Online Pre-Registration for our 5.18.2023 Spring Boat Demo has now CLOSED.  If you would still like to attend, please call your local shop during business hours:

Chapel Hill: 919 – 933 – 6148

Raleigh: 919 – 833 – 1741

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 event.

Any weather-related cancellation of this event will be announced via @TrustyGOPC on Instagram & Twitter.  Keep an eye on these feeds for updates.

This spring we’ll be offering free, informal kayak & canoe demonstrations conveniently located near some of our busiest shops. This is a great opportunity to try out a boat in an environment that is informational, informal and presented at no charge.

Our Afternoon Boat Demos 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.

As for specific boats, in addition to any particular models from an attending manufacturer, we’ll bring some of our most popular boats and boards that are best suited for flatwater, fitness, fishing and all-round use. However, please let us know in advance if there is a particular boat or board in our demo fleet you would like to try and we will do our best to get it to the lake. Please note that if a boat or board is not in our demo fleet, we will not be able to bring it to the event.

Folks unable to attend one of our scheduled on-water demo events can inquire with their local shop regarding private demos by appointment.   Private Demo fees are 100% refundable following a boat purchase from Great Outdoor Provision Co.