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About OBX Kayak Adventures

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.

Our Guides

obx kayak guide wendy


Wendy grew up on a farm and fell in love with paddling when she was a child. She has competed in multiple ultra marathon paddle races and is a former rower with St Louis Rowing Club. She majored in accounting in college and left her previous career in banking so she could spend more time outside doing what she loves. In the winter Wendy is a ski instructor in western North Carolina and volunteers at the food bank. When she’s not on the water or the slopes Wendy enjoys spending time with her family which includes 3 dogs: Reese, Rockie, and Riley.


Rudy learned to kayak in his youth when he was in the boy scouts. He then went on to complete the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) twice while he was in high school. He graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with bachelors degrees in psychology and physiology prior to training with the USRowing High Performance team in the hopes of winning a seat on the US Men’s Lightweight National team. Rudy recently completed his masters degree in sports management. During the school year Rudy is a rowing coach with Asheville Youth Rowing Association. His other hobbies include bicycling, surfing, and anything that doesn’t involve sitting behind a desk.


Travis grew up in central New Jersey, where he took every opportunity to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. His passion for wildlife and nature inspired him to pursue a career in outdoor education. Prior to moving to the Outer Banks Travis led hiking trips in the White Mountains, managed an outdoor education center, and guided trips along the northeast coast. Travis and his girlfriend Danielle moved to Nags Head last year with their 2 cats and 2 dogs. Travis is currently finishing up his degree at Northern Arizona University so he’s often found studying when he’s not kayaking.


Mason grew up on a farm in Southampton County, VA.  She currently studies agriculture at Virginia Tech and will be a junior next year. Mason learned to kayak and stand up paddle board on Lake Gaston, NC which is where she used to spend her summers. She’s excited to be spending time on the OBX beaches this summer.



Nick grew up in Northern Virginia. His love for outdoor adventure began with family trips to the mountains. Nick’s family relocated to the Outer Banks just before he left for college. He attends Appalachian State University in western North Carolina where he enjoys hiking and kayaking. In his free time Nick enjoys paddling around Colington Island and spending time with his family.


David grew up in a lake community in Virginia. He’s been kayaking and canoeing since he was a child and some of his favorite childhood memories include kayak fishing with his dad. David loves to camp, fish, and spend time at the beach. Prior to moving to the Outer Banks David worked at an elder care facility for several years where he learned multiple life saving techniques, along with developing a keen sense of perception. David is thrilled to be living on the Outer Banks this summer. He enjoys cooking and spends most of his free time on the water.


Kristine is originally from Connecticut. She recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science. She plans to further her education with a doctorate in physical therapy and masters of public health. Kristine rowed on the Virginia Tech rowing team and just finished her collegiate rowing career at ACRA’s in May. She enjoys traveling and exploring new places as well as getting to know people. When she isn’t kayaking, you can find Kristine running or walking on the beach. One of her goals for this summer is to find the best ice cream or frozen yogurt on the OBX.

TIger Outer Banks Kayak Guide


Tiger grew up in Virginia and played football in high school. He’s currently a pre-med student at the University of Virginia. Tiger enjoys the outdoors, being on the water, and working out. When he’s not kayaking you might find him at the beach or in the gym. 

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