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. 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 days we’re able to time it just right so you get the best of both world’s.
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 may have to email you with the current start time. *Please note: As with all outdoor activities, our kayak tours are subject to weather related changes. We recommend making reservations for early on in your vacation so we can move your tour to another date if needed.
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
Sunset/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 to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
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.