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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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This is Eli’s third year as an Outer Banks Kayak Adventures guide. His love for anything outdoors started at a young age. From boy scouts to family adventures, he always looked forward to getting outside and exploring. His passion for outdoor activities and the beauty of the Outer Banks are a perfect match. Sharing the history and ecology of all of the places we kayak is what he enjoys most about guiding. When he’s not kayaking with us, you can find him skiing, backpacking, camping, and traveling in search of his next adventure.


This is Courtney’s second year with Outer Banks Kayak Adventures. She 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 five years. She is so excited to share her love for wildlife and nature with others as a kayak guide. She loves trying new things, traveling, gardening, hiking, and snowboarding. Her latest challenge is learning to surf! She loves calling the Outer Banks her new home. 

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This‌ ‌is‌ ‌Gavin’s‌ ‌fourth ‌year‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌‌ ‌Outer‌ ‌Banks‌ ‌Kayak‌ ‌Adventures guide.‌ ‌He has been an avid outdoor adventurer his entire life. He loves exploring and finding the perfect spot to chill. With ‌‌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.‌ ‌‌You can find ‌Gavin‌‌ ‌on‌ ‌his‌ ‌motorcycle,‌ camping‌, or‌ ‌listening‌ ‌to‌ ‌live‌ ‌music when he’s not out, sharing the beauty of the Outer Banks.‌ ‌


This is Chris’s second year with Outer Banks Kayak Adventures. Chris grew up on the Outer Banks, where he spent his time surfing, fishing, and kayaking. Chris graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, with a tourism & hospitality degree. While living in Boone, he didn’t miss an opportunity to spend his free time adventuring in the Appalachian Mountains. Working outdoors and sharing adventures with OBX visitors is what he likes most about being a kayak guide. When he is not paddling, you can find him surfing, gardening, snowboarding, and planning future adventures.

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This is Erika’s third year guiding for Outer Banks Kayak Adventures. She 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. When she is not out paddling, you can find her playing tennis, spending time with her family, or laying out at the beach. She is currently a Pre PA student at the University of Utah.


We are excited to introduce Tasha! Being outside has made her feel complete as far back as she can remember. Her love of the outdoors and the variety of activities found here made her move from Ohio five years ago an easy decision. She is currently enrolled at the College of the Albemarle, pursuing a Fine Arts degree. She is very passionate about creating and working with her hands. When she’s not paddling with us, sharing her knowledge and love for the Outer Banks, you can find her hanging out with her pets, swimming, surfing, gardening, hiking, fishing, cooking, antiquing, or taking in a live show. The Outer Banks has some really talented musicians, and she loves the vibe. She is stoked to be a part of our team.

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We are excited to introduce Rebekah! She is from Western North Carolina, where she developed an appreciation for being outdoors and reconnecting people with nature. Her favorite things about the Outer Banks include beautiful sunsets and kind people. When she’s not on the water, you may spot her riding her bike, enjoying a popsicle, drinking tea, or putting on sunscreen. She loves calling the Outer Banks home and is excited to share it with others!