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Address: 1314 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949
Phone Number: 252-261-2900
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Nor'Banks Sailing and Watersports is the premier sailing and watersports...

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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Great place to learn to Wakeboard!

Some friends and I booked a 2.5 hour wakeboarding and tubing trip at Nor' Banks. When we got there we were impressed by the location. Norbanks is a large property with lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Leah S
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a terrible experience with this place. First off, the coupon was extremely deceiving and I even called to verify and ended up paying a totally different price when I got there. The workers were also rude. We were held up at the register for more than 10 minutes because the worker didn't know how to work it and... More 

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JonBritt, Owner at Nor'Banks Sailing, responded to this review

I am extremely sorry that you had a bad experience. I wish that you would have addressed one of the managers or owners about your pricing concerns as we would have taken care of any issues on the spot. As for the timing on the wave runners, our customers have watches on the skis and are responsible for their own... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Some friends and I booked a 2.5 hour wakeboarding and tubing trip at Nor' Banks. When we got there we were impressed by the location. Norbanks is a large property with lots of parking and tons of space to hang out while we waited for our trip. We ended up getting there an hour early, so we played corn hole... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I wish I had called ahead of time to find out how far we could go on the kayaks prior to arriving. Had I done so, we would not have bothered. We were hoping to get to explore the sound, but you are confined to an area that is about a football field in length with views of mainly houses.... More 

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Thank Jennifer G
JonBritt, Owner at Nor'Banks Sailing, responded to this review

Jennifer, I am sorry about your experience kayaking with us. We typically ask people to stay to the North or South of us based on wind direction (we ask everyone to stay upwind as it is much easier to get home). If you had to paddle off of houses, we probably had a Northerly wind that day. When we have... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Nor'Banks is simply the best run rental company I've ever seen. The staff is friendly and calmly attentive. All the equipment is maintained in excellent condition. The facility is perfectly suited to the activities. And for sailing their rental boats, the location is excellent, so easy to get in and out ... and terrific sailing conditions. While we were there,... More 

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Rosendale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Our group of 3 families rented jet skis and paddlboards from Nor'bank Watersports. Everything from beginning to end was amazing. 110% satisfied customers. The staff were friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and focused on their jobs. The best example of "customer service" I have encountered in quite some time. Will recommend to others who vacation here.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We (adult and teen) went on a parasailing excursion at Nor'Banks Sailing and had a blast. The crew members (Jaimie and Ken) were very accommodating to all the different comfort levels of the group we had and all the other families had a good time as well. They explained all procedures and took our safety seriously. I would DEFINITELY go... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great company with laid-back employees. We called ahead to reserve some paddle boards and glad we reserve the first hour they were open so they got busy later. The people were really nice and laid-back and friendly. We got quick but helpful instructions on how to use the paddle boards. We had so much fun and it... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I booked parasailing for 2 teens at Norbanks after having a reservation cancelled - undferstandably fior boat inspections - at a rival company but then funding my attempt to rebook botched by an incompetent giggling young employee. Norbanks is, by contrast, run by responsible grown ups who politely and efficiently helped me. My kids had a lot if fun and... More 

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Thank Torph
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Six friends, all women over 60, went out with captain Jamie and crewman Ken and had a blast! The banter of the crew, the ease and beauty of the parasailing experience, the gorgeous views from 1200 feet out were highlights of our trip. The humor of both the crew and the passengers relaxed any misgivings that some of my friends... More 

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Took my nephew and some friends Parasailing (with their parents), and they had a great time Parasailing. The staff were great at making sure the safety info was provided and the kids were secure in their harnesses for the sail! I had such a great time & I was just an observer in the boat. They know how to help... More 

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