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News & Programs Updates
K.A. is western Washington's Premium Jackson River Kayak Dealer and we have demos available of all the new Jackson river kayaks: Karma, Fun Runner, Zen, and the redesigned 2013 Star series! SPECIAL, now through May 31, 2013 buy a new Jackson river kayak and get a free Snap Dragon Reinforced Exp. spray skirt. More Information: River Kayaks
Jackson Fishing Kayak demos and package deals too! Click Here, new Kayak Fishing Safety course
New River Kayaking Beginner courses! We've redesigned our river kayaking courses and now offer a beginner lesson for novices - "River Kayaking Basics". Follow the "Kayak Lessons" tab then click "River Kayak Lesson List" to see all we offer.
Free! Starting Sept. 18, 2012. More Information
New Movie! 15min. 2012 SK 401 Exposed Coast Kayak Expedition - Sitka
Go to our SK 401 Exposed Coast Kayak Training Expedition course page and see more short videos of the wildlife, beaches and scenery while kayaking SE Alaska w/ Kayak Academy
Demo a Kayak Any Day
If you have kayak safety training and a kayak roof rack, you may arrange to pick up a demo kayak at our shop and for a free 2 hour test drive on L. Sammamish during business hours. Call us to make a reservation for a FREE demo. Others may arrange for private demos at the park for a fee. We also offer free monthly kayak demos every third Wed. of the month.
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Valley's new Gemini SP and Gemini ST are here! If you've been looking for a lightweight sea kayak with a skeg that has good thigh braces and is easy to roll, the wait is over. The Gemini's are light and strong (infusion molded fiberglass), and fun to paddle! Still a few left at the special intro price, $2999.00 for a fiberglass Valley skeg kayak.
Kayak Academy is proud to be the Regional Valley Demo Center and an authorized dealer for Valley kayaks. Valley is the original Brit style sea kayak manufacturer, and they've remade their line with four new models in seven sizes -- all with updated materials and ergonomics - these aren't your father's Valley kayaks. If you haven't tried a Valley kayak since 2010, you owe it to yourself to test the new ones. Try the new Gemini SP and ST and the Etains (available in three sizes to fit most sized paddlers). Call or email us for a demo. More Information
Spring SALE, Kayaks, Drysuits, Paddles
Select models from: Valley, TideRace, Impex, WS, Dagger
Our biggest paddle sale ever! Buy a spare paddle.
Our biggest drysuit sale ever! 15-30% off!
KA is now a stocking dealer for Thule racks and kayak accessories. See us first for all your roof rack, cradle, truck bed, and Hullavator needs.
Note we also stock Yakima and Malone racks so you can have the best of the best.
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Spring Hours & Address :
Monday - Saturday 9am-6pm Pacific DST
11801 188th Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
Local: 206 527 1825
Toll Free via Skype: 206 452 3396
or from Skype.com: Staff Kayak Academy
Our shop is midway between Renton and Issaquah, from SE May Valley Rd., go S on 188th Ave SE and Right at second driveway on the Right.
The QR Code below can be scanned by newer Android, Nokia, and Blackberry smart phones to view a map of our location. iPhone users can download aps to read QR Codes.