Outer Banks Kayak Tours

Alligator River Kayak Tour

They don’t call it the Alligator River Kayak Tour for nothin’!

Perhaps the Crown Jewel of our kayak tours quiver, the Alligator River Kayak Tour on the Outer Banks rarely disappoints!!! Home to the OBX’s most robust gator population, sightings are frequent on this tour. But don’t fear, despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, gators are shy and elusive creatures and are not aggressive. This is one of our most exciting and beautiful kayak tours; it is also our longest tour at 2.5 hours. A true Outer Banks treasure kayaking in Milltail Creek, home to an old logging and whiskey distilling community during Prohibition amidst the spectacular natural beauty of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Who knew the OBX had black bear, endangered red wolves? Also see your staple water fowl of snowy egrets, great blue herons, and the once endangered red wolf all call this area home, so come check ’em out and paddle the refuge with us.

The Alligator River Kayak Tour on the Outer Banks will definitely quench your OBX kayak tour thirst, and is a must do on any self-respecting kayakers To-Do list for Outer Banks Kayak tours. Let the Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School deliver this incredible OBX kayaking experience today.

Directions to the Alligator River Kayak Tour

We will meet at the Buffalo City Boat Launch off of Buffalo City Road and 64 West. Look for a big, brown sign that says Buffalo City Road and follow the dirt road to the boat launch. Please park in the designated parking areas.

Prices

$55.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under
 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Kayak Tour

Come and experience this rare Salt Marsh Ecosystem on our Cape Hatteras National Seashore Kayak Tour.

Another recent addition to the Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School ecotour quiver, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Kayak Tour is a must do on Hatteras Island. On this kayak tour, we frequently spot ospreys, pelicans, herons, egrets, ibis, terns, rails, skimmers, wrens, and warbles just to name a few. We will tour the salt marsh canals and flatwaters of the Pamlico Sound. This tour location also packs a punch with its unreal sunsets!!!! This prime kayak tour ecosystem is centrally located South of Salvo in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This location is ideal for folks staying on Hatteras Island in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon Buxton, Frisco or Hatteras Village. Kayaking in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a must do for visitors to Hatteras Island so let Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School show you the beautiful, pristine estuarine environments on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Kayak Tour. This is a killer place for beginner and experienced kayakers alike. Meet at the Salvo Day Use Area south of Tri-Villages Rodanthe, Waves Salvo on Route 12.

Prices

$55.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under
 

Duck Kayak Tour

The Duck Kayak Tour explores the salt marshes and open sound environments of the Currituck Sound of the Northern Outer Banks.

Come check out our Duck Kayak Tour on the border of Duck and Corolla on the Currituck Sound of the Northern Outer Banks: the Duck Currituck Sound Kayak Tour. We launch at the newly renovated Sanderling Resort & Spa and paddle around the salt marsh islands and flatwaters salt of the Currituck Sound. Check out salt marshes, small islands while spotting shore birds, eagles and other local wildlife.

This kayak tour is centrally located to southern Corolla, Duck Village and Southern Shores and is a great access to the Currituck Sound .

Meet at the Sanderling Resort & Spa 1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949

Prices

$49.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under
 

Roanoke Island Kayak Tour

Learn about the rich history on Roanoke Island while kayaking its protected canals and waterways on our Roanoke Island Kayak Tour.

The Roanoke Island Kayak Tour environment bore witness to the first English settlement in the New World. Downtown Manteo is a great kayaking environment located between the Outer Banks and the mainland and also provides an ideal activity to begin your exploration of the Outer Banks and Roanoke Island. The Roanoke Island Kayak Tour is offered daily. Paddle down narrow salt marsh canals, explore the Roanoke Sound and return back to historic downtown Manteo. Maybe even grab lunch, check out the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama or a beer after the tour at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants.

Meet at the Kitty Hawk Kites Location in Downton Manteo:  307 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954

Prices

$45.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under
 

Corolla Kayak Tour

Come check out the most beautiful place to paddle in the Northern Outer Banks, our Corolla Kayak Tour on the Currituck Sound.

Kayaking around the sheltered islands, bays and canals of the Currituck Sound on the Outer Banks is a real treat!!! This Corolla Kayak Tour is one of the few places where you can leave the hustle and bustle of the summer madness and really unwind with your family on Outer Banks. Launch from Timbuck II shopping center and cruise around at a leisurely pace. See snowy egrets, great blue herons, and the occasional river otter. A great place to watch the sunset as well or check out the full moon at night.

Join us for a Corolla Outer Banks Kayak Tour to get your OBX kayaking fix this summer. You may have seen  Corolla by land but try a new water angle with our ecotours to get a whole new appreciation of the Northern OBX and Corolla Village!!!

Prices

$49.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under
 

Kitty Hawk Bay Kayak Tour

Come and experience the Kitty Hawk Bay Kayak Tour.

The Kitty Hawk Bay Kayak Tour is a must see on the Outer Banks.  On this kayaking tour, we frequently spot ospreys, pelicans, herons, egrets, ibis, terns, rails, skimmers, wrens, and warbles just to name a few. We will tour the salt marsh canals and flatwaters of the Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Preserve as it dumps into Kitty Hawk Bay. This tour location also packs a punch with its unreal sunsets and is great for beginner paddles!!!! When the conditions are right on Kitty Hawk Bay, we can paddle in a more open water environment and get great views of the Albemarle Sound. Not a high volume tour, but a hidden gem for out tour areas; a veritable Dark Horse!

This Kayak Tour Meets at the Bob Perry Boat Launch on Bob Perry Road in Kitty Hawk

Prices

$45.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under
 

Bodie Island Kayak Tour

Come and experience the Bodie Island Kayak Tour behind the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. 

The Bodie Island Kayak Tour is a must see on the Outer Banks. Located in Nags Head, we frequently spot ospreys, pelicans, herons, egrets, ibis, terns, rails, skimmers, wrens, and warbles just to name a few. We will tour the salt marsh canals and flatwaters of the Roanoke Sound. This tour location also packs a punch with its unreal sunsets and night paddles!!!!

This prime kayak tour ecosystem is located on the causeway heading towards Manteo on Route 158 on the south side of the highway.

7517 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959

Prices

$45.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under
 

Outer Banks Surf, Kayak, and Yoga Retreats

Relaxing and also challenging, this retreat offers a progressive set of lessons in kayaking, surfing, and yoga; a perfect opportunity to experience the beautiful coastal waters of North Carolina.

Both woman’s only and co-ed yoga retreats are designed to accommodate all levels of athletic ability.

Healthy, organic and locally sourced meals and accommodations in a classic Outer Banks beach house are included. Our qualified and compassionate staff caters to meet the needs of clients 24 hours a day utilizing a healthy vegetarian diet and the practice of yoga to balance and support the body, enhancing the ability to develop the technical skills of surfing and kayaking.

Clients leave with not only a better understanding of surfing, kayaking, and yoga but the confidence to practice these skills on their own in the future.

Below is a 3 Day Package Itinerary:

Day 1

  • Fresh Squeezed Juice
  • Sunrise Yoga Session
  • Breakfast
  • Surf Lesson
  • Lunch
  • Sunset Kayak Tour
  • Dinner
  • Meditation

Day 2

  • Fresh Squeezed Juice
  • Sunrise Yoga Session
  • Breakfast
  • Surf Lesson
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Kayak Tour
  • Dinner
  • Meditation

Day 3

  • Fresh Squeezed Juice
  • Dawn Patrol Surf Lesson
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Yoga Session
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Kayak Tour
  • Massage
  • Dinner
  • Meditation

Kayak Camping Trips

Overnight Kayak Camping Trips are an incredible experience for those who love to paddle and are interested in a wilderness experience in Coastal North Carolina.

We offer overnight expeditions in several areas along the Roanoke, Cashie, Chowan Rivers and their tributaries, and the Albemarle Sound on platforms only accessible by kayak! These areas traverse great natural preserves of the Palmetto Preserve and the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge and other watersheds of the Albemarle Sound. Observe bald eagles, owls, white-tailed deer, black bear and the serenity of coastal North Carolina.

One of the hidden gems of the North Carolina State Park system is Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates County. Described as “an enchanted forest, with primitive species of fish relatively unchanged over millions of years, towering bald cypress trees with massive trunks, luxuriant growths of Spanish moss. Here, coastal pond and southern swamp forest mingle, creating one of North Carolina’s rarest ecological communities. Together with upland forests, these environments create a haven for wildlife and humanity alike.” It is a paddlers’ paradise and one of the most unique camping locals in North Carolina.

Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School offers guided overnight camping excursions to this majestic paddling mecca. We will paddle to our campsite, set up camp and begin to unwind in the natural beauty of the place. Explore the pond by kayak, hike the trails through the forest, paddle up Bennets Creek, the source of the pond, and camp along the shores. This is also a great place for family camping trips, couples and first time kayakers as the environment is very sheltered from the elements.

You can choose from several tasty menu options to suite all appetites; you never knew camping out could taste this good!

Pricing

$200.00 per person.

*Discounts available for multi-day expeditions and large groups.

ACA Quick Start Kayak Course

This is a more thorough paddling, safety, kayak care, and navigation course.

Rescues, towing, gear, trip planning, wet exits and kayak touring specific problems are also discussed. This is a four hour class made by appointment only for someone who is more serious about paddling in the future, and who would like to do some of their own touring safely and well-prepared.

This course follows the curriculum of the American Canoe Association and is given by an ACA certified instructor.

Pricing

$100 per person

Availability Calendar

By Appointment Only. Please call us at (252) 261-0145 or 1 (866) 702-5061 or Request an appointment here.

Ocean Kayak Lessons

We’ll have you paddling out, catching waves, and even turning after an Ocean Kayak Lessons.

We offer private and group ocean kayak lessons for people who want to learn how to surf kayak, or as we call it, sedentary shredding. Helmets, life jackets, surf kayaks and paddles provided. The instructor will enlighten you on the dynamic ocean environment, paddling techniques, judging and catching waves and paddle bracing. Your instructor knows the best sand bars for beginner and intermediate surf kayaking.

Pricing

$80 per person

1 1/2 hr. lesson

Availability

Please call us at (252) 261-0145 or 1 (866) 702-5061 for the latest and most accurate availability.

Outer Banks Ocean Kayak Tours

The best way to watch the sun come up over the Atlantic Ocean… kayaking on the Outer Banks Ocean Kayak Tour.

Check out our new sun rise and sunset ocean kayak tours. We shove off right from the beach in Kitty Hawk and paddle looking for dolphins, schools of fish, and the view of the Barrier Islands from a kayak. We use unsinkable Ocean Kayaks for these kayak tours that handle better in the open ocean environment. You will enjoy the unique perspective this gives you from the outside looking in towards the land. You must have had prior kayaking experience to take this tour, and of course the ocean has to cooperate for availability.

Ocean Kayak Tour - Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School

Outer Banks Kayak Rentals

Outer Banks Kayak Rentals are made easy with the Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School.

Get more out of your vacation to the beach with Outer Banks Kayak Rentals. We have a flotilla of single and double Ocean Kayaks and sit in kayaks for rent.We offer free delivery on all weekly rentals and can usually deliver the beach equipment to your door within two hours of your order right to your beach house!

 

Outer Banks Kayak Rentals Pricing

Sit On Top Ocean Kayak Rentals
1 Day Rates:
Single Kayak = $39.00
Double Kayak = $59.00

3 Day Rates:
Single Kayak = $55.00
Double Kayak = $79.00

7 Day Rates:
Single Kayak = $69.00
Double Kayak = $99.00

*Prices include backrests, life jackets, paddles and delivery.   

Sit Inside Kayak Rentals

1 Day Rates:
Single Kayak = $49.00
Double Kayak = $79.00

3 Day Rates:
Single Kayak = $69.00
Double Kayak = $99.00

7 Day Rates:
Single Kayak = $85.00
Double Kayak = $115.00

*Prices include backrest, life jackets, paddles and delivery.

Angler Fishing Kayak Rentals

1 Day Rates:
SingleAngler Fishing Kayak= $89.00

3 Day Rates:
Single Angler Fishing Kayak = $119.00

7 Day Rates:
Single Angler Fishing Kayak = $149.00

Please call us at (252) 261-0145 or 1 (866) 702-5061 to reserve your Outer Banks Kayak Rental

Prices

$15.00 for Kayak Dolly
$5.00 for Car Straps & Foam Block Set
$5.00 for Sit on Top BACK REST
$69.00 for KAYAK - Single Sit on Top
$99.00 for KAYAK - Double Sit on Top
$85.00 for KAYAK - Sit inside Single
$115.00 for KAYAK - Sit inside Double
$129.00 for KAYAK - Angler Single
$159.00 for KAYAK - Angler Double
$399.00 for KAYAK - Hobie Outback
$129.00 for SUP - Youth 8'
$149.00 for SUP - 10'6
$149.00 for SUP - 11'6
$179.00 for SUP - Performance
$59.00 for Surfboard - 7'
$59.00 for Su

Night Kayak Tours

Our Night Kayak Tours are an exciting night paddle to check out the water under the cover of night!

Kayaking during a full moon is a must do for any self-respecting paddler. This 1.5-2 hour excursion is a great way to enjoy the coastal environments, observe bioluminescence (glowing fluorescent bacteria in the water!!!!) and howl at the moon on a summer evening on the Outer Banks. Full Moon and Bioluminescence Kayak Tours are one or the other, an NOT both. If there is a full moon it is too bright to observe the bioluminescence in the water, and if there is no moon, it is dark enough to observe the bioluminescence. Obviously due to Mother Nature’s lunar cycles this tour is only offered during a full moon and the summer months when the water temperature is warm enough to support the growth of the bacteria-producing bioluminescence. These tours are a really cool experience being on the water at dark, and begin at 8:30 PM. The water is calmer, the mood mellower, and vide is worth taking in while visiting the Outer Banks. We offer these tours at the following locations:

Kitty Hawk Woods Bioluminescence or Full Moon Tour

Maritime Forest Bioluminescence Tour - Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School

Check out the Safari River Maritime Forest Tour at night!

Location: 6150 North Croatan Hwy.
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Prices
$49.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under

Bodie Island Bioluminescence or Full Moon Tour

Bodie Island Bioluminescence Tour - Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School

Paddle through the sound at night on a search for bioluminescence, the microscopic marine creatures that produce a glowing light in the water. The rest of the tour is spent paddling around the marshes by the light of the moon.

Location: Whalebone Water Sports.
Yellow Kitty Hawk Kites building on the causeway.

Prices
$49.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under

Privately Guided Hidden Gem Kayak Tour

Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone.

Locations of the put ins for these tours are kept secret. Call us to discuss your private kayak tour for an incredible paddling experience in tour areas even further off the beaten path. It is recommended that you have some prior kayaking experience or a strong sense of adventure to fully enjoy these tours. Full and half day options available.

Pricing

Please call us at (252) 261-0145 or 1 (866) 702-5061 for the latest and most accurate availability.

Availability

Please call us at (252) 261-0145 or 1 (866) 702-5061 for the latest and most accurate availability.