Outer Banks Things To Do

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Back Beach Wild Horse Tours

1159-H Austin Street
Corolla
(252) 453-6141
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours' highly trained staff has a great reputation for being entertaining and informative. Their tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history to complement the sightseeing while showering you with interesting lore. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the Corolla wild horses grazing in their natural habitat and the occasional deer and surfing dolphins. Back Beach tours are given in safari-style,... read more

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours' highly trained staff has a great reputation for being entertaining and... read more

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Back Country 4x4 & Kayak Safari

Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail
Corolla
(252) 453-0877
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Some of the best wildlife viewing and paddling on the Outer Banks takes place in the remote northern waterways of the Currituck Sound near the Virginia border. Back Country’s unique 4x4 & Kayak Safari carries small groups and families by custom open-air Safari Cruisers through 30 miles of off-road beach, dune and sand trail to paddle from the private Spanish Mustang Preserve where they have... read more

Some of the best wildlife viewing and paddling on the Outer Banks takes place in... read more

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Back Country Segway Safari

Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail
Corolla
(252) 453-0877
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Segways look like so much fun that when you see people gliding around Corolla on them, you’ll want to try one too. The Segway is a two-wheeled electric vehicle that’s a blast to ride. It’s so easy it seems the Segway was made just for you. At Back Country Segway Safari, located at the Corolla Light Town Center in Corolla, you can choose a gliding... read more

Segways look like so much fun that when you see people gliding around Corolla on... read more

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Back Country Wild Horse Safari

Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail
Corolla
(252) 453-0877
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Scott Trabue’s Wild Horse Safari is an off-road eco-adventure that will deliver you and your family directly to the wild Spanish mustangs that have thrived on the northern Outer Banks for nearly 500 years. Your naturalist guide will carry you in custom open-air Safari Cruisers through 30 miles of beaches, dune and backcountry sand lanes to discover the Outer Banks’ unique wildlife. Shore life including... read more

Scott Trabue’s Wild Horse Safari is an off-road eco-adventure that will deliver you and your... read more

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Beach Braids Hair Wraps & Henna

1171 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 261-3769
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Get the ultimate vacation souvenir with a colorful hairwrap, some cornrows or a temporary tattoo. Beach Braids is the only Outer Banks shop offering natural henna tattoos in addition to Jagua tattoos, all 100% plant based and brown or blue/black in color. All three Beach Braids locations have a Mendhi artist on staff during peak season. This store also sells custom, handmade hemp jewelry. Appointments or... read more

Get the ultimate vacation souvenir with a colorful hairwrap, some cornrows or a temporary tattoo.... read more

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Beach Braids Hair Wraps & Henna

791 Sunset Boulevard
Corolla
(252) 453-0310
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Get the ultimate vacation souvenir with a colorful hairwrap, some cornrows or a temporary tattoo. Beach Braids is the only Outer Banks shop offering natural henna tattoos in addition to Jagua tattoos, all 100% plant based and brown or blue/black in color. All three Beach Braids locations have a Mendhi artist on staff during peak season. This store also sells custom, handmade hemp jewelry. Appointments or... read more

Get the ultimate vacation souvenir with a colorful hairwrap, some cornrows or a temporary tattoo.... read more

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Beach Ride Rentals and Watersports

Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 916-0133
Outer Banks Thing To Do

At the corner of Silver Lake Road and Highway 12, this service rents 4x4 vehicles. Enjoy full or half-day rentals of 4x4 vehicles to drive on Ocracoke's beach. Reservations are encouraged.

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Bianca's Tea Leaf Readings

205 Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo
(252) 473-2277
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Need advice? Bianca is highly intuitive and well known for her honest and accurate predictions using Tarot cards, astrology, a crystal ball, handwriting analysis, horoscope readings, tea leaf readings, color therapy and Feng Shui. For more than 30 years, Bianca has helped hundreds live a healthier and stress-free life, and she assures you success by advising you in love, business, marriage, divorce, health and family... read more

Need advice? Bianca is highly intuitive and well known for her honest and accurate predictions... read more

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Bob’s Wild Horse Tours

817-B Ocean Trail
Highway 12
Corolla
(252) 453-8602
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Bob White is a legend in the horse tour business. He and his highly trained staff have been offering tours since 1996 with a great reputation for being both entertaining and informative. Bob’s tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history and interesting lore to complement the sightseeing. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the horses grazing in their natural habitat, often along with... read more

Bob White is a legend in the horse tour business. He and his highly trained staff... read more

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Captain Johnny’s Dolphin Tours

400 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo Waterfront
Manteo
(252) 473-1475
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(866) 473-1475

It’s very exciting to watch bottlenosed dolphins frolicking and rolling through the water. Dolphins live in the sounds and from June through October frequent the local waters. Capt. Stuart Wescott, a ninth-generation Roanoke Island native, has been conducting dolphin watch tours in the Roanoke Sound aboard the 53-foot pontoon-type boat Capt. Johnny for nearly 25 years. If you miss the dolphins on your first trip,... read more

It’s very exciting to watch bottlenosed dolphins frolicking and rolling through the water. Dolphins live... read more

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Cavalier Surf Shop

4324 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 13.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-7349
Outer Banks Thing To Do

One of the oldest surf shops on the Outer Banks, Cavalier is a family-run operation and is known for providing great customer service in sales and rentals. You can buy or rent hard or soft-top surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards and wetsuits. They also offer private or group surfing lessons. Lessons last either one or two hours, include surfboard rental and focus on safety and surfing etiquette.... read more

One of the oldest surf shops on the Outer Banks, Cavalier is a family-run operation... read more

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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

27968 N.C. Highway 12
Rodanthe
(252) 987-1552
Outer Banks Thing To Do

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is the nation’s largest and most complete existing example of the life-saving stations that were built along the Atlantic coast in the late 19th century to attend to shipwrecks and to rescue survivors. The 1874 Station was the first operational Life-Saving station built in North Carolina, serving until 1954. Chicamacomico has been partially restored, thanks to numerous volunteers who formed a... read more

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is the nation’s largest and most complete existing example of the... read more

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Corolla Raceway

796 Sunset Boulevard
Timbuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-9100
Outer Banks Thing To Do

The Corolla Raceway features one large track running single, double and junior go carts. For the tamer ones in your crowd, there are freestanding, gas-powered bumper cars. The on-site arcade is a hit with the kids, and the ospreys in the nest overlooking the track are a hit with everyone. The Raceway is open April through September.

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Corolla Wild Horse Museum

520 Old Stoney Road, Suite B
Corolla
(252) 453-8002
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Corolla Wild Horse Fund has recently moved to 520B Old Stoney Road in the Ocean Club Centre, the same complex as Corolla’s Visitors Center and the ABC Store. The museum store is open, while the education center is still under construction with an anticipated opening of May 2018. See their website for an updated status of the schedule, www.corollawildhorses.org.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Fund has recently moved to 520B Old Stoney Road in the Ocean... read more

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Corolla Wild Horse Tours

1210 Ocean Trail
Corolla
(252) 207-0511
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only beaches north of Corolla — since 1996. With these experienced and knowledgeable guides, you can sit back and enjoy a comfortable, family-oriented tour. This company uses 15-passenger, open-air safari-style trucks that are safe for any age, including kids in car seats. Along the trip, your guide will tell you about... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only... read more

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Corolla-Duck Parasail

798 Sunset Boulevard
Corolla Watersports, Timbuck II Shopping Center
Corolla
(252) 453-6900
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Corolla-Duck Parasail is your parasailing authority on the northern Outer Banks. Their licensed 100 Ton Master Captain owner-operators have more than 60 years of combined industry experience and offer parasailing trips in Duck and Corolla. Each location has a beauty all its own and it’s up to you to choose which view you’d like – the Currituck beaches or the quaint Town of Duck. Explore any location... read more

Corolla-Duck Parasail is your parasailing authority on the northern Outer Banks. Their licensed 100 Ton... read more

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Corolla-Duck Parasail

1446 Duck Road
North Duck Watersports
Duck
(252) 261-4200
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Corolla-Duck Parasail is your parasailing authority on the northern Outer Banks. Their licensed 100 Ton Master Captain owner-operators have more than 60 years of combined industry experience and offer parasailing trips in Duck and Corolla. Each location has a beauty all its own and it’s up to you to choose which view you’d like – the Currituck beaches or the quaint Town of Duck. Explore any location... read more

Corolla-Duck Parasail is your parasailing authority on the northern Outer Banks. Their licensed 100 Ton... read more

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Country Girl Charters

1 Sailfish Drive
Docks at Pirate's Cove Marina
Manteo
(252) 473-5577
Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina
Outer Banks Thing To Do

The Country Girl can be chartered for full-day Gulf Stream trips for parties of six or more people. Call for rates and schedules. These Outer Banks charter fishing trips usually yield tuna and mahi-mahi, wahoo, king mackerel, marlin or sailfish depending on the season and conditions. The Country Girl also offers head boat-style wreck fishing. The 57-foot sportfisher can accommodate up to 27 passengers and... read more

The Country Girl can be chartered for full-day Gulf Stream trips for parties of six... read more

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Crystal Dawn Head Boat

1 Sailfish Drive
Docks at Pirate's Cove Marina
Manteo
(252) 473-5577
Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Whether for head boat fishing or cruises, you will enjoy the 65-foot, big and comfortable Crystal Dawn. You will fish in the inlet or sound for a variety of fish such as flounder, croaker, spot, trout, sea mullet, sea bass and more, depending on the season and conditions. All bait, tackle and licenses are furnished, and this is a great way to introduce kids to fishing. The... read more

Whether for head boat fishing or cruises, you will enjoy the 65-foot, big and comfortable Crystal... read more

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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

1101 Corolla Village Road
Corolla
(252) 453-4939
Outer Banks Thing To Do

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the landscape in the Historic Corolla village. Visitors to this Outer Banks attraction can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks. Inside the lighthouse, at the base and on the first two landings, there are museum-quality... read more

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the landscape in the Historic Corolla village. Visitors... read more

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Duck Town Park

1200 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 255-1286
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Be sure to visit the Duck Town Park and Boardwalk. This fabulous 11-acre soundside green space is tucked inside the Village of Duck. The soundside boardwalk extends nearly a mile along the Currituck Sound and connects the town’s commercial village area. Park amenities include an amphitheater, the Town Green, a playground, a public kayak/canoe launch, a crabbing area, a picnic shelter, walking trails through the... read more

Be sure to visit the Duck Town Park and Boardwalk. This fabulous 11-acre soundside green... read more

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Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Drive (off U.S. Highway 64) next to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Manteo
(252) 473-3234
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Designed by two of America’s foremost landscape architects to pay tribute to America’s first English colonists, The Elizabethan Gardens is a rare treasure and a beloved Outer Banks attraction. It’s a haven of verdant, flourishing growth and natural prosperity. The gardens are in bloom year round with azaleas, dogwoods, roses, camellias, daphne, a variety of annuals and herbs and much more. Adding exquisite touches are... read more

Designed by two of America’s foremost landscape architects to pay tribute to America’s first English... read more

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Enjoy the Ride

1171 Duck Road, Unit B-3
Duck
(252) 489-6511
Outer Banks Thing To Do

If you're looking for fun alternative transportation on the Outer Banks, Enjoy the Ride offers a range of selections that let you get from place to place while still enjoying the salty beach air in your face. They rent four-passenger and six-passenger "limo" golf carts in Duck and Corolla. In fact, Enjoy the Ride has an exclusive oceanfront golf-cart parking area at the Currituck Beach... read more

If you're looking for fun alternative transportation on the Outer Banks, Enjoy the Ride offers... read more

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Enjoy the Ride

821 Ocean Trail
Corolla
(252) 597-3000
Outer Banks Thing To Do

If you're looking for fun alternative transportation on the Outer Banks, Enjoy the Ride offers a range of selections that let you get from place to place while still enjoying the salty beach air in your face. They rent four-passenger and six-passenger "limo" golf carts in Duck and Corolla. In fact, Enjoy the Ride has an exclusive oceanfront golf-cart parking area at the Currituck Beach... read more

If you're looking for fun alternative transportation on the Outer Banks, Enjoy the Ride offers... read more

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First Fridays in Manteo

Downtown Manteo
Manteo
(252) 473-5558
Outer Banks Thing To Do

First Friday is a family-oriented festival held in downtown Manteo on the first Friday of every month from April through December. From 6 to 8 p.m. downtown Manteo’s sidewalks come alive with a wide variety of musical performances and festive activities for all ages. Individual shops and restaurants frequently do their own celebratory activity such as live music, special sales, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Dare County... read more

First Friday is a family-oriented festival held in downtown Manteo on the first Friday of... read more

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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

59200 Museum Drive
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-0720
Outer Banks Thing To Do

At the end of N.C. Highway 12 just past the ferry docks, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum attracts a lot of attention with its ship-like building, porthole windows and curved timbers. One of three North Carolina Maritime Museums operated by the North Carolina Division of Cultural Resources, the museum focuses on the maritime history and shipwrecks of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, often called the Graveyard... read more

At the end of N.C. Highway 12 just past the ferry docks, Graveyard of the... read more

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H2OBX

8526 Caratoke Highway
Powells Point
(252) 491-3000
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Making a huge splash onto the summer scene in 2017, H2OBX is hottest spot for cooling off for both locals and visitors. Expertly planned by the Aquatic Development Group, the country's leading water park designers, the site contains some of the most innovative aqua rides in the country. Located just 3 miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge in Currituck County (visitors from the north... read more

Making a huge splash onto the summer scene in 2017, H2OBX is hottest spot for... read more

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Hatteras Island Boardsports

41056 N.C. Highway 12
Avon
(252) 995-6160
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Hatteras Island Boardsports rents kayaks, surfboards, paddleboards, body boards, skim boards and wetsuits, and delivery is available. You can also take group or private surfing lessons. Their shop has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. Some brand names you’ll find here include Billabong, Quiksilver, Volcom, Roxy, O’Neill, Rip Curl and RVCA, along with surfboards... read more

Hatteras Island Boardsports rents kayaks, surfboards, paddleboards, body boards, skim boards and wetsuits, and delivery... read more

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Hatteras Watersports

27130 N.C. Highway 12
Salvo
(252) 987-2306
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Located on the sound in Salvo, Hatteras Watersports is a family-owned business that’s celebrating it’s 30th year of providing watersports fun to Hatteras Islanders. Yamaha four-stroke Waverunners and Jet skis are right on site. They also rent flatwater and ocean kayaks, as well as standup paddleboards, which you can launch here or take to your own location. Hobie Wave 14-foot sailboats are available for rent... read more

Located on the sound in Salvo, Hatteras Watersports is a family-owned business that’s celebrating it’s... read more

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Island Farm

1140 N. US Highway 64
Manteo
(252) 473-6500
Outer Banks Thing To Do

A living history site, Island Farm interprets daily life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800s. Visitors feel as if they’ve stepped back more than 150 years as they explore the farm and see interpreters dressed in period attire carrying out the daily activities of the time – tending animals, blacksmithing, hoeing corn, doing laundry, making corn cakes. Hands-on activities and demonstrations may include woodworking, textile... read more

A living history site, Island Farm interprets daily life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800s.... read more

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Island Revolution Surf Co. and Gear Rentals

1159 Austin Street
Corolla Light Town Center
Corolla
(252) 453-9484
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Shop at Island Revolution for beach lifestyle clothing, equipment and accessories. Along with quality surfboards and skateboards, they carry clothing and accessories for men and women from brands like O’Neill, Billabong, Dakine, RVCA, Reef, Soul Flower, Katin and Sanuk — plus a great selection of killer shades from Von Zipper, Blue Planet, Electric and more. You can also find specialty jewelry items from All Washed... read more

Shop at Island Revolution for beach lifestyle clothing, equipment and accessories. Along with quality surfboards... read more

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Jennette's Pier

7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 255-1501
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Jennette’s Pier is a state-of-the-art educational center and fishing pier complete with a pier shop, classrooms and banquet hall. It's one of the Outer Banks' star attractions, drawing thousands of visitors each year. The pier features wide, clean public beaches, free parking and a bath house with outdoor showers. With its motto of Fishing, Family and Fun, Jennette’s offers something for everyone. There’s world-class fishing,... read more

Jennette’s Pier is a state-of-the-art educational center and fishing pier complete with a pier shop,... read more

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Just For the Beach Rentals

501 Old Stoney Road
Corolla
(252) 453-9388
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Additional KDH Phone Number
(252) 441-6048
Additional Corolla Phone Number
(252) 453-6106
General toll free
(866) 629-7368

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available for rent, the sit-on-top style, for single, double or triple paddlers. Or if you want to leave your car behind, you can make like a local and pedal around town on one of their comfortable beach cruisers (cruisers are available for all ages) or go for a long ride on... read more

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available... read more

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Just For the Beach Rentals

1177 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 299-5854
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Additional KDH Phone Number
(252) 441-6048
Additional Corolla Phone Number
(252) 453-6106
General toll free
(866) 629-7368

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available for rent, the sit-on-top style, for single, double or triple paddlers. Or if you want to leave your car behind, you can make like a local and pedal around town on one of their comfortable beach cruisers (cruisers are available for all ages) or go for a long ride on... read more

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available... read more

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Just For the Beach Rentals

1006 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 8.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-9480
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Additional KDH Phone Number
(252) 441-6048
Additional Corolla Phone Number
(252) 453-6106
General toll free
(866) 629-7368

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available for rent, the sit-on-top style, for single, double or triple paddlers. Or if you want to leave your car behind, you can make like a local and pedal around town on one of their comfortable beach cruisers (cruisers are available for all ages) or go for a long ride on... read more

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

24502 N.C. Highway 12
Waves Village
Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

39432 N.C. Highway 12
Island Shops
Avon
(252) 995-6060
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

58848 Hatteras Landing
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1446
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

785-L Sunset Boulevard
TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-8845
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

819 Ocean Trail
Monteray Plaza
Corolla
(252) 453-3685
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

1216 Duck Road
Wee Winks Square
Duck
(252) 261-4450
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo
(252) 473-2357
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center

1216 Duck Road
Wee Winks Square
Duck
(252) 441-4124
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Additional phone number
(877) 359-8447

At the Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center on the sound in Duck, you can rent Jet-skis, book a Parasailing tour, rent a pontoon boat, book a kayak tour or rent kayaks or standup paddleboards to glide around on your own. You can also sign up for Kitty Hawk Kites Mermaid School or book a hang-gliding lesson or surfing lesson or a book the Sanctuary Vineyards Voyage... read more

At the Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center on the sound in Duck, you can rent... read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites Whalebone Watersports

7517 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-4124
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites' Whalebone Watersports location offers dolphin-watch tours, kite boarding, Jet ski rentals and standup paddleboard rentals – some of the most sought-after Outer Banks activities. In addition, kayak eco-tours and rentals are available, including a moonlight and bioluminescence tour. If you’ve never seen these glowing organisms, you owe yourself this experience!

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

819 Ocean Trail
Monterey Plaza
Corolla
(252) 453-3685
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to... read more

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

785L Sunset Boulevard
TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-4999
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to... read more

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

1216 Duck Road
Wee Winks Square
Duck
(252) 261-8787
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to... read more

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

24502 N.C. Highway 12
Waves Village
Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to... read more

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Manteo Cyclery

627 U.S. Highway 64
Manteo
(252) 305-0306
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Manteo Cyclery is locally owned and operated by people who are passionate about all things bicycles. The trusted experts at their shop can perform a full range of bicycle repairs and gear installation, so you can get back on the road (or the trail). If you're just here for a visit, they've got plenty of bikes to rent by the day or the week along with... read more

Manteo Cyclery is locally owned and operated by people who are passionate about all things... read more

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Massage Therapy and Reiki

55 Friendly Ridge Road
Ocracoke
(252) 928-0406
Outer Banks Thing To Do

N.C.-licensed Ann Ehringhaus offers therapeutic massage including Chinese acupressure, Rosen Method Emotional Bodywork and Reiki and has studied many other modalities. Ann did most of her bodywork studies in Berkeley, Calif., and Chapel Hill, N.C. She also holds degrees in ministry and counseling. She acknowledges bodywork as a great pathway for relaxation as well as for personal healing and change. She has offered bodywork since... read more

N.C.-licensed Ann Ehringhaus offers therapeutic massage including Chinese acupressure, Rosen Method Emotional Bodywork and Reiki... read more

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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

374 Airport Road
Manteo
(252) 475-2300
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(800) 832-3474 x4

The North Carolina Aquarium remains one of the most popular attractions on the Outer Banks, and it got a fantastic renovation that was completed in the summer of 2016. Yes, it's perfect for a rainy day, but you will also appreciate the cool, quiet environment when you've had enough of the sun. Just stepping into the aquarium’s lobby is like diving into the ocean’s depths.... read more

The North Carolina Aquarium remains one of the most popular attractions on the Outer Banks,... read more

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Nor’Banks Sailing Center

1314 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 261-2900
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Nor’Banks' friendly staff, professional service, modern equipment and gorgeous location make it the ideal destination for watersports on the Outer Banks. Offering Jet ski rentals and tours, parasailing, tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, pontoon boats, bike rentals, sailboat rentals and private sailing instruction, Nor’Banks truly has something for everyone. They've upgraded facilities for 2018, and now you can kick-off your adventure at... read more
Nor’Banks' friendly staff, professional service, modern equipment and gorgeous location make it the... read more
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OB-Xscape Rooms

1 Ocean Boulevard, Suite 109
Southern Shores
(252) 564-9636
Outer Banks Thing To Do

OB-Xscape Rooms will captivate your minds with the thrill of an enigma, inviting players to be “trapped” inside a themed chamber, where they must use critical thought and teamwork to escape. Each group of 12 or less has no more than one hour to put their heads together, searching for hidden clues to overcome their chosen challenge. With four exciting adventures to choose... read more

OB-Xscape Rooms will captivate your minds with the thrill of an enigma,... read more

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OBX Bowling

200 Satterfield Landing Road
The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 255-1187
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Bowl, rent shoes, book parties and play billiards at OBX Bowling. Enjoy their arcade with classic games like skee ball, air hockey, Deal or No Deal and much more. There are automatic bumpers on the bowling lanes for the kids (or the bowling-challenged adult). Try your hand at glowing disco bowling under neon lights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Group rates are available upon... read more

Bowl, rent shoes, book parties and play billiards at OBX Bowling. Enjoy their arcade with... read more

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Ocean Atlantic Rentals

103 Austin Street
Corolla Light Town Center
Corolla
(252) 453-2440
Outer Banks Thing To Do

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. No more cars packed so tight that you can't move inside!

If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride... read more

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the... read more

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Ocean Atlantic Rentals

1149 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 261-4346
Outer Banks Thing To Do

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. No more cars packed so tight that you can't move inside!

If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride... read more

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the... read more

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Ocean Atlantic Rentals

40809 NC Highway 12
Avon
(252) 995-5868
Outer Banks Thing To Do

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. No more cars packed so tight that you can't move inside!

If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride... read more

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the... read more

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Ocracoke Preservation Society and Museum

49 Water Plant Road
Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375
Outer Banks Thing To Do

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the island’s history and cultural heritage and to protecting its environment. Housed in the turn-of-the-century home of Coast Guard Capt. David Williams, the museum lets visitors glimpse island life in the early to mid-1900s. Many of the architectural elements are intact, and a bedroom, living room and... read more

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is... read more

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Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

98 N.C. Highway 12
Nags Head
(252) 441-6301
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Charter a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting). Nearshore, inshore and head boat vessels offer half-day or full-day trips, while offshore vessels offer full-day trips. Anglers go for a variety of species, depending on the season, including billfish, tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, Spanish mackerel, flounder, drum, bluefish, cobia and more. Anglers aboard charters do not need to purchase... read more

Charter a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting).... read more

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Outer Banks Daredevils

109 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 715-3017
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Here's a great Outer Banks activity that we bet many visitors don't expect! The Outer Banks Daredevils, a collegiate summer baseball team, brings back baseball memories of summers past for fans, memories as sharp as the crack of a wooden bat or the smack of a ball on leather. Each summer the Daredevils play exciting collegiate summer baseball here on the Outer Banks, with regular... read more

Here's a great Outer Banks activity that we bet many visitors don't expect! The Outer... read more

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Outer Banks Sporting Events

2234 S. Lark Avenue
Nags Head
(252) 255-6273
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Outer Banks Sporting Events is an event-planning nonprofit that organizes multiple fitness events throughout the year. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of these events supports two Outer Banks nonprofits – Outer Banks Relief Foundation and Dare Education Foundation – and this is why the slogan of Outer Banks Sporting Events is Run for a Reason. Outer Banks Sporting Events hosts five... read more

Outer Banks Sporting Events is an event-planning nonprofit that organizes multiple fitness events... read more

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Outer Banks Sports Club

2423 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10
Nags Head
(252) 441-8361
Outer Banks Thing To Do

This gym is filled with all the latest cross-training and weight machines including Nautilus, Hammer Strength, Flex, Star Trac, Life Fitness, free weights and more. Plus they have an upstairs area devoted to treadmills and elliptical machines – no jockeying for equipment here! They also have a great aerobics room where you can take HIIT, yoga, spinning and other classes. Personal training, tanning and massage... read more

This gym is filled with all the latest cross-training and weight machines including Nautilus, Hammer... read more

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Pirate Adventures of the Outer Banks

408 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Across from Tranquil House Inn
Manteo
(252) 473-2007
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Pirate costumes, face painting, a real pirate ship, messages in bottles, water cannons, stinky pirate enemies and sunken treasure — need we say more to convince you that this is the ultimate kid-pleasing adventure? Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Sea Gypsy IV sails seven days a week, six times a day: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. (call... read more

Pirate costumes, face painting, a real pirate ship, messages in bottles, water cannons, stinky pirate... read more

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Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina

2000 Sailfish Drive
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Manteo
(252) 473-3906
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(800) 367-4728

Just about every afternoon between 4 and 5 p.m., a dozen or more sport fishing boats return from the Gulf Stream to the Pirate’s Cove Marina to unload their catches of tuna, dolphin, wahoo and other deep-sea fish. If you’re interested in seeing the fish before they’re cleaned, head down to the docks and watch the mates hurl the whopping creatures onto the docks. Kids... read more

Just about every afternoon between 4 and 5 p.m., a dozen or more sport fishing... read more

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Ride The Wind Recreational Activities

486 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-6311
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Ride the Wind is one of the most popular places on Ocracoke to get you in touch with the beauty and fun that surrounds you on this magic little island. They provide a myriad of classes and adventures: guided kayak ecotours and rentals, surf camps, surf lessons and SUP Yoga. The guided sunrise, midday, sunset and full moon kayak ecotours accommodate up to 10 people and... read more

Ride the Wind is one of the most popular places on Ocracoke to get you... read more

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Roanoke Island Festival Park

1 Festival Park, Across from the Manteo Waterfront
Manteo
(252) 475-1500
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre historic site allows guests of all ages to experience first-hand what life was like for the first English settlers in 1585. Historic costumed interpreters are featured through Indian Town, the Settlement Site and the Elizabeth II ship to show and tell how the first settlers lived worked and played on... read more

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre... read more

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Studio 12

41008 N.C. Highway 12
Avon
(252) 995-7899
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Visit Studio 12 in their new location! Walk in any time to paint pottery or do mosaics, or sign up for one of many art classes from glass fusion to canvas painting. You can enjoy a latte or smoothie from the coffee shop while you shop the gallery filled with local art that includes wheel-thrown pottery, hand-crafted tiles, painting, glass fusion and jewelry. More than 50% of... read more

Visit Studio 12 in their new location! Walk in any time to paint pottery or... read more

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Sunset Watersports

1264 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 261-1839
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Sunset Watersports rents Waverunners, pontoon boats, kayaks, standup paddleboards (SUPs) and center console boats and offers parasailing. It’s located behind Sunset Grille and Raw Bar at the gazebo at the end of their nice pier. Join them for a sunset cruise on one of their spacious pontoon boats. Sunset Watersports is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in season.

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Whalehead

1100 Club Road
Historic Corolla
Corolla
(252) 453-9040
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed in bold yellow and striking copper, stands on a vast green lawn bordering the Currituck Sound. At first sight of the more than 21,000-square-foot Art Nouveau home, so out of place in the Outer Banks landscape, it’s immediately apparent that it has an intriguing past and a fascinating story to... read more

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed... read more

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Wheelie Fun Cart Rentals

990 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 921-0216
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Driving into Ocracoke Village from the Hatteras Ferry, a lineup of brightly colored golf carts is sure to catch your eye. Stop in to rent an electric or gas cart from this friendly local family. They will deliver your cart to your rental house or hotel, or if you’re just on Ocracoke for the day, they’ll let you park and scoot off into the village,... read more

Driving into Ocracoke Village from the Hatteras Ferry, a lineup of brightly colored golf carts... read more