Mild to Wild 2018
You probably aren’t surprised to hear that there is a lot to do on the Outer Banks that doesn’t necessarily involve the sun, sand and surf. Adventure abounds – whether you are looking for that unforgettable adrenaline rush, out for a little entertainment, or simply want to experience the region’s popular attractions. Whatever your style, be sure to take in the sights, sounds and adventures just waiting for you on these beautiful barrier islands.
Back Country Safari Tours
“Where the road ends…the adventure begins!” 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.
Corolla Adventure Park
Climb, zip and play at Corolla Adventure Park. Sixty obstacles and zip lines ranging from 12 to 50 feet above the ground are sure to challenge thrill seekers of all levels! The courses are designed for ages 5 and up, so bring your family and friends for the memory of a lifetime!
Country Girl Charters
Whether you want to fish at the ocean wrecks for gray tile triggerfish and sea bass; in the Gulf Stream for tuna, mahi mahi, and king mackerel; try your luck at bottom fishing; or take part in pelagic birding tour, the Country Girl can take you there in style. The 57-foot Country Girl is the only boat in the Oregon Inlet fleet that is Coast Guard-licensed and equipped to carry more than six anglers to the Gulf Stream. The Country Girl is the perfect choice for your next fishing trip!
Kitty Hawk Kites
If you’re looking for something fun to do outdoors, Kitty Hawk Kites has your answer! Choose from kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing, jet skis, parasailing, vineyard voyage, mermaid school, and more at Kitty Hawk Kites locations in Corolla, Duck, Nags Head, Manteo, Rodanthe, Avon, Hatteras, and Ocracoke.
Paradise Fun Park
Outdoor fun featuring electric go-karts, two 18-hole miniature golf grass courses, and bumper cars. Enjoy an arcade and snack bar with ice cream. Located on the bypass at milepost 5.5 in Kitty Hawk.
Sunset Watersports is the perfect spot for all your watersport adventures. From wave runners and kayaks to pontoon boats, paddleboards and sunset cruises, you’ll find it all right here. Conveniently located at the Sunset Grille gazebo, Sunset Watersports provides all the water-riding equipment you’ll need for your next water adventure. Get ready, get set and go get wet.
Barrier Island Aviation
See dolphins, sea turtles, shipwrecks, the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Bodie Island Lighthouse and other popular attractions from a new perspective! Soar over the Outer Banks in a 1942 biplane, Cessna 172, or Cessna 206, accommodating up to five passengers.
Corolla / Duck Parasail
Fly high above the iconic Currituck Beach Lighthouse and the Historic Town of Duck with Corolla and Duck Parasail – the leading parasailing authorities on the Outer Banks! Visit one of two convenient locations for a bird’s eye view of the beach.
Crystal Dawn Headboat
The Crystal Dawn, a 65-foot headboat, offers morning and afternoon inlet and sound fishing trips, beautiful sunset cruises on the Roanoke Sound, and its popular Purple Martin excursions that offer spectacular views of thousands of these migratory birds. New cruises this year include the Roanoke Island Sunset Cruises, the Wanchese Harbor Dinner Tour, and the Moonlight Party Cruise. Daily trips, all bait & tackle furnished. We also offer private parties.
North Beach Watersports
Come fly with us at North Beach Watersports! Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the beautiful northern Outer Banks as you take a ride of up to 1,200 feet above the Currituck Sound while parasailing past the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Whalehead Club. Single, double and triple flights are available.
Pirate Island Golf
The newest miniature golf, pirate adventure, and arcade in Corolla. Located in Corolla Light Town Center across from the Whalehead Club, you’ll experience 18 holes of fun that wind around pirate ships, giant skulls and more! Everyone in the family, no matter what their age, will find fun at their indoor arcade as well!
Wild Horse Adventure Tours
If you like history, ecology and adventure, WHAT has you covered. Voted the #1 tour company in the US by TripAdvisor. Join us in our exclusive, open air, 13-passenger Hummers with a seasoned guide in search of the Colonial Spanish Mustangs! With added capabilities of custom designed, open air Hummer H1s, venture into three previously inaccessible and distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife of all types!
Bianca’s Outer Banks Psychic Readings
Bianca’s is the Outer Banks’ trusted psychic and tarot card reader, spiritual life coach, and holistic practitioner! If you are searching for answers – or need inner healing – Bianca will guide you. Bianca provides astrology services, color therapy and feng shui in additional to traditional psychic, tarot card and tea leaf readings! Call to schedule an appointment today at Bianca’s downtown Manteo or Kill Devil Hills locations – or arrange for a phone consultation.
Corolla Outback Adventure
Corolla’s first guide service began leading beach tours as Bender’s Beach Service in 1962 before becoming Corolla Outback Adventures in 1993. Twenty-four years later the Bender family continues tours into Corolla’s outback where wild horses roam free with access to sheltered land, donated by the family, as a dedicated sanctuary. Corolla Outback Adventures also provides special off road transportation for events & service providers in the 4WD area.
Rent a 4WD vehicle to cruise the secluded beaches of Hatteras, Ocracoke and Carova or reserve a topless Volkswagen Buggy to tour the streets in style. 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. Reservations required.
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Whether you’re seeking an offshore fishing adventure in the Gulf Stream, a near-shore or sound excursion for the whole family, or a fishing trip abroad the Miss Oregon Inlet head boat, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center has you covered with a comprehensive fleet of experienced skippers and a full-service marina. New for 2018: Soundside scenic and dolphin watching cruises available.
Corolla Adventure Golf & Bumper Cars
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 Wild Horse Fund
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund is the only not-for-profit private organization in the country that manages a herd of wild horses. Its mission is to protect and conserve the Colonial Spanish Mustangs that have roamed the northernmost beaches of the Outer Banks for the past 500 years. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund museum is open year round, offering trips to see the wild horses, a gift shop, and educational and fun events throughout the seasons.
Just for the Beach
Come out every Tuesday morning and join the fun! Our free group bike ride totals about 25 miles, with only two of those miles on N.C.12. Led by the avid riders of the Just For the Beach crew, this scenic ride takes you on a locals’ tour of the Outer Banks. Groups may be divided depending on proficiency and distances are adjusted so all riders start and finish at the same time. There is no charge for the ride, just bring your bike or rent one of ours.
Outer Banks Sporting Events
Outer Banks Sporting Events on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is dedicated to promoting healthy competition that everyone in the family can enjoy! From the Leprechaun 5k and 10k in March and the Flying Pirate weekend in April to the Outer Banks Triathlon in September and the Outer Banks Marathon Weekend in November! All year long, families can enjoy fun runs with the kids, short distances, longer distances and multi-sport events!