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Parasailing

We had a great time parasailing today! Not only were Shawn, Jamie, and Ken knowledgeable about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rebecca S
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Parasailing

A group of 11 of us went out on a parasailing trip led by Sean, Jamie & Allison. The parasailing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter M
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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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“jet skiing” (12 reviews)
“paddle boarding” (10 reviews)
“next year” (14 reviews)
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1314 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4471
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time parasailing today! Not only were Shawn, Jamie, and Ken knowledgeable about parasailing, they were very friendly and gave us a lot of great information about the area. They made the entire experience so fun! I would highly recommend this!

Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A group of 11 of us went out on a parasailing trip led by Sean, Jamie & Allison. The parasailing was so cool and the staff was great. Excellent overall experience and I would recommend Nor'banks to anyone. Awesome day on the water.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to do the Jet Ski tour last minute. Luckily it was Sunday which tends to be a little slower. The staff was very polite and answered all of our questions. Our family of four (two boys, 8 and 12) arrived a little later...More

Thank Joshua L
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Kasey P, Manager at Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Joshua L, Glad to hear your last minute jet ski tour with Matt and Dillon was a great experience. Hope the photos turned out well! We look forward to having you out again in the future and appreciate the review! All the best, Kasey...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had made arrangements to rent a pontoon boat for our family of 5. Every staff member we can in contact with was not only extremely helpful, but very friendly as well. Ken did a great job going over everything on the pontoon boat before...More

Thank Ed L
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Kasey P, Manager at Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Ed L, Thanks so much for your review. Glad to hear your entire family had a blast out on the pontoon boat. The waters and islands out here in Duck are great to explore by boat, so we're happy you got to experience it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time parasailing with Jamie and Sean today. They did a great job and we couldn't be happier. Will definitely visit them again next time.

Thank Kyle J
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Kasey P, Manager at Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kyle J, Glad you had a great time with Captain Jamie and Sean! Thank you for the review, and we look forward to seeing you next time! Best, Nor'Banks and Crew

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a ball...group of six of all ages. Sean and Mike were safe, totally competent, knew instantly what our skill levels would be, and showed us a really fun time. They are delightful. I’m 70, tried it, and did great. They make it exciting...More

Thank lucasgary
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Kasey P, Manager at Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lucasgary, Thank you so much for your review! We love when the adults show the young ones how it's done out there. We appreciate your visit and hope to have you all out again next year! All the best, Kasey with Nor'Banks

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not sure who enjoyed themselves more, the 5-yr old or the 75-yr old. We couldn’t keep them off the tube!!! Cap’ns Sean & Mike were the best. Highly recommend you find these guys. They’re fun. They’re safe. And they’ll make your youngster their First...More

Thank scottyslice
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Kasey P, Manager at Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Scottyslice! So glad to hear everyone in your group had a blast! It seems tubing is hard to beat when it comes to things to do on the OBX (: Thank you so much for your review and kind words! Best, Kasey with Nor'Banks

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tubing was a blast! Sean and Mike were both very knowledgeable and ensured we had a great time. I highly recommend Nor'Banks to anyone looking for a fun and exciting thing to do on their vacation

Thank nymetsfan92
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Kasey P, Manager at Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Nymetsfan92! Thanks for the review! Glad you had a blast with Sean and Mike out tubing! Hope to get you back out with us soon. All the best, Kasey with Nor'Banks

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone from the check-in to the 2 guides I had were super friendly. The guides Sean and Dylan and I were the only ones on the tour and it was amazing. It was my second time ever on a ski and it didn’t take me...More

Thank Patrick C
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Kasey P, Manager at Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Patrick C! Glad to hear you had smooth, glassy water for your jet ski tour with us, and of course that you had a good time with Sean and Dylan as well! ☺️ We want everyone to have fun and feel comfortable while they...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Duck for vacation and we went on a jet skiing tour. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish, the check in people were very nice, the tour was also a great experience. We had Dylan and Ken as our guides...More

Thank Amaddunker
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Kasey P, Manager at Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Amaddunker, Thanks so much for your review! Glad you had a blast with Dylan and Ken on your jet ski tour while visiting Duck, and enjoyed the rest of the crew as well! Until next time, Kasey with Nor'banks

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marfaith2
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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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