Boat Demos

Informal Kayak Demonstrations.

Find a Boat Demo or Kayak Pool Session Near You

What You’ll Learn:

BOAT DEMOS: Pre-Purchase Our Afternoon Boat Demos are at a local lake and are geared towards customers who have already narrowed down their choices after visiting one of our shops and feel that some on-water time prior to purchase is necessary. However, we also welcome folks who are just curious about kayaks & canoes and want to try it out in a low pressure environment.

PADDLESPORTS ORIENTATION: Post-Purchase We will show you the basics of getting safely launched on the water and briefly cover some basic concepts such as proper posture, getting good traction between paddle blade and the water, using torso rotation for proper technique and maintaining good balance.

KAYAK POOL SESSIONS: Your Boat Bring your own (clean) Boat for time to practice skills in warm water with friends. GOPC staff will offer assistance on skills such as rolling but this is not a structured class; it’s better. Registration: Still only $10!

Questions:

Questions should be sent to the specific event coordinator, who will be listed in the individual event descriptions. Just click on one below to get all of the information.

Boat Demos (at a lake) and Kayak Pool Sessions

Locations are color coded. Filter by location using “Categories.”

Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
(CANCELED) - Paddlesports Orientation (for Customers) @ Lake Crabtree County Park
3:30 pm
Thank you for buying your Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Co! We realize you have many options for your purchase and want to offer our customers a special perk for doing business[...]
(CANCELED) Triangle Area Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(CANCELED) Triangle Area Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
4:00 pm
Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc401@greatoutdoorprovision.com with the: 1) demo date & 2) boats you are interested in (if applicable).   Please note that if a specific boat or board is[...]
(CANCELED) Paddlesports Orientation (for Customers) @ CHARLOTTE LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
Apr 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
(CANCELED) Paddlesports Orientation (for Customers) @ CHARLOTTE LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
3:30 pm
Thank you for buying your Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Co! We realize you have many options for your purchase and want to offer our customers a special perk for doing business[...]
(CANCELED) Charlotte Boat Demo @ LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(CANCELED) Charlotte Boat Demo @ LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
4:00 pm
Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc301@greatoutdoorprovision.com with the boats you are interested in (if applicable).   Please note that if a specific boat or board is not in our demo fleet we will[...]
Charlottesville On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Locations!
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Charlottesville On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Locations!
12:00 am
We are excited to host customized demos in Charlottesville for some of our most popular kayaks. In addition to our 100% satisfaction guarantee we will try to help get you on the water before purchasing[...]
Wilmington On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Locations!
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Wilmington On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Locations!
12:00 am
We are excited to host customized demos in Wilmington for some of our most popular kayaks. In addition to our 100% satisfaction guarantee we will try to help get you on the water before purchasing[...]
May 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (for Customers) @ Oak Hollow Lake
3:30 pm
Thank you for buying your Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Co! We realize you have many options for your purchase and want to offer our customers a special perk for doing business[...]
Triad Area Boat Demo @ Oak Hollow Lake
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Triad Area Boat Demo @ Oak Hollow Lake
4:00 pm
Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc601@greatoutdoorprovision.com with the boats you are interested in (if applicable).   Please note that if a specific boat or board is not in our demo fleet we will[...]
Paddlesports Orientation (for Customers) @ First Landing State Park - The Narrows
May 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (for Customers) @ First Landing State Park - The Narrows
3:30 pm
Thank you for buying your Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Co! We realize you have many options for your purchase and want to offer our customers a special perk for doing business[...]
Virginia Beach Boat Demo @ First Landing State Park - The Narrows
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virginia Beach Boat Demo @ First Landing State Park - The Narrows
4:00 pm
Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc701@greatoutdoorprovision.com with the boats you are interested in (if applicable).   Please note that if a specific boat or board is not in our demo fleet[...]
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (for Customers) @ River Park North
3:30 pm
Thank you for buying your Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Co! We realize you have many options for your purchase and want to offer our customers a special perk for doing business[...]
Greenville Boat Demo @ River Park North
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Greenville Boat Demo @ River Park North
4:00 pm
Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc101@greatoutdoorprovision.com.   Please note that if a specific boat or board is not in our demo fleet we will not be able to bring it to the[...]
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Paddlesports Orientation (for anyone interested) @ Lake Crabtree County Park
9:30 am
We realize you have many options for your purchase and want to offer folks a special perk for doing business with us. This spring we’ll be offering free, informal Canoe, Kayak & SUP Orientation for[...]
Triangle Area Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Triangle Area Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
10:00 am
Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc401@greatoutdoorprovision.com with the: 1) demo date & 2) boats you are interested in (if applicable).   Please note that if a specific boat or board is[...]
Charlottesville On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Locations!
Jun 1 – Jul 31 all-day
Charlottesville On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Locations!
12:00 am
We are excited to host customized demos in Charlottesville for some of our most popular kayaks. In addition to our 100% satisfaction guarantee we will try to help get you on the water before purchasing[...]
Wilmington On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Locations!
Jun 1 – Jul 31 all-day
Wilmington On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Locations!
12:00 am
We are excited to host customized demos in Wilmington for some of our most popular kayaks. In addition to our 100% satisfaction guarantee we will try to help get you on the water before purchasing[...]
Paddlesports Orientation (for Customers) @ Lake Crabtree County Park
Jun 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (for Customers) @ Lake Crabtree County Park
3:30 pm
Thank you for buying your Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Co! We realize you have many options for your purchase and want to offer our customers a special perk for doing business[...]
Triangle Area Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Triangle Area Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
4:00 pm
Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc401@greatoutdoorprovision.com with the: 1) demo date & 2) boats you are interested in (if applicable).   Please note that if a specific boat or board is[...]