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Address: 307 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: +1 252-473-2357
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Kitty Hawk Kites' Manteo location is right on the Roanoke Sound on the...

Kitty Hawk Kites' Manteo location is right on the Roanoke Sound on the historic downtown Manteo waterfront. At this location, you can rent stand up paddleboards, kayaks and bicycles. You can also go parasailing at 600, 900, or 1,200 feet with our highly-experienced parasailing captain. The retail store has a great selection of t-shirts, footwear, toys and kites as well.

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Nice selection of kites

The shop is located right on the harbor. The manager was very friendly and helpful. The have a great selection of kites, windsocks, etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Central Pa
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Central Pa
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The shop is located right on the harbor. The manager was very friendly and helpful. The have a great selection of kites, windsocks, etc.

Thank taxmanken
Knoxville, Tennessee
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216 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the store. While there a couple rented a couple of paddle boards and we reviewed their inventory, which looked in very good condition. We purchased a couple of souvenir T-shirts. The items we bought were at fall close out prices and were mid-range. They had a fairly good selection for October that displayed Manteo,... More 

Thank DNvisitors
Reading, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Could not spend the day in Manteo without a visit to Kitty Hawk Kites. I can never go in this store and walk out empty handed. The staff is friendli and knowledge.

Thank Shirley S
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My fiance and I went for the first time on a tandem parasailing trip and had a blast. We did the 600' option but could have gone higher in retrospect. Possibly one of the better moments was when the captain dipped our feet in the water on our way back into the boat. Not totally submerged but enough to have... More 

Thank eat5aday
Centereach, New York
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Twice in my life..once in Bermuda, once in Cozumel, I wanted to go parasailing. So while in Avon, I decided to do it with my two boys. Absolutely loved it! What was a bonus is the boat ride out! We saw dolphins and other sails. It is safe and the crew is fantastic. The young lady who took our call... More 

Thank Dadsheart5
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a great experience. Our Captain, Rusty and his partner (sorry I can't remember his name) made us feel completely at ease. Safety was a top priority and since it was myself and two teenage girls, that was very important. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for something exciting. It was the highlight of our vacation. Thanks guys!!!

Thank Lisa B
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The kites here are so beautiful! There are people here that will definitely help you if you don't know how to properly fly a kite. Plus the little store inside has a variety of gifts.

Thank Jillian D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband, my brother and his fiancé, my parents and I all went parasailing for the first time! The staff/captain/first mate were all wonderful, friendly, reassuring, experienced, and informative. We even stopped and watched the Dolphins after we finished parasailing. It was supposed to storm around 3 pm and we were scheduled to go at 4:15 so they were very... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Churchville, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We initially came early in the week in order to use the coupon we had. Staff seemed to want us to go somewhere else, encouraging us to check out other nearby options and noting that their jet skis only go 35 MPH. They also said we shouldn't go out that day because of possible bad weather (which there was a... More 

Thank Rebecca S
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

So recently, I decided it would be a great idea to get up early in the morning, sign a waiver saying that I (or my family) would sue if KHK killed me accidentally, and get on a boat with two strangers and allow them to fly me like a human kite with a boat. And it was pretty awesome. To... More 

Thank Amanda L

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