The best way to see an alligator at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is to take a kayak tour with Outer Banks Kayak Adventures. The water is dark brown in color from the tannins in the trees which makes it difficult to see more than a few inches into the water. We often spot alligators along with other wildlife while kayaking in a waterway called Milltail Creek. Remember to reserve your Alligator River kayak tour when planning your next Outer Banks vacation!