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Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest Kayak Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Discover the calm waterways and local wildlife of Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve during this kayaking excursion. Join a small group and paddle on a glassy creek that winds through the deciduous maritime forest. Learn about the local ecosystem from your guide and keep your eyes peeled for osprey, egrets, herons, turtles, and even river otters.
  • Paddle through forests, swamps, and ponds
  • Beginner kayakers and children are encouraged to join
  • All kayaking equipment and instruction is provided
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Kayak, paddle, life jacket and 1st aid kit.
  • Does not include gratuity.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 6150 N Croatan Hwy
    6150 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949, USA

    The Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Kayak Tour is hands down one of the best family ecotours experiences to be had on the islands of the OBX. A beginner friendly environment explores a calm, glassy creek that meanders through the natural glory of one of deciduous maritime forest habitat.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Operated by Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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43 reviews
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Maritime forest trip
Jennifer_D, Aug 2022
Our guide was very informative, shared to a of information about the maritime forest, the habitat and what lives there. It was a peaceful trip and would recommend it.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks Jennifer!! We're so stoked that you had a great time with us. If you're ever back on the Outer Banks hit us up!!
Michael_L, Aug 2022
The tour was very relaxing and informative. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area. I recommend it.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks Michael!! We're so stoked that you had a great time with us. If you're ever back on the Outer Banks hit us up!!
Awesome experience! Tour...
KURT_S, Aug 2022
Awesome experience! Tour guide was great and got to see some wildlife along the trip including an osprey.
Great experience
Kimberly_S, Jul 2022
Excellent guide Liam who spoke to each participant on the tour and shared a lot of local history and ecology facts.
Excellent kayak tour
Dennis_B, Jul 2022
Ben was an excellent guide. Very informative regarding the maritime forest history!! Also gave us some fantastic “local” advice on where to see fireworks on the 4th. Highly recommend!!!!
Great family fun
Joshua_B, Sep 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kind and respectful. Did not try to micromanage us experienced kayakers, just let us know where to stop along at our pace. Would definitely recommend at least once.
Maritime Wildlife Kayak Tour
Rebecca_P, Sep 2021
I had never been in a Kayak previously. The guide gave instructions prior to starting out; safety was a priority; we saw a large Egret up close and personal; the guide was a wealth of knowledge about local wildlife and history. It was a great tour and well worth the price.
Terrie_M, Sep 2021
Great beginner experience! Scottie was a great tour guide and very accommodating. Very safe and peaceful environment!
Fun kayak adventure
Andrea_S, Sep 2021
Fun kayak adventure….didn’t get to ‘see’ a lot of wildlife, but it was a good paddle for 13 yr olds up to 73 yr olds! Thanks for the experience!
Great guide
Kathy_S, Aug 2021
Great guide! Knowledgeable and excited about the area. Unfortunately tour shortened because of lightening in the area.
Fantastic Tour!
Nicolette_C, Aug 2021
This tour was one of our favorite parts of the trip to the Outerbanks and our guide, Donny, was fantastic. We would definitely be interested in doing another tour the next time we're back.
The other side of IBX that you don't see!
Thomas_B, Aug 2021
We had a great tour guide. filled with knowledge and experience easy to get to the site and easy to load and unload on the kayaks. Fun time
Peaceful and Quiet
Peter_N, Aug 2021
Such a relaxing and peaceful kayak ride through the maritime forest. Our guide was great and my girlfriend and I recommend this to anyone looking for a slow and steady activity in Kitty Hawk!
Linda_M, Jul 2021
It was a memorable experience. We saw turtles, egrets and herons. May was friendly and knowledgeable
Placid water, rich environment
Thomas_C, Jul 2021
Staff was helpful and welcoming. Tour guide Olivia talked easily about plant and animal life and about the ecology of the maritime forest. She also had stories about the human history of the region. She answered questions cheerfully and remembered all eight names of the members of our group.
Carlos_D, Jun 2021
Or tour guide, Bella, was fabulous!!! You can tell she loves her job. It was a great experience for our family!


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