Customer reviews of the Journey all welded aluminum flat bottom jon boat! If you’re a Journey boat owner/user please share your experience by creating a review below.
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I’ve been fishing in a junky boat for to many years now and over the last year, I was finally able to make a move on buying a real deal fly fishing boat. Of course, the first thought was a Spratley but upon searching for one I stumbled upon Journey Boats. I loved the idea of keeping my money in Canada and even better yet in BC. Rob, was fantastic to deal with and responded to my several questions and asks extremely quickly. The accessories that Journey has for these boats are really cool ( IPSS system in particular). Finally able to get it out for a trial run at a local lake and it performed beautifully. Cannot wait to get the new boat stink off of this thing and get some scales all over it. If I have to complain about one thing though is that the prices for the sticker upgrades are a bit crazy but if that is all it is I think you guys are doing pretty good. Thanks again, great boats you guys build.
Thanks for the review Pat! And yes thank you also for supporting local! It really does mean a lot to us, our employees and the community! Glad you're happy with the boat. Just so there's no confusion to others reading this, the boat comes with a Journey decal at no extra cost. The upgrade decals (Rainbow Trout Wrap/Fishing Girl/Fly Caster) we purchase externally ... and you're not the only one that thinks they are pricy! 😉 Tight lines to ya ... 🙂
I purchased my Journey in 2008 and after 7 years in a moment of weakness I sold it to my fishing buddy. The good news is he had it sitting at a friends ranch near Princeton and it wasn’t being used. I reached out and it is now back where it belongs at my place, it will be plying the waters soon . This is a lifetime boat and I’m so happy to have it back.
You're a lucky guy Ken! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We build them to last and we're glad it shows! 🙂
Ready for ice off ,with my 11-6 Journey.
We purchased this boat for its stability as my wife had recent neck surgery .
Awesome people to deal with ,great product ,and a local business supported.
Thanks for the feedback Danny! It was a pleasure to work with you both!
I have had my boat for two years, very pleased with its fish ability and so far its durability. The gang at Journey is always very responsive. My only regret is not getting the 11-6, but these boats hold their value so I can always sell this and order up the bigger boat. Wouldn’t hesitate to order this boat again
Thanks for the review John! It's always nice to hear from folks that have used the boat for a while and can therefore speak from experience regarding durability/fishabilty! We build them with fly fishers in mind and we build them to last! If you're serious about an 11-6 you know where to reach me ( ... I'm sure we could find a buyer for the 9-6 in about a minute!) 🙂
I am very happy with the boat. I am not happy with the seats. I bought the upgrades seats and during the 2nd year one of the seams on one of my seats came apart. It has been stored inside my heated garage when not in use. I contacted Journey and was told sorry no warranty after 2 years on a seat. I expected the seats to last for many years. Only one has the flaw, obviously a problem with the manufacturer. I recommend buying the accessories from another source that stands behind their products. I have seen very nice seats at other retailers. I paid $270 for two seats with swivels and expected more value.
Thanks for the review Bart. We are glad that you are happy with your boat! On the boat seats the warranty is held by the manufacturer and that particular seat, which we no longer carry, only provided for one year. It is unfortunate that it failed after only 2 years. If you would like to consider replacing it with one of the newer seats that we carry please contact us and we will try to come up with something that works for you.
When retiring made mistake of buying expensive inflatable and custom built trailer. That boat lasted me a year and a half. Saw Kelly who built me a Jon and altered trailer. That's close to two decades ago and lasted the lifetime of my little white dog fishing companion. The BEST boat ever!
That's awesome Garry thanks so much for sharing your experience! Many people don't realize that Kelly has been building these boats since the 90's, although only a few per year and you had to know a guy that knew a guy to find out anything about them lol! The very first boat that Kelly built still rides on top of the original owners truck and gets fished hard yearly! They are definitely lifetime boats!
I had been thinking about purchasing a jon boat for quite some time when I contacted Rob at Journey Boats in Kamloops. I had many questions and Rob was great at getting back to me in a timely manner with detailed answers and sound advice. I was so impressed with Rob’s attention to detail and quality of service that I took the plunge almost immediately. Journey boats’ one-stop-shop provides a level of service and experience that really appeals to me. Now I can’t wait for my new boat!
Our pleasure John, thanks for the review! One shiny new Journey boat coming up ....... 🙂
I have had my 9'6 Journey for a full year now so this review is long overdue, but I felt compelled to weigh in on how much I have enjoyed this boat with the many, many times I have used it. I previously used a pontoon boat which I also enjoyed, but this boat opens up a whole new meaning of comfort and ease of use. I want to say that after meeting Rob and Kelly, I found them so accommodating when it came to setting the boat up to my style of fishing.
Rob is an accomplished fly fisher so he knows what works best. The stability of this boat is second to none, and the seat system works great. When visiting many lakes, I have had a great deal of people comment on what a great boat this is. After a year of ownership, if I had it to do over again, I would go right back and order it again.
Thanks Keith! And no worries on the review being a bit "overdue" as it has allowed you to put the Journey through the paces and therefore able to report some time tested feedback! It was a pleasure working with you and I'm sure we'll see ya on the water! 🙂
Just brought home my 9-6 Journey boat and I am very satisfied. I ordered it in the end of June and despite the limitations imposed by the pandemic, I had a brand-new boat in my possession by mid-September. The staff at Journeyboats were super helpful and professional. They answered all my questions promptly, made me aware of all the considerable options available to me, and even helped me load my boat upon completion. I highly recommend Journeyboats to anyone looking into a new boat.
Thanks Wes pleasure doing business with you! Tight lines!
Everything about this boat has exceeded my expectations. Moving from a 12' v-hull to a purpose built fly fishing platform is incredible. Way more room, far more stable and much easier to get in and out of.
Awesome! Thanks for the feedback Greg. Enjoy your Journey ... 🙂
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