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The 5 Best Lake Toys of 2021

(Last Updated On: December 6, 2021)

While being on the lake is the best place to be, it can be made even better when you incorporate lake toys in your time at the lake.

Lake toys are easy to take along or store at your lake house, and you, your family, and guests will love the fun they bring.

Summer days at the lake become unforgettable when you add some of the lake toys that appeal to all ages, such as a water blaster or inflatable beer pong table.

Best Lake Toys

Product 

Rating

Max Liquidator

4.9/5

This 6-pack of water blasters is perfect for kids and adults alike! These floating lake toys look much like pool noodles; only they are much more fun.

GoPong Pool

4.8/5

Used as a Beer Pong table, the GoPong has cup holders for 10 cups on each end and four cups along each side. Great for use as a lake toy or in your backyard pool.

Intex Explorer

4.8/5

The ultimate lake toy, the Intex Explorer K2 Inflatable Kayak, will give you and a companion hours of enjoyment and adventure on the lake. Sporty and fun, the Explorer has a streamlined design for easy paddling.

Swimline UFO

4.7/5

An absolute blast for the kids; who wouldn’t want their very own UFO Spaceship Squirter? The most fun ever, the Swimline UFO gives kids the chance to travel in outer space, right on the lake.

Yamaha Explorer

4.7/5

The Yamaha Explorer Seascooter is the lake toy that everyone wants! It is an entry-level scooter that is designed for younger recreational divers and snorkelers.

We have listed five of the best lake toys for 2021 and are sure you and your guests will find them as much fun as we did.

Product Reviews

Max Liquidator 6-Pack Water Blaster Set

This 6-pack of water blasters is perfect for kids and adults alike! These floating lake toys look much like pool noodles; only they are much more fun.

Pull back the handle to load each water blaster with about 2 cups of water, and aim at your best buddy or convenient target.

Push the handle forward to blast the water out of the Max Liquidator. Lightweight and colorful, these water blasters will float in the lake or pool. Each of the blasters can shoot to 30 feet!

The Max Liquidators are recommended for ages six and up.

Highlights

  • Six-pack water blasters set is perfect for playing in the lake or pool
  • Blasts water up to 30 feet for a great range
  • Fun, bright yellow and green designs
  • Easy-to-use pump design for simple spraying
  • Soft foam material helps blasters float in water
GoPong Pool Lounge Floating Beer Pong Table Inflatable, White, 6′

Used as a Beer Pong table, the GoPong has cup holders for 10 cups on each end and four cups along each side. Great for use as a lake toy or in your backyard pool. Doing double duty, GoPong’s Floating Beer Pong Table can also be used as a lounge float simply by flipping it over. The rapid inflation valve makes it easy and quick to inflate or deflate the float. Tethering grommets on the GoPong allow you to attach other floats or keep the inflatable table secured at your lake dock. Made with raft-grade material, the GoPong will last for many summers on the lake.

Highlights

  • Six feet long and three and a half feet wide
  • Includes six pong balls
  • Premium one-way inflation valve for quick inflation/deflation
  • Use a pong table or lounge float
​3. Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

The ultimate lake toy, the Intex Explorer K2 Inflatable Kayak, will give you and a companion hours of enjoyment and adventure on the lake. Sporty and fun, the Explorer has a streamlined design for easy paddling. Bright yellow with flashy graphics, these colors make the Intex Explorer highly visible on the water. Lightweight and compact, this kayak is easy and quick to inflate. A removable skeg provides directional stability, while two adjustable inflatable seats with backrests give you comfort as you paddle the lake. A grab line and grab handle at each end of the kayak allows you to tie up conveniently. This 10 foot inflated kayak can hold up to 400 pounds of people and cargo. Included with the Intex Explorer are two paddles and a hi-output pump.

Highlights

  • Heavy-duty puncture-resistant vinyl
  • Three separate air chambers
  • Inflatable I-beam floor for rigidity
  • Boston valves for quick inflation/deflation
Swimline UFO Spaceship Squirter

An absolute blast for the kids; who wouldn’t want their very own UFO Spaceship Squirter? The most fun ever, the Swimline UFO gives kids the chance to travel in outer space, right on the lake.

With a 140 pound capacity, this Swimline UFO Spaceship Squirter is sure to keep those pint-size commanders busy all summer!

This 45-inch lake toy is made from heavy gauge vinyl with room for a single pilot. The Slimline inflatable has a constant supply squirt gun that affords the pilot protection from extraterrestrials or bothersome siblings.

The oversized arm and headrest make this rideable look like the helm of a spaceship.

Highlights

  • Holds 140 pounds
  • Made from heavy gauge vinyl
  • Recommended for four years and up
  • Constant squirter
Yamaha Explorer Seascooter with Camera Mount

The Yamaha Explorer Seascooter is the lake toy that everyone wants! It is an entry-level scooter that is designed for younger recreational divers and snorkelers. The Explorer is perfect for shallow dives of up to 30 feet with cruising speeds up to 2.5 miles per hour.

Extremely compact, the Yamaha Seascooter has built-in safety features that include a safety grille and auto shut-off, and dual trigger operation. Powered by a sealed lead acid battery, maintain the battery every three months to keep it charged.

The built-in mount allows the scooter pilot to take videos of their underwater experience with their own sports camera of choice.

Highlights

  • It runs up to an hour with normal use
  • Speed is 2.5 mph
  • Rated to 30 feet
  • Waterproof construction
  • Designed for use in saltwater

What To Consider When Purchasing Lake Toys For Children

Before you purchase lake toys, there can be an overwhelming number of different kinds and types of water toys out there, so think about these considerations before purchasing:

The ages of the children you will be buying for.

The age and capability of the children are significant determining factors when choosing which lake toy to purchase.

Always keep safety in mind. It is best to err on the side of what is appropriate, and it is best to underestimate what the child is capable of handling rather than overestimating.

Being in the water brings an additional safety factor to play, and it is best not to give the child an item that they cannot control.

Consider your budget.

Some of the larger inflatables can be pricey. At the same time, you don’t want to have to invest, year after year, in the same inexpensive water toys that only last a season.

It might be best to choose a few high-quality items that will last year after year and suit various ages.

If you choose an inflatable, get a pump.

Many of the large lake toys that are fun and versatile are inflatables. Even smaller toys that are inflatable can become a hassle if it takes you many minutes to inflate or deflate the item.

Multiply that by the number of toys you have, and it can become an issue. Invest in one suitable inflation device that can inflate all of your items in a matter of minutes.

You can even teach the older kids to inflate them when appropriate. This simple item can save you a lot of headaches.

Do you have the space for lake toys?

Like a water float, some of the lake toys you purchase will keep the fun within a certain area. Others, like the blaster water guns, will take up much more space as the operators move around in the water blasting each other.

Think about the area that you will have to use these lake toys before you purchase. It will help avoid disappointment and help to keep you from encroaching on others’ space when at the lake.

Think, too, about how each lake toy will need to be stored over the off-season and if you have the space for that.

In Conclusion

Being on the lake in summer is the best place to be. The addition of lake toys makes the time spent on the lake that much better. Kids, especially, love toys for the water, and adults appreciate them too.

The lake toys available today are varied and versatile, appealing, and appropriate for all ages. Adding some exciting lake toys to your arsenal will also add to the fun you experience at the lake.