Where to Find Kayak Rentals Around Ocean Isle Beach

This is a beautiful time of year to explore the coastal waters around Ocean Isle Beach by kayak or canoe. Kayaking has become a popular water sport that more and more families are trying their hand at and finding it to be loads of fun for everyone. If you’re an experienced kayaker but haven’t brought your own boat you can rent a single or a tandem kayak from local businesses listed below. If you’re new to kayaking you should take one of the guided kayak tours.

Paddling a kayak is a great way to explore the local rivers, inlets and other waterways. If you enjoy fishing you can even do that from a kayak! If you find the big ocean to be daunting it’s ok to stay closer to shore. Just pay attention to the tides. It’s best to arrange your outing around the two hour window at high tide for easy launching and safe return. Any business renting kayaks will be happy to tell you where you can launch.

Here are some local businesses where you can rent kayaks and other gear during your stay at Ocean Isle Inn. Stop in to visit any of them to take a look at what they have available.

Ocean Isle Beach Kayak Rentals

Summertide Adventure Tours
59 Causeway Dr B, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Tel.: (910) 833-2418

If you’re looking for a fun daytime activity while you’re visiting the area and don’t want to travel far, check out the rentals at Summertide Tours. This business is a short walk from where you’ll be staying with us at Ocean Isle Inn. Half-day and full-day kayak rentals are available on both single and tandem kayaks. Adventure kayak tours, kayak fishing tours, custom kayak tours, and twilight tours in the Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach areas are also available.


Blue Planet Watersports
7156 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Tel.: (910) 579-2628

Blue Planet Watersports provides kayaks, surfboards and paddle boards. A variety of guided tours, SUP lessons, and surf lessons are also available.


Lighthouse Watersports
Lighthouse WaterSports
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Tel.: (910) 444-2394

A small boutique tour operator specializing in smaller guided excursions. A back to basics, a life less complicated touring outfitter celebrating those who love nature, enjoy being active outdoors and embrace the simple life. Offering kayak and boat tours, and kayak and SUP rentals.


Surf Unlimited in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Surf Unlimited
17 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Tel.: (910) 579-1525

A full service rental shop offering top quality kayaks, surfboards, bikes and SUPs for rent. Equipment is serviced every time it is returned assuring you a fun-filled time with no downtime. Sit on top kayaks available by the week or two-week period.


Saltys Surf Shop Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Salty’s Surf Shop
12 East First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Tel.: (910) 579-6223

Salty’s Surf Shop has a wide assortment of surf gear and accessories. Their rental fleet includes surfboards, bicycles, kayaks, beach chairs, umbrellas and more. Check out their full rental section on their site and be sure to make reservations.


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