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


Outer Banks Kayak Adventures offers an engaging tour that combines the richness of history with the beauty of nature. Explore the picturesque canals and marshes of Historic Roanoke Island as our guides entertain you with tales of the early English settlers and interesting facts about the local wildlife. Pause halfway through the tour to enjoy a leisurely walk along a secluded sandy beach, providing a refreshing break and a chance to soak in the coastal charm.

Explore the marshes filled with diverse wildlife like river otters, turtles, red-winged blackbirds, cormorants, and osprey. On a beautiful day, we’ll see these fascinating creatures as we paddle through the marshlands. This tour, lasting an hour and a half, is perfect for outdoor lovers seeking adventure and history enthusiasts keen on discovering the rich history of the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Kayak Adventures provides the best kayaking experience on the OBX. We use American-made Perception Kayaks, which are incredibly versatile, making them the top choice for beginner and intermediate paddlers. If you are new to kayaking and SUP (stand-up paddleboarding), 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 paddles and life jackets. We use sit-on-top style hybrid kayaks for people with limited mobility, making it easier for you to get in and out. SUPs (Stand Up Paddle Boards) are also available on this tour.

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 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). 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

  • 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
  • You may also want to consider insect repellent, a rain jacket if it might rain, and a dry bag