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Coastal Kayak Touring Company

1240 Duck Rd, Unit 116, Duck, NC 27949-4569
+1 252-441-3393
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Kayak Tours with Joe are always the highlight of a week at the Outer Banks!

Yesterday was our 16th (I think) kayak tour with Joe. Our first excursion was to the Alligator... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sentientbeing2018
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Alexandria, Virginia
Beautiful kayak

We had a beautiful morning paddle, saw lots of birds, and learned a lot about the history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MelissaNew2
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Denver, Colorado
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Coastal Kayak Touring Company named a National Geographic Top 100 America's Best Adventures. We offer Kayak Tours & Stand Up Paddle Board Tours from Corolla to Duck to Kitty Hawk, Hatteras Island, and the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge...Our tours are perfect for all ages and experience.
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1240 Duck Rd, Unit 116, Duck, NC 27949-4569
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Yesterday was our 16th (I think) kayak tour with Joe. Our first excursion was to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (highly recommend) with the entire family - from a four year old to the grandparents. It was the highlight of our week, and we...More

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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for 16 years of support. Taking you guys out each year reminds me of why I started this business in 1999. Your family gets it! See you next year & please send those epic sunset pictures (joe@coastalkayak.org).

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a beautiful morning paddle, saw lots of birds, and learned a lot about the history of the area. Loved the small waterways we were guided through! So scenic and peaceful.

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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for you awesome review. We look forward to taking you out on the water on your next visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Alligator River tour with Jonathan as our guide. What a great time. He was very informative about the wildlife and the history of the city that used to be there. He was very patient as we were a very inexperienced group of...More

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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review. Jonathan is very knowledgeable about all the wildlife. He has been such a valuable addition to our team with his background in biology and research with snakes & reptiles. He has also been an active birder since the age of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a group of 6 out for a SUP tour with Joe at Pea Island. As we were staying in Avon we didn't want to travel too far north and Joe and Theresa were great setting up something that worked for us. The tour...More

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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice review & joining me at Pea Island on Stand Up Paddleboards. We have been having some fabulous tours there this season, seeing so many skate, stingray, and birds! We hope to see you on your next visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Pine Island Audobon tour. Ben was our guide. Everything was great from the customer service when I called and spoke to Theresa to the kayak tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the property and kayaking. My son and daughter 9 and...More

Thank Andrea H
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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. I am very impressed that your nine year old was able to complete the tour in her own kayak. Possible future kayak guide at Coastal Kayak?

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the sunset kayak/stand up paddle board tour of Pine Island. Joe was our guide for the trip. Joe was extremely knowledgeable of the local wildlife as well as the history of the area. He was a fantastic and patient tour...More

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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. You guys were awesome paddlers & congrats on getting married.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We booked two trips with Coastal. One was to the beautiful Pine Island Marsh Area (National Audubon Society trip) and the other was to Alligator River. Both were absolutely excellent and worth every cent we spent on them. We liked Alligator River a bit more...More

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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you for the kind words and review. The pictures you posted of the alligators were most impressive. Next time do the Alligator River tour at sunset and we should be able to find some bear on the drive home. We look forward to your...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

I was down in the Outer Banks for a fun weekend getaway by myself and am so glad I stumbled upon this tour. My tour guide, Jake, was fantastic! He was young and energetic and obviously passionate about nature. He even shared with me it...More

Thank Katherine C
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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

I am glad you enjoyed your tour with Jake, and love your description of Jake’s passion for nature and his ability to share this with others. We hope to see you on another tour on your next visit.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

What a great adventure. One does not know their pucker factor until you are on the water with alligators floating in front of you.

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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

So true! I am glad you enjoyed your tour.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Finally a nice day to be outdoors on the water. We met our tour at the Walgreens at mile marker 9 and it was just easier to ride in the van for transport ($5pp and so worth it). We got a little history of the...More

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Joe O, Owner at Coastal Kayak Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for the nice review & joining me at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Your son’s questions were spot on. As a guide, we love interacting with our guests. Perhaps he will be one of our future guides.

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bjmact
1 July 2018|
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Response from Joe O | Property representative |
Yes, mid October is my favorite time of year to kayak here on the Outer Banks. Our only tour NOT available then in our Pine Island Audubon tour because of duck hunting season. We hope to see you then & please call with all... More
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Mary K
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on Allegation river they have both a dock and the waters edge. the guide assists you for the launch. great trip!
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