Hatteras Watersports
Hatteras Watersports
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Waterskiing & JetskiingStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
We are directly sound front in Salvo so everything we offer can be launched right here. If you rent kayaks you can keep them on our site and use them as you please throughout your stay. We have a large lawn area for "social distancing". Our Jet Skis are 2021/22 models our kayaks and paddle boards are newer too. We are right next to pristine marshes for kayaking and paddle boarding and are about a 15 minute paddle to wildlife sanctuary.
Salvo, North Carolina

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courtneyhz
Arlington, MA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We booked 3 jetskis and 3 kayaks for use by our group of 12 at 10am in July of 2021. When we arrived, we were told that it was too windy for comfortable kayaking and the staff offered to change our reservation to the next day. Then 4 of our family went out on 2 of the jetskis. The last pair had to wait for a while for the staff to charge the final jet ski. It was such an extended wait that the staff refunded our money for that rental and eventually got the 2 out for their hour of fun. Given the disappointments, the woman in charge (I didn't get her name!) offered to set our kayaks up for us that evening so we could come early in the morning and go out as soon as we got there (they don't open till 10am). The staff went out of their way to make it a positive experience for us.
Written July 25, 2021
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Catherine B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Booked online while traveling to the OBX. Not far from our soundside rental home in Avon. Rented 2 tandem kayaks for the week, and had brought 2 single kayaks from home as well for a family of 8 (Parents, 3 young adults and their partners) No one ended up using the singles as the tandem kayaks were more fun- Exploring the sound all week was wonderful- we will be back!
Written May 10, 2021
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Kjbb147
Poquoson, VA270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We had an excellent experience. We were running late due to traffic so they called us to make sure we were coming and then gave us our full time despite being nearly 30 min late. Awesome staff. New and reliable jet skis. We had and adult, an 11 year old and a 6 year old on one and it was perfect. Highly recommended! We will be back!
Written July 13, 2020
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S Booker
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Our experience at Hatteras Watersports was overall a decent experience. It was me and my husband's first-time jet skiing. Zoey and Caitlyn were cordial and professional. Zoey explained the process of very well and Caitlyn was very welcoming and even chatted with me for a little bit while my husband took the jet ski out for a bit to get used to the equipment before coming back and getting me for the remainder of the ride time. To Zoey and Caitlyn, I would say keep up the good work and thank you for contributing to making our experience positive. Having said that, the experience, for me, was overshadowed by a comment. Prior to getting on the jet ski to take it out for practice/warm-up, my husband advised Caitlyn he needed to take a restroom break before going out. We were early as per our booking confirmation our scheduled ride time was for 2pm, however we arrived 15-20 mins early as per the confirmation. After he came back from his restroom break, he was shown how to use the jet ski equipment. While my husband was out practicing on the jet ski, I stayed behind and watched a bit. Meanwhile, there was another lady there with blonde hair and in a pink shirt at the time. I did not catch this lady's name, but she took pictures for us before we went out onto the water. Anyhow, the lady in the pink shirt must've forgotten I was standing right outside of the rental office during this time because I overheard her refer to my husband as "The Black Guy" and that we did not get started on our 1:30pm rental since he had to use the restroom. After this, I peeked my head back into the rental office to ask her how much longer does have out on the water and she told me he knows how much time he has left for practice by the clock on the jet ski. I really just wanted her to know that I was still there and to be careful with her words. I know she was referring to my husband because we were the only Black couple out there at the time. It was a bit disheartening for me to hear her refer to my husband as "The Black Guy" instead of by his surname which they most definitely had that information and he was a paying customer and we had to sign waivers. Anyhow, it sort of dampened my mood going out on the water but I still went for my husband and didn't tell him until after we got completed the ride because I didn't want to kill the vibe for him. Anyhow, I've added both photos of the booking confirmation that we received on 06/24 that said our rental time was for 2pm and then the booking time on the survey that says 1:30pm that we received on 07/27. I do not know the reason for the discrepancy of the times, but I do know that whatever the reason it was not on our end. This is the reason I am only giving Hatteras Watersports 2 stars out 5. Going forward, please refer to your customers appropriately and professionally by name or surname and not refer to their skin tone to describe them especially for customers who are paying your fees. Thank you.
Written July 31, 2023
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Mark M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Excellent customer service. Professional, polite, personable.
Online booking was easy and fast. when you arrive they greet you with a smile and welcome you. They went over safety and made sure you fully understand . Ride area was well sized didn't feel like we were crammed in a tiny area. We were even greeted by Daisy a well mannered miniature labradoodle that loves to play.
Written September 4, 2022
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Arlene S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This was our second time renting jet skis at Hatteras Watersports (June 2020 and July 2022). Their location is gorgeous. Their equipment is always new. As an "older" customer, I feel well-informed and very safe taking off to zoom around the sound. We love this business and hope they are still around for our next visit to the OBX.
Written July 22, 2022
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Anna Y
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
We had a great time kayaking. They were super helpful getting us set up with rentals and the area is absolutely beautiful! This is a wonderful activity for families. Definitely go in the evening, the sunsets are unbelievable in the sound!
Written October 1, 2020
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Scott M
Milwaukee, WI25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Recently rented jet ski's from HW and it was a great time. We were greeted and told all the ins and outs (safety rules) as first timers. One hour was plenty of time to satisfy the urge to go 60 mph across the water. Thanks for the memories.
I would recommend HW to anyone.
Written June 27, 2022
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Charlie M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Easy! Book online and pick options you want. When you arrive they go over safety items and these are posted as well. Took both my sons here. We have been here before over the years, boys first time. Awesome and they loved it! Will be back!
Written August 27, 2022
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Rhonda A
Amsterdam, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
My husband and I rented 2 double kayaks to take our 5 and 7 year old out. Super shallow and safe water. We even found a sandy beach not far from site that we stopped at after to take a swim! Easy to book, fun experience.
Written September 2, 2021
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