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Paddle the Outer Banks

Adventures For All Ages

Why Choose Outer Banks Kayak Adventures?

CHERISHED MEMORIES

Make vacation memories with your family and friends that will last a lifetime

UNBEATABLE VALUE

We offer a premium guided eco-tour experience for an affordable price

PICTURE PERFECT VIEWS

The Outer Banks are simply beautiful. You’ve never seen nature like this before

Popular Outer Banks Kayak Tours

This is an ideal Outer Banks kayak tour for young children and beginners. We paddle at a relaxed pace and the trees provide excellent protection from the wind, even on gusty days. This OBX Kayak tour is perfect for anyone who enjoys nature and wildlife.

The Outer Banks is known for incredible sunsets. Get a front row seat to OBX cotton candy skies on our Sunset Kayak Tour in Kitty Hawk. Prefer night kayaking? Check out our spectacular Bioluminescence Kayak Tour in Nags Head and see organisms glowing in the water.

This is our maximum adventure tour! Explore this unusual habitat and learn about its exotic wildlife. Alligators call this refuge home along with black bears and endangered red wolves. It’s not unusual to see alligators in the water or lounging along the shore.

Outer Banks Kayak Adventures was created from a passion for nature and paddling, & the desire to share meaningful outdoor experiences with others.

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Outer Banks Kayak Adventures
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Frederick W
Frederick W
21:15 26 Apr 21
I did the marsh tour with a group of friends about a week ago, it was a perfect weather to kayak through the beautiful... maritime forest, however the trip seemed a but rushed, as if the guide was on a very tight schedule.Half of the group said they could not hear the guide explain the history and nature because they could not keep up. Also you had to be quick if you wanted a picture of turtles, birds, or anything. The only stop was a couple minutes at the canal bridge at turning point, with a short time for pictures or getting a quick snack or drink.read more
jade knox
jade knox
16:37 24 Apr 21
We went tandem kayaking. Gavin was our guide for the kittyhawk maritime forest and marsh tour. He was an awesome guy.... He was very informative and had a great personality. You could tell he loves what he does. The tour was beautiful and a lot of fun. I highly recommend going. Was worth the money and time.read more
Sarah Bois
Sarah Bois
13:23 22 Apr 21
Me and my family had a great time with Gavin as our guide. We had the only child in the group we went with. Our son is... 11 and had a great time learning about the turtles, birds and plants we saw. But the best thing, by far, were the snakes. Gavin said, "we may see a few cotton mouths, so be on the lookout in the shrubs on the sides." We saw no fewer than 18 snakes some of which were HUGE! I'm not saying this to scare anyone. It was amazing seeing thee animals in their natural habitat sunning themselves on the branches. Gavin was perfect in telling people how to avoid them, remaining calm and so no one in the tour group was nervous. He had great natural history info and bots of history for this area. Those who didn't like snakes just stayed paddling in the middle of the water.Gavin also made sure to connect with each paddler even as we spread out a bit. All in all, this was one of the highlights of our stay in OBX.read more
Rachael Erickson
Rachael Erickson
15:49 21 Apr 21
Gavin was funny and very knowledgeable. Had a wonderful time! The tour was just the right length! Not to long and not... too short. Beautiful scenery and very relaxing. Highly recommend.read more
Christopher Winters
Christopher Winters
13:17 08 Apr 21
Eli is amazing. I rented a kayak for a week while staying in Pirates Cove (great canals for paddling) and took two of... his tours. Very knowledgeable friendly and professional. Will definitely use this company again!read more
Kelly Holtel
Kelly Holtel
13:30 05 Apr 21
We loved our Kitty Hawk 1.5hr kayaking excursion! We kayaked in between the marsh areas of Kitty Hawk and loved... learning all about the ecosystem and history of the area. Our guide was so informative and helpful and made the trip even better!We will definitely do this again when we come back to the OBX.read more
Erin GIbson
Erin GIbson
14:50 01 Apr 21
Highly recommended. We had two tandem kayaks for my husband and me and our two boys 13 and 10 on the Alligator River... tour. It's a beautiful location and we saw lots of turtles and an alligator. Helpful guides and educational. Would go again 100%. Afterwards do the wildlife drive through the preserve which is right off the road you take to the put in site. We saw a river otter and about a million turtles and several heron!read more
Trish Sherlock
Trish Sherlock
13:34 31 Mar 21
We truly enjoyed our experience. The opportunity to see alligators, spend some time paddling & get a short history... lesson checked off the boxes for everyone in our family. Great way to spend a few hours in OBX.read more
Kudaravalli Nagasai
Kudaravalli Nagasai
18:25 25 Mar 21
It was my first time kayaking and the guide was very knowledgeable it was a wonderful experiencevery calm and... pleasant water, Saw some wildlife and lots of turtlesread more
Katherine Curran
Katherine Curran
18:18 08 Sep 20
Participated in the bioluminescence tour and had a great time! Admittedly a shorter trip than I anticipated but connor,... our guide, made it super fun and informative! He gave us knowledge about the area and about the bioluminescent life we were able to witness. He was also super relaxed and kept us laughing the whole trip. Recommend to all and our group will love to return and do a different trip with this company.read more
Megan Haines (M)
Megan Haines (M)
19:47 28 Aug 20
Had a wonderful time! Went as a family and it was really well put together. Instructor was very knowledgeable about... kayaking, history of the site, and surrounding nature and wildlife. I have a lot of experience with kayaking and have been formally trained but those in my family didn’t have any experience. It was cool to see them really learn how to maneuver a kayak and listen to the guide on the tour. Highly recommend this!Definitely wear something you don’t mind getting a little wet. Some people on the tour were upset they got wet but it’s totally normal to have some water get in the kayak. Any kind of quick dry clothes would be perfect for this.read more
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