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Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports

542 reviews
#1 of 10 Tours in Duck
Duck, NC, USA
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About Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports
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 bathrooms, showers, 200 foot pier and a grassy lawn. Nor'Banks is now the OBX Hobie Cat dealer and features all of their amazing boats for rental and for sale. A new waterfront restaurant at Nor'Banks is set to open July 2018!
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Reviewed 2 days ago

All the staff was so nice and friendly. Captain Sean was our guide and he was awesome! He made sure we were all having the greatest time whether you were taking a break in the boat or riding the waves in the tube. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Clynne21
Reviewed 4 days ago

My Son, Daughter, and I had the best experience of our OBX jet ski trip with Norbanks. Our Guide Ken was knowledgeable about the area, answered my Kids questions patiently, and was professional throughout. The owner Dan was onsite and was hands on with any...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank matt w
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an extremely well-run watersports set-up that we've used for many years. They have two sizes of Hobie catamarans and also Flying Scots to sail. They have a fleet of jet skis (up to 3 people but max 400 lbs). They do private charters...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MikefromReston
Reviewed 6 days ago

Norbanks is dependable and professional year after year. Always a super fun time- and Capt Sean never takes his eye off the ball in terms of safety and making sure everyone is comfortable. Friendly and warm, he is part of the reason we come back...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lisapos
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second year parasailing with Nor Banks. Captains this year were Derek and Matt. Our entire family of nine really enjoyed it. It’s a great facility, consistently professional staff and often funny. We’ll be back for sure and may also try sailing or...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally decided to parasail today after our 9 year old said he was in. He went first with his Dad and was sad that it was over so he convinced me to go, too. Derek and Matt were fantastic as well as the rest...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank jcubed03
Reviewed 1 week ago

This past weekend I was in Duck for my best friends bachelorette party. We booked the catamaran sail and it was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip! The boat crew Billy and Kimber we exceptional and made sure we had the best time! At one point...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kari L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time with Captain Sean. Will definitely be back next summer! They also have some really cool hats and shirts.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stephen7297
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great time we had learning to sail. Will was a fabulous instructor and very proficient at sailing. It was almost too windy to go out but calmed down enough at the last minute to allow us to sail. So glad we were able...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kellygator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time parasailing and jet skiing at Nor Banks! The staff was kind and made our family comfortable on both of our trips. We felt totally safe during both of our adventures and plan on visiting again!

Date of experience: June 2019
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TravelRN_23
May 29, 2019|
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Response from BreakwaterAdventures | Property representative |
Great question! While we recommend it, North Carolina does not require that you have a boater's license when renting from a watersports business. We'll give you a thorough safety orientation and take time to make sure you... More
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Donnette2017
July 9, 2018|
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Response from BreakwaterAdventures | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest! We typically plan to be open until the end of September, but weather can play a role. You can always give us a call or view our website for up to date info. Thanks again!
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marfaith2
May 24, 2017|
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There is a huge maze of islands to the North of Nor' Banks. That's usually where we go tubing. The water is calm to allow for mild and wild rides and the scenery is great for both riders and observers. Our trips are... More
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