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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 fourth 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 third 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 ‌fifth ‌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.‌ ‌


We are excited to introduce Victoria as this is her first year with Outer Banks Kayak Adventures. She is an environmental scientist from Michigan, an avid birder, and a wildlife photographer who loves being out in nature. She is very passionate about outdoor and environmental education. You can find her gardening, traveling, scuba diving, or skateboarding when she is not working. 

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This‌ ‌is‌ ‌Rebekah’s‌ ‌second ‌year‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ Outer‌ ‌Banks‌ ‌Kayak‌ ‌Adventures guide. 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!


This is Donovan’s fourth year as an Outer Banks Kayak guide. He has always loved the outdoors, and growing up on a lake, he enjoys just about everything involving water. He is expecting to graduate from Penn State with a degree in kinesiology and share his passion for teaching, coaching, personal training, and outdoor recreation. When he is not working, you can find him fishing, surfing, swimming, hiking, camping, walking his dog on the beach, or hanging out with friends. He is excited to call the Outer Banks his future home and can’t wait to share it with others!

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This is Erika’s fourth 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 a S.T.E.M. graduate of the University of Utah.