Let’s compare top inflatable dinghy boats of 2024 in detail.

Dinghy boats are a great choice for cost-effective entry to the water or to store on your boat in case of an emergency. Boats & Charters editors reviewed the best inflatable boats of 2024. Read on for our editors’ top picks!

Inflatable boats are a great way to get out on the water with a relative low cost of entry. With so many benefits it’s easy to see why these inflatables have become so popular. Inflatables are extremely versatile, and can be used for anything from a relaxing morning paddle, or used as a tender for your larger vessel. Our guide will show which is the right fit for you. 

1. INTEX Excursion Inflatable Boat – Best Overall


Get ready for fun with the INTEX Excursion inflatable! The super strong enhanced molecular constructed PVC provides superior strength and durability, ensuring high impact and abrasion resistance. The Excursion 5 was well designed with extra space in the bow and stern allowing for storing any necessities for your adventure, and stainless steel D-rings allow for the safety and ease of tying down dry bags and gear.

Superior comfort, ergonomics, and durability make this raft a rear winner this season. Includes two 54-inch aluminum oars, four detachable fishing rod holders, gear pouch, carry bag, high-output pump and a repair patch. With capacity for 5 people, your next adventure awaits!

2. INTEX Mariner 3 Inflatable Boat – Runner Up


 Plan your next adventure with the INTEX Mariner 3! This inflatable boat set is manufactured with super tough PVC providing superior structural strength and rigidity.  The Mariner was built with safety in mind with three air chambers, including one inner auxiliary chamber for added peace of mind to keep you afloat.

Quick fill valves allow for easy inflation and deflation when the day is done. Each set includes (2) 54-inch aluminum oars for easy paddling, (2) built-in fishing rod holders, a motor mount fitting, welded-on oar holders, grab handles on each side, and an all-around grab line for convenience. Come! The water is calling!

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