Never run out of things to do in the OBX!
Activities: From water sports activities, to horse tours, to even just a relaxing bird watching experience, the OBX is full of entertainment for the entire family. See our listings below and check them off your bucket list!
“Where the road ends…The Adventure Begins!” Our nature guides will carry you and your family by custom, open-air Safari Cruisers, Segways and Kayaks through miles of off-road beaches, dunes and sand lanes. Come discover the Outer Banks’ unique shore life and maritime history and visit with the Wild Spanish Mustangs in their natural habitat.
See dolphins, sea turtles, shipwrecks, the Wright Brothers Memorial, Bodie Island Lighthouse and other popular attractions from a new perspective! Soar over the Outer Banks in a 1942 open-cockpit biplane, Cessna 172 or Cessna 206, accommodating up to five passengers at a time.
A blast for the entire family! Play three, 9-hole themed golf courses featuring miniature Corolla landmarks. For terrific fun, bring your entire group for bumper car adventures, too!
Corolla Adventure Park is designed for ages 5 and up and features climbing opportunities for all skill levels. CAP is a huge obstacle course where participants can maneuver between platforms ranging from 12 feet to 50 feet above the ground. Climbers take the action into their own hands by choosing to go on a combination of easy, intermediate, or advanced obstacle courses
The 20-plus mile self-drive is led by your personal guide into areas such as the Wild Horse Sanctuary that were set aside for habitat enhancement. Learn about the legendary Corolla horses, their history and local lore. Unscheduled sightings of other species of wildlife can occur.
Your entire family will enjoy this relaxing flight and the breathtaking panoramic views of Corolla, Duck, the Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean! Begin your adventure sitting down on the back deck of the boat and let your Captain and First Mate do the rest, as you fly comfortably over the beautiful Outer Banks.
Horse tours from the experts who are directly responsible for protecting & managing the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs who roam freely on the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks. All proceeds come back to benefit the wild horses.
The Crystal Dawn, a 65-foot headboat, offers inlet and sound fishing, sunset cruises, and purple martin excursions. The Country Girl, a 57-foot charter boat offers offshore wreck fishing and Gulf Stream charters. Both boats have the latest electronic equipment.
Rent a 4WD vehicle and cruise the secluded beaches of Hatteras, Ocracoke, and Carova or reserve a topless Volkswagen Buggy to tour the streets in style. Even if you’re in need of a more modest set of wheels, Island Cruisers has you covered with a selection of 2-wheel drive vehicles and golf carts.
Just For The Beach Rentals is a full service rental company offering a wide selection of equipment to serve all of your beach rental needs. Since 1986, Just For The Beach Rentals has provided quality rentals, timely deliveries, and friendly service from Nags Head to Corolla.
If you’re looking for something fun to do outdoors, call Kitty Hawk Kites to book an adventure at the new recreation location at Sanderling Resort. Hang glide, parasail, kayak, kite board, stand-up paddleboard, surf, jet-ski and more at the Kitty Hawk Kites! Locations throughout the Outer Banks.
The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where the actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.
They are your first stop for watersports fun in Corolla. Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful northern Outer Banks as you Parasail up to 1,200 feet above the Currituck Sound and sail past the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Whalehead in the heart of Historic Corolla Park.
Ocean Atlantic Rentals is the premier equipment rental company, with four convenient locations to serve the entire Outer Banks. From beach chairs & umbrellas, to watersport gear, and baby equipment. OAR has all of the items needed for your vacation!
Outer Banks Chrysler Dodge Jeep specializing in renting 4 door Jeep Wranglers (that seat up to 5 people) for use on our off road beaches in Corolla, Hatteras and Ocracoke Island. Daily and weekly rentals available, they are open 9am to 6pm Monday thru Friday and 9am to 2pm on Saturday.
Take the family fishing aboard the 65’ Miss Oregon Inlet headboat charter, where we provide all the fishing equipment you need! For the adventurous, book an offshore fishing charter – or an inlet charter. Half-day and full-day fishing excursions. Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is the home of the largest and most modern fishing fleet on the eastern seaboard. A full service marina, Oregon Inlet offers a comprehensive fishing experience for the “old salt” or the vacationing fisherman.
To conserve Outer Banks’ wildlife resources and their habitats and provide programs, exhibits and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boaters; other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation. The featured Currituck Sound Aquarium is alive with native fishes. Walk around the 8,000-gallon tank and enjoy the view.
Hop aboard the Captain Johnny for a “guaranteed” dolphin watch in the protected water off the Outer Banks. They offer daily dolphin cruises, a pelican island cruise and a sunset dolphin watch. Breathtaking views are all around you on this tour. Our large viewing areas offer everyone a good spot. As seen on CNN Travel.
One of the best activities for groups to enjoy in the Outer Banks is mini golf, bumper cars or Go-Karts, and Paradise Fun Park offers all three! Paradise Fun Park offers exciting outdoor activities that kids and adults of all ages can enjoy together. Outdoor fun featuring electric go-carts, two 18-hole miniature golf, grass courses, bumper cars, arcade and more!
A great place for family fun and watersports galore! Rent a waverunner, take out a boat for fishing or crabbing, parasail to 1200 feet, kayak the shores of the Currituck Sound or take a pontoon boat for a sunset cruise. Find us at the gazebo at Fishbone’s Sunset Grille.
In 2017, the Town of Duck celebrates the 15th Anniversary as an incorporated town. Connect with nature by strolling along the Boardwalk, walking the village area, and enjoying free live events at the Town Park year around. A thriving sound to sea community, Duck offers shopping, recreation, and dining unique to the Outer Banks.
Voted NC’s #1 tour company and #1 “thing to do” on the OBX by TripAdvisor. See the Outer Banks’ wild Spanish mustangs and whip through beach, dune, and forest trails in our exclusive OPEN AIR, 13-passenger Humvees. No two tours are ever the same; so if you like history, ecology, adventure, and quick-witted comedy, we have you covered.