We use an Intex Expedition 4. It fits in the proverbial hockey bag when deflated and works just fine for fishing. We have the motor mount for it and have a Minnkota trolling motor but we have also used it minus the motor out on a lake with just the included oars and it worked just fine. My grand daughters took it out solo on the same lake with no problems. Just be advised it's not for white water usage and would be subject to wind drift if a strong wind does come up. It's always good to keep a weather eye out anyway no matter what water craft you use. I'm not sure what state you live in but if you go the motor route you may have to register it. We did just because of the trolling motor. Without the motor there is no registration needed, at least in Utah. Happy sailing no matter what craft you decide on.