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Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures

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Mahanaim Adventures is your expert guide to the Best Kayaking Adventures in and around Wilmington NC. We provide the knowledge, experience and equipment, allowing you to create a fun filled adventurous memory for you and your family & friends. Try...more
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My husband and I are former Wilmington natives who visit frequently. Somehow, in all our prior years in Wilmington, we never ventured out into kayaking but now know all that we missed! During a recent visit to Wilmington, at the recommendation of my mom, we...More

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DONLHARTY, Owner at Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

That morning on the paddle though Eagle Island was great, we don't get to many cool morning here in July! So happy that your niece had such a great time! Looking forward to guiding each of you on another one of our great adventures.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

If I could give zero stars I would. I was very disappointed..we had scheduled for the sunset cruise during our stay in Wilmington..it rained on our scheduled night and the guide and I decided to rebook for our last night in the town. We drove...More

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DONLHARTY, Owner at Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Belle, we are truly sorry for this mistake. The week you were here was a very rainy week and we had to reschedule almost all of our adventures, including those on the day you were rescheduled. We messed up and as owner of the business...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’s love of nature shown through as he expertly led our group on this evening kayaking adventure. Fantastic (and safe) trip...& the bonfire at our pit stop was a much appreciated added bonus! I look forward to another kayak trip with Mahanaim Adventures!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don is a great guide. Very knowledgeable and safety conscious. I have gone on many kayak adventures with this outfitter and never had a bad experience. I always recommend his trips to others!

Thank Kathryn S
Don H, General Manager at Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank for the review Kathryn, it was a great trip, expically seeing that Shooting Star!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I participated in the Oct 23 Owl Prowl and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this trip. Jill's info on Owls, Don's guiding through Rice/Town creek were great. Also Don had prepared an area so we could have a campfire, rest...More

Thank Margo P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so glad to have found out about Manaheim Adventures. The sunset kayak trip was amazing. Saw many different birds and had perfect weather. Don, the owner, was our guide and is very nice. He is very informative of the area, knows different species...More

Thank Elaine054
DONLHARTY, General Manager at Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Elaine, we look forward to guiding you once again on another kayaking advneture! Until then, have a Blessed Day!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband's birthday present was enjoyed on a lovely October evening. We had Don as our guide. He was knowledgeable and we enjoyed talking with him. It was especially relaxing, since we were the only 2 on the tour. We kayaked around a salt marsh,...More

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DONLHARTY, General Manager at Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Holly, the sharks tooth you found was almost perfect! Glad that the two of you had such a great time. Oh, by the way October is the best time for kayaking here in this area!

Reviewed 9 October 2018

I bought this for my boyfriend who is incredibly hard to shop for. By the end, our guide Don had him wanting to kayak regularly! It's an arm workout for sure but the views and serene environment are worth it. We found shark teeth and...More

Thank Marissa Y
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We are not new to paddling, but not seasoned either. This was a great time on the water with about half in the Cape Fear river and half in the marsh. Our guide was knowledgeable and kept the group informed as well as kept the...More

Thank Mdtonc
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

My family took the Shark's Tooth Island paddle tour and we all loved it! There were 3 adults, a teenager, 7yr old, 8yr old and a 4 yr old and we all will have fond memories of this trip. From paddling in the river, to...More

Thank Stacy S
DONLHARTY, General Manager at Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Stacy, wow you found 40 sharks teeth! That is great! We had a perfect morning for sharks teeth hunting. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our sunset trip with Joseph! We had a nice leisurely paddle through some creeks off the Cape Fear Ruver. Saw an osprey, a snowy egret, and ibis. Joe was very personable and told us some interesting facts about the area. We stopped...More

Thank Becky B
DONLHARTY, General Manager at Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Becky, the sunsets are fantastic on the Cape Fear River! So happy that you had such a wonderful time kayaking.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Don hosted us on a Black River 8 mile paddle, with cooperative weather. It's a beautiful spot, nice equipment to use (kayaks were cleaned from prior uses with no bilge water), and a congenial and knowledgeable guide. We look forward to future trips.

Thank xml167
DONLHARTY, General Manager at Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

I had a lot of fun with you and your wife yesterday! And once again thank you for bringing our wayward paddle back home to us. That is the first time we have ever have had a paddle get left behind.

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rena21
1 August 2018|
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Response from Don H | Property representative |
Hi There, if your dog has not been in a kayak before, it is hard to say. We have taken service dogs out before with out any success and at other times there has been no problem. We do work to accommodate customer with... More
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mac4139
9 April 2017|
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Response from Don H | Property representative |
All of our Kayaks are sit in kayaks. All of these sit in's have large open cockpits so there is not chance for anyone to get "stuck" inside the kayak. A person will "fall out of the boat" before they get stuck in the boat... More
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sunin
13 September 2015|
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Response from Don H | Property representative |
Sunin, we do occasionally see water moccasins on the river in this area. However, they are not as commonly seen as most people tend to believe. So on our kayaking adventure, this is not a major concern.
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