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.

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  • Sunshine100189 Avatar

    5 star rating 30th Birthday Surprises! Paddle boarding was one of many activities we did on this day in celebration of a 30th Birthday! We had 8 adults and two small children who rode on their parent’s boards! The staff was friendly, efficient and very helpful!... read more

    Sunshine100189 10/01/2018
    Luke M Avatar

    5 star rating Serene Night River Kayaking by moonlight is a unique experience. It's relaxing and romantic being on the dark water and getting to see the nature and sights around you as you paddle around.

    Luke M 9/25/2018
    Rayanne T. Avatar

    4 star rating Went kayaking this time - I normally go stand-up paddleboarding- with a group of friends.

    Had a great time with my co-workers! The water was great, weather conditions were perfect, and this was my first time to Kayak (I normally... read more

    Rayanne T. 9/24/2018
    Emily A Avatar

    5 star rating Full moon paddle Awesome adventure! Started out on a warm late summer eve/early fall actually... easy rental, organized staff,(ABBA is sweet, kind and efficient) perfect guide

    Emily A 9/24/2018
  • DayTrip302351 Avatar

    5 star rating Great experience E had a wonderful time kayaking. Abba was very accommodating during our of hours visit. I highly recommend this company

    DayTrip302351 9/20/2018
    Raghu M. Avatar

    5 star rating This place is wonderful. Every on here not only know all about kayaks and their business but are passionate about what they do. I am new to kayaking and the experience here has made the whole process very comfortable. While... read more

    Raghu M. 9/16/2018
    svucoach Avatar

    5 star rating Great Time Very friendly & helpful staff. They helped get us going even though this was the first time for us using a tandem kayak. The scenery around the lake & river was great.

    svucoach 9/11/2018
    Melinda710 Avatar

    5 star rating Lodi lake Kayak rental The gal that helped us get ready to go out was very helpful, asked our level of experience and what type of kayak we would prefer. Even gave my beginner friend a rowing demonstration and tips.

    Melinda710 9/09/2018
  • Stacey M. Avatar

    5 star rating First time kayaker giving a rave review for Headwaters Kayaking.  I called on Saturday and spoke with Allie who answered all my newbie questions and even helped me decide which types of kayaks to rent with no upselling (there were... read more

    Stacey M. 9/04/2018
    Stacey M Avatar

    5 star rating First Time Paddler - Instant Addiction From my very first telephone contact to inquire about kayak rentals for my daughter and I to signing up for the next Full Moon Paddle - I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Headwaters Boat House. Abby and... read more

    Stacey M 9/04/2018
    Timothy M Avatar

    5 star rating Great Place to rent a kyak or paddle board. The staff is very friendly knowledgeable and Honest. Could not say anything bad about them. Customer service is outstanding.

    Timothy M 8/30/2018
    Nanjohn75 Avatar

    5 star rating Moonlight paddle Always awesome!! Aba and the crew are great guides for the moonlight paddle! Headwaters does a fantastic job with all of their services and excursions!

    Nanjohn75 8/27/2018
  • John S. Avatar

    5 star rating Rented two kayaks for the weekend,the staff was great at answering my questions since it was my first time kayaking. Grate little store with awesome help!

    John S. 8/25/2018
    Bernadette T. Avatar

    5 star rating Purchased the two hour night kayaking, guided tour.  Although it's a guided tour you aren't surrounded by people. Guides make sure you don't get lost, as it is very dark towards the end of the tour. This was my fourth... read more

    Bernadette T. 8/25/2018
    bigdave18629 Avatar

    5 star rating Great experience What a great improvement over the old city run boat house. Great equipment, friendly staff, right on time, and very helpful. 2 people may not be enough to keep up when it is busy if there are stack of people... read more

    bigdave18629 8/21/2018
    Nicole C Avatar

    5 star rating Such an affordable, fun thing! Definitely recommend for 1-2 people for an outing. Affordable, fun, great exercise. Just something different to do!

    Nicole C 8/20/2018

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