This was one of the only stores in the area that sold the Jackson Kayak lineup of products. I had been doing lots of research, and decided that I wanted to buy a Cuda 12, so naturally, I went to Shank's Mare. The place is fantastic! from the time I walked in, I felt welcome. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I was able to sign up for a yearly membership, and get a discount on the kayak. I will definitely go back to purchase more items from this place. They also offer a lot of great workshops and demo days.
I've only been shopping at Shanks Mare for the past year, but they have quickly earned my repeat business (purchased 3 kayaks from them last year, and in the market for 2 more this year). From the moment you first walk in the store you immediately feel like an old friend.
I've been shopping at Shanks Mare for years now. They have the best selection of kayaks in Central PA including Jacksons Fishing Kayak lineup. Their staff is very knowledgeable and very eager to help. They carry the yakattack lineup as well as certain ram products. Being located on the river you are able to easily demo kayaks before purchase during the warmer months. I give Shanks Mare an A++++ rating and the only kayak shop I will purchase from!