April - October
Weekly Schedule

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 


10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Additional $3 per person or FUN Tickets Accepted

NC Zoo Paddle Boats Logo

Located at Marsh Boardwalk, North America

April - October

Thursday - Sunday

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m (Last boat goes out at 4 p.m.)

Weather Dependent

Age and Weight Limits Apply

At the North Carolina Zoo, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy a paddle boat adventure on the North America Lake. Guests can take a 30 minute paddle on one of 24 boats, complete with canopies. Buoys will conveniently guide guests as they enjoy the native wildlife lake adventure. 

Individual weight limit for participation in this attraction is 250 lbs.  Riders must be at least 2 years old.  Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a paying rider 16 or older.

Dragonfly Paddle Boats Assumption of Risk Agreement



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