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

Outer Banks Kayak Adventures provides quality, affordable, and relaxing kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP) eco-tours. Join us for an unforgettable family adventure and see a more natural side of the Outer Banks.

Our guided kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP) tours offer exciting and educational opportunities for all ages. No experience is needed and we provide all the equipment you’ll need along with a paddle lesson just before we get on the water. From the high-adventure Alligator River trip to the scenic Kill Devil Hills paddle, we have an option for everyone.
OBX Kayak Adventures provides the best value tour in the area. We outfit you with the most up-to-date paddling equipment that is comfortable and efficient. Our guides are CPR and first aid certified and fully trained in kayak safety and coastal ecology.


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Eli’s love for anything outdoors started at a young age. From boy scouts to family adventures, he looked forward to taking any chance to get outside and go exploring. His love for the outdoors and the beauty of the Outer Banks are a perfect match. When he’s not kayaking with us, you can find him skiing, backpacking, camping, and traveling in search of his next adventure.


Courtney is a wildlife biologist from Michigan who absolutely loves the outdoors. She recently moved to the Outer Banks after working in nesting sea turtle conservation for the past 5 years. She is so excited to share her love for wildlife and nature with others as a kayak guide. She loves to try new things, travel, garden, hike and snowboard. Her newest challenge is learning to surf! She can’t wait to call OBX her new home.

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This‌ ‌is‌ ‌Gavin’s‌ ‌second‌ ‌year‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌guide‌ ‌with‌ ‌Outer‌ ‌Banks‌ ‌Kayak‌ ‌Adventures.‌ ‌He‌ ‌has‌ ‌over‌ ‌20‌ ‌years‌ ‌ in‌ ‌the‌ ‌recreation‌ ‌field,‌ ‌he‌ ‌feels‌ ‌being‌ ‌a‌ ‌guide‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌perfect‌ ‌mix‌ ‌of‌ ‌his‌ ‌experience‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌people‌ ‌ person‌ ‌and‌ ‌his‌ ‌love‌ ‌of‌ ‌kayaking.‌ ‌When‌ ‌he’s‌ ‌not‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌water,‌ ‌Gavin‌ ‌is‌ ‌on‌ ‌his‌ ‌motorcycle,‌ ‌ camping‌ ‌or‌ ‌listening‌ ‌to‌ ‌live‌ ‌music.‌ ‌


Cora is an engineering student at ECU with a minor in Coastal Marine Studies. She grew up snowboarding, hiking, camping and playing soccer in Northern Virginia. She has had many opportunities to work with people of all ages and abilities at adventure centers and summer camps, her biggest achievement was being nominated “the best counselor” by a group of preschoolers. Cora spends as much time as possible outside and loves learning new things. Her goal this summer is to become a pro at spike ball!

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Erika grew up in Northern Utah, where she developed a great love for the outdoors. Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, kayaking, and paddleboarding are some of the few fun things she enjoys doing. She is currently a Pre PA student at the University of Utah. When she is not out paddling, you can find her playing tennis, spending time with her family, or laying out at the beach.


Stephanie is originally from Rhode Island. She graduated from URI with a degree in Human Development and Family Counseling. She has enjoyed the great outdoors from a young age – always preferring chores or schoolwork she could do outside. Over the years this love for the outdoors has developed into her passion. Stephanie has participated in ultra-marathons, backpacking, camping, swimming, biking, yoga- she will do almost anything if it involves Mother Nature. In 2020 she formed the OBX Women’s Adventure Club; A volunteer endeavor so women could have a safe, supportive, fun group to follow their bold goals and dreams. When Stephanie is not leading a kayak tour, she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and faithful dog. At the end of her busy days, you can find her in a hammock with a good book.

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