If you’ve never tried kayaking it’s a water sport you should consider. Vacations are a great time to try new activities and this is one just about anyone can do. It’s peaceful and relaxing. It will also give you a gentle upper body workout, depending on how you paddle and how long you’re out. If you’re experienced in calm water kayaking or white water kayaking you will discover ocean kayaking to be a combination of the two.
You can rent kayaks and go out for an hour or two or for the whole afternoon. It’s a great way to explore the local waterways and inlets if the big ocean is more than you want to tackle. You can put in at Jinks Creek and follow the channel down to Tubbs Inlet. There’s much exploring to be had and if you enjoy nature you’re sure to love kayaking alongside the river banks.
Here are some local businesses where you can rent kayaks and other gear during your stay at Ocean Isle Inn. Stop in to visit them and take a look at what they have available.
17 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach; Tel. (910) 579-1525
A full service rental shop that offers top quality kayaks, surfboards, bikes and stand up paddleboards for rent. The best equipment is serviced each item each time it is returned assuring you a fun-filled vacation. Sit on top kayaks available by the week or two-week period.
Salty’s Surf Shop
12 E First Street, Ocean Isle Beach; Tel. (910) 579-6223
Salty’s has a variety of surf gear and accessories. Their rental fleet includes surfboards, bicycles, kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas. Check out the rental section online to make reservations.
Vacation Equipment Rentals
6741 A Beach Hwy, Ocean Isle Beach; Tel. (910) 575-2700
The Splash I Kayak is 10’ single person vessel and features a full length keel for straight tracking. The Splash II Kayak is a 12’ tandem kayak. Great for paddling on oceans, lakes, bays, and almost anywhere you find water. Also available are surf boards, boggie boards, paddle boards and an assortment of package deals. Rental periods are anywhere from 1 to 28 days.