Will my kid stand up on the first day? ABSOLUTELY! Both Private and Group Surf Lessons last 90 minutes and offer ample time and instruction to get everyone up on their feet and riding a wave. Plus, kids are waaaay faster at this stuff than grown-ups.
What’s the difference between Private Lessons and Group Lessons Private Lessons($100/person) are required for children under 10 years-old. This ensures one-on-one attention and lots of encouragement. Parents may watch from the shore or out in the waves.
Group Lessons($75/person) never match more than 3 surfers to an instructor. So, while not one-on-one, there’s still lots of close instruction.
Surfboards are included in the cost of all lessons.
Can I just rent a board? Of course! We offer board rentals hourly($20), daily($50), and weekly($150).
What about Paddleboarding ‘SUP! We got you covered. The same great team at East Beach Access #42 can get you set-up with a Paddleboard. Super fun for those days when the ocean is calm, paddleboarding provides a great, full-body workout.
We have been preparing to make your return as safe and enjoyable as possible. We are taking health precautions and doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our team, our island community, and you.
Some of our new health and safety measures include: reduced capacity in stores, take-out only at Delphnina Cantina, order-ahead at Sandpiper Coffee Shop, outside distance seating at Luna Forest and Will o’ the Wisp, cleaning and masks for all team members at all locations.
You haven’t really seen Bald Head Island until you’ve seen it from a kayak. The ferry terminal and the beach may be what first comes to mind, but the creek and marsh are the soul of Bald Head Island. On the creek that traces the island's interior you’ll find majestic trees, tranquil marsh grass, a haven for wildlife, and a perspective that will redefine Bald Head Island for anyone willing to venture out.
When it comes to kayaking on Bald Head Island, we’ve got you covered. With 36 years experience renting kayaks and canoes, you can’t go wrong with us.
When can we go kayaking? We offer guided kayak excursions 7 days a week. We launch at high tide and at low tide between 8:45am and 3:30pm. These launch times offer the optimum paddling experience. We also host a VERY POPULAR paddle that launches just before sunset on the full moon.
Do I need to bring my own life jacket? No. We provide EVERYTHING you’ll need to safely and confidently kayak. The kayak, the paddle, a fitted life jacket, and assistance with launching and disembarking. We take care of every detail.
Do I need to make a reservation for the Full Moon Kayak? YES! This may be one of the most popular activities on the entire island. We post the schedule begin taking reservations for the Full Moon Guided Paddle XX[days/weeks] before each full moon. You can make
What if I’ve never paddled a kayak before? We LOVE introducing beginners to paddling. Our kayaks are stable and sturdy, and all tours proceed at a pace that’s easy to manage. And if you get tuckered out, well… you wouldn’t be the first person we’ve towed back to the dock.
Do I have to do a Guided Tour? Absolutely not. We offer self-guided options that are perfect for the experienced kayaker, or those wanting a shorter/longer trip. Our staff will help you on the dock and provide you with a map to navigate the creek on your own.
What about Ocean Kayaking? Feeling adventurous, eh? We got you covered. Pickup your Ocean Kayak from our shop at 96 Keelson Row in the marina district. Our staff will load the kayak on top of your golf cart and explain the best access points to launch from on the island. This is a perfect option for adventurous paddlers looking to hit the water outside of our designated launch times, or for multiple day rentals.
At its core, Riverside Adventure Company is all about family. Our business philosophy is simple: celebrate all the magic, mystery, and adventure that is Bald Head Island. From Plunkett and myself to every one of the over 1,100 staff members we've hired since we first began, we're committed to making your family's time on this island exciting and memorable. We can't wait to welcome you (or welcome you back)!