If you’re looking for a fantastic Outer Banks kayak tour, look no further! This adventurous kayak tour navigates the winding marshes of Peter Mashoes Creek and leads to a secluded beach along the Croatan Sound. On our voyage, we’ll have the opportunity to get out and stretch our legs while we admire the beautiful and remote surroundings. While viewing the incredible landscape around us, it is possible to spot Osprey and Egret flying overhead. This two-hour tour is suitable for beginner kayakers as well as experienced paddlers. Book your trip today and explore the beautiful Outer Banks the right way!
Mashoes Creek is part of Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge but this tour does NOT feature alligators. If you want to see alligators please check out our Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge kayak tour. This Mashoes Creek kayak tour is usually available only on twice a week in season but please feel free to call to inquire about additional offerings.
Tour length: Approximately 2 hours
Prices: $50 per person / $40 for children ages 12 and under
Driving Directions: Take 64W and cross bridge to Roanoke Island. Stay straight and cross 2nd bridge, Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge. Make the first right at the flashing lights onto 64 E. Drive approximately 1.75 miles and turn left onto Mashoes Rd. Drive 2.4 miles and the boat ramp will be on the right. (The boat ramp is shortly after a sign you pass that says “boat ramp” and points left, keep straight, don’t follow this sign.) You can use Google maps to: “Mashoes Rd” in Mann’s Harbor. Parking is along the right side of the road. 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.
THE FINE PRINT: ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR FOR A 90% REFUND. 10% WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. WE HAVE TO PAY CREDIT CARD FEES FOR BOTH RESERVATION AND REFUND TRANSACTIONS, THEREFORE WE ARE NOW PASSING ON THAT COST. WE PADDLE IN THE RAIN AND THE WIND BUT NOT DURING THUNDERSTORMS. IF WE MUST CANCEL DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER WE WILL RESCHEDULE YOUR TOUR OR ISSUE A REFUND. IF YOU CHOOSE TO RESCHEDULE AND YOU DON’T ATTEND THE TOUR FOR ANY REASON, A REFUND WILL NOT BE ISSUED. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT THE CORRECT TOUR LOCATION ON TIME. LATE ARRIVALS AND NO SHOWS WILL NOT BE ISSUED A REFUND AND WE WILL NOT RESCHEDULE YOUR TOUR. IF YOU CHOOSE TO CANCEL FOR ANY REASON WITHIN 48 HOURS, NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN.