Get out and explore with an introduction to kayaking Eco-tour, one of our many half day kayak adventures, or go big with a full day expedition. All of our groups are small in size ensuring a personalized experience. Our guides will show you the hidden coast of Carolina Beach State Park (just south of Wilmington NC), Hammocks Beach State Park (in Swansboro NC), Topsail Beach’s Permuda Island Reserve, or you can try one of our off-site Eco-adventures.
Kayaking, and paddle boarding North Carolina’s coastal State Parks and Reserves is a great way to experience their natural wonders. Dolphins and beautiful shorebirds often join our kayak tours. You might even spot a loggerhead sea turtle sticking its head up to say “Hi”. Paddle NC wants to share this amazing experience, so go kayaking or stand up paddleboarding (SUP) with us and have your best day ever.
Check out Paddle NC’s rental program if you don’t want to haul your gear to the beach or just want to try our equipment. We have all new gear and can outfit you with the right kayak to fit your needs. Pick from a single, tandem, or specialized fishing kayak for your personalized adventure. If you are hooked on the new stand up paddleboard (SUP) craze let Paddle NC help you get on the water with one of our new paddleboards.
Sometimes all you need to is a map, some local advice, a kayak and time on the water. With our kayak and SUP rentals you can turn your day into a vacation, and make your own adventure, so reserve your kayak or paddle board today.
Once kayaking and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has evolved from an occasional dip in the water to your new favorite pastime, we want to help get you going. Your skills will advance quickly with Paddle NC’s, Fluid Motion Paddling School. Taught by American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors, our classes offer the best quality training for you, your friends and your family. We evaluate your paddling needs and adapt to your learning style.
Taking the next step has never been easier. You’ll be amazed how much your kayaking or SUP skills improve. We offer courses for the novice as well as experienced paddlers. No matter what your skill level you can advance with Paddle NC’s Fluid Motion Paddling School.
Paddle NC is proud to start offering rentals at Carolina Beach State Park. We offer beach cruisers, adult tricycles, tandem and kids bikes.
Biking at the beach is one of the greatest joys of summer. Carolina Beach offers leisurely riding with lots of nature viewing and an easy ride to the Carolina Beach boardwalk. For boaters passing through, we offer adult tricycles with baskets making it easy to provision while staying in the marina.
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 Require Reservations
Hours of Operation:
March: Open by appointment only
April 11 – Memorial Day: Open on the weekends 9-5, during the week by appointment
Memorial Day – Labor Day: 9-6, 7 days a week
Labor Day – Oct 20: weekends 9-5, during the week by appointment
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