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Single Kayak • Adult Ages 13+
Single Kayak • Child 10-12 yrs Ages 10-12
Tandem Kayak • 2 Adults Adult Ages 13+
Tandem Kayak • 1 Adult & 1 Child Adult: Ages 13+ • Child: Ages 12 & Under

Experience a Hidden Gem!

Discover the tranquility of a hidden gem within the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Here, amidst the peaceful surroundings, you’ll find a sanctuary for rare and endangered creatures like the red wolf, as well as a thriving population of black bears and the often-misunderstood American alligator. This tour offers an escape from the crowds of the bustling tourist season along the Outer Banks. Led by experienced guides from Outer Banks Kayak Adventures, you’ll navigate through this serene landscape, immersing yourself in the untouched beauty of the Picosin Forest.

Immerse yourself in nature’s chorus within the Alligator River’s rich ecosystem, where over 250 bird species create a symphony of sounds. From the sweet melodies of Prothonotary Warblers to the distinctive calls of Prairie Warblers, Northern Cardinals, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Carolina Chickadees, Brown-headed Nuthatches, and countless others, every moment is a treasure to behold. Get ready for an awe-inspiring experience that will leave a lasting impression.


Which Kayak is Right for You and Your Group?

  • 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 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 confident your child can paddle the entire trip). Only put a child in a single kayak If you are confident they can paddle for 1 1/2 – 2 hours by themselves.
  • Unless requested otherwise, all children ages 12 and under will be placed in a tandem (double) kayak with an adult.

What to bring

  • Binoculars with a neck strap
  • Plenty of water and a snack if you’d like
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or a hat
  • A towel for after the tour (you’ll want to leave it in your car)
  • Shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting wet
  • Consider insect repellent, a rain jacket if it might rain, and a dry bag.