boat together together and disassembled it with minimum bad words. We took it to Knight's Cove, Newfoundland for it's maiden voyage and it was great! Mind you it was a very calm day on the ocean. We then tried a nearby pond. No worries! Have since taken it out on other ponds. I love this craft!!! I can assemble and disassemble by myself in a timely manner without help and carry it easily in the cool back pack carrying case. Fits easily in my car without requiring physical strength and a million tie downs. Don't hesitate! You want one of these boats! And they are beautiful and functional! Fun kayak!
Scott was very helpful and demonstrated how to set up the kayak. I found it a bit tricky at home until I used the Youtube instructions. Supersimple and takes less than 10 minutes. Boat tracks beautifully - just wish I'd bought it earlier in the season
The kayak was for me, a 67 year old, 5 foot female. I wanted a light kayak that I could move around myself when my husband was not available. This really fit the bill. It tracks just as well as my other rudderless kayak; handles well in choppy weather. The unexpected bonus is I can enter and exit independently because it’s a hair more narrow than my sea kayak. AND I can carry it myself which was the original reason we bought it!
Kayaking suddenly became simpler!
I easily brought my Oru on the train when I visited a friend at her cottage, my new kayak (St Bay) glided so easily over the lake it was wonderful, and it proved to be very stable too. What a treat to be able to go kayaking without having to rent a kayak every time or put one over the roof of my car: like many strong women, I am still too weak to do this on my own. Unfolding an Oru kayak takes less than 10 minutes once you are familiar with the steps, it’s such a smart product. (The video was more useful than the booklet for the first time).
I will have to also buy the backpack, I must say that carrying the folded kayak rapidly becomes uncomfortable unless you are very tall…
We are so impressed with Ottawa Valley Air Paddle. We ordered our ORU Bay St kayak -- after asking several questions that Scott and Lana cheerfully answered on the Sunday of a holiday weekend -- and it arrived in just a few days. This is our second Bay St. We ordered the first one directly from ORU. This time we saved on shipping from the US and the price of the kayak was significantly less than Amazon. The entire experience was fabulous from start to finish and now we are enjoying time on the water. High recommend working with Scott and Lana. They are knowledgable, seem to genuinely care about the customers, and offer service that is exceptional.
Seamless deck closure
4 zipper channels close and seal the deck. They’re easy to install, watertight, and make a rock-solid deck once assembled.
This is the fancy word for the rim around the cockpit — it reinforces the kayak and lets you wear a spray skirt for keeping safe and dry in open water. For 2021, we've upgraded to custom marine-grade aluminum latches to secure the two halves together.
The fully adjustable backrest provides support and comfort for paddlers of all sizes. It can be lowered to accommodate a spray skirt.
No-stretch lines are easy to grab for safety. The bungee web in front of the cockpit is great for stashing a water bottle, small drybag, or other gear.