These Transparent Kayaks Instantly Add an OMG Factor to Your Travels

Because sometimes the view is better from above.

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Before you head to one of the clearest bodies of water in the world, you need to make sure you have one of these genius . They're the brain child of Florida's Crystal Kayak Company and are totally transparent vessels that let you glide over the water and take in sights that can usually only be seen below the surface.

It's basically everything people who are afraid of swimming in big bodies of water could hope for and is like a water-free take on snorkeling. Since they're made out of the same material used for windshields on airplanes, they're super durable — a.k.a. you don't have to hold your breath when you accidentally collide into a rock (or two).

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"Being down in Florida and traveling often to the Bahamas, we have seen people who travel from all over the world to see exotic destinations, only to sit on the beach," Brian Maxfield of Crystal Kayak told . "We had been in one of these kayaks before where the sides were opaque but the bottom was transparent, but wanted a way to see more than just a 20% view, so we decided to create it to give people a reason to get out into the water." Genius.

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The company ships their kayaks all over the world, but consider yourself warned: They'll set you back $1,499. The good news is that also includes buffing pads, cleaning solution, a beach trolley for transport, wall hanging straps and carbon-fiber paddles. Watch these babies in action and get ready to become super jealous in three, two, one ...

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