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Outer Banks Activites

There is so much to do on the Outer Banks that it is almost impossible to list all of them! Our Attractions Page list a few of the many National Parks, museums and lighthouses to visit during your vacation or weekend getaway. Here we have selected some of our favorite activities for you to explore and hopefully experience while staying with us.

Water Sports and More

Nags Head is part of the barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks. With so much surrounding water of course there are water sports galore available. Sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, kite boarding, swimming, parasailing, dolphin tours, fishing and crabbing are some of our favorite water sports.

Surfers grab your boards and come on in, we offer relaxed and an affordable place to stay close to all the action. We are only half a mile to Jennette's Pier where surfing contests and events are held through out the season, making us one of the favorite spots to call home.

For the thrill seeking set the Outer Banks also offers hang gliding, aero tours, wild horse tours and the like. Kitty Hawk Kites offers many adventures to choose from including the new JetPack and Flyboard, all the rage on the Manteo Waterfront just 10 minutes away.

Kid Stuff

No trip to the seashore is complete until the kids (and adults alike) get to go to the put-put or ride the go-carts. Full Throttle Raceway is only a few minutes away and offers single and double seated Indy-style go-carts with your choice of figure 8 track or the oval slick-track. Even closer to the Tar Heel is Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf, a pirate themed mini-golf course with arcade and ice cream.

Shallowbag Bay in Manteo on Roanoke Island is the hide-out for Pirate Adventures of the Outer Banks. The Sea Gypsy sails into port and is ready to find herself a new crew Memorial Day Weekend. This is a real life adventure that includes sailing away on the Sea Gypsy with Captain Chum and his pirate crew. This epic journey captures the hearts of children and is filled with adventure. Find a treasure map, fight Pirate Pete with water cannons and hope the treasure will be yours! Aaauuurgh Matey – make sure you call ahead and book reservations, Captain Chum sails 6 times daily through Labor Day! 252-473-2007