Destination Kayak


North Carolina

Shackleford Banks | Black River | Dan River
An Experience of Interaction and Excitement

North Carolina Kayaking Adventures

Multi-Day Camping Based | Multi-Day Lodge Based | Single Day Kayak Classes

Shackleford Banks

North Carolina barrier islands are a unique awe-inspiring adventure. It is known for the famous “Outer Banks” referring to the multitude of barrier islands off its coast. Shackleford Banks is home to one of the largest herds of wild horses on the Carolina Coast. This is a primitive multi-day trip that has a main focus on experience and relaxation.  It is the perfect place to “set stakes” and spend a few days or more to unwind and reconnect. Take it all in with a shell hunt walk all while sharing this pristine coast with wild horses.

Ancient Cypress

Between the mountains and the coastline of North Carolina hides the oldest recorded living Cypress trees in the world. Nestled in the Black River of North Carolina these (unmarked) trees have been recorded to be over 2000 years old. Take a historic journey through time along this ancient river bed and let your imagination run wild. Listen to nature’s symphony of song birds as you paddle under the canopy of the towering southern swamp timber made up of mostly cypress and tupelo.

Mountain Rivers

One of our most popular trips heads out to the upstate of North Carolina. Nestled in near Hanging Rock State park is a fast, but gentle flowing river with a perfect mix of excitement and scenery. The Dan River is a kayak camping experience where we set up a base camp and explore over 25 miles of the Dan River. This trip includes up to Class II rapids along stretches of this river. The Dan River is known for its scenic views of the mountains which are sometimes obscured by the enchanting high cliff walls edged out by the rivers swift moving waters.