Enjoy the best view of the Outer Banks as you soar to new heights with friends and family! Choose the number of flyers and your line length. Most flyers choose to ride side by side in doubles and triples.
Eagle – 1200ft – $89 – The Most Popular!
Duck – 900 ft – $79
Chicken – 600 ft. – $69
Observers – $25
Enter code Fly6MT to get $6 off each flyer all day Monday and Tuesday!
Early Bird Parasail Flight
Enter code Fly6EB to get $6 off each flyer on the first boat of the day on Wednesday through Saturday!
*To ensure space for flyers, we limit you to one observer per party at the time of booking. More observers may be added at your departure if space allows.
We Buy The Best Equipment
We only use the best chutes and harnesses from Custom Chutes. Custom Chutes is the industry’s leading designer and manufacturer of parasailing equipment. Our equipment is tested rigorously and replaced frequently. Read more about parasailing safety.
We Use The Best Boat
Our flagship, the Icarus II, is the newest parasail vessel operating on the Outer Banks. The USCG Certified 12 Passenger Ocean Pro is custom designed for parasailing. It’s the driest and most comfortable parasail boat on the market and the envy of captains everywhere.
We Deliver What We Promise
At Nor’Banks we take pride in what we do and we believe professionalism and honesty are synonymous. Many parasail companies offer 10-12 minute parasail flights while booking 6 flights every hour. That’s more than an hour of flight time with no time for transportation or a safety talk. At Nor’ Banks we book every 1.5 hours to deliver the best parasailing experience in the relaxed environment you seek during your stay on the Outer Banks.
We’ve Got Tons of Industry Experience
Nor’Banks parasailing Captain James Garnett and owner Dan McIsaac have over three decades of combined industry experience. We are committed to providing you with the best memories from your stay on the Outer Banks, and we have plenty of practice!
We Stand Behind Our Service
We want every experience at Nor’ Banks to be great. If there is any reason that your experience with us isn’t one of the best during your stay in The Outer Banks, we will do everything we can to make it right. Just let us know.
We Love What We Do!
We are passionate about our jobs and it shows!
Nor’Banks’ Commitment to your safety
We at Nor’Banks are truly dedicated to your safety, as well as that of your friends and family. We spare no expense to offer the best equipment available.
What can you do as a consumer to ensure a safer parasail experience?
Is the vessel Coast Guard certified? What type of parasail training has the captain and crew undergone? How old are the parasails and harnesses in use and when is the last time they were inspected by the manufacturer or the captain? What type of safety equipment is available on board for a water landing? What type of safety drills does the crew run? Your captain and crew should be able to answer these questions with confidence.
Check your equipment.
Is the equipment worn, frayed or broken? Are the harnesses, life preservers or parasails kept in the sun? Do they have any loose stitching or home repairs? If the parasail equipment looks suspect to you, do not proceed with your flight!
Check your fit.
Is the crew giving you the smallest harness in which you can comfortably fit? Is the harness fitted tightly under the life jacket and low on the waist according to the manufacturers guidelines? In the event of a water landing, harness size and fit matters!
Know Your Operators . . .
Operators that are only interested in making a profit may encourage their captains to work in borderline weather conditions, pushing the limits of safe operation. Usually, even these ill-advised flights will conclude without incident, and may even offer an exciting ride for participants. But operating in extreme conditions leaves no room for error. In ideal conditions, even an equipment failure will not result in an accident, as there are several redundancies built into the proper parasail process to safeguard participants.
Operators that are only concerned with offering the lowest price, often neglect to replace and repair equipment according to manufacturer recommendations and WSIA standards. They may not invest in the latest parasail safety equipment or spend the time and money to properly train their staff. If you choose a bargain parasail flight, be aware of what to look for and what questions to ask to fly with confidence.
Responsible operators know their limits. No matter how much experience a captain has, there are times when a flight is too risky. Captains should make a call based not on their ability alone, but how effectively the safety procedures can be carried out in the event of an equipment malfunction. In good conditions, a participant can be kept safe, even when something goes wrong. Knowing this, a good parasail operator will never push the limits.
Responsible operators continue to seek knowledge and training. There is no legal requirement dictating a specific course of training for parasail captains. Many experienced operators base their practices on older techniques or anecdotal evidence. A responsible operator will keep abreast of new parasailing technology and seek official training from the source . . . the leading designers and manufacturers of parasail equipment.
What Do We Do to Provide a Safer Parasail Flight?
The owner and parasail captain have received training directly from the leading equipment designer and manufacturer, and conduct training drills to prepare for every situation.
We are an active member of the Watersports Industry Association (WSIA). The WSIA defines the industry standard for safety in parasail operations. We meet or exceed all WSIA standards for equipment, weather and training.
We operate only in safe weather conditions, we monitor the weather constantly, and we maintain more stringent guidelines for safe operation than indicated by the WSIA.
Our flagship, Icarus II, is an Ocean Pro 31′. Icarus II is the newest parasail boat in operation on the Outer Banks. Each vessel involved in our parasail operation is inspected annually by the U.S. Coast Guard and is certified to carry 12 customers.
All of our Parasail USCG Captains and Mates are CPR/First Aid Certified, and enrolled in a random testing consortium to ensure a drug-free work environment.
All of our boats and equipment are inspected daily to ensure proper operation. We are equipped with the latest in parasail safety technology including the Chute Wrangler, and the Sea Snail.