6 Awesome Inflatable Floating Islands for Summer 2017!

When it comes to inflatable water toys for the lake, a supreme way to enjoy the day together with your friends or family is a with floating island.

The floating island is a large inflatable water toy that comes in many variations and they also really range in price, size, and quality.  Sometimes they are also referred to as floating rafts.

So without further adieu here are my top 6 recommended Floating Island Inflatables for Summer 2018;

 

1. CoolerZ Tropical Breeze Inflatable Floating Island

You get a lot of ‘bang for your buck’ with the first floating island I would like to recommend if you are considering a floating island purchase.  It has a 6 person capacity with a removable sun shade.

 

 

Price: Best price on Amazon and is currently: $175.00 US  + free shipping  (on sale from list price of 199.99)

Canadians can order it through this link: CoolerZ Tropical Breeze Floating Island

Product Dimensions: 388.6 x 274.3 x 73.7 cm

The reason for Recommendation:  

Customer reviews were very positive and happy customers mentioned over and over how much longer they were able to stay out with the shade up.  One customer did suggest bringing some paddles with you as they said ‘the shade acts as a sail and will take you in whatever direction the wind is blowing’.

Other great features include:

  • Extra wide pillow backrests
  • 6 cup holders
  • One cooler bag


2. CoolerZ X5 Canopy Island Inflatable Floating River Raft

The second one I want to show you is made by the same company and quite similar to the first one except it has a few more deluxe features mentioned below along with seating 7 people.

Price:  This 7 person floating island is currently listed for sale at Amazon for $228.99 + Free Shipping.  (this is $21.00 off listed price, a savings of 8%)  Unfortunately, this particular model is not available online for Canadians.

Approximate Inflated Dimensions: 157″ x 122″ x 27″

The reason for Recommendation: Along with having all the features of the first one on this list (plus seating one extra person).  I personally prefer the seats under the canopy on this model from the previous one as they are like individual mini couches.

It also includes: 

  • One Extra-wide contoured pillow backrest with two smaller pillow backrests
  • Two cooler bags and 6 cup holders
  • Swim-up platform, mesh bottom and grab ropes on both ends

3. Intex Canopy Island Inflatable Lounge

The third one I want to bring to your attention is the smallest floating island I recommend in this list of 8.  It has top notch reviews and customers are reporting that is so comfortable that some of them are utilizing  it just as much as an outdoor bed on the beach as they did using it in water!   It is designed and said to be for 2 adults but people who have bought it say that its can comfortably fit 3 people as well.

Price: Best price is at Amazon.com for $115.95US  + Free Shipping

Canadians can currently as well at a great price on Amazon.ca for $119.66CDN + Free Shipping

Amazon also has the option of selling it with an Air Pump:

Intex Canopy Island Lounge Raft with Air Pump, for$124.99US + Free Shipping:

Approximate  size:  78″ X 59″

The reason for Recommendation:  

It is definitely big enough for 2 adult sized people to fit comfortably. People who have purchased it report back that It is incredibly relaxing and high quality.  It is also a nice manageable size for travel.

Other features include:

  • Detachable fabric sun shade 
  • Two air chambers are added for extra safety and two built-in cup holders are included for you to keep a beverage nearby
The next floating island on the list are for those who are considering purchasing one with built-in waterproof speakers!

4. Sea-Doo 8 Person Inflatable Mega Island Lake Float w/ 4 Speaker Music System

This top-quality 8 person Inflatable Lake Float with Sun Deck, by Sea-Doo, is equipped with a 4 Speaker Waterproof MP3 Storage Console System w/MP3 Cord and Adapter

( you simply plug into your MP3’s earphone jack in). 

 

Price: This mega lake float doesn’t come cheap, as you are paying for the highest of quality backed by the Sea-Doo brand.  It is, however, currently on sale at the moment at 18% off through Amazon$699.99 US + Free Shipping. (regular list price is 850.00).

For Canadians: This item is not available on Amazon.ca, however, the distribute, Cape Water Sports is willing to ship to Canada so can still be purchased through the link above.

Weight: 80lbs, Inflated Dimensions: 162″L x 125″W, Deflated Dimensions: Length: 35″L x 26″H x 24W

The reason for Recommendation:

 I have never seen a product get a perfect 5-star review from such a large sum of satisfied customers.  It is also on sale with a savings of $150.01 at the moment.   Most people are reporting back how fun & and how durable it is, particularly that is is quite resistant to punctures of any sort.   One customer, in particular, says that they have had theirs for 5 seasons now and that:

“..we inflate it and deflate it each weekend and store it in a large deck box to help keep it nice. All the seams are still fine. It’s made of very heavy vinyl. We’ve had kids play on it and eight BIG guys on it, and it’s lasted great”.

So it is good to hear from a customer that has been using it steadily and that it is holding up to any wear and tear. 


There are just two things I deem worth bringing up based on comments made by customers who have purchased this Sea-Doo Island float.  The first is to just be aware that this item is quite heavy (Weight: 80lbs).  The second is that most modern phones don’t fit the dry box, but a small Bluetooth adapter will solve that.

Other features include:

  • Detachable Boarding Platform, 3 Heavy Duty Multi-Use Anchor Attachment Points, 4 Boarding Handles
  • Extra Heavy Gauge PVC Construction(Mega Island manufactured with the thickest material in the Sea-Doo line), Triple Welded Heavy Duty Mesh Floor, 4 Independent Chambers, Sand Anchor w/line
  • 2 Built-In Coolers & 6 Built-In Drink Holders

 

 

5. WOW World of Watersports 14-2090 Sports Stadium Islander, Inflatable Float, 12 Person

 

I saved the largest for last, this HUGE 12-foot diameter, 12 person island, with a 2,640 pounds maximum capacity is fantastic for a large group of family or friends to all enjoy together.

 

Price: Cheapest online price once again is through Amazon.com at $291.01 US .

Good news for Canadians, the distributor, WOW Watersports (accessible through the title link above)  is willing to ship to Canada with  shipping and import fees,  OR your other option if  you want quick 4-5 day shipping  it can be purchased through   at Amazon.ca for $856.93CDN with minimal shipping charges (only $4.95CDN)

The reason for Recommendation:


The manufacturer claims that this is the only 12-person inflatable island available at the moment.  I cannot find another 12-person float available this season so I believe this declaration to be true!  Reviews are coming back extremely positive with most everyone writing in that this is a  great inflatable island, however, be prepared to spend time inflating it!

Getting in and out by diving through the center did not work for everyone, it has been quoted by a customer that those that climbed over gave the rest an ‘earthquake test’, so although large a possible con that it is perhaps not one of the more stable floating islands on the market.

It is also suggested that a floating cooler can even be placed in the middle.

Other features include:

  • Made from heavy-duty PVC, large reinforced grommet for tying off
  • Anchor bag and tie rope included

One last thing…you definitely do not want to forget your portable air pump for these bad boys!

Well, folks, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed these recommendations and by all means, leave your comments below if you have tried any of these products OR have different recommendations for great floating islands currently selling online this summer 2017 and you want to leave your own personal review below!

 

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