Outer Banks Things To Do

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Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Milltail Road, off U.S. Highway 64
Manteo
(252) 473-1131
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a more than 164,000-acre refuge on the mainland portion of Dare and Hyde counties. It was established in 1984 to preserve and protect a unique wetland habitat type, the pocosin, and its associated wildlife species. Pocosin is a Native American word meaning ‘swamp-on-a-hill’ and is characterized by poorly drained soils high in organic material. The refuge's diversity of habitat...read more

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a more than 164,000-acre refuge on the mainland portion...read more

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AR Workshop

3105 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 5.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 656-6694
Outer Banks Thing To Do

AR Workshop is a national boutique DIY workshop franchise, and now there's a location in Kill Devil Hills. They offer instructor-led workshop classes, DIY to-go kits and events where you can make hands-on projects with a group for a party, fundraiser, baby shower or corporate event. Workshops are for all skill levels, including kids, and range from $40 to $70 for adult projects to $40...read more

AR Workshop is a national boutique DIY workshop franchise, and now there's a location in...read more

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Back Beach Wild Horse Tours

817 B Ocean Trail
N.C. Highway 12
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
1159 Austin Street
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 Wild Horse Safari Tour

Meet at Corolla Light Town Center
1159 Austin Street
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 back-country 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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Beach4x4

115 Baycliff Trail
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 564-4218
Outer Banks Thing To Do

The Outer Banks is one of the few coastal places where you can actually drive on the beach. The beaches north of Corolla (aka Carova, home of the wild horses) and the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Hatteras and Ocracoke islands) are open to beach driving year-round, and the beaches of Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills are open in the off-season (permits are...read more

The Outer Banks is one of the few coastal places where you can actually drive...read more

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Bianca's Readings

1523 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 8
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 473-2277
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Highly intuitive and well known for her honest and accurate readings, Bianca can give you insight on your new normal (and help you understand where your spirit animals are taking you) using yoga cards, energy readings, tea leaf readings and color therapy. For more than 30 years, Bianca has helped hundreds live a healthier and stress-free life, and as a life coach she assures you...read more

Highly intuitive and well known for her honest and accurate readings, Bianca can give you...read more

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Bianca's Readings

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

Highly intuitive and well known for her honest and accurate readings, Bianca can give you insight on your new normal (and help you understand where your spirit animals are taking you) using yoga cards, energy readings, tea leaf readings and color therapy. For more than 30 years, Bianca has helped hundreds live a healthier and stress-free life, and as a life coach she assures you...read more

Highly intuitive and well known for her honest and accurate readings, Bianca can give you...read more

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Bob's Wild Horse Tours

817-B Ocean Trail
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, and they have a 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 have...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

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 more than 25 years. If you miss the dolphins on your first...read more

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

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Carolina Shores Electric Bikes OBX

8568 B Caratoke Highway
Harbinger
(252) 599-0040
Outer Banks Thing To Do

E-bikes are not only a fun way to explore the Outer Banks, but also a convenient and inexpensive way to get around without getting caught up in summer traffic or paying high gas prices. E-bikes make it easy to get to the beach, restaurants and attractions quickly, without wearing yourself out in the process. Carolina Shores E-Bikes OBX offers daily rentals, two-day rentals and weekly...read more

E-bikes are not only a fun way to explore the Outer Banks, but also a...read more

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Causeway Watersports

7649 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-8875
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Whether you enjoy the thrill of parasailing or the excitement of a Waverunner, it's waiting for you at Causeway Watersports. This adventure mecca is on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway (look for the 30-foot observation tower near Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe). They offer Jet Ski rentals and tours and pontoon boat rentals so you can be your own captain of a dolphin tour. For a great deal...read more

Whether you enjoy the thrill of parasailing or the excitement of a Waverunner, it's waiting...read more

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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

23645 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 U.S. Life-Saving Service station built in North Carolina, serving until 1954. Chicamacomico has been partially restored, thanks to numerous volunteers who...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 & Duck Parasail

1446 Duck Road
North Duck Watersports
Duck
(252) 261-4200
Outer Banks Thing To Do
(252) 255-2663

Soar high with Corolla & Duck Parasail's licensed, 100-Ton Master Captain owner-operators. They are based in northern Duck, conveniently serving customers from both Duck and Corolla. Enjoy the boat ride and the view from the comfort and style of their top-of-the-line Ocean Pro (vessel designed specifically for parasailing) with their veteran captain and crew. Professional, friendly and parasail-obsessed, Corolla & Duck Parasail leaves you with...read more

Soar high with Corolla & Duck Parasail's licensed, 100-Ton Master Captain owner-operators. They are based...read more

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Corolla Watersports

798 Sunset Boulevard
TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-6900
Outer Banks Thing To Do

If it’s on the water, the folks here can help you do it. On the sound at the backside of TimBuck II next to the minigolf course, Corolla Watersports rents four-stroke Waverunners, pontoon boats, standup paddleboards, sit-on-top and sit-in kayaks and two and four-seat pedal boats. You can rent the pontoons with or without a captain – sunset cruises are perfect in one of these vessels....read more

If it’s on the water, the folks here can help you do it. On the...read more

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Corolla Wild Horse Fund

1130E Corolla Village Road
Corolla
(252) 453-8002
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Corolla Wild Horse Fund's museum, gift shop and offices are located in Historic Corolla Village. Visit them to discover the fascinating history and legacy of the Banker strain of Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Mustangs were brought to the Outer Banks nearly 500 years ago and their descendants are still with us today, although this hardy, majestic breed is now highly endangered. The whole family can learn...read more

Corolla Wild Horse Fund's museum, gift shop and offices are located in Historic Corolla Village....read more

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Corolla Wild Horse Tours

1159 F Austin Street
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 the...read more

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

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Country Girl Charters

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

As one of the few boats in the Oregon Inlet fishing fleet that is licensed to carry more than six anglers, the 57-foot Country Girl can be chartered for Gulf Stream trips for parties of six or more people. These full-day offshore charter fishing trips can yield tuna and mahi-mahi, wahoo, king mackerel, marlin or sailfish depending on the season and conditions. The Country Girl also...read more

As one of the few boats in the Oregon Inlet fishing fleet that is licensed...read more

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Crystal Dawn Head Boat

2000 Sailfish Drive
Docks at Pirate's Cove Marina
Manteo
(252) 473-5577
Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Looking to get out on the water? Docked at Pirate's Cove Marina on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, this comfortable, 65-foot, double-decker party boat /head boat offers fishing in the sounds and around Oregon Inlet as well as a variety of fun cruises around Roanoke Island. On one of their head boat fishing trips you'll catch fish such as flounder, croaker, spot, trout, sea mullet, sea bass...read more

Looking to get out on the water? Docked at Pirate's Cove Marina on the Nags...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 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 lighthouse exhibits. On...read more

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the Historic Corolla Village. Visitors to this Outer...read more

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Duck Town Park

1200 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 255-1234
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, hydrangeas, roses, camellias, flowering trees, a variety of annuals and herbs and much more. Adding exquisite touches are imported Italian Renaissance...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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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 attention with its composite of ship shapes, porthole windows and curved timbers. One of three North Carolina Maritime Museums operated by the North Carolina Division of Natural and Cultural Resources, the museum focuses on the maritime history and culture of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Outer Banks’ stretch of sea is...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 Waterpark

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

Nothing satisfies your craving for fun like a day at H2OBX Waterpark, located just 3 miles north of Wright Memorial Bridge. Start with that perfect Carolina sun. Add a dose of adrenaline as you climb six stories and shoot down the Rogue Wave or drop 90 screaming feet down The Plank. Stir in a float down Teach’s Tide Adventure River. Test your skills on the...read more

Nothing satisfies your craving for fun like a day at H2OBX Waterpark, located just 3...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 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 by Dewey Weber, Haydenshapes and Channel Island. If you need new sunglasses, Hatteras Island Boardsports has hundreds of styles from Costa, Oakley, Electric, Von Zipper and more....read more

Hatteras Island Boardsports has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for...read more

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Hatteras Parasail and Watersports

57878 N.C. Highway 12
Oden's Dock
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2627
Outer Banks Thing To Do

There’s nothing like a bird’s-eye view of the Pamlico Sound to lift your spirits. Hatteras Parasail can take you hundreds of feet above the islands for a view you won’t forget. Parasailing can be done as singles, tandems or triples. This family-owned company has been operating for more than 20 years. They also rent Waverunners that carry up to three people and offer boat rentals...read more

There’s nothing like a bird’s-eye view of the Pamlico Sound to lift your spirits. Hatteras...read more

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Island Acupuncture and Massage Therapy

3105 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 5.5
Seagate North Shopping Center
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-8122
Outer Banks Thing To Do

In business since 2001, Island Acupuncture is the premier acupuncture facility on the Outer Banks. Acupuncture, massage therapy, cupping, moxibustion, aromatherapy, herbal prescriptions and more are offered at this professional healing center, which has locations in Kill Devil Hills and Rodanthe. read more

In business since 2001, Island Acupuncture is the premier acupuncture facility on the Outer Banks....read more

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Island Acupuncture and Massage Therapy

24267 N.C. Highway 12
Pamlico Station
Rodanthe
(252) 995-4481
Outer Banks Thing To Do

In business since 2001, Island Acupuncture is the premier acupuncture facility on the Outer Banks. Acupuncture, massage therapy, cupping, moxibustion, aromatherapy, herbal prescriptions and more are offered at this professional healing center, which has locations in Kill Devil Hills and Rodanthe. read more

In business since 2001, Island Acupuncture is the premier acupuncture facility on the Outer Banks....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

In 2021 Jennette’s Pier celebrates its 10-year anniversary since reopening in 2011 as part of the North Carolina Aquariums division. Known as “the place to be” in Nags Head during the summer season, anglers catch a wide variety of fish while sightseers can watch brown pelicans overhead and bottlenose dolphins swimming in the sea.

The pier is surrounded by wide, clean public beaches, free parking...read more

In 2021 Jennette’s Pier celebrates its 10-year anniversary since reopening in 2011 as part of...read more

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Just For the Beach Rentals

520 Old Stoney Road
Corolla
(252) 453-9388
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Toll Free
(800) 629-7368

Just For The Beach Rentals offers gear delivery from South Nags Head to Corolla. Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has sit-on-top, single, double and triple kayaks available for rent. 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...read more

Just For The Beach Rentals offers gear delivery from South Nags Head to Corolla. Want...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
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...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
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

58848 Hatteras Landing
Hatteras Landing
Hatteras
(252) 986-1446
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

Community Square
270 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-4563
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

7517 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Whalebone Watersports Center
Nags Head
(252) 441-4124
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

794 Sunset Boulevard
TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-8845
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

819 Ocean Trail
Monterey Plaza
Corolla
(252) 453-3685
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

1216 Duck Road
Wee Winks Square
Duck
(252) 261-4450
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

3933 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 12.5, Jockey's Ridge Crossing
Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

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Kitty Hawk Kites

307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo
(252) 473-2357
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...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 any of the more than 25 adventures Kitty Hawk Kites has to offer, like hang gliding lessons, surfing lessons...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 tours, kiteboarding, 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 bioluminescence tour. If you’ve never seen these glowing organisms, you owe yourself this experience!read more

Kitty Hawk Kites' Whalebone Watersports location offers dolphin tours, kiteboarding, Jet Ski rentals and standup...read more

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

819 Ocean Trail, Montery 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 and waves to flat water adventures. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking gear and equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find top selections...read more

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

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

790 Ocean Trail, 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 and waves to flat water adventures. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking gear and equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find top selections...read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all...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 and waves to flat water adventures. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking gear and equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find top selections...read more

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

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5
Jockey's Ridge Crossing
Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
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 and waves to flat water adventures. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking gear and equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find top selections...read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all...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 and waves to flat water adventures. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking gear and equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find top selections...read more

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

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

58848 Hatteras Landing
Hatteras
(252) 986-1446
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 and waves to flat water adventures. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking gear and equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find top selections...read more

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

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Lighthouse Studio OBX

207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, The Waterfront Shops
Manteo
(252) 473-4800
Outer Banks Thing To Do

On the waterfront overlooking Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse in Manteo, Lighthouse Studio is a place to practice yoga, Pilates or meditation with the added benefit of a calming water view. Yoga classes are offered in the morning and evening in a variety of styles from vinyasa to Yin to gentle. Look for special yoga and/or Reiki events and fitness classes or book a private yoga and...read more

On the waterfront overlooking Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse in Manteo, Lighthouse Studio is a place to...read more

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Lost Colony

1409 National Park Drive (off U.S. Highway 64)
Waterside Theatre, inside Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Manteo
(252) 473-2127
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Tickets
(252) 473-6000

In July of 1587, 117 English men, women and children came ashore on Roanoke Island with the commission from Queen Elizabeth I to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World. They vanished just three years later. The only clues were “CROATOAN" carved into the surface of an abandoned structure and the letters "CRO" carved into a nearby tree. After nearly 450 years, the...read more

In July of 1587, 117 English men, women and children came ashore on Roanoke Island...read more

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Miss Oregon Inlet II Head Boat

8770 Oregon Inlet Road
just off N.C. Highway 12, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Nags Head
(252) 251-4314
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Reservations
(877) 359-8447

Looking to get out of the house and on the water? Take a fishing trip on the Miss Oregon Inlet II head boat. With the shortest drive time to fishing grounds around Oregon Inlet, they catch many different species of fish, such as spot, croaker, trout, bluefish, puppy drum, sea mullet and more, and they’re known as the “flounder pounder.” They have everything you need to fish,...read more

Looking to get out of the house and on the water? Take a fishing trip...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 on Roanoke Island is one of the most popular attractions on the Outer Banks. With more than 200 species of animals, including otters, sand tiger sharks and jellyfish to see, the aquarium is a wondrous place to explore. 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....read more

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is one of the most popular attractions on...read more

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Nor’Banks Sailing & Watersports

1314 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 489-4490
Outer Banks Thing To Do
With tons of rentals and activities, a surf boutique and great restaurant onsite, Nor’Banks offers one-stop shopping for all the best of the Outer Banks. Nor’Banks' friendly staff, professional service, modern equipment and gorgeous location make it the ideal destination for watersports. Offering Jet Ski rentals and tours, parasailing, tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, pontoon boats, sailboat rentals and private sailing instruction, Nor’Banks truly has...read more
With tons of rentals and activities, a surf boutique and great restaurant onsite, Nor’Banks offers...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 age 11 and younger. 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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OBX On The Fly

107 Sir Walter Street, Suite 107
Manteo
(252) 473-1300
Outer Banks Thing To Do

The Outer Banks' only fly-fishing shop is in downtown Manteo. OBX On The Fly is the fly-fishing hub of the Outer Banks, where you can purchase rods, reels, flies, fly-tying materials, apparel and all the other equipment and merchandise that fly anglers need, from the novice to the pro. They offer fly-tying classes and casting lessons with video analysis. They also offer guide services, including...read more

The Outer Banks' only fly-fishing shop is in downtown Manteo. OBX On The Fly is...read more

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OceanAir Sports

39450 N.C. Highway 12
Avon
(252) 995-5000
Outer Banks Thing To Do

In a primo location right on Pamlico Sound, OceanAir Sports has been making Hatteras Island watersports adventures happen since 1987. That’s right, locals and visitors of all ages and experience levels have trusted this iconic north Avon business for family-oriented outdoor fun for more than 30 years! OceanAir rents kayaks, standup paddleboards (SUP), Jet skis and Hobie Cats and offers lessons and rentals in windsurfing...read more

In a primo location right on Pamlico Sound, OceanAir Sports has been making Hatteras Island...read more

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Ocracoke Alive

84 School Road
Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member

Ocracoke Alive, Inc. was formed to enrich the Ocracoke Island by serving the cultural and artistic needs of the community. Through fundraising and donations, this group supports the musical, educational and artistic vein of the Ocracoke community by organizing and sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, including the annual Ocrafolk Festival, Ocrafolk School Fall Retreat, Festival Latino de Ocracoke and community plays and school programs.read more

Ocracoke Alive, Inc. was formed to enrich the Ocracoke Island by serving the cultural and artistic needs of the...read more

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Ocracoke Island Golf Carts

216 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-0090
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member

Located in the heart of Ocracoke Village along Silver Lake Harbor, Ocracoke Island Golf Carts provides the perfect way to get the most out of your stay on the island. They are celebrating their 12th season and offering a new fleet of four-passenger and six-passenger golf carts. Rentals are available hourly, overnight or weekly. Walk-in rentals are welcome, but advance reservations for overnight and weekly...read more

Located in the heart of Ocracoke Village along Silver Lake Harbor, Ocracoke Island Golf Carts...read more

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Ocracoke Preservation Society and Museum

49 Water Plant Road
Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member

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

8770 Oregon Inlet Road
off N.C. Highway 12
Nags Head
(252) 441-6301
Outer Banks Thing To Do

It's all about making fishing memories at this legendary Outer Banks marina. A fleet of 48 boats offers a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting). Nearshore, inshore vessels offer half-day or full-day trips, while the headboat offers a choice of morning or afternoon inlet/sound fishing. Offshore vessels travel to the Gulf Stream, where anglers enjoy a full day on...read more

It's all about making fishing memories at this legendary Outer Banks marina. A fleet of...read more

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Outer Banks Family YMCA

3000 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 11
Nags Head
(252) 449-8897
Outer Banks Thing To Do

This 28,000-square-foot facility offers a 25-meter indoor lap pool and a wellness center with state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment. You'll enjoy group exercise classes including cycle, yoga, Barre, Zumba and more. Aquatic classes are also available, and you'll find racquetball courts and a full-court gymnasium for pickleball, basketball, soccer and volleyball.  Activities include summer camps for kids, wellness programs, swim lessons, youth and adult sports leagues...read more

This 28,000-square-foot facility offers a 25-meter indoor lap pool and a wellness center with state-of-the-art...read more

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Outer Banks Family YMCA Water Park

3000 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 11
Nags Head
(252) 449-8897
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Jump into some fun at the Outer Banks Family YMCA’s outdoor water park. It’s fun for the whole family with two pools that have something to offer everyone. The lower pool has water cannons and other water toys, two dedicated 25-yard lap lanes, a water slide and a zero entry that makes it easy for younger children to get in the water and play. For...read more

Jump into some fun at the Outer Banks Family YMCA’s outdoor water park. It’s fun...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. This organization hosts races like Running of the...read more

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

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Ride The Wind Recreational Activities

486 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-6311
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member

Ride the Wind provides 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 provide all necessary equipment and training. These tours are very popular, so it's a good idea to make reservations in advance. You can also rent kayaks here for...read more

Ride the Wind provides a myriad of classes and adventures: guided kayak ecotours and rentals,...read more

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Risky Business Shrimping & Crabbing Charters

1100 S. Bay Club Drive
Manteo
(252) 473-1475
Shallowbag Bay Marina
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Docked at Shallowbag Bay Marina in Manteo, Risky Business offers inshore shrimping and crabbing charters in the Roanoke and Croatan sounds. This is a fun, hands-on, family-oriented activity, and all ages are welcome. You'll learn to pull crab pots and shrimp nets, and you get to keep your catch. They run four three-hour trips a day – early morning, mid-morning, early afternoon and late afternoon –...read more

Docked at Shallowbag Bay Marina in Manteo, Risky Business offers inshore shrimping and crabbing charters in...read more

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Slash Creek Outfitters

57698 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras village
(252) 986-1500
Outer Banks Thing To Do

In the historic A.S. Austin Building in the heart of Hatteras village, Slash Creek Outfitters can make your Hatteras vacation more enjoyable. This is the place to rent four-person and six-person golf carts for tooling around the village, and they also rent bikes of all sorts (for kids and adults), which you can enjoy on the new Hatteras bike path once it's finished this summer. They...read more

In the historic A.S. Austin Building in the heart of Hatteras village, Slash Creek Outfitters...read more

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The Slushy Stand

473 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-1878
Outer Banks Thing To Do
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Member

The Slushy Stand is the perfect place for refreshment and a relaxing spot to indulge your craving for sweets or coffee. Stop in and try one of their 20 flavors of ice cream, soft-serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, icy slushies, cold drinks and smoothies. They have breakfast items to go along with their freshly ground regular brew, a very smooth but robust Cuban coffee. Espresso,...read more

The Slushy Stand is the perfect place for refreshment and a relaxing spot to indulge...read more

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UltraFlight OBX

264 Airport Road
Currituck County Regional Airport
Maple
(252) 505-9345
Outer Banks Thing To Do

UltraFlight OBX offers aerial tours in a motorized hang glider attached to a two-seater trike. It's a completely open-air experience, and your views are completely unobstructed. The trike takes off from the Currituck County Regional Airport and heads straight for the Outer Banks shoreline. You can choose a short 15-minute trip or go for 30 or 60 minutes. The pilot is FAA certified, of course,...read more

UltraFlight OBX offers aerial tours in a motorized hang glider attached to a two-seater trike....read more

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Waterboy Essentials

57500 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2222
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Waterboy has everything you need for island exploration. They rent kayaks, surfboards, watersports equipment, standup paddleboards and more. There’s also fun stuff like corn hole and bikes and practical gear like life jackets, umbrellas and chairs. Waterboy rents golf carts for tooling around the island – these can be rented hourly, for half a day, a full day, overnight or weekly. All other equipment can...read more

Waterboy has everything you need for island exploration. They rent kayaks, surfboards, watersports equipment, standup...read more

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WOVV 90.1 FM Radio, Ocracoke Village Voice

P.O. Box 1447
Ocracoke
(252) 928-9688
Outer Banks Thing To Do

Ocracoke's community radio station WOVV 90.1 FM invites island visitors to tune in to hear live local programming featuring music and entertainment, local news, weather, sports and coverage of local civic and business affairs. The programming is produced and presented by and for locals and visitors alike, broadcasting from the station’s studio in the heart of Ocracoke Village. If you get Ocracoke fever when you're...read more

Ocracoke's community radio station WOVV 90.1 FM invites island visitors to tune in to hear...read more