Black Bear Tours on the Outer Banks

Black Bear Tours on the Outer Banks

The Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School has added our newest adventure activity on the Outer Banks: Black Bear Tours in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Northeast North Carolina has one of the healthiest black bear populations on the planet, and we know just where to go to see these majestic animals. You and your family will enjoy a comfortable drive through the refuge in our air conditioned van with binoculars for safe viewing. We also give educational talks about the American black bear (Ursus americanus) and the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Observing black bear in their natural environment is such a cool experience that you will not soon forget. We commonly see black bears, deer, turkeys, alligators, red wolves, barred owls, red tailed hawks, turtles and other wildlife. The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is one of the greatest wildlife corridors on the East Coast of the United States. Come check it out and make memories to last a lifetime. Reservations can be made by calling (252) 261-0145. 

Alligator River Bear Tour Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School

Come explore ecological majesty of one the most impressive wildlife corridors on the East Coast: the Alligator River national Wildlife Refuge. On this 1.5 hour tour, we will cruise through the refuge searching for black bears, turkeys, owls, birds, alligators, deer and other native wildlife of the area. Your tour guide will seek out the nooks and crannies where these animals congregate and also talk about the flora and fauna of the tour.

$55.00 for Adult
$30.00 for Child 12 and under
$30.00 for Child w/ Booster Seat
$30.00 for Child w/carseat

Mom and cubs

“What are you looking at?”

Ursus americanus traffic jam


OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race

OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race


The 2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race

Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School, in conjunction with Kitty Hawk Kites and Brewtag is proud to announce the 2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race on October 28th at 9 AM!!!

2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race Specifications 

The race will include most of the adventure and leisure activities that the Outer Banks is known for:

  • Kayaking
  • Running
  • Corn hole
  • Standup Paddle boarding

Each physical activity will be followed directly after with a recreational, traditional beer drinking game to keep it low stakes, fun and unique. The race can be split up as a team event/relay or a one many show “Ironman” entrance.

Individual and Team Events

There will be 3 heats for the Brewathlon Adventure Race: male, female and relay. All heats will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher accolades for the Brewathlon Adventure Race by their completions times of the event. Relay teams will consist of three members: 1 kayaker, 1 SUPer and 1 runner. Relay teams can be coed, and may include guys and girls.

Date:                       October 28th , 2017 Saturday


Registration:           9 AM, Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School, 6150 North Croatan HWY, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Start Time:              10 AM

Entry Fee:               $59.00/participant includes event tee shirt, $159 for a 3 person relay team includes event tee shirt.

2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race Course

  1. The race will begin at Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf with the stand up paddleboard leg of the race. Participants will head north on a 1 mile loop head onto Jean Guite Creek.
  2. Participants will have to score 5 points in the corn hole toss before launching their kayaks for the kayaking portion of the race.
  3. After scoring 5 points in the corn hole toss, participants will then launch their kayaks and paddle 2 miles south through the Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Preserve towards the Kitty Hawk Boat Launch on Bob Perry Road.
  4. Participants will then exit their kayaks and run 2.5 miles back north along Bob Perry Road and Woods Road bike path to finish the race at Sandy Run Park off Woods Road in Kitty Hawk.

Download the specs sheet here: 2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race Race Specs

OBX Brewtag Beer Tickets

Purchase your OBX Brewtag Beer Tickets as part of the OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race and save $5 off the beer card!!! What a score?!?!?!?!

The Beer Card entitles you to a souvenier cup and 4 beers from over 12 different local and national breweries!! Confirmed breweries so far are:

And more breweries are being confirmed every day!!

2015 Brewathlon Video

Outer Banks Kids SUP Lessons

Outer Banks Kids SUP Lessons

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Beginner Specific Instruction for Kids & Family Members to Learn How to SUP on the Outer Banks

This is a killer place for beginner and experienced SUPers alike and leaves out of the Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School location in Kitty Hawk.

Why SUP with the Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School?

We are the only SUP school on the Outer Banks following both the National Surf School and Instructor Association & American Canoe and Kayak Association rules and regulations. Good luck finding that level of professionalism and experience from anyone else ont he Outer Banks. Plus we were the first outfitter on the Outer Banks offering flatwater and surfing SUP lessons on the Outer Banks.

Pricing for the Outer Banks Kids SUP Lessons

$65.00 per person


Availability Calendar for the Outer Banks Kids SUP Lessons

[info_box]Although we try very hard to keep all of our calendars up to date – we cannot guarantee that an open date on the calendar means an availability. Please call us at (252) 261-0145 or 1 (866) 702-5061 for the latest and most accurate availability.[/info_box]