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Kayak Demo Program - Test Drive

We strongly believe that to get the most out of your kayak purchase, you need to try a range of models to find what will best fit you and your kayaking needs. At Central Coast Kayaks the old saying rings true, “try before you buy” and we offer several options that allows you to do just that.

Free Demo Days: Twice a year, Spring and Fall, we host on-the-water Demo Day events. These events are free to the public and are designed to allow you to test paddle and try out a selection of our most popular kayaks. Check our events page for dates and times of upcoming Demo Days.

Private Demo: If you miss one of our scheduled Demo Days or you want to spend more time in a particular boat than a demo day will allow, you can schedule a private demo.  

Private demo’s are scheduled by appointment only and give you the flexibility to paddle 2-3 boats of your choosing, with one of our knowledgeable staff to answer questions, and at a time convenient to your schedule.  

Private Demo cost $50 - The $50 fee will be applied to the cost of a new boat if purchased within 30 days of the demo.

30 day Deluxe Demo: For those that don’t like to be rushed and want to spend time on their own with the option of trying out multiple boats, we offer the Deluxe Demo.

  • $300 up front cost (non-refundable) that will be applied to the purchase of a New or Used boat within the 30 day demo period. If you decide not to purchase a boat, the demo fee will not be refunded.
  • The fee gives you priority reservations, extended checkout periods, multiple boat selections, and includes paddle gear and PFD with your demo.

Deluxe Demo rules and guidelines:

  • Only one boat may be checked out for demo at a time.
  • A boat may be kept for multiple days at a time up to 5 days max.
  • Additional days beyond the 5 day max., will be charged at our normal rental rates.
  • This demo program applies to in-stock kayaks only.