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Nor'Banks Sailing

Address: 1314 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
Phone Number: 252-261-2900
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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Duck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: Nor'Banks Sailing and Watersports is the premier sailing and watersports destination on the Outer Banks. Nor'Banks features Sailing (rentals, lessons, youth camps), Waverunners (New Fleet for 2013), Parasailing (Pevo and Katie), Stand Up Paddleboarding (lesson, clinics and events), kayaking, tubing/wake boarding/water skiing trips and all at a gorgeous location with ample parking, bus parking, restrooms, showers, large grassy lawn and a 200 foot pier.

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Columbia, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a great time tubing with Nor Banks in Duck. The conditions were perfect and Cap't Dan was the bomb!

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our family of 6 rented a Waverunner for an hour. Plans was to swap out kids to take turns. Helpful staff, fun and safety focused. Channel to the open area to ride is longer than it looks. If you plan to swap kids, add some extra time. We were able to extend 30 minutes yet we were there early in... More

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed both jet ski rentals and a parasailing excursion with Nor'Banks and are confident we made the right choice! Their staff are very friendly and personable, very professional. They were great at answering our questions and accommodating us. We found the jet ski area to be quite large -- we had teens on 2 skis and parents on one... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My 7 year old daughter and I rented a jet ski. Nor Banks lived up to its reputation as the best. Jet skis were new and well maintained. Staff was excellent, very organized and professional. We will definitely be back.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our parasailing trip was great! The two-man crew on the boat were friendly and competent. Nice and comfortable boat. All of the staff were friendly. They also have lots of other water sports options available. All of the equipment appeared to be fairly new and well-maintained. Would highly recommend.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Riding a tube being pulled by a boat is a blast. Can be catered to varying degrees of adventurousness. Dan, our captain, was fun, cool, and accommodating. Warm waters of the sound were gorgeous. Highly recommended.

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Columbia, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is great. Good customer service and very professional staff. We rented 3 wave runner jet skis for 1 hour and added a fourth without any trouble. 2 minutes of paperwork and we were off to the dock. For jet skis they have a 1 square mile virtual pen to jet around on the sound side of the Outer... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is THE place to rent any kind of watercraft. They have jet skis and all kinds of sailing boats. Top notch place.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The staff and owners are super friendly. We spent an hour jet skiing and then another hour tubing. The jet skis ran great and they have lots of room to let you run. The ski boat is driven by a guide who is willing to go as fast or slow as you want. Great morning!

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Ohio, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We selected Nor'Banks because they had the best prices and had better time options than others in the area: 30m/45m/60m. We opted for the 45 minute option because it was a good price and a good time option. They were professional, they give you a quick guide to their 1 sq mile sound area and a safety lesson and you're... More

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