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7:30pm OBX Bioluminescence & Full Moon Tour

August 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 28, 2020

OBX Moonlight and Bioluminescence Night Time Kayak Tour

Outer Banks Kayak Adventures is excited to offer Bioluminescence and Full Moon Kayak Tours again this season! Bioluminescence is a natural phenomenon where organisms produce light through a chemical reaction. Our night-time kayak tours give you the perfect opportunity to experience the Outer Banks bioluminescence in the water. This tour will start just after sunset so we’ll start kayaking right before it gets dark. Once it gets completely dark you’ll be able to see the glowing organisms in the water. On clear and magical nights we sometimes get to see shooting stars. This is a bucket list kayak tour for sure!

When there’s a full moon the Bioluminescence Kayak Tour gets a little tricky. To see Bioluminescence we need it to be dark therefore when there’s a full moon we may not get to see the Bioluminescence as well. But when this happens we get to kayak under a beautiful star filled sky and an amazing moon. So if the thought of kayaking amongst the stars interests you, you’ll want to check out our Full Moon Kayak Tour. But, there is an absolute best time to go on one of our night-time kayak tours and you get to see the Bioluminescence and you also get to see the Full Moon rise while we’re on the tour. On these dates we’re able to time it just right so you get the best of both world’s. These dates usually occur 1-3 days after a full moon.

Our Full Moon & Bioluminescence kayak tours are fun for the whole family, and suitable for all ages. The start time will change throughout the season so if you make your reservation super early we may have to email you with the current start time. *Please note, the Outer Banks is typically windy. If you’re not sure about kayaking in windy conditions, please call to get an idea of the conditions for the day you’re interested in. The tours that generally aren’t affected by wind are the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest & Marsh kayak tours and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge kayak tours.

2020 season Full Moon dates: March 9, April 7, May 7, June 5, July 5, August 3, Sept 2, Oct 1

Tour length: Approximately 1.5 hours
Bioluminescence/Full Moon Tour Prices: $60 per person / $45 for children ages 12 and under

Tour meets at: 7531 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head. Look for the “Nags Head Pizza Co” sign; we are located in the same building and our door is 3 steps from theirs. We’re in a yellow building but there are several yellow kayak rental buildings nearby. Please be sure you go to the correct building! You’ll want to plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


August 31, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Outer Banks Kayak Adventures


Nags Head
7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail, #3B
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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