Geneva Kayak Center
holidaysale Kayak Packages

Why GKC?

Our shop is a canoe and kayak shop unlike any other. We don't make the claim of being the biggest shop around, but we do pride ourselves on being the most knowledgeable and friendly folks in the business! We are truly specialists! Our riverfront shop is perfect for trying out whitewater kayaks, recreational kayaks, canoes and sea kayaks. We carry boats from the leading manufacturers - Pyranha, P&H, Wenonah, Wave Sport, Sea Kayaking UK and Current Designs. Our store is stocked with the gear that you need to get out on the water - sea kayaking, whitewater, open canoe and recreational paddling equipment. Our store staff members are leaders in the field and they bring that expertise to your shopping experience!

Boat Demo Programs

"One Time" On-Site Demos
Take our demo boats out for FREE during our open hours. Whitewater demos are available on the class I-II whitewater outside the doors of our Yorkville Outdoor Center. Touring/Sea kayaks, recreational kayaks and canoes are available for demo on the miles of flat water surrounding the whitewater. Please call ahead to check the availability of your desired boat. We also demo paddles.

60 Day Demo Program
Our 60-day "Try Before You Buy" Program gives you priority reservations, additional boat selection and the option to take a boat on the other rivers and waterways. If you are unsure of the exact boat that will match your needs our staff is happy to assist you with your selection. The best way to choose your boat is to test paddle a variety of models and we make it easy for you. Invest $300 (Sea Kayaks) and $200 (Whitewater Kayaks) into your future boat purchase. Buy a NEW boat within the two-period, your demo fee will be applied toward your purchase. If no boat is purchased your demo fee will not be refunded. (This program is not applicable to used boat purchases.)
  • One boat may be taken out at a time per demo program.
  • Each boat may be taken off site a maximum of five days, in any combination of daily or weekend use.
  • Additional days or rentals will be charged our normal rental rates, starting at the first day rental rate.
  • Each boat model can be taken out for up to 3 days.

Trade-In Program

After purchasing a boat Geneva Kayak you now have the opportunity to trade the boat back to us for a new one. Whether you need longer or faster kayak, different canoe, or are moving to a playboat, use your original boat purchase as an investment into your future boat.
  • GKC guarantees trade in value for any new boat purchased from us.
  • Whitewater boats: You will receive a minimum of 50% of your purchase price if the boat is less than one year old.
  • All other boats: You will receive a minimum of 70% if the boat is less than one year old; 60% for one to two year old boats and 50% for two to three year old boats.
  • Older boats and those not purchased from GKC may be accepted at a percentage on resale value.
  • Boats must be a current production model and in "sellable" condition, with normal wear and tear for its age. No repairs, folds, or alterations.
  • Any package rebates or discounts received at the time of the original purchase will be deducted from the price of the boat when calculating the trade in value.

Used/Consignment Boats and Gear

Are you looking to pick up a boat but don’t want to pay new prices? Geneva Kayak specializes in used boats and selling boats on consignment. If you would like to sell your boat through us, here are the details:
  • Bring your boat in and give us your sale price. We ask what your minimum price is as we will receive offers on the boat.
  • GKC receives a 30% sales commission on boats if you take the proceeds of the sale in cash
  • GKC receives a 10% sales commission on boats if you take the proceeds as credit. If you choose the credit option, there is no choice to receive cash at a later date.
  • GKC receives a 50% sales commission on gear.