Headwaters Kayak Shop


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In a Nutshell

  • Two aquatic options
  • Tour the majestic Mokelumne River
  • Seasoned guides lead kayak daytrip

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Must be able to swim. Not valid on 4/9. Must use in 1 visit. Gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A dual-blade paddle allows kayakers to build upper-body strength, increase their vessel's maneuverability, and discipline any snapping turtles biting chunks out of the boat. Defend your kayak from amphibious bites with today's Groupon for kayak or paddleboard rentals from Headwaters Kayak Shop, located on Cluff Avenue in Lodi. Choose between the following options:

  • For $20, you get a full-day 12-foot-kayak or stand-up-paddleboard rental (a $45 value).
  • For $25, you get a guided kayaking daytrip on the Mokelumne River (up to a $79 value).

Headwaters strives to make the fine art of pointed-watercraft navigation more accessible with its kayaking tours, rentals, and quality products. Nautical novices and veterans alike can be escorted through the rambling wilderness of the majestic Mokelumne River by one of Headwaters' seasoned salty dogs ($49–$79 value depending on trip chosen), or they can opt for a full-day rental to embark on a solo excursion, tackling such daring maritime feats as kayaking under the Golden Gate Bridge or through the Burger King drive-thru. Vertically inclined sailors can enjoy a full day on a paddleboard, a unique form of freshwater navigation utilizing a surfboard-like conveyance and a single-blade oar.

Amid the neon-hued paddles and wetsuits at Headwaters' headquarters, rows of rainbow-colored boats nestle the walls, and Henna, the mascot dog, is ready to greet maritime travelers. After a long day of watercraft maneuvering, weary mariners can take an in-port snooze in one of several log rocking chairs until they see visions of St. Nick wearing sunglasses and floaties.

Most guided tours leave from Lodi Lake Park. Headwaters will inform you of any changes in launch-site location.

Headwaters Kayak Shop

Headwaters Kayak Shop's owners Dan and Ashlie Arbuckle strive to make aquatic exploration accessible by providing patrons with high-quality equipment, as well as moral support from their canine companion, Henna. The shop rents paddleboards and kayaks to paddlers intent on exploring the Mokelumne River and also organizes guided trips, exhibitions, and private or small group classes for newbies. In addition, fishing kayak packages rent out rod holders, fish finders, and scripts for tall tales about "the one that got away."

Customer Reviews

Best family time and the service is awesome. Would recommend to anyone
Maria G. · July 21, 2016
The staff was very helpful and friendly.
Robert O. · July 19, 2016
Friendly staff, great place to hangout for the day!
Erica B. · June 14, 2016
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    847 N Cluff Ave.

    Suite B2

    Lodi, California 95240

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