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Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports

1314 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4471
+1 252-261-2900
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Flying High above the Sound

What a fantastic experience 😀. I really wanted to try parasailing but my husband wasn't too keen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Friendly, helpful service

Bill was very helpful with both our paddle board experience and our sailing adventure. He gave... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norfolk, Virginia
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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 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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“jet ski” (17 reviews)
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1314 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4471
+1 252-261-2900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience 😀. I really wanted to try parasailing but my husband wasn't too keen as not big on heights and he quite fancied the paddle boarding, anyway I won and he thoroughly enjoyed it. All the staff, from the friendly lady in...More

Thank TNT6264
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bill was very helpful with both our paddle board experience and our sailing adventure. He gave good advice about where we would enjoy our waterspouts best

Thank j0enbarb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We use them every time we come to Duck. Sean, Bill and everyone there are great and very knowledgeable about all things related to the water and how to enjoy it safely. You won't go wrong by making this your go to business for watersports...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A group of 10 us decided to go jet skiing. I took time to compare the different companies and offerings and went with Nor'Banks. We were extremely satisfied with the service and experience. They have a very large riding area and newer jet-skis!

Thank Toriabe27
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a couple of times postponing because of the weather, the crew was great! They are very concerned about safety. Nor'Banks are very professional group that makes it fun for you. Will be back next year.

Thank Colsonray
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We rented a sailboat for the morning and Bill was very helpful and friendly. He set us up quickly and explained everything we needed to know. Had such a good time, that we are coming back next week to get lessons on one of the...More

Thank rebersole2
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I wanted to do something fun and exciting while visiting the Nags Head area. About 25 years ago I had rented a jet ski at this business and thought it would be fun to try it again. When I called and inquired about the rental...More

Thank Dennis Y
dsmcisaac, Owner at Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dennis, Thank you for the kind words and thank you for putting a smile on all of our faces during your visit to Nor' Banks! Your excitement was contagious and you really brightened everyone's day. We wish you all the best and hope you come...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

We rented the deluxe pontoon to accommodate our family of 11 people one in a wheel chair. The staff was very helpful in picking the right size life vests for the young ones. Then helped getting grandma and her wheelchair onto the boat for our...More

Thank Terri C
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took four 16 year old boys tubing. Captain Sean was our Captain for the hour. Sean gave those boys everything the asked for and more! It was thumbs up all the way for the boys. They said this was the highlight...More

Thank Jenalba
Reviewed 1 September 2017

My family had a wonderful experience parasailing here. The people on the boats were great and made everyone feel comfortable and safe. The facility is very neat and clean, just a great place to visit.

Thank mrobin9505
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25 May 2017|
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Response from dsmcisaac |
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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