Hobie Adventure and Tandem Island Series

The Hobie Mirage Adventure Island and Hobie Mirage Tandem Island truly are hybrid craft. Equipped with powerful roller furling sail, daggerboard, Mirage drive and even paddles, these boats are the ultimate, go anywhere, eco-friendly boats. Whether you are a complete sailing novice, or a seasoned old salt, the Mirage Adventure Islands offer fun times, the real feel of sailing at a budget price. Once you try one of these, you will wonder why you have never sailed before!

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Hobie Adventure Island

An absolute joy on the water, the Hobie Mirage Adventure Island is an impressively approachable trimaran sailing kayak.

Ride the wind: A roller-furling, vertically battened mainsail provides lift, a retractable centerboard prevents lateral slip, and the larger amas tuck parallel against the rotomolded polyethylene hull for docking. Multiple hatches, on-deck stowage and Vantage CT Seating encourage multi-day adventures, and the MirageDrive with Glide Technology offers paddle-free locomotion when the wind scatters, making it easy to get home. The “AI” is an exceptional bluewater-capable fishing platform. Equip the accessory trampoline kit for walk-around stability. Flexible too; use it with just a single ama or leave the sail at home to pedal or paddle.

Fast, fun and versatile, the Hobie Mirage® Adventure Island gives you options. Detach the akas and amas and you have a super-quick, super-fun kayak. Attach the new Aka II die-cast crossbars and ama side floats, step the sailing rig and you have a stable sailing craft whose seafaring heritage stretches back to the South Pacific. A roller-furling, vertically battened mainsail makes reducing sail a snap and the MirageDrive® provides power when the wind is light or when you’re kayaking. A daggerboard prevents lateral slip, the upgraded dynamic rudder assembly provides plenty of helm control in a breeze and the amas easily fold against the hull to simplify negotiating tight spots or docking.

The Hobie Island Club is a place to meet other Hobie Mirage Adventure Island and Hobie Mirage Tandem Island owners to share passions for the waterways and oceans of our world.

Here in Queensland we have a very active Island club that conducts sail events each month and offers new sailors instructions and guidance to get the most out of their new Island.

Sailing Guides

The Islands are very easy to sail and we have a number of guides to get you going.

Hobie Adventure Island


  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 16′ 7″ / 5.05 m
  • Beam w/ Amas Out: 9′ 6″ / 2.90 m
  • Beam w/ Amas Folded In: 44″ / 1.12 m
  • Capacity: 400 lbs / 181.44 kg
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 104.6 lbs / 47.45 kg
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 142 lbs / 64.4 kg
  • Mast Length: 16′ 6″ / 5.03 m
  • Sail Area: 65 sq ft / 6.04 m2
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
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Hobie Tandem Island

The puff of wind hits and the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island’s leeward ama chisels into the water, its efficient, square-topped mainsail immediately translating increased wind speed into extra boat speed. The Tandem Island’s two-piece carbon-fiber rig minimizes weight aloft—thus stiffening the ride—and both cockpits are fitted with steerage and sail-handling controls, allowing sailors of all abilities to share the experience. Best yet, the Tandem Island is equipped with enough hatches and on-deck stowage for multi-day escapes. This is Hobie’s ultimate blue water hunter, capable of marlin-teasing trolling speeds.

Hobie Tandem Island


  • Crew: 1-2
  • Length: 18′ 6″ / 5.64 m
  • Width: 30″ / .76 m
  • Beam w/ Amas Out: 10′ / 3.05 m
  • Beam w/ Amas Folded In: 4′ / 1.22 m
  • Capacity: 600 lbs / 272 kg
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 124 lbs / 56.25 kg
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 190 lbs / 86.18 kg
  • Mast Length: 18′ / 5.49 m
  • Sail Area: 90 sq ft / 8.4 m2
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
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Powered by MirageDrive 180

The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the MirageDrive 180, the original pedal kayak drive. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier and more efficient than ever.

The Hobie Tandem Island

Two Hobie Mirage Tandem Islands sailing. Both the Adventure (single seat) and Tandem Islands have been completely updated in 2015.