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Bear Island Sea Kayak 

 Sat. Sept 14th
Eat lunch as the Atlantic Ocean waves crash nearby, sea gulls flutter overhead as you soak in the sun and get sand 'tween your toes. You'll be so relaxed you might not want to leave Bear Island. 
You’ll paddle about 3 easy miles among the salt marsh to reach the sandy shores of Bear Island. We’ll duck back into a deep cove only accessible by kayak and then walk 20 yards to see the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean. Cool your heels (or whole body) as you each eat lunch on this unspoiled beach.

Cost
:$45 for guests/non-members & $35 for students/members

Trip includes all equipment, transportation & instruction

No experience needed. Pre-trip meeting required & 1 kayak pool session suggested.

Signup By: Wed, Sept 10th, 9pm

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Standup Paddle Board Surf & Tour

Sat. Sept 27th
Dreamed of catching a wave and feeling the force of gravity work with you?  SUP surfing is not easy but is totally fun to learn. All the more fun because you just fall into water on an empty beach. You'll come up for air laughing.  
Conditions permitting, our secret spot is the west side of Bear Island at Bear Inlet. We'll SUP paddle 3 mellow miles to a quiet inlet leading directly to the Atlantic.  All  teaching and surfing is on 1-3 foot waves, starting from a sitting/laying position and eventually to a SUP surfing position.  
If you rather just tour and not surf, join in!  Watch your new friends as a photographer, snapping their photos from in the waist deep water. 

Cost
: $55 for guests/non-members & $45 for students/members

Trip includes equipment, transportation, and instruction

No experience needed, but you will get wet and should be comfortable in water.   

Signup By: Wed, Sept 24th, 9pm 

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Sea Kayak the OBX

 Sun. Sept 28th
The best OBX sea kayaking contains an element of surprise, the random conversation with fisherman, the pod of dolphins hunting for fish for 20 minutes 30ft from your kayak, or seeing rays dart away from the kayak. 
With hundreds of places to sea kayak in eastern North Carolina, sometimes narrowing the list is hard. So on this trip we'll paddle somewhere in the Kitty Hawk region, such as Alligator River, Palmetto-Pear Tree Preserve or Kitty Hawk Woods Preserve. 
The day of conditions dictate where but regardless of the location, you'll see a stunning spot and push off from the mainland and paddle to your hearts' (and muscles’!) content. 
Cost:$55 for guests/non-members & $45 for students/members

Trip includes all equipment, transportation & instruction

No experience needed. Pre-trip meeting required & 1 kayak pool session suggested.

Signup By: Wed, Sept 24th, 9pm

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Essential Eligibility Criteria - For All Trips

Regardless of your experience, our Essential Eligibility Criteria contain what you can expect on a trip and what we ask of you.

Just about everyone easily meet these requirements. Have questions? Please ask adventure@ecu.edu or 252-328-1560

Standup Paddle Board
Happy to paddle the coastal salt marshes
Sunshine and open water kayaking
Sea kayak with a dragon
Head Stands in the Sand
Triangle with the waves