Rich, I love both and I think if you shop around you can find a toon or boat for a reasonable price. I saw a Toat N Float on E-Bay last year for 300 bucks and it looked new. If I had a choice I would use the boat because you can fish so much more effectivly in rivers BUT !! If your fishing solo or small water then the toon is a great fall back. I love small water steelhead fishing in the summer & fall out of my Toat it's big fun !! The draw back is big heavy water. I see alot of guys on like the C Fork fishing in toons and it just looks like a pain in the ass. But again if it was that or staying home I'll use the toon.