Outer Banks Paddleboard Eco Tour
This area is a great place to go paddleboarding. The Outer Banks paddleboard tour leads you down the coast on a paddleboard with your whole tour group or family. The paddleboard is easy to ride, and you are taught about the paddleboard when you arrive. Your kids can get on a paddleboard that is the right size for them, and they can come along to survey the coast.
The Outer Banks have misty waters and heavy surf, and you are given a ride in the places where it is much more calm. The tour guide shows you the beautiful spots that include where the Wright Brothers first flew. You will feel as though you have seen the exact spot where they flew as if they just did it, and you will get some amazing pictures of the whole area.
The first thing you notice on this tour is that you can ride with a large group, and you are given good spots to take some pictures. The tour guide leads you tot he best locations for this, and it helps you learn about the area so you know where to visit when the paddleboard tour is over.
The Outer Banks are some of the most lovely places in the world to go, and you get a special look at these places while riding. You get tickets for less online, and you learn how to paddleboard in the process.
Someone who is planning to take a trip to the Outer Banks must use this tour as an excuse to get out on the water with a tour guide whose knows the area very well.
The SUP Eco Tour meets at this centrally located shop in Nags Head. Bring your ticket and ID inside and check in with the friendly staff, who will introduce you to your guide. After meeting your guide(s), he or she will select the proper surfboards for you, your friends and your family that is in your Tour with you. After loading up the truck with all of your gear, you will follow your guide, caravan style to the Eco Tour location
Once at the site, your guide will give you an overview of the Eco Tour. He or she will lead you through the surf school's "Practice Safe SUP" safety protocols, help you loosen up with some stretching exercises, and give a demonstration of proper paddling and standing up techniques. After the demonstration, it will be your turn to demonstrate your skills for theguide, who will offer tips and pointers to help you through the process. At this point, it time to head into the water!
One of the most popular destinations for the ECO Tour is the Roanoke Island Festival Park Tour. This tour starts in the north end of Shallowbag Bay, in the heart of "downtown" Manteo at the Manteo Mariner's Museum. The Tour takes you south, directly next to the famous "Marsh's Light" lighthouse and then bends around the lighthouse west and north into Dough Creek. Immediately to your left will be Manteo Waterfont Marina, and across the creek is Elizabeth II, a perfect replica of one of the 7 merchant vessels which landed in coastal North Carolina in 1585 and founded the ill fated "Lost Colony". You are paddling in those historical waters. As you paddle north deeper into the creek, you have the opportunity to see Osprey's, turtles, fish, crabs, rays and more. Once you reach the marshy edge of the creek, paddlers will head east into the sound using a cut through the marsh. Once in the sound, paddlers will turn back south, head around Roanoke Island Festival Park and back towards Marsh's Light and the entry/exit point of the tour.
Over all, expect an hour and a half of paddling, and about a half an hour of driving. Bring plenty of sunblock, a water bottle and a sun hat to get the most out of your trip!
Pickup & Return:
Farmdog Surf School LLC.
Departure Times: 10:00am
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- All activities
- Professional guide
- Small-group tour
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- It is recommended to bring appropriate swimming wear such as your bathing suite, towel and sunscreen
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Not wheelchair accessible