Our Kitty Hawk kayak tour is the ideal tour for young children and beginner paddlers. Outer Banks Kayak Adventures expert guides start the kayak tour with a short paddle lesson before getting on the water. We paddle at a relaxed pace, and the trees surrounding the canal provide excellent protection from the wind, even on gusty days.
We explore the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest and Marsh by way of Jean Guite Creek, which is part of the NC Coastal Reserve. A rare and endangered habitat, the maritime forest is home to an abundance of wildlife and intriguing native plants. On this relaxing and highly enjoyable Kitty Hawk kayak tour you might spot an Egret standing along the shore or a river otter swimming across the creek. Osprey, kingfishers, and majestic bald eagles are often spotted flying just above our kayaks. We often see turtles sunning on logs as we paddle through the live oak and wax myrtle filled woods.
This OBX kayak tour is perfect for anyone who enjoys being secluded in the beauty of nature.
The meeting place is located in Kitty Hawk close to milepost 4.5. If you’re staying in the Kitty Hawk area, this kayak tour is the closest location to you. It’s also our closest kayak tour to Corolla, Duck, and Southern Shores NC.
Tour meeting location: 4190 Bob Perry Rd, Kitty Hawk NC 27949
Tour length: Approximately 2 hours
Prices: $45 per person / $40 for children ages 12 and under / $60 for SUPs
Location: 4190 Bob Perry Rd, Kitty Hawk NC 27949
Driving Directions: The meeting place for the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest Kayak & SUP tour is located at 4190 Bob Perry Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC. You’ll be making a right turn into the parking area and you’ll see a sign for the Kitty Hawk Recycling Center & Boat Ramp. This is the same parking lot you’re going to. You should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for your Outer Banks Kayak Adventures tour.
Outer Banks Kayak Adventures provides the best kayaking experience on the OBX. We use American-made Perception Kayaks which are known for being extremely versatile, making it the top choice for beginner and intermediate paddlers. If you are not very experienced with kayaking and SUP (stand up paddle boarding) fear not! Before each of our tours, Outer Banks Kayak Adventures provides a paddle lesson on land before you begin, ensuring that you and your group have the experience they need before paddling.
There are NO shoe or clothing requirements. Along with kayaks, Outer Banks Kayak Adventures provides the paddles and life jackets. We offer single and tandem (double) kayaks and we use sit on top style hybrid kayaks, making it easy for you to get in and out. Please be sure to select the number of tandem (double) kayaks you’d like for your tour when making the online reservation. We recommend children 12 and under paddle in a tandem (double) kayak with an adult, but it’s not a requirement. If your child is ages 10-12 years old and you’re super confident in their kayaking ability, you can request that your child paddle a single kayak (please do so only if you’re certain your child can paddle the entire trip). Unless requested otherwise, all children ages 12 and under will be placed in a tandem (double) kayak with an adult.