To see a totally different side of the Outer Banks, slip back into the marsh creeks and coves on a kayak. Kitty Hawk Kites offers kayak tours leaving from several locations, including the Manteo waterfront, Kitty Hawk, Alligator River, Pea Island, Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Corolla. Guides point out features of the area ecology and wildlife and talk about the history of the Outer Banks. One tour that we highly recommend is the Alligator River Tour through the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge on the mainland; the meeting place is about a 20-minute drive inland from Manteo. You must make advance reservations for guided kayak tours. Tandem and single kayaks are also available for rent beginning at $39 per day, and standup paddleboards can be rented daily or weekly.
Kitty Hawk Kites’ Kayak Tours
Various locations throughout Outer Banks, Nags Head