Why Choose CCK?
Demo Program
30/90 Used Boat Plan
Boat Trade In Program

Why Choose California Canoe & Kayak?     

California Canoe & Kayak has been dedicated to providing the best gear, service and value for over 36 years. We carefully select all of the products in the store, test what we choose, and use what we sell. Our knowledgeable sales staff, buyers and managers are avid paddlers as well as outdoor enthusiasts. We are proud to offer a wide selection of the highest quality products from the best known and most trusted paddlesports manufacturers.

Demo Program     

Our 90 day "Try Before You Buy" Program gives you priority reservations, additional boat selection, gear and the option to take a boat on the other rivers. 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) + tax into your future boat purchase. Buy a New or Used boat within the three month period and your demo fee will be applied toward your purchase. If you decide to not purchase a boat your program fee will not be refunded. 

  • 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 twice.
  • Composite boats are available on-site only.


30/90 Used Boat Plan     

Buying a used boat? CCK makes it easy! Buy a used boat from us and keep it up to 30 days. If you are not satisfied for any reason return it for a one time trade across or up. We guarantee all used boats for a full 90 days from purchase date. *

Boat Trade In Program     

After purchasing a boat from California Canoe & Kayak, you now have the opportunity to trade the boat back to us for a new one. Need a longer kayak, a faster kayak, or just a new kayak, use your original boat purchase as an investment into your future boat.
  • California Canoe & Kayak 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 CCK 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.