What People are Saying about Wind Toys...
"We bought our Hobie kayaks from John 3 years ago. He told us then that we would get free tune ups and he has not let us down. We just took our kayaks recently for their annual tune ups and a faulty rudder. John and his crew not only repaired the rudder, cleaned the kayaks, they also replaced a part on our peddles. The grand total for all this work? Under $8.00. They also helped us load them onto the truck. John and his crew stand by their work and we would recommend their business to anyone." - Ken M.
"Making the decision to invest in such a large purchase is definitely a nerve racking process. Fortunately I found the staff at Wind Toys to be extremely low pressure and have an immense amount of product knowledge which helps a person like myself to calm down and make the right decision. After checking out many other retailers (as far as Sparks NV) I found myself pleasantly surprised by Wind Toys. Their pricing is very competitive, AND THEY ARE LOCAL! I almost forgot to mention that they have a large indoor showroom for kayaks that is pretty impressive. Can't wait for my first adventure. Thank you Wind Toys!" - Chris M.
"My girlfriend surprised me with a new PA 14 kayak for my birthday. The owner even delivered to our home in Novato because she couldn't sneak the truck away to pick it up. I walked into my garage after work to a terrific kayak from a terrific lady. We went back to WindToys to buy her Outback 2 weeks later and were greeted with a professional, no pressure sales attitude. They even gave me a break on some of the first accessories I purchased. I've seen a couple negative reviews in yelp about Wind Toys and can tell you I've never experienced any negatives there. Get a Hobie, let's go fishing and have some good times! Thanks Wind Toys!" - Matt M.
"We recently purchased two Mirage kayaks from Wind Toys. They were so incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I have never experienced such amazing customer service before, from anywhere. They helped us figure out what we were looking for, assessing our needs and matching us each to our own kayaks. We are so happy with our purchases: Hobie Pro Angler 14 for my partner and a Hobie Outback for me. There were no high pressure sales tactics at all. As a matter of fact, they recommended NOT to buy certain accessories right now. Clearly, making money is not their primary focus. OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE is. I cannot recommend Wind Toys enough." - Dawn O.
"Yep Five Stars!! This place is as good as it gets. I bought my kayak there almost a year ago, in May 2013. John the owner was quite patient & helpful. Andy was the friendly smile with sailing knowledge, and Marty seemed like the trusted go to guy for installs and fishing questions. I was happy with their service, I'm happy with their product, and I'd recommend this store to any of my friends looking for a kayak, or a sailboat. I have had many a great adventures in the kayak, fish caught, sites camped, money well spent. Go Wind Toys!-:)" - Ronald E.
"Bought Kayak from a different dealer. Started going to Wind Toys because it was closer and stayed because of the service. These people share my enthusiasm for the sport. Knowledgeable and friendly staff are the icing on the cake." - Stephen H.
"I called them looking for a hard to find part for my Yakima rack. They had it. Sold it to me at a very competitive price. Nice guys." - D.B.
"My wife and I have several Hobie kayaks. Bought our latest Outback at Wind Toys. Very happy with our interaction with John and the crew. They were more than helpful. We have been to several other Hobie dealers. Wind Toys has by far the most inventory of boats to choose from as well as accessories. Now that we have the boats we want, it's a big plus to me that Wind Toys has the accessories we want in stock." - Jeff D.
"Recently bought two kayaks from WIND TOYS and had nothing but great customer service. Thanks Guys." - Ellen S.
"I just bought a Hobie Tandem Island from Wind Toys in Santa Rosa. What a great boat. I took it out for the first time today in Sausalito and John was there to help me rig it and get me started on the right foot. I found everyone in the shop to be knowledgeable, helpful and courteous. Love my boat, love the service, wouldn't go anywhere else..." -Rick B.
"I recently drove to the shop just as they were closing to upgrade my kayak fins for a kayak I had purchased there six months ago. They were very accommodating and reopened the shop, helped me to find the right size and gave me great suggestions on how to install the equipment properly. I really appreciate that level of service from a small local business. Thank you!" - Michael V.
"My wife and I bought two 12' Hobie Pro Anglers from Wind Toys little over a year ago. So I took my kayak in to get looked at since the rudder and drive have had a lot of use now and they went above and beyond taking care of me. Offered to pay but they said no. This is what I call customer service and gets my loyalty!! Thanks John and crew!!" -Christopher H.
"My wife and I came in to just "look around" with the intent of heading over to the local REI to make our purchase. Marty helped us in the beginning and was great. He was very patient with all our questions, and we never felt pressured or rushed to make a decision. He also came up with a great idea of how we could modify a one-seat kayak to fit both my wife and me. Brilliant! Later, as we completed our purchase the owner John and other staff could not be more accommodating as they installed the extra seat and other modifications. Thank you John, Monique, Marty, Billy and the other guy with the hat!" - Matt P.
"My husband and I initially contacted Wind Toys in the spring of 2012. We had been wanting to buy kayaks for some time. John, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable about kayaks and he took us out one Saturday to try a bunch of kayaks. He was very good at explaining the pros and cons of each boat. He really helped us with our decision-making and was fair about his pricing. We ended up buying a couple Hobies with the mirage drives. - Just took the kayaks back to be maintained, and Marty there did a great job. Thanks, Wind Toys! - I.S.