Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

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Apr
24
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
1
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
8
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
13
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
22
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
May 22 all-day
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics

Enhance your joy of kayaking by becoming more familiar with and more comfortable with your kayak. This class is designed for beginning kayakers or for those wanting to improve their kayaking skills. You will learn proper paddling strokes, rescue techniques, and much more. Classes are held in the winter months at the “W” pool at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and in the summer months at Avenue of the Saints Lake located west of the Hwy 218 and Hwy 3 intersection.

Safety Clinics at the “W” Pool – Waverly
February 25, March 4 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Cost per class: $30.00

Safety Clinics at Avenue of the Saints Lake
Level 1 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Level 2 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 22, June 12, July 10

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $15.
The costs for ACA Level 2 safety clinics are $50. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May
26
Sat
River Floats
May 26 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
Sun
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.


 

Jun
2
Sat
Rocks on the Water: Archaeology Paddle
Jun 2 all-day
Rocks on the Water: Archaeology Paddle

Rocks on the Water: Archaeology Paddle

Crawdaddy is bringing to you a rich cultural experience!  This adventure focuses the deep cultural history Bremer County, the Cedar Valley and Iowa in general.  Paddlers can expect five stops along the way where they will be presented with the following discussion topics: an overview of Bremer County and Cedar Valley archaeology, artifact collection and curation, technology in archaeology, cultural resources compliance, and current archaeological research.  Participants are encouraged to bring their artifacts and questions.  The event is limited to 20 paddlers.

About the tour guide – Brennan (B.J.) Dolan is an archaeologist and cultural resources manager for the Iowa DOT.  He is the current president of the Association of Iowa Archaeologist, and a board member for the Iowa Archaeological Society.  He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, University of Nebraska, and Waverly-Shell Rock schools.

The cost is $30 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $40 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.


 

Jun
5
Tue
River Floats
Jun 5 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.


 

Jun
12
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Jun 12 all-day
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics

Enhance your joy of kayaking by becoming more familiar with and more comfortable with your kayak. This class is designed for beginning kayakers or for those wanting to improve their kayaking skills. You will learn proper paddling strokes, rescue techniques, and much more. Classes are held in the winter months at the “W” pool at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and in the summer months at Avenue of the Saints Lake located west of the Hwy 218 and Hwy 3 intersection.

Safety Clinics at the “W” Pool – Waverly
February 25, March 4 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Cost per class: $30.00

Safety Clinics at Avenue of the Saints Lake
Level 1 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Level 2 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 22, June 12, July 10

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $15.
The costs for ACA Level 2 safety clinics are $50. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jun
21
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jun 21 @ 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 40-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
5
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 5 @ 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 40-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
10
Tue
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics
Jul 10 all-day
ACA Kayak Safety Clinics

Enhance your joy of kayaking by becoming more familiar with and more comfortable with your kayak. This class is designed for beginning kayakers or for those wanting to improve their kayaking skills. You will learn proper paddling strokes, rescue techniques, and much more. Classes are held in the winter months at the “W” pool at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and in the summer months at Avenue of the Saints Lake located west of the Hwy 218 and Hwy 3 intersection.

Safety Clinics at the “W” Pool – Waverly
February 25, March 4 | 11 am – 2 pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Cost per class: $30.00

Safety Clinics at Avenue of the Saints Lake
Level 1 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Level 2 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 22, June 12, July 10

The costs for ACA Level 1 safety clinics are $30. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $15.
The costs for ACA Level 2 safety clinics are $50. However, if you purchased a boat from CrawDaddy Outdoors in 2017 or 2018, the cost is only $25.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jul
17
Tue
River Floats
Jul 17 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.


 

Jul
19
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 19 @ 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 40-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
14
Tue
River Floats
Aug 14 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.


 

Aug
18
Sat
Floatzilla
Aug 18 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.

Sep
7
Fri
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

One of the curviest rivers of the Midwest is a hidden gem in Southwestern Wisconsin.  This gorgeous, narrow river provides beautiful scenic paddling amongst the river valley bluffs.  Camp in a small town Wisconsin city campground and enjoy the peacefulness of this beautiful region.  This is a beginner level trip suitable for all fitness levels.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

$200 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip 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

Oct
1
Mon
Green River Paddling Trip in KY
Oct 1 – Oct 15 all-day
Green River Paddling Trip in KY @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

Green River, Kentucky

The wilderness calls! Joins us as we float one of Kentucky’s most scenic waterways. This fun filled adventure takes you on a canoe camping expedition through Kentucky cave country. The Green River is home to one of the most unique geological areas on earth. Float down a beautiful winding river surrounded by tall bluffs and bubbling springs. Paddle by waterfalls and limestone pocketed caves as you travel through this scenic wild country. Camping on gravel bars with the sound of the river right beside you and experience nature like you never have before. This is an adventure destined to make memories for a lifetime.

All transportation, gear and meals are provided.

TBD: Early October

Cost:  TBD

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

Trip 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