Kitty Hawk Kites – 412 Front Street

Kitty Hawk Kites has remodeled and opened its new doors directly on the Beaufort waterfront. This shop offers the leading selection of kites, wind art, toys, t-shirts and apparel, Hobie kayaks, and more. In addition, stop by and make your reservation for one of our new Beaufort adventures:

Tandem Hang Gliding Lesson

Experience the Crystal Coast like you never have before … soaring from 2,000 feet or a mile high with a professional instructor from the world’s largest Hang Gliding School! Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974 and is proud to be offering this amazing experience in Beaufort, NC! PLEASE NOTE: As of July 1st, 2016 per our insurance requirements the minimum age to tandem hang glide is 10 years old.

Tandem Hang Gliding flights are a wonderful way to view the beauty of the Crystal Coast from the prospective of a bird. Imagine yourself ready to fly, feel the breeze on your face. The tandem instructor will coach you along this entire aerial journey as you feel the glider take you aloft behind our lightsport aircraft. Once released from the tow plane, you will experience the euphoria of free flight as you and the instructor glide gently back to the airport. This is the ultimate bucket list adventure! Minimum Age: 10 Years Old.

Kayak Tours

Our most popular trip will have you paddling Taylor’s Creek located in the East Carolina Intertidal area to the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve where you will experience the bountiful wildlife and its history as one of the only Marine Estuaries on the East Coast where you can perhaps “walk with the wild horses” during a 1/2 hour shore excursion into the Wildlife Reserve.

This trip is perfect for families/groups of two to six participants or beginners because we design each adventure to take place in concert with the natural ebb and flow of the tides so you will always have the tide at your back and have a great experience.

Stand Up Paddleboarding Tours

Our most popular trip is also offered on Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs). As you paddle down Taylor’s Creek located in the East Carolina Intertidal area to the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve you will experience the bountiful wildlife and its history as one of the only Marine Estuaries on the East Coast where you can perhaps “walk with the wild horses” during a 1/2 hour shore excursion into the Wildlife Reserve.

This trip is perfect for families/large groups or beginners because we design each adventure to take place in concert with the natural ebb and flow of the tides so you will always have the tide at your back and have a great experience.

Do you want to be a better Stand Up Paddler? Maybe you want to perfect your form for a SUP Yoga Class? Maybe you want to catch a wave oceanside and need the skills to paddle yourself into the surf zone? We can help.

Our Crew of ACA-accredited instructors have paddled in some of the most challenging conditions on the planet and can help you gain the confidence and strength you need to take that next challenge. You will learn the basics of the SUP, practice simple paddle strokes, and review important safety information to begin with, but if you want to take your paddle experience to the next level, that’s where we can help most.

Maybe someday soon the student will become the teacher as we are always looking for Great Instructors for our next season. Take a lesson with us and see where you can go in the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding.

Kiteboarding Lessons

Hang Gliding has arrived in Beaufort! Fly like a bird with an instructor to 2,000 feet or a mile high above the Crystal Coast. Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974 and is now offering Tandem Hang Gliding flights in #BeaufortNC at Michael J. Smith Airport. This is the ultimate bucket list adventure that provides unmatched views of Beaufort Inlet, the Intercoastal Waterway, Rachel Carson Reserve, Cape Lookout, the Lighthouse, and so much more! Book your adventure today at 252.528.8466 or http://www.kittyhawk.com/beaufort.

Shopping

Check out our selection of kites, wind art, toys, t-shirts and apparel, Hobie kayaks, and more!

Beaufort
Hours
  • Monday10:00AM-09:00PM
  • Tuesday10:00AM-09:00PM
  • Wednesday10:00AM-09:00PM
  • Thursday10:00AM-09:00PM
  • Friday10:00AM-09:00PM
  • Saturday10:00AM-09:00PM
  • Sunday10:00AM-09:00PM
Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites has remodeled and opened its new doors directly on the Beaufort waterfront. This shop offers the leading selection of kites, wind art, toys, t-shirts and apparel, Hobie kayaks, and more. In addition, stop by and make your reservation for one of our new Beaufort adventures:

Bogue Inlet

Bogue Inlet

Anglers, mariners, and everyday vacationers can enjoy a stunning landscape that’s coupled with miles of fishing, shelling and exceptional views with a visit to Bogue Inlet. Located on the western edge of Emerald Isle, this major body of water is a popular destination for all varieties of visitors, and serves as a gateway for mariners who want to explore the open expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.