Greyhound Bus the Cheapest Way to Ship Kayaks within the US?

I’m sure some of you, like me, have sold used boats to buyers in far away locations. I’ve used companies such as Forward Air with great success. Recently I’ve been finding that traditional carriers such as FedEx have been reducing their dimensional weight limit, resulting in increased shipping costs. However, I’ve just been made aware of shipping via the Greyhound Bus Company. These guys use real dimensions for shipping, not dimensional weight – now thats’ a refreshing change. Packages need to be within the limit: 30 inches X 47 inches X 82 inches and <100 pounds in weight. Great for shipping playboats. The only downside (as far as I can tell) is that for some areas of the country maximum insurance liability value is $300.

And because I know kayakers are pretty savvy when it comes to saving money, for those of you who like to have a few more bucks in YOUR wallet, you can find a coupon for 25 % off your first shipment here (expires May 2008). Nice.

3 Responses to “Greyhound Bus the Cheapest Way to Ship Kayaks within the US?”

  1. 1 Gary Wilson January 17, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Good info. freightquote.com is another I’ve had good luck with. And Kate – your site is looking awesome! :-)

  2. 2 kate January 17, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for the compliment, Gary- my site is testament to your excellent coaching of wordpress functions and code! Thanks for being so patient with your all your help!

  3. 3 Tyson June 25, 2008 at 1:59 pm


    I’m looking to ship a 97″ creekboat. Any suggestions? It’s a Rocker.



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