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Expedition Organization - Wilmington NC Kayak Tours and Guides

Out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. That is how we view the experience we strive to give you at The Expedition Organization. As an outfitter and guide service, we provide half, full and multi-day kayak programs on the unique waterways of Southeastern, North Carolina.

A trip along one of the wonderful rivers of the Cape Fear region will revitalize your spirit and appreciation for the great outdoors. There is no better way to experience the pristine beauty of the waterways of Southeastern, NC than by immersing yourself in their waters. We offer tours on a variety of the surrounding waterways to provide an eclectic selection from which to choose. From flat-water lakes to the Marshes of Masonboro to the black water rivers that wind through the region, there is no lack of options for the adventurous kayaker or those simply wanting a new way to experience nature undisturbed.

Our outfitting service provides kayaks and all necessary equipment to safely enjoy your river tour. You will also have a qualified guide who understands the waterways and who will enrich the experience to make it not only adventurous but also educational.

Our guided river tours are rated from beginner to expert, so there is something for everyone. We can also provide custom river tours to groups with advanced notice. Contact us today to book an adventure like no other.

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Fall is here and it's the perfect time of year to explore the black water rivers of Southeastern, North Carolina! The Black, Waccamaw, and Lumber Rivers are all natural and scenic rivers. While simila...


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Scott Schmolesky has been kayaking for over 20 years and has been an instructor the last ten. Most recently he started the outfitter and guide service, The Expedition Organization which offers guided kayak programs in Southeastern, North Carolina. His paddling adventures have taken him through Australia, Europe, and throughout the U.S. He can be reached at You can read more of his articles here.