Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

Click here to download a printable version of our 2017 events.

 

Mar
28
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
4
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
9
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
11
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
18
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
21
Fri
Northwest Iowa Kayaking & Birding Campout
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day
Northwest Iowa Kayaking & Birding Campout

Join us this April for a memorable 3-day trip of kayaking and bird-watching around the lakes, marshes and rivers in Emmet County, Iowa during spring migration.

$175 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Apr
25
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
2
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
9
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
14
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
19
Fri
Wisconsin Backpacking Trip @ LaFarge, Wisconsin
May 19 – May 21 all-day
Wisconsin Backpacking Trip @ LaFarge, Wisconsin | Houghton | Michigan | United States

Our 2017 Wisconsin Backpacking Trip is a great way to learn about overnight backpacking and hammock camping, trip planning, and food preparation. This beginner level trip will take place at Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge, Wisconsin and is appropriate for most age and fitness levels. No prior backpacking or hiking experience is needed.

$100 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

May
27
Sat
River Floats
May 27 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

May
28
Sun
River Floats
May 28 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

May
29
Mon
River Floats
May 29 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Jun
13
Tue
River Floats
Jun 13 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Jun
22
Thu
North Shore Kayaking & Hiking Trip @ Lake Superior, Northern Minnesota
Jun 22 – Jun 26 all-day
North Shore Kayaking & Hiking Trip @ Lake Superior, Northern Minnesota

Explore Lake Superior along the North Shore, as well as a few interior lakes in Northern Minnesota. Kayak highlights include paddling at Split Rock Lighthouse, Shovel Point, and Palisade head. Camp on Lake Superior while enjoying some awesome dutch oven meals.

$475 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Jul
6
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp

Join us for a relaxing evening in beautiful Waverly, Iowa this summer. Meet at the Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp at 5:45pm and paddle for approximately 20-30 minutes, then enjoy live music while floating on the river (concert starts at 6:30pm). The evening ends with a short 20-minute paddle back to the boat ramp.

Bring your own kayak for free, or if you need one for the evening, they’re available for just $10.

If you need a rental, you must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jul
13
Thu
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin

Our most popular trip. Explore the sandstone sea caves off the northern coast of Wisconsin on Lake Superior. Partake in a 3-mile crossing to Sand Island to visit a historic light house and enjoy a wild blueberry or two. We base camp at Little Sand Bay Campground near Bayfield, Wisconsin and spend three days sea kayaking on Lake Superior. Enjoy Dutch oven meals and the expertise of the your experienced CrawDaddy Crew. Prior kayaking experience is recommended. All transportation, gear and meals are provided. Please mention any dietary restrictions when registering for the trip.

$475 per person cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for the trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Equipment List: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Jul
18
Tue
River Floats
Jul 18 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Jul
20
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp

Join us for a relaxing evening in beautiful Waverly, Iowa this summer. Meet at the Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp at 5:45pm and paddle for approximately 20-30 minutes, then enjoy live music while floating on the river (concert starts at 6:30pm). The evening ends with a short 20-minute paddle back to the boat ramp.

Bring your own kayak for free, or if you need one for the evening, they’re available for just $10.

If you need a rental, you must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Aug
1
Tue
Isle Royale Kayaking & Backpacking Trip @ Isle Royale National Park
Aug 1 – Aug 6 all-day
Isle Royale Kayaking & Backpacking Trip @ Isle Royale National Park | Houghton | Michigan | United States

The least visited National Park in the lower 48 states is calling your name. Join Darrin Siefken as he leads you through this majestic wilderness area. Learn about the moose and wolf populations while you explore the island. The greenstone rocks and stunning views of Lake Superior provide a true wilderness experience. A ferry will transport you from Grand Portage, Minnesota to the island. From there, you will navigate around and through the island to the ferry pick up point. There is no electricity, no cell towers, and no vehicles – simply you, your feet, and nature. Trip cost includes transportation from/to Waverly, Iowa to Grand Portage, Minnesota, the ferry ride to the island (and back), all gear and meals along with the expertise of an 13-time visitor to the island.

This trip is not for beginners.

$650 (backpacking) | $700 (kayaking)
These per person trip costs includes transportation, ferry ride, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Equipment List: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Aug
8
Tue
River Floats
Aug 8 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Aug
19
Sat
Floatzilla
Aug 19 all-day
Floatzilla

Floatzilla is the Quad Cities annual paddle sports festival that culminates with a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest flotilla of kayaks and canoes on the protected backwaters of Lake Potter at Sunset Marina in Rock Island, Illinois.

CrawDaddy Outdoors will be at Lake Potter with a booth selling kayaks and gear.

  • Rentals will be available for $40 per single kayak
  • There will be no tandems or canoe rentals
  • You must call ahead to reserve and pay for rental: 319-352-9129
  • 6:15 am pickup at Ben Butterworth launch or 7:00 am pickup at Lake Potter
  • All boats need to be returned to Lake Potter at end of event.

Learn more at floatzilla.org.

Oct
6
Fri
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

Join is for a weekend paddle and camping trip down the Kickapoo River. Camp at the LaFarge City Campground while enjoying the peak of fall colors. Previous canoeing or kayaking experience is recommended but not required. This is a beginner level trip suitable for all fitness levels.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

$175 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here