The Cruise 12 is perfect for what it was named after: cruising. It is a fun, simple kayak that you can paddle around in during a nice clear day. The Cruise 12 is versatile though, and you can accessorize it for fishing using the RAM and GoPro inserts. The Ergo seat promises comfort for hours. It has a large tankwell so you can take a cooler or gear for longer trips or family trips. There is also a bow dry storage hatch for the larger items that you want to keep away from the water. The Cruise 12 is a wonderful first kayak if you or your kids are just getting into it, plus it will last you a long time.