For clients living in Canada who are interested in importing a Wavewalk® kayak or boat into the country, the process is simple: You can either pick up your W kayak at a location on the US side of the border, and drive back to Canada, or have us ship the kayak to your Canadian address.
In such case called a Self Cleared Shipment, we contract a bonded freight company to deliver the boxed kayak to your Canadian address. When they pickup your kayak at the factory, we provide them with copies of the documents and information they need.
We email copies of these documents to you as well, and you can clear the kayak at a local office of the Canada Borders Services Agency (CBSA) – There is no need for anyone to be present at the US border.
There are some 2,000 local offices of the Canada Borders Services Agency (CBSA) across Canada, and you’d just have to find the one nearest to you (see list of locations), go there, and get your kayak cleared within a few minutes.
You won’t be required to use a customs broker for this matter, and thanks to NAFTA there is no duty on 100% U.S. made kayaks such as Wavewalk’s. You can also clear customs through an online service clearit.ca
Next, you just have to notify the carriers that your kayak has been cleared, send copies of the documents to them, and schedule with them the delivery to your address.
Bonded shipments to Canada are more expensive than regular shipments in the continental U.S., and they require more paperwork from us. Therefore, we charge on them a $60 fee for a W500 kayak, a $80 fee for a W700 boat, and a $100 fee for an S4 boat..
We ship each Wavewalk® kayak in an individual cardboard box, and all our shipments are insured. The price of shipping includes tracking and call before delivery.
Please call us at 1-774 315-6009, or email us if you have any question.