Outer Banks Kayak Rental: Family-Friendly Ecotours
11 Ratings
Kitty Hawk
Experience the best family ecotour in the Outer Banks with our kayak rentals. Explore the calm, glassy creek of Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Preserve and discover North Carolina's largest maritime forest habitat.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

Rent a single or double kayak for 2 hours at our location at 6150 North Croatan HWY. This on site kayak rental is valid for 2 hours to explore the Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Preserve from our dock. We have a flotilla of sit in and sit on top kayaks for your paddling pleasure. We also have specialty fishing kayaks and sea kayaks for the Hard Core paddler.

Single and Double Kayaks
Sit On Top or Sit In Kayaks
Fun for the whole family
Available year round
Explore the Outer Banks on a kayak

Points of Interest

  • 6150 N Croatan Hwy
What's Included
  • Kayak, paddle, and life jacket provided.
What's Not Included
  • Gratuity
Additional Information

We hold the unique position of being the sole kayak hire service adjacent to Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Preserve. This paddling zone is unequivocally an unparalleled family ecotours adventure on the OBX islands. The user-friendly environment takes you through a serene, mirror-like creek that winds through the naturally spectacular expanse of one of North Carolina’s largest sections of deciduous maritime forest habitat.

We boast a collection of sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks for your paddling satisfaction. Moreover, we provide specialised fishing kayaks and sea kayaks for those truly passionate about paddling.

6150 N Croatan Hwy
North Croatan Highway
Neet us at our shop to get all your gear for a great time on the water. 6150 North Croatan HWY in Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(11 Ratings)
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May 14, 2024
Wife time kayaking she... - Wife time kayaking she like it and we liked the tour. Saw a lot cool stuff and saw alligator. Nice two hr tour first time in outer banks .
Review provided by Viator
Apr 28, 2024
Fun adventure - This family outting was fun for kids and relaxing for the adults. Perfect combo ! I would recommend.
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Jun 26, 2023
Kayak - The trip was beautiful. People were so nice they got to us quickly. We really had a great time. The man who put our boat in and out of the water, was great with everyone around him.
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Jun 11, 2023
Kayak Rentals - Best experience for a weekly rental of tandem kayaks and SUP! Easy to navigate website , great pricing , and exceptional delivery service ! Customer service was very pleasant as well. Definitely a satisfied customer! Second year of renting with them will be back again!
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Aug 29, 2021
Great Rental Equipment - Great people to work with. Equipment is in great shape and reasonably priced. If I didn't have my own kayak and live on the sound I would definitely try one of their tours. Just talking to them I know they are very knowledgeable and the tour would be fun. Enjoy
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Aug 8, 2021
Consistent Quality Service - Our family has been renting from Kitty Hawk for ten years. Decent quality gear, always delivered and picked up as excepted.
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Aug 25, 2023
Relaxing - Kayaks are a little old but the girls who helped get us going were super friendly. We were the only ones on the water during our time so it was very relaxing and we could go at our own pace. Saw a couple turtles, some ducks, and a blue heron on our adventure. Very peaceful.
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Jun 26, 2023
Calm waters - Enjoyed the calm waters and seeing the only covered bridge in the OBX! We only met 2 other travelers on the water and they were both extremely courteous. At first you pass privately owned docks but after just a bit, you get into the quiet with only nature!
Review provided by Viator
Aug 26, 2023
Kayaking - The views on the way was nice, but all equipment is old. The staff was friendly but 2 hours were much for this.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 29, 2022
Swindled - They failed to provide the requested kayaks on the first day of the three day rental period. Was told someone should be there to receive the kayaks. No kayaks by 9:00am as promised. Called and told by noon - no kayaks. Called again and told they had till 3:00pm to provide them but should be there by 5:00pm. No kayaks. Kayak's were eventually delivered to a neighbors' house. The address was clearly marked on both units so it would be hard to confuse them. Ordered "sit-in" kayaks but got seaweed covered "ride-on-tops." Contacted office several times to express my dissatisfaction with the products and service but received nothing but hollow apologies and a phantom number to call. "Manager" never returned my calls. Was charged full price for a three day rental for "sit-in" kayaks even though we only had them two days and "ride-on-tops" are less expensive to rent according to their website. They did not provide the services they promised on their website and their customer service is truly awful. Use them at your own risk....
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up to 12 guests
July 2024