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A How to Guide for the Best of Ocean Isle- Fall Kayaking

**This blog post was updated on September 13, 2017.**

There are relaxing and restorative properties to rhythmic paddling. As your kayak glides through the waters of Ocean Isle Beach, you get an up-close and personal encounter with the landscape. For a short time, you become one with the coastal tide. There is life below you…an underwater world teaming with fish, dolphins, and crustaceans. And there is life surrounding you…a lush marsh habitat with various species of birds and other wildlife. Experience kayaking for yourself, and use this “How To” guide to help you get started. It’s the perfect past-time for your Ocean Isle Beach vacation. Before you know it, you will be a kayaking expert!

Kayaks 101

Where is the Best Place to Launch and Rent Kayaks

So you’ve decided that you want to go kayaking this fall! What a great choice! Fall is the perfect time to get your feet (and probably your bum also) wet at kayaking the gorgeous waterways of Ocean Isle Beach. If you are lucky enough to own kayaks, and brought them with you, you will need a place to launch your boat. You should be able to carry your kayak onto any of the public beach access areas….if ocean kayaking if your style. Remember to check weather conditions before launching any type of boat, as the weather in eastern North Carolina can change suddenly. If you are looking to paddle some calmer waters, you can launch your kayak at the Ocean Isle Beach, NC Wildlife Ramp. It is free to use, and located at 67 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. During the week, motor boat traffic will be at a minimum, so consider going when it is the least busy.

Want to try kayaking but you don’t have your own boat? No problem! There are several choices for kayak rental in Ocean Isle Beach. If you would like a kayak delivered straight to your door, for a week long rental, then Lighthouse Watersports is the place for you. For $140-$160 (depending on if you want a single or double kayak), you get the boat, life jackets, paddles, free delivery & pick-up, and a short instruction. If you need to rent a rack for your vehicles, that is only $10 more.

If you prefer to rent by the hour, and launch on site…then Blue Planet Watersports is the your best bet. There is also Summertime Adventure Tours, who offer kayak fishing, adventure, and twilight tours. They can even customize a tour especially for you and your crew! If paddle boards are more your style, can also check out Surf Unlimited and Salty’s Surf Shop.

Put It In the Boat

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What do you Need to Take Along on Your Kayak Trip?

You are going to need to do some light packing before your great kayak adventure begins. All the essential equipment will be supplied by the rental company (boat, paddle, lifejacket), but you will be responsible for providing a few other things that will ensure you have an enjoyable kayaking experience. Here is a list, detailing additional recommendations for a great day on the water.

Kayak Fun

How to Make the Most of Your Paddling Adventure

If you are new to kayaking, then your rental company will be happy to explain anything you need to know about paddling. But here are a few quick instructions to get you started.
Are you ready for a fall kayaking adventure? If you are looking for a vacation rental to go with that week long kayak rental…then Williamson Realty Vacationswill be happy to help! Book your fall getaway today!
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