Allow us to take you to far off places, made by the hands of nature and the hearts of those who dare to explore it.

Barrier Island Kayaks is one of the area's foundation businesses and has been open for more than 20 years.

We are family owned and operated and take great pride in helping you enjoy your experience with us. 


Kayaking is our passion.

Allow us to share that passion with you.  



Why they love us

I love BIK because they gave me such confidence as a novice kayaker! My first time out in BIK’s “backyard” was a two-hour paddle around Huggins Island on my own. It was beautiful, and amazing that so much ecological richness was such a short paddle away. Thank you and see you again! 

-Ginger C. Stathelson 

Some of my favorite memories are at the shop! I loved eating a bogue sound watermelon with your dad every summer and lazy days spent on the island with the Hudgens clan (my second favorite family next to mine!) It's also the first place I fell in love with paddle boarding!

-Ashley Marie

My wife and I were treated like royalty! We went in the off-season with no guides available, ask if we needed one and we're told with our experience on the water they would hire us as guides. We took out two brand new kayaks with the wrap just off of them before we put in. We were told to stay out as long as we wanted and got a great discount price. Oh yeah, forgot to mention we had a pod of dolphins come within 20 feet of us. Pretty cool! 


-Scott Benish