Located On The Water Just minutes from Wilmington
All kayak and paddle board (SUP) tour groups are small and personalized.
Carolina Beach State Park is a jewel on the North Carolina Coast with a unique ecosystem found only within a seventy mile radius of Wilmington NC. There is no better way to experience this natural environment then from a kayak, or paddle board.
Few places in the US are as rich in history as North Carolina’s Cape Fear River and its surrounding waters. The first Europeans discovered the area’s natural beauty and magic and quickly took advantage of it. Discover why Native Americans treasured these rich waters, pirates called the inlets home, and how our nation was shaped along the banks. We’re grateful to be able to paddle these waters and want to share this amazing area with you.
24 Hour Cancellation Policy
Footwear Required for all Activities
Age Restrictions Apply for Single Kayaks and SUP**
**Single kayak and SUP minimum age is 15, except for private tours
*Time dependent on sunset time
Escape the crowds and see the real “wild life” of Carolina Beach. Your naturalist guide will explain the historical and environmental wonders of our beautiful salt marsh eco-system. We often see bottle nose dolphins, ospreys, and the occasional bald eagle. This is our shortest trip. It consists of a basic lesson, and is in sheltered water. The participants don’t need to be able to swim well, but must be comfortable on the water. This kayak tour is approximately two hours.
Kayak Sunset Tour
Twilight on the water is magical with amazing views and incredible lighting. Birds and wildlife are at their most active. If you are a bird watcher, a photographer, or a little bit of a romantic, this Paddle NC tour will be a day to remember. This kayak tour is approximately two hours.
Intro to Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Jump into the exciting new sport of stand up paddle boarding with one of our SUP intro classes. If you are interested in experiencing something new, or want to work on your current skills, this tour is a perfect way to get you on the water. Join us and feel the amazing freedom paddle boarding brings. This SUP tour/lesson is between one and a half and two hours.
This trip has it all. Spend the day on some of the most historic water in the South East. Kayaking along the river for the day is an unforgettable experience. Dolphins and shore birds frequent the area as they chase fish feeding in the shallows. We paddle along small islands lining the middle of the river as we make our way towards Shark Tooth Island on the same water way early settlers and World War II battle ships once navigated. If you want to feel the magic, history and nature of the Lower Cape Fear this trip delivers. This kayak tour is approximately six to seven hours.
Experience world class paddling around Zeke’s Island and the Fort Fisher Basin. This amazing area is steeped in early colonial history as well being a naturalist’s paradise. You will discover the Colonial Water Birds Nesting Area and the National Estuarine Research Reserve as you glide through beautiful salt marsh. Come with us and see why paddlers flock from all over the world to experience these calm waters. This kayak tour is approximately three hours.
Not available during peek season due to powerboat traffic.
Escape to the largest undisturbed barrier island along the southern part of North Carolina. This magical place is where the locals go to get away from it all. You can feel the stress melt away as your kayak drifts through secret trails and paradise reveals itself in a picturesque beach. When you need a vacation from your vacation or a day of paddling bliss our Masonboro Island tour will deliver. This kayak tour is approximately three hours.
Keg and Sharks Tooth Island
When your inner Indiana Jones is calling, we have the cure. After a calm paddle watching local wildlife and mullet jump, we head over to the local Sharks Tooth Island for a little exploration. Fossilized sharks teeth and whale bone are continuously exposed on this small island beach revealing a message from the past. Come with us to discover what treasures the river currents have unearthed and discover a few for yourself. This kayak tour is approximately three hours.
Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board/SUP Tours, Rentals, & Instruction
Serving Wilmington NC, Emerald Isle, Southport, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Fort Fisher, Cape Fear River, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beaches, Jacksonville, Swansboro & Emerald Isle
Tours and Instruction Reservation Required
March 26th – May 23rd: Everyday by Appointment, Weekends 8am-5pm
Labor Day – October: Everyday by Appointment, Weekends 8am-5pm
November – March: Closed Except by Appointment