About Us - Get:Outdoors



Get:Outdoors represents a community of outdoor enthusiasts and educators with a passion for paddlesports. We offer a wide range of products and services designed to help protect the environment and enhance the time people spend enjoying the outdoors. Our permanent and seasonal staff understands their responsibility to the natural environment and works to inform everyone of the enjoyment of paddlesports.

Get:Outdoors began its life in Raleigh, North Carolina during the 1980's. Pro Canoe and Kayak, as it was known then, focused primarily on canoe sales and service. As the popularity of paddlesports grew, so did the product offering and size of Pro Canoe and Kayak. Pro Canoe and Kayak changed its name to Get:Outdoors in 2003 to reflect their new image of outdoor responsibility and to reflect the expanded offering of outdoor products and services.

Get:Outdoors is now one of the largest canoe and kayak retailers in the Southeast with an expansive year-round inventory of canoes, kayaks, roof-top carriers, kayak fishing accessories, paddling clothing and all of the accessories needed to experience paddling comfortably and safely. We offer a wide range of safety and skills classes as well as kayak demos and day or overnight trips at many of the region's top paddling destinations. We believe the best way to enjoy nature and the outdoors is in the seat of a canoe or kayak and our staff of dedicated paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts want to show how much fun it can be to Get:Outdoors.

Our Values

Get:Outdoors is more than just a retail store and outfitter. The staff at Get:Outdoors are outdoor educators with a passion for paddlesports. Our staff wants you to enjoy your paddling experience and the places you paddle. We strive to be a vital part of the paddling community by educating our customers and by being key supporters of local and national environmental conservation groups as well as local outdoor educators and youth organizations. We believe that all paddlers, whether you're paddling flatwater or whitewater, in a kayak or a canoe, are members of a community that has a common bond: a love of the outdoors. Get:Outdoors helps to expand and educate the paddling community through our free demos held on local lakes in the Triad and through clinics offered in the store. We offer structured classes taught by American Canoe Association certified instructors and hold our monthly basic safety kayak classes in the hopes that new paddlers will learn to be safe paddlers. The staff at Get:Outdoors leads weekly kayak trips to local lakes throughout the warm months in hopes to get more people out on the water and enjoying the abundance of regional paddling opportunities. We also offer discounts on paddling accessories to members of local paddling clubs, military, fire, police and EMS. Other shops try to offer as many outdoor pursuits as they can fit into their stores. At Get:Outdoors, we are only a paddling shop. Although we have a small assortment of camping accessories and clothing, paddlesports is our primary focus and passion. Whether you are new to the sport of kayaking or canoeing, a seasoned paddler, or a kayak fisherman, we have something for you. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service and expect you, the customer, to provide us with valuable feedback so that we may continue to maintain and exceed this standard.

Why shop at GetOutdoors Paddlesports?

We offer free monthly Demo events

We offer rentals of all the boats we carry, and we apply the rental fee (up to $150, back into the cost of a new kayak, canoe, or paddleboard within 60 days of your rental)

We'll take you out on the water with our Demo on Demand program (Private demos by appointment), with a $50 fee, that you get back towards the cost of a new kayak, canoe, or paddleboard purchase.

Install electronics on your kayak, or need your SUP repaired?  We offer repair services and custom outfitting on most paddlesport products.

We have a wide array of Instructional classes for kayaking and paddleboarding including our popular Women on the Water (GOWOW) programs.

Don't like learning in a group setting? We also offer private instruction.

We offer shipping and or local delivery on all of our products we sell.