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Kayak On-Water Demo Days

Saturday, May 9, 2020 (Rain Date Sun. May 10, 2020) - CANCELLED
Saturday, May 30, 2020 (Rain Date Sun. May 31, 2020) - CANCELLED

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, our 2020 Demo Days are cancelled.  Shank's Mare will still maintain a demo fleet of kayaks representing all the models we sell in the shop.  Call 717-252-1616 or email to make an appointment for individual demo sessions.  See details below.  All demo fees will be waived through June 30, 2020.

The best way to make a good decision on the right kayak or paddleboard for you is to PADDLE it!  Welcome to our Kayak Demo Days for 2020.  These event days give you the opportunity to check out 2020 recreational, light touring, full touring, and fishing kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, paddles and gear all on display with on-the-water test paddles available. With our 2020 line-up, we've made a concerted effort to select USA made products.  That would include Jackson, Crescent, Bonafide and Liquidlogic Kayaks, Werner and Bending Branches paddles, and YakAttack accessories.  In addition, we've selected the following brands, though not domestically made, have given us good product service that we can pass on to you our customer.  They include Kaku, Pau Hana, and Bic. Chat with our own experienced staff, learn about what models may suit your paddling needs, and test paddle just the right kayak or SUP for you. Free Program


Kayak Demo Program

(throughout the season)

One of the best ways to ensure you are making the proper kayak or paddle choice is to actually “test drive” the equipment on the water. There’s no better place to do this than right in front of Shank’s Mare on the Susquehanna! To demo models from our full fleet of kayaks and paddles, call ahead to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced staff members. We will be happy to assist you in making the right equipment choice for your individual purpose.

Demo Program Details:
Demo Session - 30 minutes max.
Kayaks or Boards per Session - 3 models max.
Demo Fee - $10/Model. 
Demo Fees are deductible if a boat or board purchase is made within 30 days of demo session.

(Adventure Club Members receive free demos as a club benefit).