Welcome to Kayak-Kayak of Holland, Michigan. Thanks for
coming to visit us in our world. Cheers, Skip
In all things of Nature, there is something of the marvelous”….Aristotle
We love these words and thoughts of our friend Mr, Aristotle. Frankly, we cannot find a better opening quote that so clearly resonates with what we believe about nature, so we have used this as the opening line for our web site for several years. Aristotle’s statement reflects our thinking, our commitment and our experience and we invite you to join us: Step into the Marvelous!
Focus on Nature
We are particularly blessed to be able to focus on the paddling venue here in Michigan. What really makes this special is that Michigan offers a wide range of paddling options. West Michigan, our immediate area, is a microcosm of Michigan Paddling. Our goal is for at least one group paddle per week this summer. We have been hard pressed to do on a regular basis in the past because of heavy schedules ….but this year; we set aside Wednesdays On the Water. See more under the “What’s Happening” section later on this site.
We are happy to help you identify and plan your trip. Check out our blog http://skipsnotes.blogspot.com/ and you can find us on Twitter, Face book and You Tube. Our paddling venues are among the most beautiful in the country.
Our new spot is 1200 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland, Michigan 49424. We have the lower level and the rear deck, where we hope to spend most of our time. Come see our “Paddlers Porch” and have some coffee and conversation. If you want to fly in, Park Township airport is just across the street, which makes it convenient for our international customers and access to our corporate hangar. Our neighbors, good friends and strategic partners are the WestShore Board Shop. They have SUP’s and other boards. You can rent them through us or go direct. We love our new spot and thanks to the friends who helped and encouraged us. This is a work in proccess so it will be a time before we get everything where it best fits.
Want to rent or buy, our neighbors at the West Shore Board Shop have them. Let me know and we can set you up with the great service we strive for at Kayak-Kayak!!!
Balance Your Life
Another continuing theme for us is “Balance your Life”. You will notice this on various printed materials from our shop. We realize that the best way to enjoy paddling and reap returns from your outdoor adventures is for a balance in your approach. This means to us regular exercise, good nutrition, healthy relationships and a reasonable approach to work. It is our experience that this is a meaningful reality and a motivating force for our customers, both buyers and renters of kayaks.
We are very pleased to offer a strong line of brands in our kayaks. The manufacturers are all paddlers and family businesses that are committed to paddlers whom they see as an extension of their family. The Delsyk line of kayaks is designed by Mike Necklar (the founder of Necky) he is back with this outstanding line of boats which fit between our Prijon touring boats and the Emotion recreational line of kayaks. Our Nifty touring boats include the 385 (12’6”) and 430 (14’1”). The 430 comes equipped with a rudder or skeg. The Tuktu is a great river kayak, at 10’4” kayak with a single rear hatch and bulkhead and weighing only 42 lbs. I have spent many a day in the Tuktu and find it to be just a wonderful boat for rivers and lakes. The Salish is a new tandem design for excellent paddling at a terrific price point. This is a particularly unique combination of quality, performance and value!
In the Emotion line, we have several new models available this year to complement the ever popular Glide and Temptation models. If you are looking for fun in quality recreational kayak that is fit for Michigan waters…..the Emotion line is terrific and at great price points. Performance and price is combined in this line
These are great value boats that bring our customers even a wider selection of good value.