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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!


Busy Already!

by TONI NOLF on 04/06/17

Although our river trips and classes have been hit-and-miss due to weather, we are finding ourselves extremely busy!  Thank goodness the weather man didn't get it quite right today, but we would have had a tough time out on the river with our Encore Learning group had we not cancelled.  The wind is ripping!  So, wish us better luck next week on actually getting to paddle.  We had a great time with that group last Wednesday!  I'll be posting our pictures.

We posted a job:  https://www.indeedjobs.com/blackwater-outfitters?hl=en_US !

We have lots of new boats!  Even if you don't see what you are looking for in our advertised specials, come into the shop Wednesdays through Sundays, and Tim can work you a deal.  We also have a huge inventory of PFDs, so I know you can find one that fits great, and is within your budget.

I think I went overboard when I ordered all the new styles and colors of dry bags.  You must come in and see all the new colors, shapes and sizes!  We will be discounting last year's dry bags in order to make room.  These make a perfect gift for anyone who spends any time outdoors.  *Think rainy, expensive trip to The Masters, and everything is WET.  Everyone needs a dry bag to protect their personal belongings :)