Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest Kayak Tour
71 Ratings
Kitty Hawk
Discover the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest by kayak. Perfect for families and beginners. Spot wildlife and enjoy a safe, educational adventure.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve - The Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Kayak Tour will explore the Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Preserve in Kitty Hawk, NC. The Reserve encompasses a total of 1,824 acres and is bordered by Currituck Sound on the west, and Kitty Hawk Bay to the south, which contain the Reserve’s Kitty Hawk Bay Islands. Kitty Hawk Woods hosts several globally rare plant communities, including Maritime Deciduous Forest, Maritime Swamp Forest, and ponds.
What's Included
  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Life jacket
  • 1st aid kit
What's Not Included
  • Does not include gratuity.
Additional Information

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 North Carolina’s largest track of deciduous maritime forest habitat.

Beginner Friendly Tour
Search for osprey, egrets, herons. turtles and maybe river otter
Safe, fun & educational

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Quality Sit In Kayaks
Available year round

We are the only kayak outfitter on the Outer Banks certified by the American Canoe and Kayak Association with trained and certified guides.

6150 N Croatan Hwy
North Croatan Highway
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.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(71 Ratings)
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Sep 4, 2023
Great time! - Wife and I went into this activity with an idea of what we hoped it would be. Initially, we were a little apprehensive from reading the waiver they want you to sign. It sounded like the kayak activity was the next thing to skydiving without a parachute. We pressed on and booked for Monday, September 4. We were met at the starting place by the guide Gavin who quieted all our fears. We had a great time. Gavin was very knowledgeable about the area, the kayaks and the flora/fauna we would be seeing. I highly recommend this experience. The amount of time spent paddling was just right. Gavin was a pleasure to be with and our experience was what we hoped it would be. Don't let the waiver scare you away.
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Aug 25, 2023
Highly recommend - We all loved this (me, husband, teenage daughter). Went for a 5.30 slot when it was a little cooler. Flan was a great guide, friendly, warm, informative. The kayaking is suitable for all abilities and is so tranquil and relaxing. Not physically demanding but you also feel like you get a bit of exercise while gently paddling through the beautiful, rare maritime forest. And there were very few bugs - didn't see a single mosquito.
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Aug 24, 2023
Fun tour, easy enough for beginners - The kayak tour was very convenient to find from where we are staying and well organized. Our guide was great and we learned some new facts about the area during the tour. One downside- the river was very muddy and smelled like sulfur, but that was mother nature’s doing!
Review provided by Viator
Aug 10, 2023
Good for beginners - Riley was great, very patience with us, as it was our first time trying kayaking. It was just long enough of a trip to enjoy without my arms falling off, lol. We really enjoy the experience.
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Aug 1, 2023
Overall good experience - Great experience. The water was a little dirty and you should be aware of mosquitoes. Great experience for 30-40 minutes
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Jul 28, 2023
If you haven’t tried it . Try it ! - Tour guide Fran from Maryland was friendly knowledgeable and communicative . Very easy going . Easy going everyone rowed at their own paste . Very beginner friendly .
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Aug 2, 2023
Very fun experience that was a highlight of my vacation - I had a really fun time with this kayak tour. It didn’t quite last til 12:00 like it says, but nonetheless it was fun. The tour guide, Donnie, was very nice, well-mannered, and helpful with teaching how to do different strokes with the paddle.
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Jul 28, 2023
Riley made the trip worthwhile - Review: The scenery was beautiful. Our guide, Riley, made it all worthwhile with her knowledge and relaxed personality. Enjoyed her immensely. Things to keep in mind: The boats are dirty and pretty uncomfortable … but they float 😂 which is the most important part. Late July and no wind was super hot. Tiring in the heat if you’re not a kayaker and take a single - a double will be easier for you. Have fun 😀.
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Aug 16, 2023
It was just “ok” - It was ok. The guide didn’t really explain anything in the forest. It was overall just ok, I didn’t feel like we got a lot out of that experience
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Jul 26, 2023
Don’t waste yourself your money - My trip was canceled due to weather and I still haven’t gotten my refund. A refund was promised and I am waiting…
Review provided by Viator
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024