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Coastal Explorations

#12 of 22 Tours in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 1118 Corolla Village Lane, Corolla, NC
Phone Number: +1 252-453-9872

Coastal Explorations is an outdoor touring company dedicated to providing...

Coastal Explorations is an outdoor touring company dedicated to providing adventure, education, and entertainment fueled by the resources in our own backyard - The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Come join us on a kayak trip or a boat trip, rent your own kayak, or go on a crabbing charter for some fun and a fresh seafood dinner!

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Coastal Explorations Sunset Kayaking

We had a wonderful time with Hadley on our excursion. Hadley was very knowledgable about the history of the area. She educated us on the wildlife as well. Hadley was a very fun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a wonderful time with Hadley on our excursion. Hadley was very knowledgable about the history of the area. She educated us on the wildlife as well. Hadley was a very fun tour guide and I recommend this trip for everyone.

Thank _maryann_gerards
Outer Banks, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Hadley was so kind, so educational and the best tour guide on our sunset kayak trip! This should be on everyone's to-do list if you visit the Outer Banks. They also rent many kinds of equipment at very affordable prices. Loved!

Thank lmlqueen31
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our group rented 2 kayaks and 2 SUPs. Hadley was a great instructor and gave us a very informative tour of the sound. We'll be back again!

Thank Carla299_13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was a first-time kayaker who could probably have benefited from a little more instruction, but it was adequate. Our guide, Jane, did a good job guiding us through the marshes and pointing out highlights, although she primarily let the scenery speak for itself. We started at 9a.m., and it was definitely getting hot by the time we returned, although... More 

Thank Ellen C
Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We recently had our first experience paddle boarding with Coastal Explorations. My 11 year old daughter really wanted to learn to paddle board so I called Coastal Explorations about a week before our vacation to Corolla to ask questions and then set up our reservation. I've never paddle boarded before and had no idea if an 11 year old would... More 

Thank Sarah L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Our guide was very helpful and informative! He provided history of the area and a lot of info about the plant and animal species that are native to the Corolla area! We were fortunate to see several kinds of birds, flying mullet, and a nutria. The double kayak was perfect for my 10 year old sone and I! A great... More 

Thank Emily L
Fairfax, va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Took a group of 10 teenagers - a few first timers - kayaking on the sound by Currituck Light. Staff were very pleasant and helpful even though we chose to rent without a guide. Definitely add to the list of fun activities for a break from the beach.

Thank Foodiemom1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Really enjoyed several trips. Very kid friendly and open to accommodating families with different skill levels. We've taken several trips, and will go to Monkey Island next. The owner is a local (Hadley?) and seems to hire guides who are energetic and enthusiastic. You don't have anyone who is grumpy or is unhappy with your traveling with a kids. I... More 

Thank Sierra C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

My teenage daughters went Supping and for a full 2 hours we paid $30 which was excellent value. This venue is by the lighthouse and has a long jetty to walk out to the sound but don't let that put you off since that's part of the fun and definitely a big part of the atmosphere. The people who run... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We decided we wanted to kayak in Corolla and upon checking tripadvisor saw all the positive reviews for Coastal Explorations. We walked in and within a few minutes Hadley had us on the dock in our sea kayaks. With map in hand we explored the Currituck waterways and saw a ton of birds, fish jumping left and right, and the... More 

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