This is an ideal Outer Banks kayak tour for young children and beginner paddlers. We paddle at a very relaxed pace, and the trees surrounding the canal provide excellent protection from the wind, even on gusty days as well as the heat from the summer sun. We explore the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest by way of Jean Guite Creek. A rare and endangered habitat, the forest is home to an abundance of wildlife and intriguing native plants. On this lengthy, yet highly enjoyable trip 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 watercraft . We usually see turtles sunning on logs as we paddle through the live oak and wax myrtle filled woods. This paddling tour is perfect for anyone who enjoys being secluded in the beauty of nature.
Tour meeting location: 4190 Bob Perry Rd, Kitty Hawk NC 27949
Tour length: Approximately 2 hours
Prices: $35 per person / $30 for children ages 12 and under / $50 for SUPs
Location: 4190 Bob Perry Rd, Kitty Hawk NC 27949
Driving Directions: The meeting place for the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest 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.