It's no exaggeration to call Southport, North Carolina, a paddler's paradise. Offering access to seemingly endless miles of the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway, Southport is ripe for exploration.
And with fall in the air, there's never been a better time to hit the water. Whether you want to book a guided kayak tour, rent kayaks for the weekend, or just need a place to launch your own craft, you have a lot of great options. Our real estate agents are excited to share their favorite kayak tours and rentals in the Southport area.
- The Adventure Kayak Company - 807 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461
One of the best destinations in Southport for all things kayak-related, The Adventure Kayak Company has been in business for more than 20 years. It's safe to say they have pretty much all of your paddling needs covered. That includes kayak lessons and tours of some of the most scenic spots near Southport homes for sale. Check their website for upcoming paddling trips, including guided tours of scenic Southport spots like Rice Creek and Town Creek.
- Up a Creek Kayaking - Southport, NC 28461
Not only does Up a Creek Kayaking offer kayak rentals in Southport and the surrounding areas, but they'll also deliver and pick up your kayak for free within 15 miles. Half-day, full-day, and multiple-day rentals are available. Owned and operated by a husband and wife dream team of lifelong paddlers, Up a Creek Kayaking also offers exciting guided kayak trips, including Osprey Hunt tours of Beaverdam Creek and Davis Canal tours in the heart of Oak Island.
- Long Beach Paddle Company - 4908 E Yacht Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465
The Oak Island-based Long Beach Paddle Company offers kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals in one of the most beautiful corners of the Carolina coast. You can pick your craft up right at the dock at no extra charge, or have it delivered anywhere on the island for a modest fee. Long Beach Paddle Company also offers guided tours of some of the best local kayaking areas, including Dutchman Creek, Davis Canal, and Sheep Island.
- Riverside Adventure Co. - 10 Marina Wynd, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Bald Head Island, located just across the mouth of the Cape Fear River from Southport, is one of the best places in the area to really unplug. Accessible only by ferry or private boat, the island's backwaters feature mile after mile of picture-perfect kayaking water. Head to Riverside Adventure Co. if you want to rent a kayak (or bike, or surfboard, or beach equipment) during your time on Bald Head Island. There's no better way to explore this unique and wild place.
- Island Dan's - 1609 Swain Dr SW, Oak Island, NC 28465
Overlooking the picturesque shoreline of Oak Island, Island Dan's is a great place to rent a kayak or jump aboard a guided kayak tour. The tours are great for small groups, accommodating up to 5 people as they meander through the canals and backwaters of Oak Island. Expect to see plenty of local wildlife along the way (dolphins are always a possibility) and learn a little bit about the history and ecology of the area. Island Dan's also rents beach equipment, bikes, fishing rods, and tackle.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Southport and the surrounding areas. Our real estate agents are here to help you find your dream home on the North Carolina coast!