It is quite easy to paddle solo. I have paddled in both the middle and rear positions in flat water, no problem. I have not paddled solo in whitewater, would choose to paddle from the middle should I do so. Inasmuch as the Sea Eagle is an inflatable, it is a little sluggish when paddling solo.Grant in Seattle
Scott,I'm not familiar with the Aquaglide. I sell the Sea Eagle's and I can tell you they use a high pressure floor and also a high pressure hull. When inflated properly these inflatables are very rigid. The floor and boat are rigid enough that you can stand up in them with no problem. There are D-Rings on the hull where you attach the seats to. You can arrange the seats in several different positions. The Sea Eagle package comes with everything you need. Includes the boat, pump, seats, paddles, carry/storage bag and repair kit in case you ever should need it. I hope this answers your question. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any more.Ron SchmidtValley Sports and More(360)755-0665
This package does come with a removeable skeg. However the paddles are not the carbon fiber models. In order to get the carbon fiber paddles you must purchase the 420 "Pro Carbon" package.
This has 4 valves