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.

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.”

Wilmington GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Time Dates & Location
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Wilmington GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Time Dates & Location
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 a boat.[...]
Wilmington GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Time, Dates, Location.
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Wilmington GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Time, Dates, Location.
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 a boat.[...]
May 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (For Customers Who Have Purchased a Boat) @ Latta Plantation - Gar Creek Access
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[...]
Charlotte Boat Demo @ Latta Plantation - Gar Creek Access
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Charlotte Boat Demo @ Latta Plantation - Gar Creek Access
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[...]
CVille On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Location!
May 7 – Jul 31 all-day
CVille On-Water Demo Days @ Call the Shop for Dates & Location!
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[...]
May 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (For Customers Who Have Purchased a Boat) @ 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 7 @ 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 we will[...]
May 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (For Customers Who Have Purchased a Boat) @ 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 9 @ 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 Who Have Purchased a Boat)
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[...]
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Greenville Boat Demo
4:00 pm
Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc101@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[...]
May 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (For Customers Who Have Purchased a Boat) @ 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 Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Triangle Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
4:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that manufacturer representatives from both Hobie and P&H will be at the event. While we’ll have a wide selection of models from many manufacturers, this will be the demo to[...]
Wilmington GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Time, Dates, Location.
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Wilmington GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Time, Dates, Location.
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 a boat.[...]
Jun 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (For Customers Who Have Purchased a Boat) @ 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 Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Triangle Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
4:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that manufacturer representatives from both Hobie and P&H will be at the event. While we’ll have a wide selection of models from many manufacturers, this will be the demo to[...]
Wilmington GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Time, Dates, Location.
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day
Wilmington GetPaddling! Meetups @ Call the Shop for Time, Dates, Location.
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 a boat.[...]