Try Before you Buy

One of Australia’s largest fleets of demo kayaks!

At Jervis Bay Kayaks we have a huge range of demo kayaks and ocean skis that are available for demos all year round. We reckon it’s one of the largest and most diverse demo fleets around with over 25 different sea kayaks, ocean skis and selected pedal powered fishing kayaks available for a test paddle. Check out all the details below and an overview of some of the brands available to test.

To book a session with us, just hit the link – Book Test Paddle

How it Works

JBKs kayak instructors run each session and provide some expert coaching tips on the water as well as taking care of all the safety aspects of the session. We will give you a thorough run down of the kayaks, show you how to adjust, fit and launch and provide paddling tuition as we go. We can also provide a lot of first hand knowledge of paddling in the unique Jervis Bay region, so it’s a great opportunity to learn about the local paddling environment.

Before booking in a session, have a chat with our staff and we can generally narrow down the kayaks for you to try and the instructor will have these for you on the day. We will also provide all the safety gear, paddles life jackets, paddling wind jacket (if required). There is a huge variety of local paddling areas that offer loads of calm, protected sites – or for more experienced paddlers looking for dynamic water to test themselves and their kayaks, there is plenty of scope for this as well.

How Long Are the Sessions / How Much do they Cost

Our sessions last for an hour and cost $100 per person. Please note that all our sessions are private 1 on 1 paddles, although we are happy to take small private group bookings. Generally we have a couple of different kayaks for you to try during each session and the $100 cost can be full rebated against a kayak purchased from our store (within 2 weeks of the session).

If you are interested in doing a longer private lesson as part of the demo test paddle, we offer a 2 hour private lesson for $180 (all equipment provided) – with a $100 refundable against the purchase of a kayak.

To book a session – simply hit the book now button below and we will be in touch soon to book in a time. Also check out the range of Kayak brands available for demo below.

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Kayaks and Skis Available for Demo

Stellar Kayaks

Ultra lightweight composite construction. Fast touring kayaks suitable for beginners to advanced paddlers. Available in a range of sizes.Perfect for paddlers looking for lightweight kayaks with very efficient hull designs resulting in an extremely smooth glide and excellent top end speed.

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Delta Kayaks

Premium thermo-form kayaks made in Canada. Light weight with outstanding construction quality. V shape hulls with a slight rocker and
defined chines allow these kayaks to excel in all conditions from flat water all the way to dynamic open ocean environments. Various sizes available and shorter twin hull models cater specifically for those after rock solid stability.

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Fishing Kayaks

We have several fishing specific, pedal drive kayaks from Wilderness Systems and Surge Kayaks available for trial.

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Mirage Sea Kayaks

Australian made expedition grade sea kayaks. Part of the Australian paddling landscape for over 30 years, these kayaks are legendary for
their performance and construction quality. Fast tourers at home in all conditions.

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Stellar Ocean Skis

Stellar have a great range of skis from beginner friendly highly stable models all the way through to the elite level. Ultra lightweight and fast, they suit the full range of paddlers looking for a super smooth glide and ultra light handling.

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Wilderness Systems

US made, heavy duty polyethelene plastic kayaks. Rugged, go anywhere boats with plenty of carrying capacity, suit beginner to advanced paddlers across various sizes.

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