If you’re planning a stay in historic Wilmington, NC, make sure to make time for a few hours of kayaking in unique spots all over the city. The easier and most obvious are the meandering sea paths on the sound side of Wrightsville Beach where island hopping and swimming holes abound. The birding is consistently incredible and if you’re lucky you might just spy a pod of dolphin.
But if the salt water isn’t calling you, perhaps a more brackish go at the twists and turns of Cape Fear River tributaries might float your actual boat, uh, kayak. Alligators lurk on the banks at the right times and Osprey nests loom at every bend. It’s a trip down Spanish moss lanes of old. We use a super easy public park put in the feels like a secret not the even the locals know of.
Greenfield Lake also provides gators and scenery a bit more convenient to downtown (just a few minutes from Wilmington’s hub of nightlight and shopping). It’s picturesque as can be (turtles are just about everywhere) and with a little more feeling of people around, but not crowded by any means.
Single Kayak - $40 | $60 | $80 | $180
Tandem Kayak - $50 | $70 | $90 | $225
Paddleboard - $40 | $50 | $70 | $180
Fishing Kayak - $50 | $70 | $90 | $225
Shark Tooth Island
3 hour (minimum): $65/single, $80/tandem 1/2 day (4 hours): $75/single, $90/tandem
Giant SUP And Fishing SUP - call for pricing
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all rentals include : kayak or paddle board delivery and pick up, PFDs, paddles, instruction, suggestions, laminated map, safety whistles, camaraderie & fun half day is 4 hrs. / full is 24 hrs. / week is 7 days • tax not included • Adventure Tours may incur extra charges
New in ’20 – Our GIANT SUP Megalodon Paddleboard! An absolute blast for families, team building, parties, or just stone cold chilling. Yoga on board, picnic on the water, multiple adults easily paddling together, huge waterbed , floating dock…you decide. And, of course, kids will never, ever tire of it – Guaranteed. More here.
Give a gift of experience! WKC Gift Certificates are available anytime. Just give us a call and we’ll set you up with some thoughtful, unique gifting.
You know, the birding here is amazing! Request one of our waterproof Birds of the Southeast Coast maps and see how many you can identify on your journey – Super fun!