Customer Comments & Testimonials

When we say “You’re not just another butt in a boat”, we really mean it. We’re not just another run-of-the-mill, impersonal online business. At PortableKayaks.com we treat our customers like we would want to be treated. Here are a just a few of the many customer comments we’ve received since we started our online store in 2006. We are very proud of these testimonials and our solid reputation for hands-on customer service.

Standing Behind Our Products: We had purchased a high powered pump to fill our two sea eagle inflatable stand up paddleboards back in May from PortableKayaks.com. The pump broke on a Friday night about 2 months later while inflating the boards. I wrote to the company site approx. 6 PM on a Saturday night and within hours had gotten a response from Dennis that he was on it and will talk with the representative first thing Monday. Through further e-mails, Dennis arranged the new pump to be sent and the broken one to be picked up at no expense to us. His communication with us and the way he stood behind the sale of the product with no questions asked was amazing. I would highly recommend PortableKayaks.com. (Ron H. – Rhode Island)

Customer Service – Top Notch: I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you. I often deal with online vendors and the service I have received from your company has been absolutely top-notch. My wife and I will let you know how we fare with the LongBoards. Thank you again! (Mark M. – Massachusetts)

Upgrading To Larger Inflatable Boat: Thanks again for your assistance on all of this. You have provided us with great customer service and we really appreciate it. I’m recommending PortableKayaks.com to all of my friends! It seems that good customer service is hard to come by often. My wife and I run our own business, and we understand the importance of focusing on the customer and providing service above and beyond your competitors. It seems that you follow that concept as well! (Tom M. – Ohio)

Fast Track Kayak With A Sailboat: My kayak arrived yesterday and I took it to the harbor immediately. I was amazed at how quickly we had it set up and in the water. It performed amazingly well in the harbor and in the open ocean. We had it out all day today and were the envy of everyone on the dock. Right now I have it on the bow of my sailboat (it was quite easy for two gals to lift it onto the boat). Needless to say, I am totally thrilled with my fabulous find. Thanks! (Lois A. – California)

Another Satisfied Customer: Thank you for the pro-active customer service. It’s difficult to know who to buy from on the internet. Boy did I get lucky! (Bob C. – New York)

Offering a Discount a Week in Advance of A Sale: It is service like that which will get me to come back to your site and buy more items. Also to refer your site to others. (Jack B. – Georgia)

The Sea Eagle 465 Fast Track: We are just back from a road trip thru Arkansas in our small RV. We had purchased the 465 Fast Track specifically to allow us to bring a boat along. Well, we finally got it wet on Quachita Lake. It is a great boat and we were both very pleased. We paddled about an hour in a light chop and 10 kt. winds. The boat is extremely stable and easily moved. Set up and tear down were a breeze. (Peter & Kathy B. – Ohio)

‘Days of Old’ Customer Service Comparison: Your follow-thru (customer service) reminds me of ‘days of old’ where the customer was king as you made me feel during the entire process of this purchase transaction. I placed my order for the ‘465 FastTrack’ with your company yesterday and thank you in advance for the continued quality service I know I will receive during its shipping and handling. You can be assured that I will recommend, nay, strongly push all interested parties who upon seeing my kayak and want to buy one, to your company. Keep up the good work and God bless you and yours. (Rev. Thom L. – California)

Defective Hull Replacements: I have received the replacements and inflated them last night. They are perfect and I’m extremely pleased with the product and your personal involvement. Thanks for making this happen. This summer when people ask where did get these I will certainly send them your way. Thanks again for your help. (Matt R. – New York)

Storage Bag Warranty: We have people asking about out kayak quite often and whenever we get a chance to recommend you, we do. You’ve been a tremendous help and hopefully as time goes by we can send some business your way. (Bob D. – Indiana)

Order Upgrade to Larger Boat: Thanks for giving us the sale price and making the boat exchange effortless. We appreciate your personal help and the reliability of your business. Good luck with it during these hard economic times. (Tom M. – Maryland)

Inquiry About Inflatable Pontoon: Thanks for writing back to me. I wrote out this question to four other companies that sell this boat and you were the first to respond, in fact after two days of waiting from these other companies to respond to a simple question, you were the only one to at least write back and respond. I may be writing a check out to your company to buy this pontoon. (Jim C. – Wisconsin)

Cannon Paddles: Thanks again from a very happy customer. I just posted the following to my internet forum: Thanks to everyone for their suggestion and advice. I ended up ordering Cannon paddles from Dennis at Portable Kayaks. The customer service from both companies was over the top in my book. When I contacted Dennis at Portable Kayaks he listens and made suggestion based on my needs and never tried to oversell me. I ended up with Cannon four piece paddles to make the fit in my wife’s Highlander easier. I ordered Canon Escape paddles in 220cm and a 230cm size. I choose the Escape as an entry level paddle with nice features at a fair price. My paddles arrived in just a few days well package but no foam grips, a featured buying point for me due to the high AZ temperatures. I contacted Dennis at Portable Kayaks about my finding. After contacting Cannon he replied that Cannon had changed the design and had not notified him of the change but not to worry Cannon did locate some remaining foam grips at the plant and will be sending them out for both paddles. Cannon and Dennis replied with an email, tracking number and installation instruction for the foam grips. Cannon also included a phone number to assist me if I had any more question on installation. All my communication was friendly and all phone calls and emails were promptly handled. It was refreshing to see that customer service is alive and still available even on a basic entry level order. I had a great experience with both companies and enjoyed giving them my business. With hesitation I would recommend Dennis at Portable Kayaks for all your kayaking needs. (Phil I. – Arizona)

Happy With Her Sea Eagle 330: I purchased a Sea Eagle 330 from you in March and I just want to let you know that I got out on the water for the first time here in NY this season. I love the Sea Eagle!!!!! No doubt, there is a learning curve for me, inflating, caring for it when not in use, etc. but it looks like it will be great for my annual kayaking vacation with friends and our weekends locally here in the NY area. (Kathy M. – New York)

Making Sure A Tent Arrived Before Customer Left on a Trip: Was a pleasure doing business with you. My tent arrived quickly and in perfect condition — it’s amazing, by the way! I know you went through extra efforts to get this here for me so quickly — I’m so appreciative for that. Thank you for the personal care and attention. You rock! (Robbie J. – Utah)

Delivery Coordination: Everything has arrived. Can’t wait for the weekend to be able to get it in the water. Thanks so much for your patience and all the assistance. You have been great, and I will be recommending you to all my friends not only for your great prices but also for the fantastic service. (Paula V. – Florida)

Customer Assistance: Just wanted to say thank you for all your help, it’s hard to find people who will take the time to help out their customers the way you did. (Jennifer S. – North Carolina)

Help & Advice: I received that Sea Eagle last weekend. Thanks for a smooth transaction and working with us. Thanks for all the advice, also. (Kyle R. – Iowa)

Sea Eagle Explorer Kayak – Canadian Customer: Thank you for your great service. I really appreciate the timely delivery and being able to talk to you about the boat and the costs over the phone. We’ve already had the Explorer out on the water a couple of times and it has been a lot of fun. (Alan R. – Canada)

PakBoat Puffin Saco Folding Kayak: Thanks very much for the update. I’m excited about getting this kayak; the old inflatable I’ve been using just doesn’t cut it anymore; I felt it was time to equip myself with a much more capable kayak. Thanks again for your prompt service and fast shipping. (David O. – Florida)

PakBoat Warranty – Deck Replacement: Thanks so much! I have to say I’m astounded by the level of customer service – both yours and Pakboat’s. I’ll let you know when I receive the new deck. (Deborah F. – Pennsylvania)

Quick Turnaround Results in Satisfied Puffin Customer: I received the kayak in record time. I was very impressed with the construction of the Puffin kayak. I plan on using this kayak in the Caribbean this spring because it actually cost less to buy this kayak then to rent one for 10 days. I also have other trips in mind where taking my hard-shell touring kayaks are simply out of the question. I’ll send pictures when I get it into water! Thanks for the quick service! (Sandra C. – Maine)

Great Customer Service: Thank you for your great service. It’s been a pleasure doing business with you. I hope to send pictures from my future paddling expeditions. I will also recommend your company to all who may be interested.

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