We always hit up NorBanks for our water sports. This year we went tubing and jet skiing and had a blast. The staff is always helpful and fun. I highly recommend heading over!
Captain Sean was excellent! He made sure we had a fabulous time tubing! In fact, we went back for a 2nd time on the same day. Sean was friendly, personable, and totally accommodating! Thank you, Captain Sean!
We went paddle boarding again this summer. It was the first time for my husband and he was a bit nervous. It's a great location because the water is shallow and the bottom is soft sand. The staff is friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed...More
Jet skiing in the Outer Banks. Jet skis were in excellent condition and the course is plenty large enough to really enjoy the speed. Staff was very nice and helpful. Facilities are neat and very clean. It was a great experience. We plan to return next year.
Great fun professional operation. Very safety oriented. Wave runners were like new and easy to use. Helpful staff.
This is our second year parasailing with Nor Banks. Captains this year were Derek and Matt. Our entire family of nine really enjoyed it. It’s a great facility, consistently professional staff and often funny. We’ll be back for sure and may also try sailing or...More
Nor’Banks was incredibly flexible after we booked a sailing trip, and last minute switched to tubing. Really friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable staff. Sean took our family out tubing, and was a great guide! He was funny, kind, and a great conversationalist! We will definitely be...More
Matt and Derek took me and my family parasailing. They were thorough and explained every element of the experience, which calmed the nerves of some. They were also funny and made the trip very enjoyable. The parasailing itself was tons of fun. I recommend flying solo or going in groups of two. We did one group of three and it felt a little tight. I would definitely come back to take another ride on the boat and parachute with Matt and Derek.
My wife and I have been wanting to try stand-up paddleboarding for awhile. We chose Nor’Banks for its location and reputation for good supply of equipment. We were really happy with the service, equipment that hardly seemed to have been used, and informal training. Our...More
For our 2019 summer vacation, I planned an adventure week in the Outer Banks for me and my 3 college age sons. Nor'Banks Sailing and Watersports was a big part of our week since we spent time there taking Hobie Cat sailing lessons then sailing on our own, tubing and water skiing, and going on a Wave Runner tour. Needless to say we had a blast! The Nor'Banks team was very friendly, helpful, and professional. When we were forced to cut our sailing outing short because of bad weather, Nor'Banks credited our account and worked with us to reschedule a return visit when the conditions were more favorable. Our sailing instructor expertly taught us the ropes and soon had us heeled over as we raced across the Sound. Captain Ken Miller led us on a high speed, thrilling tour of the northern part of the Sound on Wave Runners. My sides hurt from laughing so hard at my sons holding on to the tube for dear life while Capt Sean McShea towed them behind the boat on our way to the waterskiing area. None of my sons had waterskied before but with Capt McShea's coaching they each got up and had a great time skiing for the first time. As I write this now, several months later, I find myself smiling at the fond memories we made at Nor’Banks, and I’m sure my sons feel the same way about the fun we had together on the Sound. If we ever find ourselves in the Outer Banks again and are itching for some adventure, top on our list will be Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports.
Shaun and Jamie were very professional and fun. I would definitely recommend this little adventure. We were the 1st couple to go up of the 3 couples - my wife loves these things and i have a little trepidation but felt very assured - good...More
Last year we rented a pontoon boat for my family of 5 and had an awesome time. We returned this year and rented the deluxe pontoon for 12 of us. Wow. What a great time. First of all, reserving the boat and filling out waivers etc online, made check in extremely easy and fast. Every Nor’banks employee we had contact with, was not only very friendly, but extremely helpful. They gave us great tips on where to take our pontoon to fish, swim, or just hang out. We really had a great time. We will continue to rent a pontoon for all of our visits to OBX. I highly recommend people renting a pontoon, and I highly recommend renting it from Nor’Banks. Thanks again. Look forward to seeing you again next summer.