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Topic: Local Kayak Shops / Dealers / Rentals / Guides  (Read 28961 times)

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mooch

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REI
http://www.rei.com/shop/Paddling.htm?stat=side_4

Locations:
San Carlos
Saratoga
Berkley
Freemont
San Francisco


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City Kayak
http://citykayak.web.aplus.net/
Pier 38 / Embarcadero & Townsend / San Francisco
(415) 357-1010

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Kayak Connection / Santa Cruz - Moss Landing

http://www.kayakconnection.com/


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California Canoe and Kayak / Half Moon Bay

http://www.calkayak.com/hmb.cfm

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Half Moon Bay Kayak Co.
Pillar Point Harbor, CA
650.773.6101
http://www.hmbkayak.com

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Outback Adventures

http://www.outbackadventures.com

2 locations:

1158 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 551.0588

NEW LOCATION:
12E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 461.2222

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« Last Edit: August 07, 2007, 11:11:25 AM by Mooch »


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There is also....Outback Adventures  1158 Saratoga ave.  San Jose....408-551-0528.....nice people...


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AQUAN SPORTS
Watersports specialists

(650) 593.6060
FAX (650) 593.2090
EMAIL: info@aquansports.com

http://www.aquansports.com/

840 Brittan Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(right across REI)


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Whatever you do, do not buy your kayak from 'Adventure Sports' in Sacramento.  

They suck big time!!!


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Quote from: blondstallion
Whatever you do, do not buy your kayak from 'Adventure Sports' in Sacramento.  

They suck big time!!!



How so? Just curious.


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There is one more place in Oakland.

All Craft         
499 Embarcadero Section 3
Oakland, CA 94606
510-444-7115
 
I know they sell Cobra, you have to call before you go to make sure they are not out giving lessons.


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I would be a bit cautious about what you post:

http://internet-law.lawyers.com/Libel-Online.html

It's unfortunate that accurate information can be stiffled but we need to be discreet.

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I have worked at both California Canoe & Kayak (both locations) and Kayak Connection (SC only)  and from an employee perspective both shops were great. I've picked up some dive stuff from the Adventure Sports in Santa Cruz, staff there were friendly & stoked that I fished from a kayak.
My fav shop is of course the Kayak Connection in the SC harbor, although they don't have a lot of fishing stuff the owners & staff are great folks.
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Quote from: blondstallion
Whatever you do, do not buy your kayak from 'Adventure Sports' in Sacramento.

They suck big time!!!


How so? Just curious.

I've read several posts on Craigslist about them. They seem to be known for advertising a kayak on sale then when the buyer goes in the kayak is no longer on sale. They tell the buyer that they only had one at that price and it already sold. They then offer the identical kayak for more than their advertised price. They also run non-stop postings about their alledged sales.
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I'm not sure what happened to those unfortunate Craigslist souls that claimed to be screwed by Adventure Sports but I need to tell you my story.  Unlike the computer cowards that hide behind their screen names I have receipts and I will stand by my story.

After Paddlefest last year I followed up on their ad for a used Tarpon and even called them before I drove to Sacto.  He told me over the phone that the one advertised was sold but if I drove up there he had another one that he would sell me for the same price.  Anyone that ever bought a used car would have the hairs on the back of their neck stand up at that point.  Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained...so I headed out expecting to find a faded, scratched up, pathetic leaking shell that wouldn't even get me out of HMB harbor.

When I got to the store I showed him their Paddlefest flyer and told him I phoned earlier.  He walked me over to a rack of new Tarpons and said there it is...have a look.  I said this must be a mistake because this one is new.  Nope, its the end of the season, its yours for the used price if you want it.  They helped me load the yak and even double checked to make sure I had it tied down well enough for the ride home.  No hidden defects, no surcharges, no handling fees.

Just so we understand things here, I'm not saying that they're going to do this for everyone that walks into their store, this was my isolated experience.  Am I getting paid for this...no.  Anyone that has met me, read my posts or spoke with me knows that I wouldn't BS about stuff like this. 

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CCK has three locations . Sacremento and Jack London Square in Oakland have stores on the water with lessons too. Half Moon Bay is just for lessons and trips and parties. No sales or rentals.


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Hey Gary, no wonder your bait always brings me good luck! If you ever play the lotto, would you please buy one for me too? Ill gladly pay you back! Ben


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REI in Corte Madera Marin Co. also.


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I like Surf City Catamarans in Santa Cruz harbor.  http://www.surfcitycatamarans.com.  Owner/proprietor Jeremy is one really cool dude.  Plus, on a hot summer day, you can't beat the scenery.  Y'all really have to see the hotties at the Crow's Nest.   :smt007


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http://www.humboats.com/   ....at Woodley Island in the Humboldt bay