Posted on 5/12/2020

Kayaking on the Banks

Being surrounded by the water, our little sandbar is jam packed with opportunity for activity. While we are known for our oceanfront, there are beautiful beaches and waterways to be explored in addition to the shore. Kayaking is a great way to experience these calmer waters. It's a great way to find new areas and get a new perspective on the OBX. Navigate through salt marshes, sanctuaries, estuaries, maritime forests, and the Alligator River. The possibilities are endless!

The great part about kayaking the Outer Banks is that our sounds are generally very shallow and calm. This makes it a safe water sport, and it is, in fact, one of the most popular water sports on the Outer Banks. Part of what makes it so popular is its peacefulness and proximity to some sweet wildlife! While kayaking, one can spot a variety of our beautiful bird species, turtles, fish, and potentially dolphin! How neat!

Some folks prefer an early morning kayak excursion, this will allow for ultimate serenity on the water before the hustle and bustle of the day. Morning is ideal for those who may be concerned about the heat. Afternoon and evening excursions will reap the glorious reward of a sunset on the water. Seriously, it is amazing! You won’t want to leave your camera at home for this one.

Ocean kayaking is recommended for the more seasoned paddler. It offers amazing views of the beach, and the potential for some serious fishing. It is to be done with caution. If one is to go out ocean kayaking, they should be very mindful of rip currents and wind.

Ocean kayaking is like other wave riding sports, in that one must be able to paddle through waves, and time it just right. This can be very rewarding with a rush of adrenaline and excitement! One can choose to ride the waves or paddle beyond the breakers and pull out a fishing rod. Many fishermen like to go out on a yak and cast out! Of course, one may also fish from the sound, but ocean kayak fishing has been the craze lately. There are local companies that will provide ocean kayaking lessons to ensure your time on the water is safe and fun!

Kayak Tours

With all of our shoreline from sound front to oceanfront, it’s no surprise that there are a lot of kayaking tour companies available. From Corolla all the way through to Ocracoke, there is no shortage of amazing ecotours. Here are a few worth checking out!

Coastal Kayak
*Southern Shores Realty Guest Perks company. Stay with SSR and receive 10% off your tour!

Kitty Hawk Watersports Located in Nags Head

Outer Banks Kayak Adventures Located in Nags Head

Coastal Explorations Located in Corolla

Kayak Rentals

NorBanks Sailing & Watersports
*Southern Shores Realty Guest Perks company. Stay with SSR and receive 10% off of all activities!

Ocean Atlantic Rentals Various locations, offering delivery

Hatteras Watersports Located in Salvo

Just for the Beach Rentals Located in Corolla

North Beach Watersports Located in Corolla

Southern Shores Realty Rentals

1147 - Soundsets
Private Beach & Dock
Launch Kayak from your own backyard!

1328 - 5th Avenue Coastal Retreat
3 Kayaks on site, no need for rentals!

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