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Address: 1118 Corolla Village Lane, Corolla, NC
Phone Number: 252-453-9872
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Description: Coastal Explorations is an outdoor touring company dedicated to providing...
Coastal Explorations is an outdoor touring company dedicated to providing adventure, education, and entertainment fueled by the resources in our own backyard - The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Come join us on a kayak trip or a boat trip, rent your own kayak, or go on a crabbing charter for some fun and a fresh seafood dinner!
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Awesome time and must do while in Corolla

We decided we wanted to kayak in Corolla and upon checking tripadvisor saw all the positive reviews for Coastal Explorations. We walked in and within a few minutes Hadley had us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Astoria, New York
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Astoria, New York
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We decided we wanted to kayak in Corolla and upon checking tripadvisor saw all the positive reviews for Coastal Explorations. We walked in and within a few minutes Hadley had us on the dock in our sea kayaks. With map in hand we explored the Currituck waterways and saw a ton of birds, fish jumping left and right, and the... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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95 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband took our daughter and niece on a kayak adventure and had a lot of fun. Customer service was exceptional… It rained on them unexpectedly and my husband's Jeep was full of water and the staff even help him put up his top and drain out his Jeep (in the rain)! Highly recommend Hadley and her team. We will... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was our first time doing stand up paddle. The shop was hard to find because of small signage but parking was convenient. Staff was helpful in getting ready to SUP. You can keep you belongings in a basket at the shop, perhaps they can eventually get a small locker or something. Also be prepared for the extremely long walk... More 

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We rented one two person kayak and two SUP boards. We called a head and everything was ready for us when we arrived. The young lady did inform us that is was a little breezy out there so if we wanted to change the SUP to kayaks we could and she was right so we ended up exploring the marsh... More 

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Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My children and I have been on tours and have rented bikes and kayaks from Coastal Explorations for years and look forward to returning next year to do it all again. Staff is wonderful, the views of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, coastline and maritime forest are second to none anywhere else in Corolla. Prices are reasonable and did I mention... More 

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went crabbing with Hadley my elderly parents and two grade school kids. The crabbing tour kept everyone highly engaged and entertained. Hadley has a very friendly and pleasant manner that can care for both the elderly and children. She was funny and taught us a lot about crabs and the sound. We learned line crabbing and then hauled in... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is just unfortunate the experience we had here. We had a group of 14. When we arrived I was spraying our kids with sunscreen. With a large group, it's just the easiest way to go. I couldn't help but notice a couple of under-the-breath comments of the owner, Hadley Twiddy, about asphyxiating her with my spray. I appreciate her... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very rude staff and the area you paddle board in is full of underwater sea grass ,If you fall off feels like falling into a bowl of spaghetti

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've travelled all over the world with my family and have never had such poor and rude service. The owner made a mistake. A big one. She neglected to tell us to wear shoes to the dock. It's about a 400 yard wood dock that was about 140 degrees. Everyone severely burned their feet. Rather than apologize when we mentioned... More 

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I took my daughter and her 2 friends who are all 13. They went on the paddle board tour and had a wonderful time learning how to SUP. there instructor was patient and informative, he even took pictures for us. This place is a far better choice then other crowded locations in OBX.

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