Parasailing in Duck Outer Banks, NC
- We honor competitors’ coupons from Duck and Corolla
- We fly to the highest flights anywhere in the U.S.
- Our crew is fun and committed to your safety
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.
Nor’Banks wants to give you the best experience at the best price … if you find a lower parasailing price in Duck or Corolla, we’ll match it!
|Eagle (800 ft.)||$105 per person
Our most popular!
|Duck (700 ft.)||$95 per person|
|Chicken (500 ft.)||$85 per person|
|Observers||$35 (one per party)|
|Photos||$35 per group|
|Video||$35 per group|
|Photo and Video||$60 per group|
Come Find Out Why Nor’Banks is the Highest-Rated Parasailing Operation on The Outer Banks on Google, Yelp and TripAdvisor!
- We have the best crew around
- We have a great facility with bathrooms, changing rooms and showers
- We have a huge grassy lawn to spread out and relax
Nor’Banks’ new facility offers tons of shaded space to relax and huge bathrooms with showers and changing rooms. Our shop has all your beach essentials and high-end Nor’Banks apparel. We share our building with The Village Table and Tavern, the best new restaurant around. To top it off, we have an awesome crew that’s dedicated to sharing your passion for fun in the sun. We’d love the opportunity to show you why our parasailing is one of the top-rated things to do in Duck and why Nor’Banks is one of the best watersports businesses in the world!
Don’t Forget To Add Your Photo Package
Our mates are excellent photographers and use a Nikon D500, one of the best DSLR cameras on the market, to get great shots of your whole group. You’ll get tons of photos on a reusable 16GB Class 10 Micro SD Card with Adapter that’s yours to keep!
Nor’Banks’ Commitment to Your Safety
We at Nor’Banks are dedicated to your safety, as well as that of your friends and family, and we spare no expense to offer the best crew and equipment available. Whether you choose to parasail with us or anywhere else around the world, read below for some helpful tips to choose the safest parasail experience.
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 onboard 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 out 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? Does the harness fit tightly under the life jacket and low on the waist according to the manufacturer’s guidelines? In the event of a water landing, harness size and fit matter!
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 and achieving the highest volume often neglect to replace and repair equipment according to manufacturer recommendations and Watersports Industry Association (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, so you can 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 on 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 at Nor’Banks to Ensure a Safe 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 passengers.
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 and each inspection is recorded. We are equipped with the latest in parasail safety technology, including the Chute Wrangler and the Sea Snail.
Nor’Banks wants to offer you the best experience at the best price … We’ll match any parasailing price in Duck or Corolla and we even accept competitor’s coupons! Just show us the website or coupon from any competitor in Corolla or Duck, and we guarantee we can match or beat it.
Monday-Tuesday In-Season Special
Enter code WEBFly6 to get $6 off each flyer all day Monday and Tuesday!
Early-Bird In-Season Parasail Flight
Enter code WEBFly6 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 1 observer per party at the time of booking. More observers may be added at your departure if space allows.
We know you have several choices for your parasailing adventure on the Outer Banks and we would love the opportunity to show you why we’re the top-rated parasail operation in the Outer Banks on TripAdvisor, Yelp and Google! Here are just a few of the things we do to ensure an excellent experience…
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 Are an Active Member of the WSIA
The Water Sports Industry Association helps designate best practices for parasailing and other watersports activities. As active members, Nor’Banks captains and management not only follow all WSIA standards and best practices, we attend WSIA meetings annually to help develop the guidelines. We’re actively involved in the development of these standards to ensure they live up to our own rigorous standards.
We Have an Awesome Facility!
With a total renovation completed in 2018, our facilities are better than ever before! We still have lots of parking and a huge grassy lawn with tons of space, and we’ve added large restrooms, showers and changing rooms, as well as loads of shaded areas to relax and enjoy the Currituck Sound. Our new reservation center has an expanded retail section with great apparel, sunscreen, dry bags, sunglasses and more.
We Have a Great Restaurant On-Site!
The Village Table and Tavern is the best new restaurant in Duck with great fresh seafood, beautiful Sound views and live music throughout the week.
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!