On-the-Water Demos

Line of kayaks on a beachMIKCo’s Demo Program offers paddlers the opportunity to try a choice of sea kayaks on the water from our base on Peaks Island. This is a real-world experience. You will have a chance to sit in a variety of boats appropriate for your size and paddling style, and to feel the differences in fit and hull performance on the water. One of our trained instructors will inform and guide your demo experience. We will educate you about our Fit, Form, Function, Feel, Fun method of analyzing an appropriate boat for your needs, physique, and abilities. 

These are educational, practical, helpful sessions that require a firm commitment of time and energy on your and our part. If you have done business with MIKCo before or are honestly interested in trying our boats on the water for a possible purchase, there is no charge. However, you may be just beginning the process of learning about boats: their function, fit, and feel on the water. If you are just here to learn from your experience and our expertise, we ask that you pay a small stipend of $50 for this multi-hour session, which will be applied if you later purchase from us. It’s worth it. 

Paddlers are responsible for themselves while on the water.  You must sign a release and be physically able to engage in paddling in Maine’s cooler waters and realistic conditions. To arrange an appointment, please call us at 207.939.6045 or email tom@maineislandkayak.com.

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