Take an easy-going cruise into one of coastal North Carolina’s fastest growing and most popular sports, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), with a visit to Barrier Island Excursions. Located close to Downtown Southport and Oak Island, and utilizing the calm and quiet waters of Dutchman Creek which is found just off the Intracoastal Waterway, this sporting oasis is a fun destination for experienced paddle boarders and newcomers alike to explore the hidden natural gems of the Cape Fear region.

A wide variety of tours are available for paddle boarders, including guided stand-up paddle board tours that wind through the local estuaries on the outskirts of Oak Island and Southport, or which take to the ocean to check out the rolling waves and overhead pelicans. For more adventurous explorers, Barrier Island Excursions also offers Boat and Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Combo Tours, which cruise through the Intracoastal Waterway to prime wildlife-watching destinations, as well as scenic boat cruises, which introduce newcomers to the stunning open waters that are found just off the mainland. Ideal for active visitors, sporty vacationers, and photographers who’d rather sit back and enjoy the scenery, Barrier Island Excursions effectively offers a wealth of adventures to the Cape Fear’s hidden gems that are accessible to patrons of all tastes and styles.

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