COVID-19 Specific Information and Services
In order to contain coronavirus (COVID-19), the Governor of Wisconsin has set forth a policy to shut down all unnecessary businesses to the public. Our staff who can work from home are learning the joys of video conferencing, and we're doing our best to keep the lights on in these trying times.
The physical store is closed. That said, we'll sorta be open in a few ways.
First, Rutabaga.com is online 24/7, and we sincerely appreciate your patronage. We have a small crew who will process and ship orders. If you want to order a boat, please call the store at 608-223-9300.
Second, we will continue to offer curbside pickup service. Just select "curbside pickup" when making an online purchase, or call us if you are looking for something specific.
Third, we are offering free boat delivery within 60 miles of the store. If you purchase two boats, the radius gets a bit larger. Just ask us when you call. I enjoy time behind the wheel and driving around listening to podcasts. I promise to stay 6 feet away when I drop off your stuff.
A few of us and I will answer your calls, take phone orders or just answer questions.
We are so thankful for your support during this tough time. It's our hope that everyone stays safe, the virus runs its course quickly, and we can all get back on the water ASAP.
We don’t sell boats. We sell time on the water.
Rutabaga, a family-owned and operated business, is the nation's leading canoe and kayak shop with a boat for every type of paddler. Our staff are all paddlers, even our accountant, our MIS guy and our part-time janitor. We walk the talk. If you want the best customer service, give us a shot and you'll be a customer for life.
Want to test paddle a boat or two to make sure it's the right one? Of course you do! Why wait for a random demo day, when everyday at Rutabaga is a demo day?!