Wilmington Kayak Rentals

Serving Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and the rest of the Carolina Coast.

Wilmington Kayak Rentals

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Kayak Carolina specializes in kayak rentals and tours in the Wilmington and greater Cape Fear region. We offer free delivery to Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, and Fort Fisher. Your next adventure is just a click away!

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Kayak Rental - Zeke's Island

Kayak Rental: ZEKE’S ISLAND


Cost: $55-$105 Per Kayak
Duration: 1-6 Hours (or Full Day)
Launch Point: Zeke’s Island Reserve

Zeke’s Island ventures out into the flat water of the Fort Fisher basin where there is little or no boat traffic, perfect for kayakers of all ages and skill levels! As part of the Colonial Waterbirds Nesting Area and National Estuarine Research Reserve, this salt marsh is 8,000 acres and hosts a wide variety of bird, marine, and plant life, providing a unique nature experience you can only get in a kayak.

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Town Creek Kayak Rental - Winnabow, NC

Kayak Rental: TOWN CREEK


Cost: $55-$105 Per Kayak
Duration: 1-6 Hours (or Full Day)
Launch Point: New Brunswick Nature Park

Brunswick Nature Park is located off River Road, about 10 miles from Leland. There is a kayak launch and hiking and biking trails. The NC Coastal Land Trust purchased the land in 2004 to donate it as a public nature park! Discover this picturesque waterway’s natural beauty and rich history, including 912 acres of undeveloped wilderness. Glide past amazing ghost forests that are commonly found in marsh habitats with dead or dying trees caused by increased salinity due to sea level rise. Town Creek is a great way to observe wildlife in their natural habitat, such as the American alligator and several birds, such as the yellow-crowned night heron. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler, Town Creek is an unparalleled adventure for all.

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Kayak Rental - Shark's Tooth Island



Cost: $55-$140 Per Kayak
Duration: 1-6 Hours (or Full Day)
Launch Point: River Road Park

Search for real shark teeth and fossils at Shark’s Tooth Island! This small island in the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina, is one of the best places to search for real shark teeth, fossils, and similar artifacts! Located between Carolina Beach and Wilmington, this island on the river holds some of the coolest natural artifacts you’ll find in the area. Kayaking in this area of the Cape Fear River is fantastic for kayakers of all ages because it’s relatively shallow waters, a light paddle, and you are able to stop and get out on foot on Sharks Tooth Island, Keg Island, and some other nearby dot islands!

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Kayak Rental - Masonboro



Cost: $55-$105 Per Kayak 
Duration: 1-6 Hours (or Full Day)
Launch Point: Trail’s End County Park

Masonboro Island is the largest undisturbed barrier island along the southern part of the North Carolina coast, approximately five miles southeast of Wilmington. Paddle through the calm, flatwater salt marsh creeks behind the island. Get out at a secluded spot and walk along the footpath and explore the 8 miles of uninhabited beach at a secluded spot. Perfect for beachcombing, relaxing, and taking in the views of this hidden treasure.

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How To Prepare


  • You’re provided a kayak, a paddle, and a life jacket for each paid seat. Each person in a tandem kayak will also receive a paddle and life jacket.
  • Phones are welcome, but please secure them in a Ziploc bag as we cannot be responsible for lost items.
  • Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.
  • We recommend avoiding flip-flops. Please wear shoes that are secured to your feet. You should wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and dirty.
  • Water levels on this tour tend to remain around 6 inches to 4 feet deep, but this can vary.
  • Bring bottled water and a soft lunch box with snacks that can be tucked away within your kayak.

About Our Kayak Tours

Kayak Carolina offers kayak rentals and tours in the Wilmington area, including Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, and Fort Fisher. Our kayak rentals range from 1 to 6 hours or Full Day rental, which is a great option for those looking for all-day fun.

About our Rentals

Each kayak rental includes:

  • Delivery
  • Seatbacks
  • Paddle
  • Personal Floatation Device
  • Trail map
  • Instruction (if desired)

About our Fleet

Our Kayak rental fleet includes:

  • Single sit-on-top kayaks
  • Single cockpit kayaks
  • Double sit-on-top kayaks
  • Double cockpit kayaks

    Whether you’re looking for kayak rentals near you or would like to take a guided tour of the Wilmington area’s beautiful waterways, Kayak Carolina is here to serve your kayaking needs! We proudly serve Carolina and Kure Beach, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and the rest of the Carolina Coast.

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