Kay Lynn Hernandez is a wildlife biologist with over ten years of experience leading thousands of people on eco-tours in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.  Certified in Wilderness First Aid for your safety, she is a seasoned kayak guide having guided in the Florida Keys as well.  

Kay Lynn managed three nature parks (a Marine Park, National Park and botanical garden) on a tiny Caribbean Island for several years before moving to southern Louisiana where she worked as a Biologist/Project Manager for a major consulting firm.  She directed environmental education and managed projects for a non-profit for over a decade before launching Wilmington Outdoor Adventures in 2021.

Kay Lynn is a Master Scuba Diver, yogi, and runner.  She received the YWCA's Women of Achievement Award (Environmental) in 2016 and currently serves on the Eagles Island Central Park Task Force.

When Kay Lynn isn’t leading kayaking eco-tours for WOA, she is working for The Nature Conservancy as Preserve Manager of the Palmyra Atoll, one of the most remote and pristine places in the world.  The preserve is established to protect an endangered marine wilderness and serves as a platform for conservation science.  Curious about Palmyra? 

Listen to WOA owner, Kay Lynn Hernandez, in this local NPR Interview: CoastLine: Palmyra Atoll, in the center of the Pacific Ocean, offers scientists a pristine ecosystem for study | WHQR

Watch this 13-minute video:  VELA Episode 3 - Palmyra Atoll

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Recent News

Kay Lynn Hernandez and Wilmington Outdoor Adventures is featured in Cape Fear's Going Green magazine for rediscovering the critically imperiled Rare Skipper on Eagles Island.  Here is the link!