Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest Kayak Tour

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$40 - $49

  • Adults - $49
  • Children (12 & Under) - $40

1.5 - 2 Hours

Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School
Kitty Hawk, NC

Children (12 and under) must paddle in a tandem kayak with an adult.

This tour is great sheltered from wind as is paddles through the maritime forest. Great for windy days!

Experience the seclusion of Kitty Hawk Woods as you kayak along this amber creek under a canopy of Live Oaks and Red Maples. Just a stone’s throw from Kitty Hawk Road, this trip offers a special look into the forest reserves that still exist on the Outer Banks.

Kayaking Tours in Kitty Hawk Woods

Embark on an unforgettable 2 hour adventure through the tranquil maritime forests of the Outer Banks with our guided kayak tours, highlighting the stunning landscapes of places like Kitty Hawk Woods. Nestled along the shores of Currituck Sound and Kitty Hawk Bay, Kitty Hawk Woods is a local gem, spanning 1,890 acres of natural beauty as part of the NC Coastal Reserve. Its diverse terrain, featuring deciduous forests, interdune ponds, and freshwater wetlands, supports a remarkable variety of plant species, from wetland flora to the majestic American Beech tree.

These maritime forests are not just scenic wonders; they are vital ecosystems hosting a rich tapestry of wildlife. From reptiles and mammals to numerous species of birds, these areas offer glimpses into the intricate balance of nature. Despite their resilience, these forests face threats from human activity and the ever-changing coastal environment, making conservation efforts crucial. As you paddle through these serene waters, guided by knowledgeable local experts, you’ll witness firsthand the ancient sand dunes and shifting shorelines that shape this unique landscape. Join us on a kayak tour to explore and appreciate the natural wonders of Kitty Hawk Woods and other maritime forests, where every stroke of your paddle reveals a new chapter in the story of coastal preservation and biodiversity.

The maritime forest in the Outer Banks, NC, is unique ecosystem characterized by salt-resistant plants and diverse wildlife, situated between the coastline and the dunes. To learn more about the fascinating maritime forests of the Outer Banks and explore their natural beauty up close, join us on a guided kayak tour today!

The Maritime Forest is heavily protected from wind, so kayaking here is great for windy days. For more tips on ideal weather conditions and to plan your next kayaking adventure, explore our resources on kayak tours in the Outer Banks!

For your kayak tour, essential items to bring include sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses with a strap, water-resistant clothing, a dry bag for valuables, plenty of water, snacks, a whistle or signaling device, a first aid kit, and a waterproof phone case. To ensure you’re fully prepared for your adventure, check out our comprehensive guide to packing for kayak tours in the Outer Banks!

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