On this fun and educational kayak & SUP eco tour, Outer Banks Kayak Adventures will transport you to a different time as we paddle along the scenic canals and marshes of Roanoke Island. Along with its lush scenery, the famous Roanoke Island has been echoed through the channels of history for many generations. On this tour, our very knowledgeable tour guides will tell you the legendary story of the first permanent English settlement on Roanoke Island and the mystery of the Lost Colony. The surrounding marshes are also home to a wide variety of wildlife such as river otter, turtles, cormorants, and osprey. On a perfect day, we’ll catch a glimpse of these fascinating animals as they wander around the marshlands. This hour and a half kayak tour is the total package for outdoor enthusiasts looking for adventure and history buffs that enjoy learning about the vast and exciting history that the Outer Banks has to offer.
Tour length: Approximately 1.5 hours
Prices: $45 per person / $35 for children ages 12 and under / $60 for SUP
Location: Bowsertown Rd, Manteo, NC 27954
Use Google Maps: to Bowsertown Road, Manteo, NC. Watch for the signs leading you to the boat ramp. At the very end of Bowsertown Rd, turn left onto California Road. You’ll see a sign for the boat ramp parking lot on the right. (Follow signs for the boat ramp) 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.