OUR TEAM IS READY TO WELCOME YOU BACK
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.
See you soon!
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.
TO RESERVE YOUR KAYAK
Call us - 910.457.6844
Email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Click HERE for the Bald Head Island Tide Chart
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.
Our family's presence on Bald Head Island dates back to 1983, when the Mitchel Family purchased the island and infused new vitality and vision into its development. What began as a weekend bicycle and canoe rental operation, Riverside Adventure has grown over 38 years to include restaurants (Delphina, Sandpiper, and Will O' the Wisp), retail (Riverside Adventure, Friendly Fox, and The Sail Shop), outdoor recreation (Bike Rentals, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Sailing, and Fishing), and family entertainment (Sunset Celebration, The Ghost-Walk, and Children’s Treasure Hunt).