Located On The Water, Across from Kerr Street Park
Discover Jacksonville’s Natural Side
Now open at 15 Kerr St. Downtown Jacksonville
All kayak and paddle board (SUP) tour groups are small and personalized.
In the heart of Jacksonville lies a natural wonder full of hidden beauty and wildlife. The New river is a surprising getaway waiting to be explored by kayak and paddle board hidden in your backyard. If it’s your first time paddling a kayak or SUP, or you’re an accomplished waterman, Paddle NC’s newest location is the amazing place to paddle.
Otters, deer, osprey and other birds of prey frequent the area paddled on our paddle board and kayak tour. If you are new to the sport of kayaking and paddle boarding or just want to learn more about the natural world and history of Jacksonville, one of our two-hour tours is for you.
Located right on the water we have everything you need for the perfect day on the water, so there is no need to transport gear to or from our site. Paddle NC offers the highest quality kayak and paddle board rentals, tours, and instruction with ACA trained staff and all new, high-quality equipment . We invite you to join us exploring this amazing location paddling the beautifully sheltered water of Jacksonville’s New river.
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
We begin with a quick lesson to teach you the basics and improve your form, then hit the water for a relaxing trip down-river. This kayak Eco-tour teams with a surprising amount of wildlife and close shore viewing as you kayak down a small tributary and encircle a small island with historic structures and osprey nests. If you want a relaxing kayak trip in a beautiful area full a wildlife this is the trip for you. 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 paddleboarding 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. River wildlife and shorebirds frequent the area as they chase fish feeding in the shallows. We paddle along small inlets lining the river as we make our way up river on this amazing placid water kayak trip. This kayak tour is approximately six to seven 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
Hours of Operation for Jacksonville NC:
April-Memorial Day: Weekends 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday by Appointment
Memorial Day-Labor Day: Wednesday-Sunday 8am-6pm, Monday & Tuesday by Appointment
Labor Day – October: Every Day by Appointment, Weekends 8am-5pm
November – March: Closed Except by Appointment
Tours and Instruction Require Reservations
Other Location Hours Differ Slightly, Please Call
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