We believe that paddling a new boat or SUP is a crucial step in the purchasing process. As such, we offer demos of all of our retail kayaks and paddleboards. Furthermore, we credit up to two days of rentals toward the cost of a new boat. To reserve one of our demo boats, call the shop at (530) 581-4336. Keep in mind that we only have one of each model. **Due to Covid-19, we have limited availability of our demo fleet. Please call ahead.**
Demos are currently OPEN for the 2022 season.
Mirage Series Demo Rentals
crew| Single capacity | 400lbs length |12′ /3.66m
Set your course with the new Hobie Mirage Compass, the newest addition to Hobie’s fleet of award-winning fishing kayaks. Simplicity defined, its time-tested MirageDrive pedal system with Glide Technology moves you easily through the water. Outfitted with a breathable mesh seat, the Compass offers maximum stability and an oversized cockpit and flat deck for standing.
crew | Single capacity | 400lbs length | 12′ 1″ / 3.68 m
Built around the comfortable Vantage CT seat, the Outback is so stable you might be tempted to stand when you cast. Studded with thoughtful features such as molded-in rod holders, generous below deck storage options, and the smooth Twist and Stow rudder, the versatile Outback is ready for your outdoor adventure.
crew | Single capacity | 275lbs length | 11′ 6″ / 3.51 m
Ideal for small-to- midsize kayakers, or bigger kayakers out for an unencumbered cruise, the Revolution 11 allows you to adroitly stalk fish and confidently explore reefs. With generous below deck stowage, smart rigging on top (what’s a kayak trip without a cold drink right at hand?), and optional sailing kit, the Revolution 11 is ready to roam.
crew | Single capacity | 350lbs length | 13’5″ / 4.09 m
It is catchy too, with dual rod holders and plentiful tackle storage. If you crave a change of pace from hands-free MirageDrive motivation and pick up the paddle, the “Revo 13” still makes tracks. If this is a floating SUV, it’s one that loves a twisty, challenging track. The lightweight, rotomolded hull sings when under optional sail kit power.
crew | Tandem capacity | 425lbs length | 13’5″ / 4.11 m
Powered by dual MirageDrives with Glide Technology and Kick-Up Fins, the Duo’s sleek hull design maximizes speed and stability, while greatly reducing drag. The cockpit features comfortable, ergonomic seating, 4 Integrated H-Tracks for accessory mounting, and abundant above and below deck storage compartments to house gear for two. The sleek waterline and Kick-Up Rudder system make for an impressively nimble tandem kayak that’s highly responsive, easy to steer and extremely durable. The roomy Compass Duo is simple to use and adventure-ready, making it the ideal choice for water outings with adults, tikes, and furry companions.
crew | Tandem capacity | 550lbs length | 14’6″ / 4.12 m
Three enclosed stowage areas, large Twist and Stow rudder, a generous on-deck cargo area that’s ready for an optional Hobie Livewell—plus molded rod holders—provide maximum flexibility when it comes to choosing adventures big and small. Whether it’s a long weekend of float casting with friends or camping with the family, the Oasis gets the job done in style and comfort.
crew | Single capacity | 350 lbs length | 12’3″
How do you improve upon a legend? Introducing the New Tarpon. Retaining everything paddlers love from the celebrated original with improved comfort, stability, speed and paddler interface, the new Tarpon is easily the most versatile boat in the Wilderness Systems lineup that is equally at home on rivers, lakes or oceans. Every detail is carefully crafted and executed flawlessly to bring you boundless paddling perfection. Blending celebrated legacy design elements with a re-imagined modern flair, the new Tarpon delivers a dynamic on-water performance with enhanced agility and unmatched stability, while well-executed and innovative features elevate the paddler’s overall experience. The renowned Phase 3® AirPro seating system offers easy three-point adjustability, while plush honeycomb-vented fabric and ergonomic 3D foam provide maximum airflow, comfort and support. The new Tarpon features the DryTec Case – a new integrated dry box to keep your valuables safe, the MagnaTec magnetic water bottle holder, and flexible mounting options and accessory integrations, all of which come standard with the boat. A protective and replaceable skid plate, comfortable rigid carry handles, industry-leading storage capabilities, and thoughtful and configurable deck bungee rigging rounds out a robust list of attributes.
crew | Single capacity | 325 lbs length | 12’2″
Blending celebrated legacy design elements with a re-imagined modern flair, the updated Pungo delivers a dynamic on-water performance with superior stability, unmatched speed, premium comfort and intelligent outfitting.
The renowned Pungo hull, through rigorous engineering and testing, has reassuring stability without sacrificing performance. Best-in-class speed makes the Pungo the easiest to paddle and most efficient kayak in its class, taking you farther and faster than you ever thought you could.
The patented Phase 3® AirPro seating system is the core of what makes Wilderness Systems the world’s most comfortable kayaks; the Pungo’s comfort and adjustability is built just for you, allowing you to be fully immersed in your on-water experience. The Pungo also integrates the most comprehensive kayak dashboard interface for optimal customization and features. It includes the removable DryTec dry box that allows you to take your valuables with you, two cup holders for your favorite beverage, a recess for the Wilderness Systems Lithium Battery (sold separately), SlideTrax ™ to hold mounts for phones, fishing rods and other accessories, and two mounting platforms for customized accessorizing. A protective and replaceable skid plate, comfortable rigid carry handles, industry-leading storage capabilities, and configurable deck bungee rigging rounds out a robust list of attributes.
Sit On Tops
crew | Single capacity | 300 lbs length | 9’5″
The Perception Tribe series of sit-on-top kayaks are defined by their ultra-stable, yet quick and playful performance.
The Tribe 9.5 kayak’s versatile 9-foot-6 design makes it a top choice for beginner to intermediate paddlers. The entire family will appreciate how easy it is to get on and off this stable sit-on-top. The shorter length and lighter weight eases transport and increases maneuverability as you explore flat-water rivers, lakes, ponds, and coastal waters with light waves. Ample storage and a roomy seat that’s extra-padded and adjustable will keep you out there all day long.
crew | Single capacity | 350 lbs length | 11′ 5″
The Tribe 11.5 kayak’s versatile 11-foot-6 design makes it a top choice for beginner to intermediate paddlers. The entire family will appreciate how easy it is to get on and off this stable sit-on-top. The larger size maintains the maneuverability of its smaller sibling while adding speed, storage, and stability. Featuring an extra-padded and adjustable seat, the Tribe is ready for full days exploring flat-water rivers, lakes, ponds, and coastal waters with light waves.
crew | Single capacity | 500 lbs length | 13′ 5″
The Tribe 13.5T tandem kayak’s versatile 13-foot-6 design makes it a top choice for beginners to intermediates. The entire family will appreciate how easy it is to get on and off this stable sit-on-top and the added jump seat provides the perfect perch for a child or dog. The large, two-person design maintains the maneuverability of its smaller siblings, while adding stability. Factor in the ample storage and extra-padded adjustable seats and the Tribe is ready for full days exploring flat-water rivers, lakes, ponds, and coastal waters with light waves.
model|Hobie Eclipse 10.5
crew Single capacity | 225lbs length | 10’6″ width |33.5″
A new addition this year, the Hobie Eclipse the first paddleboard with the infamous Mirage Drive System. Rather than using a traditional paddle to get around, the Eclipse is powered by a motion similar to a stair master. Not only does this create a whole new type of workout, it also moves the board about twice as fast as a traditional SUP.
model|Hobie Eclipse 12
crew | Single capacity | 275 lbs length | 12′ width | 35″
Coming in at 12′, this board serves as the longer, faster version of the 10′ Eclipse. Because this board is also wider, it does have an increase in stability.
crew | Single capacity | 350 lbs length | 10‘7″ width |30″
The Hala Playa is a SUP ocean surfers dream. A high-performance surfboard with Carbon Construction™ that rolls up and travels with you. The Playa is packed full of surprises. It allows you to catch a wave while it’s still just an idea and ride it all the way into the beach.
You can to paddle out to that island on the horizon and shred its secluded break, or simply pack a lunch and set out for the day with no plans, knowing the adventure is coming your way. The dynamic Hala Playa is a fun and versatile ocean surfer to shred and tour on.
crew | Single capacity | 250 lbs length | 12‘ width | 32”“
Hala Nass… Say it fast and you’ll get the picture! If speed is what you are looking for, then the Rival Nass is the board for you. The Rival Nass offers the touring shape of the Carbon Nass in an affordable, lightweight, Straight-to-Water package. Featuring a streamlined profile and glide rocker, the Rival Nass ensures the potency of each paddle stroke – making this board perfect for fighting headwinds on a lake or for punching through tidal currents. Go for distance, go for speed, with the Rival Nass!
crew | Single capacity | 275 lbs length | 12‘6″ width | 30“
Zoom across a secluded alpine lake or hop a flight and tour down a jungle river. Whatever you choose, rig up and set out on this glide rocker with speed and style.
Our swift 2017 Carbon Nass 12’6 is made with patented Carbon Construction™ to present a rigidity and stiffness unlike ever before while still offering the same freedom of portability. With the Carbon Nass 12’6 below your feet, you can experience the unimagined at the zip of a bag.