About Paddle 2Appomattox River Company, owned by Bob Taylor, has been in business since 1977. Bob’s interest in paddle-sports began with canoeing local creeks and rivers in Virginia, including the Appomattox River which is adjacent to our warehouse. Appomattox River Company was born as Bob’s love of paddling and the country’s interest in outdoor recreation grew. Bob Taylor has become an icon in the boating industry. His passion for paddle-sports, on the water and in our show room, has made Appomattox River Company the largest canoe and kayak specialty store around.

Appomattox River Company has 37 years of doing what we do best – paddling, educating, offering the best deals and enabling our customers to have optimal time on the water. Our staff of experts are serious enthusiasts who are knowledgeable in all paddle-sports, from classic “old school” paddling to the cutting edge: Whitewater Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Sea Kayaking, and Kayak Fishing. Our staff is approachable, making our customers’ experiences with us easy, real, customized, accommodating, and affordable. Appomattox River Company staff cater to all boaters: young and old, novices and experts, men and women, families and individuals, classic and eccentric! All are welcome and encouraged to shop with us.

Shopping and researching at Appomattox River Company could not be easier. We stock a HUGE current inventory – nearly 3,000 paddle-craft.  Our approachable staff is eager to know your needs and find you great buys. We always have special deals on new and used boats. In addition, we ship anywhere in the nation. Have questions? Feel free to call us at (800)442-4837.

Customers return to Appomattox River Company again and again. Why? Because we love what we do, finding the right boat for you.

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