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Umiak is Vermont's leading paddle sports shop. We're Vermont's outdoor adventure center. We are a full-service outfitter offering retail sales, boat demos, kayaks and stand up paddleboards, paddling and safety instruction, river trips, lakeside...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a group for a corporate event, and the Umiak team was very helpful in accommodating our timeframe and skill level. We had a great time on the river, and both the guide and the shuttle driver were friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you so...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Great fun for a group! My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed learning (and drinking) on our customized brewery tour. And the Hops Mobile is a great photo op!

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UmiakOutfitters, Owner at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

We're so glad to hear you had fun on your tour! We'd love to see/use any of your photos is you're willing to share. Email: programs@umiak.com Hoppy Drinking!

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Umiak was fantastic in setting me, my wife, and our dog up for a canoe float down the Lamoille river. Honest and well-organized, the staff took great care of us and comp'ed us a few hours of extra rental time with the canoe because weather...More

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UmiakOutfitters, Manager at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear you had a good time at both places. See you again soon!

Reviewed August 1, 2018

In two hours Umiak's kayaking expert Sawyer was able to take a family that had never kayaked before and made us completely comfortable to do a 4 hour river trip the next day. The instruction was easy and personalized. Sawyer fielded all sort of different...More

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UmiakOutfitters, Owner at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Welcome to the sport of kayaking! One of our favorite things is to introduce new people to the sport. We're so happy to hear that Sawyer was able to make you feel at ease as you experienced it for the first time, and even more...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We did 3 breweries. Michael picked us up at our hotel, along with 2 other couples, then we drove to the breweries. Our tour included a full sampling of the beer at each place (usually about 8) and usually a tour or talk with the...More

Thank Molly M
UmiakOutfitters, Manager at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thank you for your review Molly!

Reviewed July 23, 2018

We took our first kayaking excursion a few weeks ago with Umiak and it was amazing. We chose the self-guided, 4-mile Winooski River float in a tandem kayak. The instruction was spot on (we had no issues and we had never kayaked before), scenery beautiful...More

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UmiakOutfitters, Manager at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

We absolutely love to hear when our customers had a great first time kayaking. Welcome to the sport! and thank you for your feedback, we will take this into consideration when telling our future customers about the trip and when writing our literature.

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Promised "Covered bridges and old farms make this river a true Vermont treasure", however, the tour started near a covered bridge (and none other were seen) and it was a stretch to see any farms. The float was estimated at a couple hours. The water...More

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UmiakOutfitters, Manager at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We apologize if you felt mislead by there not being multiple covered bridges on this section. We hope you still enjoyed the beautiful1887 Poland Covered Bridge. The Lamoille river is entirely dairy farmland on both...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Whether it was helping me find the right gear to explaining the various kayaking & camping options nearby (off the grid) - they took the time to help make my 4th of July week truly memorable. Their insight made the difference between a good vacation...More

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UmiakOutfitters, Owner at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Stellar Review! Thank you for taking the time to write this. We really appreciate it!

Reviewed June 11, 2018

After trying a couple of different boats on the adjacent pond, we bought two Perception kayaks and a Yakima roof rack. From Mike our salesman to Joe the manager there was no pressure - the staff was friendly, patient, knowledgeable and helpful. We highly recommend...More

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UmiakOutfitters, Front Office Manager at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Just on a brewery distillery tour in Stowe. what a great afternoon! Michael does a great job. Set time aside and be sure to stop at Rock Art Brewery and Green Mountain Distillers

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UmiakOutfitters, Manager at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Thanks for the review Eldon!

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