April - October
Weekly Schedule

Closed for the season


Additional $3 per person or FUN Tickets Accepted

NC Zoo Paddle Boats Logo

Located at Marsh Boardwalk, North America

April - October 9:30 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.



Waivers must be signed by all parties over the age of 18 at the paddle boats ticket booth, individuals under the age of 18 must have their wavier signed by a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older.  


35.629951222406, -79.763172972119