“Everyday is a Demo Day” at Bel Haven Paddlesports ... not just a slogan but a year roundpaddling promise. Every season BHP stocks demo kayak & canoe models for our potential customers to “Try Before You Buy”!
Adjacent to our shop, the Mullica River is an excellent means to obtain instant feedback from our knowledgeable experienced “hands on” staff. Combined with your personal encounter in the kayak & canoe you may be interested in. Finding the right kayak or canoe is finding the right fit!
No additional transportation or appointment is needed. It’s FREE. No charge and BHP does not limit you on how many kayaks & canoes you may test paddle.
BHP believes that with all the internet research, trade shows and marketing materials relevant to our sport or industry, it can not replace YOUR personal comfort and ability to make the correct choice.
Visit us and sample your next recreational, touring, or fishing kayak & canoe purchase. BHP offers you this opportunity. On–site test paddling is what makes Bel Haven Paddlesports the “ALTERNATIVE”!
"Just purchased a WS Tsunami 145 from Bel Haven. Jim was outstanding in kayak knowledge and assistance. I was able to test paddle a number of different boats. Great job and thanks."
"Kudos to Jim for a most pleasurable intro to our 2 new Kayaks. We had a very informative and pleasurable experience buying our kayaks. Jim's expertise and patience fitting our equipment and safety gear as well as setting up our Jeep Wrangler to carry both kayaks safely made the made the trip from DE to BHP worthwhile."
"Jim – Thanks so much for all the time you spent the other day with my “Uncle in Law” Steve. He is thrilled with his boat...and the extra effort you and Bel Haven take with your Customers is noted. I will always recommend you folks to others...its easy to see why. Again - Thanks so much...and if that 14.5 Inuit comes in on consignment - drop me an e-mail as I may want to come down immediately and give it a try."
Much Obliged - Bob C
"Thanks Jim for all the help you gave Peg and I on Saturday with our test paddling the canoes."
"Came in with my 8 year old son, Shaun, to test paddle. Found the ones we wanted and came back to purchase them. The service was awesome and we will be back for a trip and to buy more. Jim was top notch, he really knows his boats! We willlbeeeee backkkkkk!"
"I wanted to write and thank you for the fine service and attention I received when "shopping" at your store on Sunday, Oct. 23. Jim worked with me for several hours asking me about my preferences, explaining differences in the kayaks I was interested in and puting a lot of effort into chosing just the right kayak for me. He was very patient and a great teacher as to some of the little things involving kayaking technique and use, while I tried out 5 kayaks on the lake. I could not have been more pleased with the service and caring afforded to me while I was at BelHaven. I would highly recommend it!
Thank you so much. Though, I am sure I got the correct kayak for me, and will not have a need for another, if I do need "anything "kayak", I'll be back to see you."
Most sincerely, Sharon Meyer
"Hi, Jim--We had a great time exploring our options on kayaks
with you on Friday. Being able to actually try them out, and especially
being allowed to test them to the extent we did, was just what we needed
to do. Don't know how we could have made the right choice otherwise.
All the tips you gave us, attention to all kinds of details (especially because
we're pretty new to this sport) making sure we get the right
accessories when we get our kayaks from you this winter --WOW!
Great customer service--just as our friends mentioned, but better
than we could have imagined!
Now we're like little kids waiting for Christmas, talking about "when
we have our kayaks" every day! Also looking around for a third
person to join us in the lesson you recommended as well.
So thanks for everything, and we'll see you soon."