For All Of Central California's Kayaking Needs!
LARGE RENTAL FLEET FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS
Your Kayak Adventure is Right Here!
The Headwaters Kayak Shop was started for people like you! We are a customer-centered shop and are striving to make kayaking more accessible for everyone in the central valley.
We provide you with quality merchandise and most importantly, the expert
instruction and skill that you will need to get the most out of your investments. We strive to meet each customer wherever they are in their skill set and help them advance to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves.
Please let us know how we can best serve you!!!
Owner & Kayaking Expert. Dan A. got his first kayak at the age of 7 and never looked back. With over 28 years of experience, he has seen the kayak industry grow and evolve. He stays up to date with the latest trends in paddle sports and know what gear is going to work best for his clients particular needs. As a store manager and now owner he has introduced hundreds of people into the sport of kayaking and equates his success to over the top customer service, and getting on the water with his clients. His philosophy when it comes to getting someone in the right kayak is "We ring people up in the store, we sell the kayaks on the water."
Administrative Assistant & Official Bow-Woman. Here to support the Headwaters Kayak Shop and all its adventures behind the scenes.
Our resident woman behind the scenes. Not only does she keep us flush with stock and our in house software up to date, she also has a vast knowledge of everything on our floor. Though she may be short in stature, she can move kayaks with the best of them. Courtney is also in charge of our reservation system, so if you need to make a reservation, ask for Courtney.
In addition to being an avid kayak fisherman, Eddy is our rigging expert, having completed hundreds of kayaks for Headwaters customers, from fishfinders to fishing rod leashes, if we sell an accessory, Eddy has installed it for someone. If you have questions on how to trick out your yak, he's your man. He's probably the nicest guy you'll ever meet to boot.
Long time fishing team member turned Headwaters employee, Bill specializes in Fly fishing in both kayaks and canoes. Bill spends the majority of his time fishing the delta in and around Lodi, so he can be a great resource if you're looking for launch spots. He has been around the shop long enough to know all of the ins and outs about both the shop and the boathouse, making him very adept at answering any and all questions our customers have.
The Headwaters fishing Fanatic! Matt eats, sleeps, and breathes kayak fishing. If you have kayak fishing questions, he has answers. Be prepared for a fish story or two and viewing a few fishing pics on Matt's cell phone in addition to his advice. Matt spends winters at the shop and summers down at our boathouse at Lodi Lake, assisting customers with rentals.
The woman in charge at the Lodi Lake Boathouse, Jessica oversees reservations, customer service and rentals at our facility on the water. Though she has only been with us a brief time, she has become a permanent fixture on our Wednesday Evening Paddles and SUP yoga classes.
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Eddyline has been the mainstay for Headwaters Kayak Shop. They make light and strong kayaks that are head and shoulders above their competition.
Official US distributor for the high performance fishing and recreational Stealth Kayak Line.
It doesn’t take long to notice what sets Feelfree kayaks apart. With unique color combinations and the most innovative standard features....
Whether paddling alone on a river or packing heavy for an extended group expedition, you’re off to a great start in a Northstar.....
RENTAL RATES -
Stand-Up Paddle Board
Pedal Boat (lake only)
Ea Add'l Hr
WEEKEND & WEEKLY RENTALS:
Headwaters Kayak Shop also offers Weekend and Weekly rental options. Please contact the shop for rates, availability and reservations.
** PLEASE NOTE...the boathouse is closed for the season, but we are still allowing rentals by appointment only. Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM last rental out at 4PM.**
BOATHOUSE WILL BE OPEN MARCH 10-25, 2018 - 10am-5pm
(LAST RENTAL is at 4pm except for March 15th - Boathouse is Closed)**
Boat Rentals -
Kayaks can be rented for Half Day, full day, or for a Weekend. PFD’s and Paddles are included in Rental Price, however can be rented separate.
(See rates Below)
For $150 you get one month to try any rental kayak to help you decide which one to buy. At the end of the month that $150 get applied to the regularly priced kayak of your choice!
(Daily use by reservation only.)
Wednesday Evening Social Paddle
Join us for our weekly Wednesday Evening Social Paddle at Lodi Lake, a Headwaters tradition. First time paddlers as well as seasoned paddlers enjoy this weekly outing on kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards. This is approximately a two hour paddle that launches from the Lodi Lake Boat House and continues along the Mokelumne River at a leisurely pace taking in the natural beauty and wildlife of the river. The paddle is led by our knowledgeable staff who are happy to provide tips and answer questions to make your experience the best possible. Need rental equipment? It’s just $25 per person and kids under 10 years paddle at no cost with paying adult. Have your own equipment? Join us at no cost. For more information on dates, times, and booking just click the "Book It" button!
Full Moon Paddle
Another Headwaters tradition, our Full Moon Paddle takes place once a month on the Mokelumne River. We launch from Lodi Lake Boat House and watch the moon rise while we paddle along the river, after the moon has fully risen we will paddle back under the light of the full moon. The tour is roughly two hours long, and is always a summer time favorite. Rental equipment is available for the tour and special pricing for those using their own. Space is limited and reservations are required. Click below for dates, times, and booking information!
The Lodi Paddle Club- A group of paddlers based out of Lodi and surrounding areas. Club paddles are often held on the Mokelumne River, including the very popular Moonlight paddle! They also do a lot of over night camping trips in the Sierra’s. The Headwaters Kayak shop provides free instruction for those club members who have their own boat, and rentals for those who may want to join in on a club trip and or lesson. The club has a monthly meeting at Headwaters Shop the 4th tuesday of every month. Learn more about the club on their Meetup MORE>
Sacramento Sea Kayakers- Another Yahoo Group based paddle club out of Sacramento. They also have monthly meeting where they have guest speakers, games, and presentations. They are a well organized group with lots of fun outings. They paddle all sorts of waters, and as they name suggest they mainly paddle Sea Kayaks. For more info on the SSK club and to learn about upcoming meeting and paddles check out their Yahoo Group: MORE>
Nor Cal Kayak Anglers- The largest most active group of Kayak Anglers in Northern CA. Their forum is loaded with good information, local trips, events, and all around nice people! If you are even thinking of fishing from a kayak get on the forum and introduce yourself. You will be amazed at the positive response. MORE>
COME JOIN OUR KAYAK COMMUNITY... EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
COME JOIN OUR KAYAK COMMUNITY... EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
WE RING PEOPLE UP IN THE STORE...
WE SELL THEM ON THE WATER!!
PH: 209-224-8367 • 847 N. CLUFF AVE., STE A-6 • LODI, CA 95240
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