July 10, 2024

Top Things to Do in the OBX

Welcome to the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina! Now it’s time to find something to do! Good thing you’ve come to the right place. At Kitty Hawk Kites, we offer over 25 activities ranging from eco-tours to aerotowing. Check out some of our top picks for things to do below: 


Ready to paddle through peaceful waters and discover hidden spots? Kayaking with Kitty Hawk Kites is a perfect way to explore the OBX. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned kayaker, we’ve got guided tours through our premier partners and rentals to fit your vibe. Glide along the calm sound, take in the tranquil surroundings, and spot some local wildlife as you go.

Adventure Highlights:

  • Tours for all skill levels
  • Scenic routes through coastal marshes and sounds
  • Chance to see local wildlife up close


Want a bird’s-eye view of the Outer Banks? Try parasailing! Soar high above the waters in Duck or Manteo and enjoy stunning views of the coastline and islands. With Kitty Hawk Kites, you’re in safe hands, so you can focus on the thrill and the incredible scenery.

Adventure Highlights:

  • 2 person and 3 person flights available
  • Amazing views of the OBX
  • Safe and professional crew that we partner with

Hang Gliding

Experience the ultimate freedom of flight with hang gliding lessons from Kitty Hawk Kites. Whether you’re starting with dune gliding at Jockey’s Ridge State Park or going for a high-altitude tandem flight with a pro, this is an adventure you’ll never forget. Free flight has a rich history on the OBX, so don’t miss your chance to fly in the birthplace of aviation! 

Tandem hang glider a mile in the sky

Adventure Highlights:

  • Beginner dune lessons and tandem flights
  • Learn to fly in the OBX!
  • Expert instructors and top-notch safety procedures

Dolphin Tours 

Hop on a dolphin tour and get ready for some serious fun! Watch these playful creatures in their natural habitat as you cruise the waters of the OBX. It’s a fantastic experience for families and anyone who loves nature. 

Nags Head Dolphin Watch dolphin tour pontoon boat

Adventure Highlights:

  • Interactive tours with Marine Biologist guides
  • Guarantee of seeing dolphins
  • Comfortable and safe boats

Surf Lessons

Ever wanted to catch some waves? Now’s your chance! Kitty Hawk Kites offers beginner surf lessons for everyone, from newbies to those looking to up their game. The OBX is a world-renowned surfing location and has perfect waves and large beaches, making it an ideal spot to learn and enjoy surfing. 

A kid smiling an surfing

Adventure Highlights:

  • Lessons for all skill levels
  • Friendly and patient instructors
  • Beautiful, beginner-friendly beaches

The OBX is an Adventure Destination!

The Outer Banks is packed with exciting activities that are sure to make your trip unforgettable. Kitty Hawk Kites offers top-notch experiences that promise loads of fun and adventure. Whether you’re flying high, paddling peacefully, or riding the waves, there’s no end to the fun you can have in the OBX! 

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