Umiak is Vermont’s leading paddle sports shop. We’re Vermont’s outdoor adventure center. We are a full-service outfitter offering retail sales, boat demos, kayaks and stand up paddleboards, paddling and safety instruction, river trips, lakeside rentals, children’s paddling programs and more. Our ACA certified staff is comprised of some of New England’s most well-known and respected paddlers who love any opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with others.
Our retail stores stock 85 models of kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards from the world’s top manufacturers. Our retail staff can help you with all of your boating needs to get you on the water with the perfectly fitted canoe, kayak, or SUP. We have an online store to help you browse our inventory 24/7. We carry new and used boats from recreational to performance for all types of adventures and people. Come in today to find out how you can get outfitted the right way for a lifetime of paddling.
Test paddle at the Stowe Store in our backyard pond before you buy. Demo a boat in South Burlington by appointmant at a nearby lake. Every day is a DEMO DAY at Umiak.
Stand up paddleboards (SUPs) are the fastest growing sport in the industry, especially in Vermont. Choose Umiak for your one stop shop for SUPs. We carry a full line of stand up paddleboards, paddles, and accessories.
Come visit our outposts at Waterbury Reservoir’s Day Use Area or North Beach on Lake Champlain. We have a great selection of canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards to rent. Enjoy all the joys of paddling without having to transport the boats.
Our river trips run on the Lamoille and Winooski Rivers and offer beginner to intermediate paddling adventures. We have four mile and eight mile trips with guided, self-guided or custom options available. We also run custom advanced river trips and whitewater lessons. Do you have boats but no way to shuttle a river trip? No worries – we can put your boats on our trailer and Umiak can drive you up river so that you can paddle back to your car.
Umiak offers instructional classes such as: Introduction to Kayaking, Canoeing, and Stand Up Paddleboarding; Kayak Rescue; Sea Kayaking Essentials; Kayak Rolling; Kayak Fishing; and a stand up paddleboard exercise class.
Umiak is also Vermont’s leading dealer of TUBBS Snowshoes! Snowshoeing has become one of the world’s favorite winter recreational activities. Let Umiak Outdoor Outfitters guide you on a crisp winter evening adventure that ends with a crackling fire and some great food and drink. OR….. rent a pair of our snowshoes and take them on your own private excursion.
Umiak is Stowe’s backcountry ski specialist. We have ski demos available and offer a full schedule of backcountry ski clinics. We’ve got equipment by K2, Scott, Fischer, Black Diamond and G3. Rentals are available…or learn some turns with our guided backcountry tours.
- Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
- Friday09:00 AM - 06:00 AM
- Saturday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM