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Kayaking Ocracoke

Our kayaking tour with Alex was amazing. We booked ahead for a sunset tour and it was perfect. Alex... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Rented a few boards

I rented a surfboard for a week and a couple of paddleboards for an hour. Had a great time, it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ride the Wind is a full service surf shop, offering surf instruction, surf camps, surf & kayak rentals, Standup Paddleboarding, and the latest in surf apparel, footwear, and sunglasses.
486 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-6311
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kayaking tour with Alex was amazing. We booked ahead for a sunset tour and it was perfect. Alex is a terrific guide, knowledgable and friendly, full of local pirate lore as well as info on the flora and fauna (and the challenges they face)...More

Thank RTMilner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rented a surfboard for a week and a couple of paddleboards for an hour. Had a great time, it was super easy, and everybody there was very helpful.

Thank Nate K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a tandem kayak for the week from Ride the Wind. They delivered and picked up the kayak from our vacation rental home on Ocracoke with no hassles. Highly recommended!

Thank stustang05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great and fun way to see the island from the water. Head to Turtle creek if you can and be charmed by the turtles, egrets and herons. Springers Point beach is a perfect picnic stop. Ride the Wind provided excellent service (with helpful...More

Thank ML M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a kayak tour last year which was fantastic! This year, just rented a couple kayaks...great price, excellent service...couldn’t have been a better experience. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Criz66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. Great service. Good equipment. Wonderful views. We’ve rented from them Many times and will do so again.

Thank JasonJasonJasonD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Ocracoke Island, so we wanted to rent a kayak. My wife and I took one of the tandem kayaks to a quite beach and it was gorgeous. Probably the highlight of our trip. It was very relaxing. The staff...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon deciding on a whim to do some kayaking in Ocracoke, my wife and I walked down to Ride the Wind's location right on Irvin Garrish Hwy and found Bob attending to the equipment by the waterside. He walked us across the street to the...More

Thank bdugai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son, age 10, took a private surf lesson with Robert. We will try surf camp as well, if possible. Robert was a patient and enthusiastic teacher! My son caught several waves. Robert helped him carry the surf board. Once my son was in the...More

Thank Paige M
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Had wonderful service at Ride the Wind both with a rental and making purchases. We love visiting the shop when on the island

Thank Monica M
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Mandi S
27 May 2018|
Response from sdfitch | Reviewed this property |
It was $85 for two people in their own kayak. I would the child can swim it would be safe at any age. Ride the Wind may have age requirements.
17 May 2015|
Response from Surfocracoke | Property representative |
Our tours are 2 hours and are $39 per person. A week in advance is normally sufficient, but you can check availability online at our website and book up until the day before the tour. Hope to see you soon...Bob