can explore calm waters around tidal creeks around
Harkers Island and the mainland on a Paddle Board
- which is sort of an oversized surfboard that you
paddle like a canoe.
You can watch wildlife - birds, porpoises, fish
schooling....as you move along on your board. You
start out on your knees on your board - then progress
to a standing position. The paddling is similar
to canoeing - with a side-to-side stroke.
Boards are made for every age, every size and various
levels of skill (about l8 different boards in all).
Some boards will accommodate two persons - a parent
and child; others are equipped to carry gear (great
if you're going to spend the day out on the water),
and some are designed for speed.
Paddle Boarding takes you back to the childlike
mindset of living in the moment.
NOTE: Around the Harkers Island/Browns Island area-
- avoid Paddle Boarding over oyster rocks - which
could be hazardous to your safety.
Boards can be rented from:
Chadwick Bros. - now owned by the Miller Brothers
1604 Harkers Island Road
Beaufort, NC 28516
(right before getting to Harkers Island Bridge)