Paddling

Learn about Paddling in our Kayaking, Canoeing, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding; beginner, intermediate and advanced programs.

Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking, May 14th
(18+, 14+ with an adult) Spend a day on the river learning fundamental whitewater kayaking skills and river safety. Our American Canoe Association (ACA) instructors will discuss paddling strokes, “reading a river,” equipment selection, and basic river rescue. This exciting beginner clinic prepares you to paddle on your own and will familiarize you with nearby river access points, outfitters, and more. All equipment, leadership, and transportation are provided. Participants must be able to swim and complete a wet exit from the kayak before heading downstream.

Date: May 14th (9am-5pm)WW Kayaking-Yellow Paddle-rounded
Registration Fee: $39
Departure Location: Public Works
Register: Here!

Date: July 9th (9am-5pm)
Registration Fee: $39
Departure Location: Public Works
Register: Here!

 

Sunset SUP at Carvins Cove, May 26th
(18+, 10+ with adult) Join us for an evening paddle to learn the basics of Stand Up Paddleboarding. We will have you up and paddling off into the sunset in no time. Equipment and leadership provided, transportation from town optional. Participants must be able to swim.

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Date: May 26th (6-8pm)
Registration Fee: $20
Meeting Location: Public Works/Carvins Cove
Register by May 24th
Register: Here!

 

 

Bear Island Sea Kayaking, June 16-20th
(18+,10+ with adult) Sea kayaking among the North Carolina Outer Banks is second to none. Spend your time island hopping and camping on the beach listening to the sound of the waves crashing and the sand crabs scurrying about. Bear island is located in Hammocks Beach State Park, it is a three mile long undeveloped barrier island only accessible by boat. Join us and explore the paddling trails leading in and out of marshes around Bear and Huggins Island. Bear Island is a fantastic place for wildlife spotting including loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins and white-tailed deer. Huggins Island is known for its maritime swamp forest which is globally rare and home to civil war history, lush forests and lots of migratory birds. Transportation, leadership, food while on the island (not during travel), group cooking gear and Sea Kayaks and gear provided. Participants must provide own tents and sleeping systems.

Date: June 16th-20thBEACHED KAYAK IN THE SUN-rounded
Price: $179
Meeting Location: Public Works
Last Day to Register: June 1st
Register: Here!

 

 

Learn to SUP, dates below
Come learn everything you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. “SUP”. Our American Canoe Associated (ACA) certified instructor will help you learn one on one, the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and other techniques. Courses will be held on calm water, and no experience is necessary. Come with us to learn one of the fastest growing paddle sports in the world. All equipment, leadership and transportation are provided. Participants must be able to swim.

Date: Register By: Register:
May 25th May 23rd Here!
June 2nd May 31st Here!
July 25th July 22nd Here!
Aug 16th* Aug 12th Here!

PaddlingTime: 6-8pm, * 5:45pm-7:45pm
Price: $30
Location: Carvins Cove Boat Dock

 

 

Evening Sea Kayaking at the Cove, July, 21st
(18+,10+ with adult) Join us for an evening paddle to learn the basics of Sea Kayaking and explore the Cove. We will have you up and paddling off into the sunset in no time. Equipment and leadership provided, transportation from town optional. Participants must be able to swim.

Date: July 21st (6-8pm)Sea Kayaks-rounded
Price: $15
Location: Carvins Cove Boat Dock
Last Day to Register: July 18th
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Evening Canoe Excursion, Aug 11th
(18+,10+ with adult) Join us for an evening paddle to learn the basics of Canoeing and explore the Cove. We will have you paddling off into the sunset in no time. Equipment and leadership provided, transportation from town optional. Participants must be able to swim.

Date: August 11th (6-8pm)Carvins Cove Canoeing- rounded
Price: $15
Location: Carvins Cove Boat Dock
Last Day to Register: Aug 9th
Register: Here!

 

Beginner Downriver SUP, August 13th 
(18+, 10+ with adult) Stand Up Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports on the market today. It’s a great full body workout, perfect for cross training and exploring your local waterway. Join us for an afternoon trip this summer, learning everything you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. “SUP”. Our American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor will help you learn one on one, the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and other techniques. All equipment, leadership and transportation are provided. Participants must be able to swim.

Date: August 13th (9-5pm)Downriver sup
Price: $39
Location: Meet at Public Works, Paddle the James
Last Day to Register: Aug 10th
Register: Here!