tandem kayaks - advice wanted

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looking to buy a kayak for our kids aged 9 and 11. would appreciate advice on what is best - single vs tandem, ones you sit in vs ones you sit on top of.

Would be using it on lakes or lagoons.

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HI,
My advise is to rent a few times with each type of boat and take the kids for a few trips, that way you will get an idea of what style of boat will best suit you family needs. You can get a lot of advise that may conflict but at the end of the day it comes down to personal coice that you are comfortable with.
Most kayak shops around the country have a range of demos available for rent that you can take away and test.
Most shops will even give you the money you spend on the demo toward the purchace price if you decide to buy, so it makes the whole exercise fairly low risk.