Kayak Tours in Beaufort NC

Rachel Carson Reserve

Beaufort Paddle’s waterfront marina and facility is located just a short paddle across Taylor’s Creek from this amazing marine and wildlife reserve. Wild horses play in the dunes and dolphins may swim alongside you. Your knowledgeable guides will give you the history and ecology of this beautiful, pristine island and tidal waters.

Bird Shoals

Part of the Rachel Carson Reserve, Bird Shoals is another fascinating part of our tour. Depending on the time of year, you’ll bear witness to an abundance of aquatic life, various species of birds, and the picturesque shoreline of Bird Shoals.

Historic Old Town Beaufort Waterfront

You’ll cruise parallel to the historic waterfront among yachts from all over the world. And while doing so, your guide will provide you with some of the colorful history and lore of Beaufort.

Weather/tide permitting, all tours include all three vistas. If it’s too windy for Beaufort, there are alternate areas to paddle, every bit as interesting.

Advance Reservations Required

  • Call Beaufort Paddle directly to book at (252) 725-3065. Be sure to tell them you are staying at the Beaufort Hotel.
  • Visit the Beaufort Paddle website for information, schedules, and pricing.


Images provided by Beaufort Paddle.

Drive Time
9 min.
Distance from Hotel
4.6 miles

Locals Recommend

“What a great tour! This was the highlight of our vacation! The guide was excellent.”

Where your Outer Banks adventure begins.

Situated on ten acres, the Beaufort Hotel is offers the privacy of a boutique hotel within minutes to some of the best experiences you’ll enjoy on the Southern Outer Banks.

During your stay, discover, experience, and explore Beaufort – named the “Best Small Town for Adventure” in America by USA Today.

The Beaufort Hotel is a private escape that’s close to every kind of adventure you can imagine. We encourage you to explore like a local, as we give you a slice of what it’s like to live here on the Crystal Coast.

Attraction Details

Need to Know

  • Family-Friendly
  • Groups Welcome

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