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 tract of deciduous maritime forest habitat.
Outer Banks Kayak Tours
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.
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.
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
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
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!!!
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
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
Hourly Kayak Rentals
Did you know that the Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School has the best on site kayak operation on the beach? Choose from the largest variety of kayaks on the Outer Banks for your perfect trip. Swing by any time and launch right there to access the Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Coastal Reserve. See you on the water!
Weekly 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!
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
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.
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.
We have been shred-ucating visitors and locals alike of the Outer Banks since 2004 so come on in and shred off in one of our Outer Banks Surf Lessons!! A typical Outer Banks Surf Lesson lasts 1.5 – 2 hours and begins with a safety talk and learning the anatomy of a surfboard. Next paddling techniques, balance and feet positioning are discussed. Participants then practice popping up onto the surfboard on the beach before getting wet.
Our instructors are there to help you catch waves and answer any questions you might have about surfing, the ocean, waves, or surf culture. They shred before or after the lesson so you will spend more time catching waves instead of watching them shred. The OBX has some of the best surf conditions for beginner surf lessons on the East Coast so come on out and shred wih us!!
Why Take A Surf Lesson with Us?
We have been shred-ucating visitors and locals alike of the Outer Banks since 2004 so come on in and shred off in one of our Outer Banks Surf Lessons. The Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School was the first surf school on the Outer Banks to receive National Surf School and Instructor Certification for our business, and all instructors are CPR certified, follow the NSSIA guidlines for safe shreducation and have years of experience shredding locally and worldwide!!! We maintain a istructor to student ratio of 1 instructor to every 4 students to insure a safe, fun an educational experience. We also keep a close eye on the ocean with daily surf checks at dawn to make sure the condtitions are optimal for surf lessons. That means no shredding on red flag days or days with too much current, drift or big surf. At Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School, safety is our number 1 priority!! Our lead instructor Herman Hall has taught people how to surf on four continents and is the area’s first licensed surf instructor and surf coach through the National Surf School and Instructor Association (NSSIA). Put that with our experienced staff, perfect beginner surfboard, warm water and consistent waves, and you have the perfect recipe for shredding.
Free wetsuit rental if the water is cold. Boards available for rent after the lesson.