A moonlit paddle is a must do for any self-respecting kayaker. This 1.5-2 hour excursion is a great way to enjoy the coastal environments and howl at the moon on a summer evening on the Outer Banks. Our standard Night Time Kayak Tour in Kitty Hawk is a great way to get out on the water after dark to paddle through the protected waters of the Kitty Hawk Woods Nature Preserve.
If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of bioluminescence (glowing fluorescent bacteria in the water!!!!), our Nags Head location can offer great visibility in the summer months when the water temperature is warm enough to support the growth of the bacteria-producing bioluminescence. Due to Mother Nature’s lunar cycles, some days may be more difficult to see bioluminescence. If there is a full moon, it can sometimes be too bright to observe the bioluminescence in the water, while no moon days typically offer better visibility. Either way, it’s exciting to get a different perspective of the Nags Head marshes at night!