• Outer Banks Kayak Eco-Tours

    Outer Banks Kayak Tours | Outer Banks | NC
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Tours

    Outer Banks Stand Up Paddle Board Tours | SUP Tours | Outer Banks | NC
  • Outer Banks Kayak Tours | Outer Banks | NC
  • Outer Banks Kayak & SUP Tours • Nat Geo's Top Adventures - #1 Rated
  • Outer Banks Kayak Tours | Outer Banks | NC Alligator River
  • Outer Banks Kayak Tours & SUP Tours | Outer Banks | NC
  • Outer Banks Kayak Tours | Outer Banks | NC
  • Outer Banks Kayak Tours & SUP Tours | Outer Banks | NC

Your Safety Comes First

Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) are inherently socially distant activities. Coastal Kayak Touring Company is taking this to the next level for the safety of our guests and employees. We decided these new actions were necessary for a safe and successful 2020 Season. We invite you on a private tour or small group tour which we guarantee will be the highlight of your vacation.

Joe O’Grady

NEW FOR 2020:

  • Private Tours and Small Group Tours
  • New Self Launching Kayak Device (eliminating guide to guest contact)
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting of Kayaks, Paddles, and Life Jackets (PFDs) as recommended by the CDC & EPA
  • Face Coverings For Guides Pre Tour; Recommended for Guests

Private Kayak & SUP Tours

Private tours are now going to be our new normal. For about the same price of a small group tour, you will receive a fully customized private tour. Kayaking and paddle boarding with just your group means you will get the attention you deserve, at a pace comfortable to all. Our guides will be able to focus on your safety while providing your group with 100% attention. We will also be able to combine kayakers and paddle boarders on the same tour (excluding Alligator River). Smaller groups of 1-3 people are encouraged to reserve a private tour, but you also have the option to book one of our small group tours of 10 or less people keeping it as intimate as possible.


Our new self launching kayak device has made it safer and easier to get in and out of your kayak without any physical contact with your guide. This device also saves time on land which means more time on the water!

Outer Banks Kayak Tours

Outer Banks Kayak Tours | Outer Banks | NC | #1 Rated Kayak Tours

Our Outer Banks kayak tours are perfect for all ages and experience. We offer kayak tours in Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Hatteras Island, and the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge…

Stand Up Paddle Board Tours

Outer Banks Stand Up Paddle Board Tours | SUP Tours | Outer Banks | NC - Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary

Coastal Kayak was the first to add Stand Up Paddle Board tours here on the Outer Banks. Enjoy a paddle board tour at one of our calm sound side tour locations…

Top 100 Best American Adventures

No Experience Necessary

Our Outer Banks kayak and stand up paddle board tours tours are geared towards first timers and experienced paddlers alike. You should be of moderate fitness and have no serious health risks. If you have any questions about your condition you should first consult your doctor. With that said, this is a sport for just about anyone. Our tours go at a slow pace and take frequent stops to talk about the area and the wildlife. We cater to all ages and people with disabilities. Please let us know if you have any concerns about whether kayaking or stand up paddle boarding is for you or someone in your group.

Our Guides Make The Difference

Outer Banks Kayak Tours | Outer Banks #1 Rated Kayak Tours - Expert Kayak Guides

At Coastal Kayak we pride ourselves in our guides. We recruit and hire the most personable people who share our passion for kayaking and the outdoors. Many of our guides are in school studying or recent graduates of wilderness leadership and environmental education programs. All of our guides enjoy teaching and sharing their passion. Our guides are trained in house in kayak safety, coastal ecology, and local history and have a minimum certification of CPR and first-aid. Most of our guides return for 2 or more years of service providing us with the most professional and experienced guides on the Outer Banks.

Our Guarantee

At Coastal Kayak Touring Company we guarantee your kayaking experience. As a wilderness experience we can’t control the wildlife sightings or the weather, but we do stand behind our professionalism and enthusiasm for our sport of kayaking. If you feel we didn’t do everything in our control to provide you with the best wilderness kayaking experience then your next kayak tour with us is FREE!

Coastal Kayak Touring Company | Outer Banks #1 Rated Kayak Tours - Guaranteed Satisfaction

Coastal Kayak Touring Company

Coastal Kayak Touring Company has outer banks kayak tours - Stand Up Paddle Board Tours | SUP Tours | Located in Duck waterfront shops. Duck NC

Coastal Kayak Touring Company was founded in 1999 with a passion for kayaking and coastal ecology. Our interest in kayaking was born at Project U.S.E., an outdoor education organization in New Jersey. Through a five day tour we lead for youth at risk, we discovered the Outer Banks as a “paddlers’ paradise”. A year later Coastal Kayak was born.

Since our inception, we have gained the status as the Outer Banks’ premier kayak touring company. We achieved this status through our commitment to service, ecological education and new tour development.

Coastal Kayak Touring Company was named a National Geographic Top 100 America’s Best Adventures.

Coastal Kayak Touring Company is located at the Waterfront Shops in Duck, North Carolina. Come on in and see what we’re all about.