Barrier Island Kayaks, Swansboro

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Kayaking / Canoeing · Boat Tour
Guided Trips: Reservations required, Children 9 and under are half price.

BEAR ISLAND is the most popular paddling destination on the East Coast. Leaving from our outpost in Swansboro, Bear Island is a perfect trip for both beginner and advanced paddlers. On this paddle you will encounter a wide variety of wildlife through the quiet salt marsh and tidal creeks. Dolphin sightings are a common occurrence. (Trip times: 8:30AM - 1PM - $55 per person)

ECO TOUR is a two hour excursion that allows you to witness the beauty of a pristine marine environment up close and personal. Paddling through tidal creeks to reach Sharks Tooth Island, you will encounter dolphins, Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Black Skimmers and Osprey. The perfect trip for the family. Beaching our boats at Sharks Tooth Island is a favorite among many! (Trip times: 9AM, 11AM, 1PM - $40 per person)

CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE: This is truly one of the best kayak trips on the East Coast. Leaving from Harkers Island, you will paddle across protected waters to reach 56 miles of undeveloped beaches. As you travel along the protected, yet untamed coastline, you will encounter feral horses, dolphins, and a diversity of sea birds. This trip includes a visit to the famous Cape Lookout Lighthouse. (* Call for reservations - weather permitting. $80 per person)

Rentals: Single kayak: Two hour rental $30

Half day (4-6 hours) $40

Full day $55

Double Kayaks: Two hour rental $40

Half day $55

Full day $70

Weekly rental prices vary
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  • We chose an early morning ( because it was so hot) 2.5 hr guided kayak tour . There were 8 total in the tour, 4 in our group and 3 others in another plus our guide. I liked how you could chose the.....  more »
  • Our family took the easy paddle (10 min) to Shark Tooth Island and found about 15 teeth after hunting for about an hour and a half. It was definitely a fun trip and the kayaks were great!  more »

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