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Address: 1314 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4471
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+1 252-261-2900
10:00 - 17:00
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Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports is the premier sailing and water sports...

Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports is the premier sailing and water sports location on the Outer Banks. Established in 1979, Nor'Banks has always been a leader in the industry and provides quality equipment, excellent customer service and a safe environment for everyone. Nor'Banks offers the most complete water sports center on the OBX, with Waverunners, Parasailing, Wake Boarding, Waterskiing, Tubing, Kayaks, SUP, Tours, Pontoon Boat Rentals and Sailing (Rentals, Lessons, Youth Camps and Sales). The waterfront location is amazing with plenty of parking, bathrooms, showers, 200 foot pier and a grassy lawn. New for 2016, Nor'Banks is now the OBX Hobie Cat dealer and features all of their amazing boats for rental and for sale.

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Jet skiing for the first time!

It was a blast and everyone was great. They were very helpful. A great place to bring a group of people to do something fun during the day. Will be coming back soon!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a blast and everyone was great. They were very helpful. A great place to bring a group of people to do something fun during the day. Will be coming back soon!

Thank mihalak10
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Professional. Enjoyable. Unique experience for the first time parasailing! Only negative is that the life jacket was a bit not so fresh, shall we say? But who notices that from above 600 feet? Will recommend!

Thank tbrown75
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband and I have never been parasailing and he is afraid of heights. However, he made reservations online at Nor'Banks for us to parasail tandem at the Eagle setting (aka 1200 ft. line). We went out in the afternoon, and arrived much earlier than we planned. The guys who took us out were very informative and friendly. They explained... More 

Thank Lauren D
Denison, Texas
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Crew was friendly and liked to joke with patrons. The crew was very safety conscious and the parasailing was very good. Would recommend them for any one wanting to go parasailing.

Thank steven d
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This place is absolutely amazing!!!! I used their website to book my parasailing flight the day before I went. The website was really easy to navigate and very informative. I love how I got a $15 discount for doing an early flight! I was supposed to be going solo and my mother was going to be the observer. However, since... More 

Thank vetasst92
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is arguably the best small boat sailing marina in the country. I say this as an experienced sailor who has sailed throughout the world. John and Laurie have a large fleet of superbly maintained Hobie cats of all types -- plus the even faster WETA trimaran. And their staff of professional, friendly instructors will ensure you are totally ready... More 

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My mother and I went parasailing for her birthday! I would definitely go again. I used the website to book a few days before our arrival. I appreciated that they had a faq section because it was our first time. Rick was the one who took us out to the parasail from the dock. He made sure everyone knew that... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Folks Nor'Banks were friendly, helpful, and accomidating. We registered on-line, showed up, and our boat was ready for us. They are professional but recognize that this is about having a safe but fun adventure. We rented a flying Scot for 3 hours; the boat was well maintained. Would be delighted to return and rent again.

Thank guilford417
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were about to go out last Monday when some lightening nearby prompted the captain to reschedule us for Wednesday on safety concerns (and they still honored the Monday rate). Very friendly staff all around. We went out with Capn Nick took us out to the parasail boat (expect to get wet!) with 3 other groups. Safety was always first,... More 

Thank rorr11
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149 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great day of fun, some of the family did the parasailing, we all took a pontoon boat for the afternoon! What a nice staff to work with! Pontoon ride was fun out to an island for lunch and swimming with are vests on the water was wonderful!

Thank Roseann M

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