The Boatshed Kayaks was set up by Richard Clark in 2000 on his property on the edge of Lake Karapiro. It provides a one stop shop for all your kayaking needs whether, hiring, purchasing, or learning new skills. Karapiro offers an excellent venue with sheltered waters and 15 km of lake to explore.
Richard's kayak background is 14 years of multisport paddling, competing in 11 Coast to Coast races plus numerous other events. The Boatshed has been training grade 2 paddlers for 8 years, with a huge number of paddlers experiencing their introduction to kayaking through The Boatshed.
Richard is also involved in many of the other kayak disciplines such as seakayaking, flatwater racing, white water, kayak fishing, so can offer advice on most aspects of kayaking .
The ethos at the Boatshed has been based on getting people out there paddling, young and old, and therefore growing kayaking as a sport or recreational activity.
Our glow-worm trips are gathering popularity in leaps and bounds. Make sure you don't miss this one.