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Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest Kayak Tour

Kitty Hawk, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Herman

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

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…

Herman's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Kayaks, Life Jackets, First Aid Kit and Rescue equipment.
From $39
/ person
Mon, Jan 25
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$39 per person
$39 per person
Wed, Jan 27
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Fri, Jan 29
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person

Meet your host, Herman

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 33 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 4.91 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Chad
November 2020
Our guide was Scotty, and he did a wonderful job! He managed a group of 17 or 18 on this tour and was able to help us despite this being our first time ever kayaking.
Maggie
November 2020
Great experience of kayaking in a paradise place. The kayak tour took a bit longer than expected but overall is a great experience.
Natalie
November 2020
Make sure you take a camera, we wished we did! Beautiful and easy kayaking, perfect for families and beginners or just those that enjoy relaxing in nature.
Pamela
October 2019
Very relaxing. Herman was a really nice guy and my husband and I felt very comfortable. The weather was perfect and we learned some interesting things about the local wildlife.
Laxmi
September 2019
Great calming paddle. We saw turtles, cormorant, and a swimming crab. Herman our guide was very knowledgeable about the ecosystem and told fun animal encounter stories.
Cara
September 2019
Great kayak tour for beginners. We saw many painted turtles, a water snake and a cormorant. Lovely foliage. Some tight spots due to downed trees. Herman was very helpful and patient.

Choose from available dates

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  • Mon, Jan 25
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $39 per person
  • Wed, Jan 27
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Mon, Feb 1
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $39 per person
  • Wed, Feb 3
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Fri, Feb 5
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Mon, Feb 8
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $39 per person
  • Wed, Feb 10
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $45 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note 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 canceled 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.