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Address: 1314 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4471
Phone Number: +1 252-261-2900
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Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports is the premier sailing and water sports...

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 plenty of parking, bathrooms, showers, 200 foot pier and a grassy lawn. New for 2016, Nor'Banks is now the OBX Hobie Cat dealer and features all of their amazing boats for rental and for sale.

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A great day sailing

Folks Nor'Banks were friendly, helpful, and accomidating. We registered on-line, showed up, and our boat was ready for us. They are professional but recognize that this is about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Folks Nor'Banks were friendly, helpful, and accomidating. We registered on-line, showed up, and our boat was ready for us. They are professional but recognize that this is about having a safe but fun adventure. We rented a flying Scot for 3 hours; the boat was well maintained. Would be delighted to return and rent again.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were about to go out last Monday when some lightening nearby prompted the captain to reschedule us for Wednesday on safety concerns (and they still honored the Monday rate). Very friendly staff all around. We went out with Capn Nick took us out to the parasail boat (expect to get wet!) with 3 other groups. Safety was always first,... More 

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Monongahela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great day of fun, some of the family did the parasailing, we all took a pontoon boat for the afternoon! What a nice staff to work with! Pontoon ride was fun out to an island for lunch and swimming with are vests on the water was wonderful!

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Thank Roseann M
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taking someone out to enjoy parasailing, kayaking, and jetsking for their first time and I went to norbanks. Everybody at the front desk were very polite when we needed to check in. First we did the parasailing. Capt. Jamie and Dameon were a delight to be around. They made sure safety was their first priority. From .take off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went parasailing with my (adult) siblings. We had a great time. The crew was super nice and fun. We felt very safe. It was windy when we arrived but the crew said we'd wait it out til it was safe. Parasailing was great. I'd highly recommend going with this company. If I were to do it again, I'd get... More 

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Thank KelseyTripps
Wyckoff, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 3 families and multiple interests. They were able to accommodate us with parasailing, wave running and tubing all at once. The staff was helpful and courteous and made each person's excursion fun. I especially liked how safety conscious they were. It made me much more at ease about parasailing for the first time. The 1200 ft. flight was... More 

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Thank rojenco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went parasailing for the first time with my friend at Nor'Banks and had an absolute blast. Captain Jamie and his first mate Dameon were friendly, incredibly dutiful in their work ethic, funny as can be and made myself and my friend feel perfectly safe. With a mixture of absolute professionalism and a calm/comfortable demeanor I'd say my experience was... More 

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Thank Philip C
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented 3 Wave Runners early in the morning and had lots of fun. The staff is very accommodating and provides all the equipment and direction needed even for someone who has never used a Wave Runner before. You are able to go on a machine by yourself or two can ride just as easily. Machines were in good working... More 

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Thank Greg4847
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Nor'Banks Sailing and Watersports twice during our vacation to rent kayaks and the stand up Hobie Mirage Eclipse SUPs. The Hobies are really fun and fast. They are surprisingly stable. The sound was a little rough the day we went. There wasn't anyone paddle boarding. We were informed about the conditions but told we would be okay... More 

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Thank Jon A
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 19 year old son and I parasailed today after two reschedules because of bad weather. Boy, am I glad we persevered! Jamie and Dameon were so much fun and made our trip one to remember. Everyone, from the check-in desk to dock personnel to boat captains are professional, knowledgable, and extremely helpful. Without knowing about Nor'Bank, we rented a... More 

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