KAYAK & SUP TOURS

PINE ISLAND AUDUBON SANCTUARY

PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP TOURS
STARTING AT $60 PER PERSON

KAYAKS AND SUPS

Between the villages of Duck and Corolla is the pristine marsh of the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary. Miles of secluded water trails make this arguably the most intricate marsh maze on the Outer Banks (8 square miles). The National Audubon Society has preserved a piece of the Outer Banks as it was before man arrived. In their goal to save wildlife habitat they have also created a paddler’s paradise. One of the unique features of this tour is the solitude you will experience. Coastal Kayak has partnered with the National Audubon Society to offer this exclusive tour of one of the Outer Banks least traveled and most sought after wildlife sanctuaries. The tour starts with a 5 minute nature walk to our boat house on the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary Marsh. From here your guide will lead you into the maze of islands through which only he or she knows the way.

These 2 hour kayak and SUP tours are available as private or small group tours. Pricing starts at $60 per person on our small group tours. Please click reserve this tour for private tour pricing. Tours depart from the Pine Island Audubon Center in the mornings and a few hours before sunset.

KITTY HAWK MARITIME FOREST & MARSH

PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP TOURS
STARTING AT $35 PER PERSON

KAYAKS AND SUPS

Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve is one of few remaining maritime forests in the world. Over 1800 acres are protected providing a vital habitat for various migratory birds, mammals and reptiles. This tour meanders up Ginguite creek which is lined with loblolly pine and twisted live oak draped in Spanish moss. This sheltered creek remains very calm on even the windiest of days making it ideal for the first time kayaker or someone looking for a very relaxed nature filled tour. The northern route takes you into the heart of the maritime forest all the way to a covered bridge (the bridge to nowhere). This bridge was actually built by a developer who was poised to develop this desirable land. The Nature Conservancy purchased this property after the developer went into bankruptcy. Thanks to the acquisition, bald eagle and osprey, two formerly endangered species, have begun to nest here again. In season (March – August), osprey sightings are a daily occurrence. Eagle sighting are less common, but have been on the rise since we started our tours here in 1999.

These 1.5 hour kayak and SUP tours are available as private or small group tours in the mornings and a few hours before sunset year round weather permitting. Pricing starts at $35 per person on our small group tours. Please click reserve this tour for private tour pricing. This tour meets at the Dare County boat ramp on Bob Perry Rd.

KITTY HAWK BAY & MARSH

PRICING STARTS AT $50 PER PERSON
PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP TOURS

KAYAKS AND SUPS

Through our partnership with The Dock of the Bay Marina, we have gained access to the Kitty Hawk Bay and the Albemarle Sound. This tour departs from a sheltered creek which meanders out to the Kitty Hawk Bay. From here you will enter the majestic marsh trails which empty into the Albemarle Sound. You will enjoy a brief open water paddle before your return loop through the tranquil marsh trails. The Kitty Hawk Bay & Marsh Tour is ideal habitat for river otter, osprey and bald eagle.

These 1.5 hour kayak and SUP tours are available as private or small group tours. Available from March through November. Pricing starts at $50 per person. Please click reserve this tour for private tour pricing. Meets at The Dock of the Bay Marina in Kitty Hawk.

PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

PRICING STARTS AT $50 PER PERSON
PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP TOURS

KAYAKS AND SUPS

Located on the northern section of Hatteras Island, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge consists of 5,834 acres of land and 25,700 acres of water. Kayaking is the best way to explore this “birders paradise”. The official list of birds sighted on this refuge is 365 species long. The tour starts at a location named New Inlet which closed in the 1930’s. With every passing storm and hurricane the inlet threatens to reopen. We kayak under the old wooden bridge which was built to allow car traffic to cross the inlet. Ironically, the inlet closed before its completion. Today, the remains of this structure provide a reminder of the volatility of this island and a resting spot for brown pelican, osprey, cormorants and royal tern. As we navigate in and around the many marsh islands which make up this refuge we will talk about the migrating nature of the Outer Banks and how it was formed some 12,000 years ago. This tour has the clearest waters of any of our tours, which allows us to view a wide variety of aquatic life beneath our kayaks including stingray, oysters and hermit crabs. Along our tour route it is also possible to land our kayaks on a sandbar where we can explore the shallow waters on foot or take a swim.

You can enjoy these 1.5 hour tours as a private or small group kayak and SUP tour from March through November. Pricing starts at $50 per person on our small group tour. Please click reserve this tour for private tour pricing. Tours depart from the New Inlet parking area (mile post 34) 6 miles south of the Oregon Inlet and just south of the Captain Richard Etheridge Bridge in the mornings and a few hours before sunset.

KAYAK TOURS

ALLIGATOR RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

PRICING STARTS AT $50 PER PERSON
PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP TOURS

KAYAKS

The Algonquin Indians identified this habitat as a “pocosin”, meaning “swamp on a hill”. Bald cypress loom overhead, feeding the narrow creeks with tannins giving the water a mysterious black coloration. The winding creeks lead to mirror-image lakes where alligators can be seen as they sun on the floating grass fields (slough grass) or a protruding cypress stump. This refuge is home to the world’s only wild population of red wolves, which we sometimes hear on our wolf howlings. Last year we also had sightings of river otter, bobcat, black bear, American bittern, barred owl, and colonies of egret and ibis. This refuge is a must see. Just 20 minutes from Nags Head, down old Buffalo City Road we set out on these black waters to learn of a time when loggers and moonshiners called this place home. There is little evidence of Buffalo City or the moonshine known as East Lake Dew today, but you will get a glimpse of what it must have been like in the logging and prohibition days.

These 2 hour kayak tours are available as a private or small group tour. Pricing starts at $50 per person on our small group tour. Please click reserve this tour for private tour pricing. This tour meets in the morning and a few hours before sunset at the end of Buffalo City Rd., and is available year round weather permitting.

PETER MASHOES CREEK AT ALLIGATOR RIVER

COASTAL KAYAK ORIGINAL FROM 1999
PRIVATE TOUR PRICING AT $70 PER PERSON

KAYAKS

Coastal Kayak started offering this tour back in 1999 allowing our guests a chance to explore a less traveled part of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Unlike the swamp trails of our original Alligator River tour, this tour explores the brackish (fresh and saltwater mix) marsh creeks named after Peter Mashoes. This tour navigates some of the most interesting and complex marsh trails on the Outer Banks. Your guide will lead the way through the winding creeks to a deserted beach which we will explore on foot. Depending on the prevailing winds of the day we will either continue our paddle in the protection of the marsh or venture out into the open waters of the Albemarle Sound.

We are offering this as a private tour only. This private 2 hour kayak tour starts at $70 per person. Please click reserve this tour for private tour pricing. This tour meets just outside of Manns Harbor on Mashoes Road.

FULL MOON TOUR AT PINE ISLAND AUDUBON SANCTUARY

PRIVATE OR SMALL GROUPS
STARTING AT $70 PER PERSON

KAYAKS

For maximum adventure and beauty, this full moon tour combines the setting sun over the Currituck Sound as the moon rises over the Atlantic. After the sunsets and the sky starts to darken, the moon takes over and illuminates the marsh in such a magical way.

This private or small group kayak tour is $70 per person. Tour meets an hour before sunset at the Pine Island Audubon Center in Corolla.

Call us or check our Tour Calendar for these special trips held on dates around the Full Moon, April – September.

SUP TOURS

SUP TOUR AT PINE ISLAND AUDUBON SANCTUARY

PRIVATE OR SMALL GROUP TOURS
$70 PER PERSON

SUPS

Between the villages of Duck and Corolla is the pristine marsh of the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary. Miles of secluded water trails make this arguably the most intricate marsh maze on the Outer Banks (8 square miles). The National Audubon Society has preserved a piece of the Outer Banks as it was before man arrived. In their goal to save wildlife habitat they have also created a paddle boarder’s dream. One of the unique features of this tour is the solitude you will experience. Coastal Kayak has partnered with the National Audubon Society to offer this exclusive tour of one of the Outer Banks least traveled and most sought after wildlife sanctuaries. The tour starts with a 5 minute nature walk to our boat house on the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary Marsh. From here your guide will lead you into the maze of islands through which only he or she knows the way.

These 2 hour SUP tours start at $70 per person and can also be arranged as a private tour. Tour meets at the Pine Island Audubon Center in Corolla. Tours are available from April through September.