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STURGEON CREEK TO EAGLES ISLAND

This guided kayak tour takes you on several waterways within Brunswick County.  Paddlers will learn about the Gullah Geechee and their key role within the island before the Civil War.  We will learn about and see first hand the impacts of saltwater intrusion on native species. You will be led through old rice canal systems, where ospreys are busy in their nests atop the ghost trees. This peaceful paddle is around 5 1/2 miles long and comes in at just under three hours.  It is planned around the tide for the best experience and to get into areas that otherwise would be impossible to see.  This tour is all paddling without time away from your kayak.

 

STURGEON CREEK (SECOND LEG OF THE EAGLES ISLAND TOUR)

Both the Atlantic Sturgeon and the Short-nosed Sturgeon are endangered species found in this region.  Named after this ancient anadromous fish, Sturgeon Creek will capture your heart during one leg of this tour.

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"Kay Lynn offers a great experience as a guide. Her knowledge of local habitat is first rate! She times her tours for the best possible experience, taking tides into consideration. Worth every penny!"
-David Whitacre

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Single Person: $90

Party of Two: $110

Party of Three: $160

Party of Four: $210

Party of Five: $260

Party of Six: $310

Party of Seven: $360

Party of Eight: $410

*Discounted with your own kayak!

 
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THE RARE SKIPPER

(Problema bulenta) In the summer of 2021, WOA owner sited what she thought may be the endangered Rare Skipper while guiding this tour.  Later, after many hours of searching, she captured the butterfly on her cell phone.  Professional lepidopterists needed a better photograph to confirm the finding.  Nature photographer, Bryan Putnam accompanied Kay Lynn and took this photograph, which is one of his images that gained official confirmation of species. The Rare Skipper has a state conservation status of S1 (Critically imperiled in North Carolina because of extreme rarity) and is endangered globally (6 to 20 occurrences) throughout its range.  Currently (Feb. 2022) developers' proposals of expansive hotels, restaurants and housing very near where this photograph was taken are under consideration. 

 

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