Located On The Water,
At Topsail Island,Beach Access #2 Sound Side
2976 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach
Located right on Topsail Beach, all of our kayak and paddle board (SUP) tour groups are small and personalized
Kayak or SUP Topsail Island’s Permuda Island Nature Preserve with North Carolina’s premier paddle sports company Paddle NC. This pristine area is ideal for all level kayak and paddle boarders looking for flat water and calm conditions. All of our tours leave from the sound side of Topsails Beach Access #2. The launch area is easy to use, and surrounding water is sheltered from wind and boat traffic. We always cater our trips to the guest creating a personalized experience based on your interests.
Our guided kayak and paddle board (SUP) tours turn your day into an adventure as you paddle where Native Americans and early European settlers once called home. The Permuda Island Nature Preserve is home to a variety of shorebirds and wildlife. The calm waters of the salt marsh act as a nursery for a variety of sea life making it an ideal location for nature lovers. If your interests are local history, wildlife viewing, paddling improvement, or just getting out on the water with the family our tours are tailored perfectly for you.
24 Hour Cancellation Policy
Sandals, or Other Footwear that can get wet, 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
Topsail Beach Kayak Eco-Tour
Escape the crowds of Topsail Beach and see the real North Carolina Coast on your guided kayak tour. Your naturalist guide will explain the historical and environmental wonders of the beautiful Permuda Island Nature Preserve and salt marsh Eco-system. We often see bottle nose dolphins, ospreys, and the occasional bald eagle along with other wildlife. Logger head turtles are also known to pop their heads up for some fresh air during their nesting season. This is our most popular kayak 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.
Topsail Beach Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Jump into the exciting new sport of stand up paddle boarding with one of our SUP intro classes right here on Topsail Beach. Paddle NC’s sheltered on the water location is the perfect environment to start SUPing. 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 about two hours, and will hook you on the sport.
Topsail Beach 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.
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