We understand our customers have many options for their discretionary spending, and a kayak is one of many "toys" a outdoors-oriented customer may consider. Many customers spend a lot of time carefully evaluating their options before making a purchase decision, and we fully agree with that approach to feel as comfortable as possible with their eventual decision.
One step that sometimes helps in that process is to take a kayak out on a test drive similarly to what you might do when considering a new car. For those customers we offer "demo" rides, either on an appointment basis or at the occasional "demo day" that we put on. For most customers, just a few minutes are needed for the test drive, If you want an all-day experience, there are a few kayak models we rent by the day
, including sit-ins, inflatables, and fishing styles. If you choose to buy shortly after renting a kayak, we'll credit you back for the rental cost, which is as little as $59 a day.
Typically we do demos at nearby Tempe Town Lake or on occasion at Kiwanis Lake. We also can do a demo in conjunction with our fishing tournaments
in the nearby larger lakes along the Salt River, and hundreds join us every year at Paddlefest at Lake Pleasant and at Lake Havasu. Most of our demo outings are absolutely free. You can take a rented kayak to any appropriate lake or river of your choice.
The best first step is to stop by our store and check out the various models to see which one is the best fit for your size and intended use. If we don't have that exact model as a demo or a rental, we'll usually have a model close enough so you can get a feel for the propulsion system, seat comfort and balance.
Questions or want to set an appointment - just give us a call! In the meantime to learn more, check out Paddling Arizona
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