Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest Kayak Tour

Kitty Hawk, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Herman

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

The Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Kayak Tour is hands down one of the best family ecotours experiences to be had on the islands of the OBX. A beginner friendly environment explores a calm, glassy creek that meanders through the natural glory of one of North Carolina’s largest track of deciduous maritime forest habitat.

LOCATION: 6150 North Croatan HWY , Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

2 Hour Experience

Beginner Friendly Tour
Search for osprey, egrets, herons. turtles and maybe river otter
Safe, fun & educational
Quality Sit In Kayaks
Available year round
Other things to note
Get ready for a fun, safe and educational time on the water.
The Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Kayak Tour is hands down one of the best family ecotours experiences to be had on the islands of the OBX. A beginner friendly environment explores a calm, glassy creek that meanders through the natural glory of one of North Carolina’s largest track of deciduous maritime forest habitat.

LOCATION: 6150 North Croatan HWY , Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

2 Hour Experience

Beginner Friendly T…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Kayaks, Life Jackets, First Aid Kit and Rescue equipment.

Meet your host, Herman

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I have been working or playing in the outdoors all my life. I grew up surfing in Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks as a kid. As a teenager I worked for the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service as an oceanfront lifeguard, which gave me basic first aid and safety skills and cultivated a deep awareness, respect and understanding of the ocean.

After high school I started my surfing travels and have since surfed Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, the Canary Islands, Australia, Indonesia, Barbados and Canada.
I have been working or playing in the outdoors all my life. I grew up surfing in Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks as a kid. As a teenager I worked for the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service as an oceanfront lifeguard, which gave me basic first aid and safety skills and cultivated a deep awareness, respect and understanding of the ocean.

After high school I started my surfing travels and have since surfed Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Spain, Morocco,…
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Where you'll be

The Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Kayak Tour will explore the Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Preserve in Kitty Hawk, NC. The Reserve encompasses a total of 1,824 acres and is bordered by Currituck Sound on the west, and Kitty Hawk Bay to the south, which contain the Reserve’s Kitty Hawk Bay Islands. Kitty Hawk Woods hosts several globally rare plant communities, including Maritime Deciduous Forest, Maritime Swamp Forest, and Interdunal Ponds.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 132 reviews.

Nati
September 2021
Great time. First kayaking for me and I absolutely loved it. Olivia was a great guide. It did feel a lil shorter than what I thought but other than that great!
Stephanie
September 2021
Our family had a great time! My son and I shared a kayak and found it to be really easy to get around in. Our guide Victoria was great and very helpful too! Would recommend this experience to friends and definitely do it again!
Jj
August 2021
Great tour out on the water - slow pace and plenty of breaks in the shade from the beating sun. Reasonably priced and would recommend!
Damesha
August 2021
This experience was everything. My husbandhas been talking about kayaking for the last year and this was perfect for our honeymoon. We really enjoyed this excursion. He'stalked about it all day. Easy to remember instructions were given and Victoria was always around to help if you found needed her.
Kathleen
August 2021
This experience was amazing!! It was so peaceful and our tour guide Victoria was amazing! She was so sweet and made conversation with everyone! Everything ran very smoothly and the trail was beautiful. 10/10 recommend especially if it’s with Victoria!! Great value!
Shawn
August 2021
Great Experience with kayaking. If you are not new to this, go on the alligator one. This one is a bit for the new kayakers, but the tour guide was great so it was good enough for me!

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring a bathing suite, shoes you don’t mind getting wet, hat sunscreen, sunglasses, water, waterbug spray, and a towel.