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Argyll Kayaks - sea kayak, sit on top and SUP boats, boards, paddles and kit

Open as usual for online and phone orders

Our Ayrshire showroom and shop is currently closed for refurbishment. We're still fully open for online orders (or phone orders on 01292 571 019) while work is underway!

Kayak demo days and try a kayak

Try a kayak with Argyll Kayaks

When it comes to kayaks,  we think it is vital to try out as many boats as possible before you buy one, so we maintain one of the largest demo fleets in the country. With our showroom located right next to the water in Ardrishaig, near Lochgilpead in Argyll, we're ideally placed to help you try before you buy - just give us a call or email in advance of your visit to make sure the kayaks you want are available. There's plenty of scope in the area to try out a new kayak with Ardrishaig having access to Loch Gilp and Loch Fyne plus nearby Loch Sween.

Extensive range of kayaks to trial

Our demo fleet gives you an unrivalled opportunity to try out and compare a good range of boats, which really helps in uncovering which is the ideal boat for you. See the table below for the latest updates on what is in the demo fleet.

See our products in action

It's a great chance to see products that we stock in action. We have a selection of kayaks fitted with Flat Earth Kayaks Sails - a whole new world of fun! Try them out on the water with a Werner Paddle or Celtic Paddle. Take a look at how life is so much more simple with an Easy Load Roof Rack - available for all types and sizes of vehicles.

Demo days for your club or group

We also arrange offsite demo days where you’ll be able to try out kayaks and paddles from our range.  Any upcoming demo days will be announced on both the website and our Facebook page. Let us know if your club, group or even just yourself would like us to visit your area and we'll do our best.

Kayak hire

You can also hire our demo kayaks for a more extended trial on Loch Fyne plus we're very close to Loch Sween and the more open waters in the Sound of Jura. We'll even take our modest hire fees off any purchases you make*.

Hire charges: Our hire charges are £20.00 per day, £30.00 per weekend or £100.00 per week, plus £100 refundable deposit. Read more>

*A maximum amount of £100.00 will be deducted from the cost of a new kayak purchased within 3 months of the hire.

Kayaks available for demo: