Geneva Kayak Center


Holiday Store Sale

Three Ways to Get Your Favorite Paddler the Gift They Want
A kayak, canoe, paddle, PFD, drytop or gloves makes a great gift for the favorite paddler in your life! They may have dropped subtle hints everytime they return from the river, simply wrote it down on their list to Santa, or sent you this URL as a link (hint, hint), but however you heard it first you know you have at least one gift "nailed"! GKC's retail store offers three different ways for you to get that perfect gift!

1. Order It! There's still time to get boats and accessories in! Boats from Wenonah, Pyranha, Liquid Logic, Sea Kayaking UK, P&H, Current Designs...paddles from Werner....skirts from Seals...PFD's from from IR and Kokatat....order now and we'll make sure you get it! (Well even deliver boats in the Chicago area on Christmas Eve so you don't have to hide it!) Call or stop by and we'll guide you through the process!

2. Go Used! Hey they'll appreciate you didn't overspend this year and they will absolutely LOVE their boat! We have some used whitewater boats as well as consignment on hand!

3. New & On Sale! 2011 Boats from Pyranha, Liquid Logic, NDK and P&H are still in stock and on sale through the holidays (Jan. 1).

Visit our Holiday Sale Page for more information!

Give A Course or Tour!

What better gift could you give that special person in your life than the gift of fun or safety?!? GKC's Paddling School is recognized as "tops" in the business, with offerings in Whitewater Kayak, Sea Kayak, Open Canoe and Safety & Rescue. Winter Courses run through April, while next year's on-water calendar starts in May. Our coaches are leaders in the industry and the courses are structured for maximum learning and fun!

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are a great way to ensure that your gift is LOVED! Gift certificates can be used for boats and gear, courses, tours, rentals or adventures. You can purchase them online...or give us a call and we'll send one out!

The Gift of Adventure!

One of our adventures would make a truly special gift! Our winter Snowshoe Adventures make a great couples gifts and spring and summer sea kayak adventures are sure way to make the yuletide merry. When you give the gift of a GKC adventure, you're giving more than a "sweater" (we love sweaters,nothing against sweaters). You're giving your loved one a chance to "de-stress", relax, experience new things, gain skills, see amazing sights and make new friends. While it's hard to fit all of that in a can can certainly fit it in a envelope wrapped with a bow!


Gather together with your GKC paddling friends at one of two Holiday events! The weather is bound to be cool, but you can either brave the cold OR just join in for the non-paddling portions of the events!

Holiday Lights Paddle

Join us on Saturday, December 17th for the annual Holiday Lights Paddle! Paddlers can "decorate" their kayak  or canoe (Walgreens sells battery powered Christmas lights) and enjoy a winter evening with us as we paddle from Geneva, IL to Batavia, IL. We'll launch at 5pm from the Geneva dam and paddle downstream as far as the ice allows. Hopefully, we make it all the way to Batavia!!! We'll have dinner at 7pm at El Taco Grande. We hope you can make it for the paddle, but please feel free to join us at the restaurant even if you don't paddle a canoe or kayak!  This tour is 20.00 per person (30.00 if you need a boat) and dinner is paid separately.

New Years Social

Join us on Sunday, January 1st for a paddle and social time to bring in the New Year! We'll paddle from Yorkville and then head to the Kendall Pub for some food, drinks, socializing and fun!  The paddle will start at Noon and we'll head to the pub around 2pm.  This tour is 20.00 per person (30.00 if you need a boat) and food and drinks at the pub is separate.