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Lighthouse WaterSports

4909 Fish Factory Rd SE, Boat Slip C - 13, Southport, NC 28461-8096
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Backwater kayaking

For a second year in a row my family booked the backwater kayaking trip. The guide is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa H
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Great tours every time!

My family has been coming to Holden Beach for decades. So it’s great to see someone doing ecotours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura H
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Chicago, Illinois
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Lighthouse WaterSports is a eco tour company that specializes in guided kayak and boat tours for exploring nature, sharing history and viewing wildlife. We lead group kayak tours to remote blackwater creeks, marshes and swamps and operate scenic boat tours and sunset cruises on the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal waters of Southport, Bald Head Island, and Oak Island. We also deliver kayak and stand up paddle board rentals to vacation rental homes.
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“kayak tour” (36 reviews)
“great guide” (9 reviews)
“easy paddle” (4 reviews)
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4909 Fish Factory Rd SE, Boat Slip C - 13, Southport, NC 28461-8096
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"kayak tour"
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"great guide"
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"easy paddle"
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"barred owls"
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"captain jeff"
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"sunset beach"
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"interesting points"
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"rent paddle boards"
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"family vacation"
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"rice"
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"a lot of fun"
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"awesome job"
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"saw dolphins"
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"pod of dolphins"
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"great sunset"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a second year in a row my family booked the backwater kayaking trip. The guide is very personable and knowledgeable about the area. The trip was the perfect adventure for my family and has become one we look forward to repeating when we visit...More

Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has been coming to Holden Beach for decades. So it’s great to see someone doing ecotours of the various ecosystems in Brunswick County (most tourists only bother to see the beach). But if you want to see the other important environments that make...More

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome time on the kayak tour! Jeff was a great tour guide and was able to provide us with a lot of information about the wildlife/environment throughout the tour. It was so interesting to see another part of this area besides the...More

Thank Quinton W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide knew a lot about the area got a long great with my 20 yr olds. The sunset was gorgeous.You will see lots of history as well as new additions to the islands.

Thank Angela K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jeff did a great job leading us on an interesting high-water tour and waiting out several rain bands until we could get a clear window for our 17 paddlers attending our family reunion. Can't say enough about how well Lighthouse and Jeff communicated with us...More

Thank Brennan S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jeff, our tour guide was nothing short of fantastic. We wanted to see Southport/Oak Island area perspective from the water and we got it and then some. Jeff made it fun and the information regarding the area we found extremely valuable. My husband and I...More

Thank asimonds0614
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gentleman was very knowledgeable, friendly, down to earth and entertaining. We love Oak Island, Southport and the surrounding areas so it was awesome to learn and see it from a water view instead of a land view. We definitely will use them again.

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jeff, our guide, was very informative, entertaining and made this a very relaxing and easy paddle. He pointed out many things one may not notice normally with stories to go along but also had some quiet time to just enjoy the paddle. Jeff took pictures...More

Thank Calif_Cheri
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

We had a load of fun with our grandkids. Jeff was our guide and he did a fantastic job of explaining the area . He let our kids hold the steering wheel. It was a fast ride but the kids loved it. We saw dolphins...More

Thank Tennisngolf
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

My family and I went on a sunset tour with Jeff and it was absolutely amazing. He was very informative. We had so much fun we didn’t even want to leave the boat!

Thank tiffpinson
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Honestly there is no 'best time'. We tell clients to book the time that is most convenient for them. That is why we offer multiple tour times so that there is always a time that works for everyones schedule. With kids in... More
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