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Oh My! How Time Flies....

by TONI NOLF on 08/03/19

We have been unbelievably busy!  It has been a smooth transition from Tim's relocation to the mountains in April.  Crystle has jumped in feet first with managing the shop!  Joining Crystle, Jacob, Will and myself is Meagan York.  Meagan has been here for a few weeks, and is very enthusiastic about kayaking!  Tim is still available for those adventurous trips into the wilds of the Blackwater Swamps and things like that(the usual)!  Leave a message for him at the shop, and he will get with you asap to plan your adventure.  We have NEW BOATS, NEW COLORS, NEW BRANDS!  We have also made changes in our shop, our hours, and made adjustments to our services, so that we may better serve you.
We hope you are having a super-fun summer.  Still time to schedule a summer group outing for bored kids, friends, family and/or co-workers.  We can deliver a trailer of kayaks to your outing, and pick them up when you are done!  Call or message us!

Rental Fleet Sale Starts Today!

by TONI NOLF on 10/06/18

We have 35 boats and six paddle boards for sale from our rental fleet, with prices starting at $250.  Don't miss out, this only happens once a year!

The river level is nice, and the weather is warm!  Enjoy :) !

End of Summer? No way....

by TONI NOLF on 08/31/18

Wow.  I haven't written a thing on here since the first of summer.  Somehow, it is already ending...you blink, and it is over!  We have had a busy summer, despite the somewhat uncooperative weather.  The river has been super high most of the season, so we are really looking forward to some nice fall weather and water levels.
We haven't set a date yet for our rental fleet sale, and yes, we should advertise more.  My bad, and I have the best of intentions!!  I have been really really really bad...I have pictures to share, products to introduce, and trips to plan!  So, stay tuned, and have a great holiday weekend!!

May 25th 2018

by TONI NOLF on 05/25/18

Well, the good news is that we have plenty of water in the Nottoway!  The bad news is that we must wait for the water level to go down before we can safely put our customers out there!  Flood warning is in effect until 9:15pm, according to the NWS in Wakefield.  If you choose to take out your own personal watercraft, beware!  There is a lot of current and potential hazards out there.  Wear your PFD!  You can get into trouble very quickly.

Mid May!

by TONI NOLF on 05/19/17

Wow, again the time flies....Encore Learning is done for the semester, and we are gearing up for Kayak Kids.  Sign up now!  Our classes begin June 22nd.


We are hoping to finish up with our job interviews next week.  We haven't made any commitments to date, but our ad has been paused at 58 applicants.  If you are interested, send us your resume now!


"Searching for an able-bodied, reliable, friendly, honest, hard working, outdoors-y, focused soul who doesn't mind getting dirty and wet. The job here requires heavy lifting, and working in all kinds of weather conditions. Hours will vary (average 20 hours/week) , and may also depend on weather conditions. We are open Wednesday through Sunday,and we will expect for you to be available...we are closed Monday and Tuesday, but take turns with being on-call to fill online orders. The main duty for the position is support for kayak tours and rentals. Duties would include keeping rental fleet clean and organized, and assisting customers with getting in and out of the water safely. MUST have excellent driving record. Being comfortable pulling boat trailer would be a big plus! Retail experience is preferred. Shipping experience would be helpful. Position requires some computer knowledge, in order to accurately complete sales, process online orders and keep track of changing inventory.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $8.00 /hour"

Have a Great Friday!