Enjoy a guided tour of all the canals throughout the Intracoastal Waterway that can’t be accessed by boat, or plot out your own course via a kayak or stand-up paddle board (SUP) with a rental or excursion from Long Beach Paddle Company. This friendly kayak and SUP specialist can serve as the gateway for a host of adventures, ensuring hours of fun on the Cape Fear’s abundant open water.

This paddle board and kayak center is located on the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway along Yacht Drive, which makes it a convenient destination for Oak Island vacationers to reach. From this launching point, visitors can ease directly into the water, and then immediately start exploring a number of smaller channels and tidal creeks that connect with the main waterway. Kayaks are available on a half day or full day basis, (and are available in single and double varieties), while paddle boards can be rented for four or 24 hours. Guided tours are customized, and are flexible depending on a vacationer’s schedule as well as what the tour-goers would like to explore. Perfect for a breezy day away from the ocean but still on the water, Long Beach Paddle Company is a fine introduction to a world of Oak Island’s innumerable watery adventures.