Outer Banks Kayak Tours

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Kitty Hawk Kites has been a leader in outdoor recreation on the Outer Banks for more than thirty years. We are proud to offer the largest selection of kayak locations on the Outer Banks including Corolla, Duck, Nags Head, Alligator River, Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo!

OBX Kayak Tours

Kitty Hawk Kites has been a leader in Outer Banks kayak tours for more than 30 years. We are proud to offer the largest selection of kayak tours and locations extending from Corolla to Ocracoke. Our kayak tours are all well equipped with all the gear needed to show you everything from the majestic sunsets to the unique local wildlife of the OBX. With single and tandem boats, paddling with a certified guide is a great way for the whole family to explore the outdoors. Offering over 13 kayak tours, including specialty tours and instruction- there is a tour for everyone!

The Outer Banks offers incredible paddling opportunities for first timers and experience paddlers alike. Explore the natural beauty of the pristine waterways, experience the bountiful wildlife in their natural habitat, or catch a sunset over the water. You choose how you want to experience the OBX. Find your kayak adventure in Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Manteo, Avon, Rodanthe, or Hatteras. With all these experiences, there’s no wonder why the Outer Banks has become a popular destination for kayaking!

We offer a variety of types of kayak tours to meet all interests such as Ecology and Natural History Tours, and Specialized Skills Instruction. Kitty Hawk Kites prides itself in being a pioneer in the recreation industry. All of our guides are ACA certified and trained in first aid and CPR. Some kayak tours are subject to seasonal availability. The Alligator River and Maritime Forest kayak tours are available year round.

When considering places to kayak in the Outer Banks, a few important factors are which locations are closest to you, do you prefer ocean side or sound side, and do you want to rent a kayak our go on a guided tour? Alligator River, Duck sound side, and Kitty Hawk Maritime Forrest rank among the top places to kayak in the Outer Banks. Sunset and nighttime bioluminescence tours seem to be gaining popularity this year.

Read more about the most scenic places to kayak in the Outer Banks.

Wear comfortable, quick-drying clothing. A swimsuit, rash guard, or moisture-wicking athletic wear is ideal. Don’t forget water shoes or sandals, a hat, and sunscreen.

Essentials include water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses with a strap, and a waterproof bag for valuables

Depending on the location, you might see birds, fish, turtles, otters, and even larger animals like dolphins or alligators.

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