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Open for Spring! Wednesday, March 8th, 10AM!

by TONI NOLF on 03/07/17

Wow, old saying "time flies" is all I can say right now....we decide our "Open for Spring!" date after considering things on the March calendar like Daylight Saving Time changes.  This upcoming weekend will signal the beginning of long days  :)  !  The river temps are warming up, and we are geared up for the upcoming season.  The Encore Learning classes start very soon, and we are working on coordinating the Kayak Kids classes which begin mid-June.  We could use some help!  Please send your resume to info@blackwateroutfitters.org if you are 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, and may also depend on weather conditions.  We are open Wednesday through Sunday, we would expect for you to be available...we are closed Monday and Tuesday, but take turns with being on-call to fill online orders. Stay tuned for BIG SALES!  They will change like the weather, so pay attention.  You don't want to miss out.  Take care, and have a GREAT Spring!

Summer of 2016. Where Has It Gone?

by TONI NOLF on 10/27/16

We had a very busy whirlwind of a summer.  We were the busiest that we have ever been.  Kayak Kids was a huge success, with not even one class rained out!  It would rain before class, and stop, it would rain after we were done....it was amazing.  We attended the Florida Watercraft Dealer Conference at Tampa Bay, in August, and picked up a fantastic array of new boats, tested first by us!  Try for yourself, the Predator PDL, pedal drive, and the Predator MX Minn Kota, with a battery powered motor drive.  The This group of dealers also worked together as a team, with Dunkin-Lewis, Johnson Outdoors, and each other, to come up with some custom colors for a special line of Predators and Malibu XL models. These colors are unique to our group, and you cannot get anywhere else.  Come and see them, their numbers are limited! 

The Predator is in "Pittsburg Steeler" colors, and the Malibu XL is a beautiful blue, yellow, and green.

End of March...

by TONI NOLF on 03/31/16

Wow!  We are starting off the year with a bang! Busy, busy!  Make your reservations for that family outing soon, as the calendar and the classes are filling up!

If you are interested in what we do at Blackwater Outfitters, and would be interested in part time employment, please send us a resume.  Specifically, we are interested in a reliable, bright, student who would work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after school, and other hours as needed through the summer.  We would also like to hear from folks with a good handle on shipping and online sales, for working variable hours.  Also, if you are qualified to serve as a part-time guide/instructor send that resume to info@blackwateroutfitters.org, or snail-mail to PO Box 218, Courtland VA 23837.

Basic computer skills, valid drivers' license, good communication skills, and the ability to lift and load boats is a must.  In all kinds of weather.....  :)

Time Flies....

by TONI NOLF on 03/14/16

Well, Spring is here!  We are starting the season with a CRAZY sale....from our opening day of Wednesday, March 16th until Sunday, March 20th, everything GREEN is 33% OFF!  No exceptions!  How much fun can this be??  If you see a brand new kayak or canoe that happens to be GREEN, you can get it for 1/3 less!!  That is right, a kayak that is regularly priced at $999.99 would be discounted by $333.33!  How about a really nice green paddle?  If it is regularly priced at $179.99, take off $59.99!

So, let the fun begin!  Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy New Year!

by TONI NOLF on 01/02/16

Well, we are winding down for the season...we will be open FOUR MORE DAYS!  We want to clear out all of the inventory, so make an offer on that kayak you have been wanting!  Instead of marking down stuff, we will just be negotiable on anything you may be interested in...Open Wednesday, January 6th, through Friday January 8th, 10am-6pm, and Saturday January 9th, 10am-4pm.  After that time, appointments will be available, so leave a message at 757-653-9223.

We will be busy planning for our spring and summer activities, getting the rental fleet and the vehicles in order, and will be ready to reopen in March.  It is time NOW to enroll for Encore Learning Spring 2016 Session!  Check out the spring catalog!  We will be out on the water every week!

Have a great day, always  :)