The Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Kayak Tour is hands down one of the best family ecotours experiences to be had on the islands of the OBX. A beginner friendly environment explores a calm, glassy creek that meanders through the natural glory of one of North Carolina’s largest track of deciduous maritime forest habitat.
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PE was never this much fun while learning something new. All of our kayak tours begin with paddling instruction, boat steering techniques, safety protocols and a description of the tour area and route. Then we hop in the boats and practice our strokes, turning, breaking and paddling backwards. Now we are ready to venture off onto the tour and observe …
This is the crown jewel in our kayaking program for those who want to hike and paddle. Visit the Nature Conservancy’s Nags Head Woods and hike a ½ mile to the launch site. Then paddle the Roanoke Sound through protected salt marshes and visit Run Hill State Preservation Area. This location is also ideal for water quality experiments, salt marsh …
We can also incorporate a service component where we “recycle” collected old oyster shells by adding them to the reef. Students can see first hand the role oyster reefs play in coastal water quality and underscore the importance of environmental conservation and activism. This location is also ideal for water quality experiments, salt marsh and wetlands observations and presentations from …
We frequently spot ospreys, pelicans, herons, egrets, ibis, terns, rails, skimmers, wrens, and warbles just to name a few. During the winter months this location is particularly abundant with migrating ducks, swans, geese and other water foul. We will tour the salt marshes of the Pamlico Sound and visit the old bridge joining Hatteras Island to the Northern Outer Banks …