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Friday, April 18, 2014

Kayaking Programs

KAYAK PROGRAMS
All programs require pre-registration.

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Black River Kayak Trip-Three Sisters Swamp    Wed        5/22        8 am - 4 pm
Cost:  $60 if you need kayak and $45 if you have your own kayak
This river’s blackwater swamps contain some of the oldest know living trees in eastern North America.  In 1994, the river was recognized as one of the cleanest, high-quality waterways in North Carolina when the state designated the river an Outstanding Resource Water.

Moores Creek Kayaking History Adventure   Thu          6/20        8:30 am - 3 pm
Cost:  $45 if you need kayak or  $30 provide your own kayak.
Moores Creek National Battlefield is an 88 acre park that commemorates the battle between Patriots and Loyalist militia on February 27, 1776.  This battle was the first major victory for the Patriots that lead to Cornwallis’ withdrawal from North Carolina.  Join us and paddle this historic creek and watch history come alive after your kayaking adventure with a ranger lead tour of the battle field.   

We will meet at Halyburton Park at 8am.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy exploring the beauty and history of Moores Creek National Battle Field.  This adventure is a 5 mile round trip paddles and is an excellent adventure for the first time kayaker.  Come dressed kayaking fun and your walking shoes to explore both Moores Creek and the National Battle Field.   

Fort Fisher / Zeke’s Island Kayaking Adventure!   Mon         7/15        4 pm - 9 pm
Cost:  $45 if you need kayak or  $30 provide your own kayak.
“The Basin” as it is known to the locals is located at Fort Fisher Ferry departure point in New Hanover County.  This basin area is one of the three original National Estuarine Research Reserve dedicated by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and the Division of Coastal Management in 1985. This lagoon complex is one of the most unusual areas of the North Carolina coast. Three islands and a beach barrier spit the site that comprises over 1,100 acres. The largest of these island is Zeke’s Island and is located along the rock wall that boarders the Cape Fear River.  The other two islands and Zeke’s Island have extensive marshes and tidal flats area that are excellent viewing places for different sea birds and other migratory birds.  

We will meet at the Fort Fisher Basin launch site just below the Fort Fisher Ferry. Please plan to bring some water and some sun screen to enjoy as we explore the basin.  Explorers will have two opportunities to get out of the kayaks and explore both the southern end of Fort Fisher Beach and Zeke’s Island.  This is a 4.5 mile kayaking adventure that will take approximately 4 hours to paddle; including our two stops.  Transportation to the launch site not included. $45 person, $30 provide own kayak

Sunset Kayak Adventure-Cape Fear River  -   Friday       8/16        4:30 pm - 8 pm
Cost:  $45 if you need kayak or  $30 provide your own kayak
We will meet at New Hanover County’s River Road Park where you will start your sunset adventures.  After paddling on the beautiful waters of the Cape Fear River, we will stop on Keg Island and enjoy a relaxing picnic as you watch a beautiful sunset over the river.  Once we finish our picnic and exploring Keg Island, we will paddle back the last 15 minutes back to River Road Park, arriving at the park just at the sun is setting in the west.       

We will meet at River Road Park at 4:30pm.  Make sure you don’t forget your picnic lunch, plenty of water, camera and of course bug spray for this wonderful fun filled evening on the Cape Fear River.  This adventure is an excellent adventure for the first time kayaker.  Come dressed for kayaking fun!  Transportation to the launch site not provided.

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