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27 Feb 2023
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Ready for adventure in the water?

New experiences await during your Oak Island vacation! Surrounded by multiple types of waterways and facing the Atlantic Ocean, Oak Island North Carolina offers an incredible array of fun water sports for all ages. 

Kayaking in Rice Creek or the Davis Canal “with the tide” offers a peaceful, relaxing adventure where wildlife abounds. 

Ibis, Egret, and Blue Heron sightings are common while paddling and often stand still as you pass by. 

Guided Kayak tours are available, or you can rent them for the day from The Adventure Company. Check them out on Tripadvisor, too!

Paddleboarding is just as easy and fun as kayaking when the conditions are nice and OKI Bike & Paddle Co. offers paddle board lessons. Here is a guide to locations on and around the island for paddling!

Interested to learn how to surf? Due to Oak Island’s south facing beach, calmer conditions often provide ideal wave height for beginners. There are a few good breaks across the island, and the team at Oak Island Surf Lessons can coach you on how to catch your first wave. 

Rent a boat and take the whole family out on an adventure. NC Boat Rentals provides service to Oak Island with boat rentals and US Powerboat Training. 

Ready to set sail? Some lucky vacationers book opportunities to sale during their stay on Oak Island, they can also take lessons and learn how to sail with the Cape Fear Sailing Academy.

Blackbeard Scuba offers courses and scuba charters on various dive sites off the coast of Oak Island. This area is one of the more popular dive sites due to variety of wrecks including sunken World War II vessels. 


Now that you're ready to get out on the water, it's time to search our Oak Island vacation rentals and book your stay!