Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dad

It can be hard to express in words how much your dad means to you. This Father’s Day, make it clear to him with an amazing gift! Whether he prefers physical gifts or experiences, we have the perfect fit for Dad. At our core, we are fun consultants, inspiring moments of pure joy and memories worth sharing & repeating. Make Father’s Day unforgettable!

Take Dad on an Adventure

At Kitty Hawk Kites, we offer over 25 adventures on the Outer Banks. Whatever your dad likes to do, there is sure to be an activity for him. Our most popular Father’s Day experiences include:

  1. Fishing
  2. Learning to Fly
  3. Discovering Wildlife

Fishing on Father’s Day

No matter what skill level you have or what type of fishing you like to do, you and Dad will have a blast on a fishing trip. The Outer Banks is full of a variety of different fish species, so you can cast out and catch almost anything. Take a look!

Hobie First Cast Kayak Fishing Charter

A fisherman holding up a big fish that he caught while sitting in a Hobie Fishing Kayak

Kayak Fishing is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Hobie Kayaks revolutionized the kayaking and fishing industries by enabling you to navigate your kayak hands-free.

A guide will teach you how to operate your kayak and take you out to the shallow sound sound-side waterways of the Outer Banks. There you will fish for Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and many other species of fish.

Miss Oregon Inlet Head Boat Fishing

Miss Oregon Inlet Head Boat fishing

Departing from Oregon Inlet Fishing Center in Nags Head at the foot of the Bonner and Basnight bridges, the Miss Oregon Inlet cruises only 10 minutes to the gateway of the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound and then it’s time to drop the lines in the most abundant fishing grounds on the Outer Banks!

When you fish aboard the Miss Oregon Inlet Head Boat, bait and tackle are provided and you do not need to purchase a fishing license.

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Deep Sea fishing charter

Go out deep sea fishing! Kitty Hawk Kites offers both in-shore and off-shore Chartered Fishing excursions. Our captains and guides are some of the most experienced and professional in the business.  They are sure to provide memorable experiences for you and the crew.


Teach Dad How to Fly

We’ve been teaching the world to fly since 1974. So you know Dad’s in good hands when he comes to take off with Kitty Hawk Kites. Learning a new skill is possible for your dad, no matter his age. This year, give him the gift of flight in the same place where the Wright Brothers first took flight.

Hang Gliding Lessons

Hang Gliding with Kitty Hawk Kites

Hang Gliding over the sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park is the most amazing experience you can share with your dad. With over 400,000 students ranging in age from 4 to 92, hang gliding with Kitty Hawk Kites is the perfect adventure for every family. You and Dad will love learning to soar like a bird together!

Kiteboarding Lessons

Kiteboarding on a cool day with Waves Village Resort in the background.

The most exciting and thrilling new water sport, kiteboarding, is guaranteed to get your heart pounding, yet it is easy enough for almost anyone to learn. Kiteboarding, or kitesurfing, is a synergy of wind and water forces that takes harnessing the wind to the extreme!

Kitty Hawk Kites Kiteboarding School is located at Waves Village Watersports Resort on world-famous kiteboarding lesson mecca: Hatteras Island of the Outer Banks, NC. Kitty Hawk Kites is dedicated to providing the most professional instruction available for students of all levels.

Outer Banks Flight Training

Flight Training

Kitty Hawk Kites now offers flight training with no prior experience necessary! Utilizing a Cessna 172 Airplane with the most advanced equipment available

Our Flight Training is based at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, NC (KMQI). Most importantly, our flight instructors are professional, experienced, and dedicated to sharing their enthusiasm to fly with everyone!


Discover Outer Banks Wildlife with Dad

Taking a trip to the Outer Banks is more than just a beach trip. Our unique location has become home to a large and thriving ecosystem made up of amazing wildlife. What will you see?

Alligator River Kayak Tour

Kayaking Group in Kitty Hawk

Take Dad out on a kayak eco-tour. You will wind your way through open creeks and narrow canals as we explore the swirling red waters and ‘living fossils’ of this cypress swamp.

Take a step back in time as we paddle through the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, one of the largest and most pristine wildlife refuges on the East Coast. Discover the history of Buffalo City’s logging community and the story behind one of prohibition’s most famous “moonshine capitals.”

Nags Head Dolphin Watch Tours

Nags Head Dolphin Watch dolphin tour pontoon boat

Join us on a unique eco-tour to search for wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and view the wildlife of the Outer Banks. Aboard our covered 40-foot pontoon boat, you will observe bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and osprey!

Biologists run these dolphin tours as part of their research on these beloved aquatic animals. As passengers, you will be able to see how researchers with the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, a nonprofit organization, conduct their research.

Corolla Wild Horse Tours

A wild horse in his natural habitat of sandy Corolla NC

If you prefer not to drive, ride along with your guide into the heart of the 4 wheel drive area north of Corolla in one of our unique, custom vehicles. The breathtaking scenery and ocean breezes, with eclectic history and folklore added to the mix, will create lasting memories for all. You’ll have a ball.

This Outer Banks wild horse tour is 2 hours long and about 20 miles round trip. You will be guided and driven in a custom 10 passenger four wheel drive vehicle. Your guide will take you into the Wild Horse Conservation Easement and other areas accessible only by us.


Can’t decide? Grab a Gift Certificate!

If you haven’t planned out when your family will be visiting the Outer Banks yet, we also have adventure gift certificates available. Dad will love the promise of any of these adventures on your next trip!


Go Father’s Day Shopping

Kitty Hawk Kites Duck store

Visit one of our many Kitty Hawk Kites, Kitty Hawk Surf Co., or Life is Good stores along the East Coast. All of our stores are packed full of great kites, toys, apparel, games, and more! Dad will have a blast going through all of the gifts. Or grab something from our Father’s Day Gift collection and surprise Dad with it!