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WaveRunner Rentals

  • The largest WaveRunners available
  • Up to three passengers
  • No charge for additional passengers

Ride the latest WaveRunners from Yamaha in our huge ride area. We update our fleet every year! Rates include fuel, cleaned and sanitized PFDs, and instruction.

1 Hour $119 per WaveRunner
3/4 Hour $104 per WaveRunner
1/2 Hour $89 per WaveRunner
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WaveRunner Tours

  • A truly epic adventure
  • Up to two people per WaveRunner
  • Explore a wild maze of islands

Escape the crowds on this epic journey through a massive labyrinth of islands in the secluded northern sound. Explore the shores of Dew’s Island in search of wildlife and go places boats just can’t!

1 1/2 hours $199 per WaveRunner
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Waverunner FAQTour Information
How old do you need to be to drive your own WaveRunner?

You must be 16 years old or older and present a photo ID in order to drive your own WaveRunner! You must be 18 years old or older in order to rent and pay for the wave runners.

At 14 or 15 an individual may drive with a parent or other responsible adult on the back of the jet ski. For those learning, it is imperative to keep as much distance as possible between yourself all other operators. Jet skis are fun, but they can be very dangerous as and it’s your responsibility to avoid collisions!

How many people can ride on a WaveRunner at one time?

All of our WaveRunners are 3 seaters, with a max weight capacity at 400 lbs. However, if the conditions are rougher than usual, we will reduce the number of riders as well as reduce the weight capacity. If you are doing the WaveRunner tour there is a max capacity of two per WaveRunner.

How large is the riding area?

Our free ride area is one of the largest on the island, at a square mile you can go a mile in any direction! If you want to cover more ground and explore the islands of Duck, our WaveRunner tour is for you.

Can my child ride with me?

Children are more than welcome to ride along, however it is not safe for children to sit in front of the driver. There is no minimum age or weight to ride along. As long as the child can comfortably hold on behind the driver (or in between two adults) they are permitted to ride!

Will my sunglasses or hat fall off?

Our motto is, “If you don’t want to lose it, don’t bring it!” We do sell Croakies in our shop that will keep your glasses from flying away. Feel free to lock your valuables in the car and leave your keys with us. 

Will I get wet?

Oh yeah! You’ll step into waist deep water to board your WaveRunner and you’ll will also experience a little or a lot of spray while riding depending on the conditions!

What type of Jet Skis do you rent?

We use Yamaha WaveRunner VX, VX Deluxe and VX Cruiser models. These are comfortable for up to three riders with a top speed of about 55mph depending on the weight of the riders and the conditions.

What's the difference between a WaveRunner, a Sea-Doo and a Jet Ski?

WaveRunner, Jet Ski and Sea-Doo are all model names of personal water craft or “PWC”. Kawasaki invented the first production personal water craft in 1972 and called it the Jet Ski. The original Jet Skis were small, single person “stand-up” skis. Bombardier made the first multi-passenger PWC in 1988 and dubbed it Sea-Doo.  At Nor’Banks we use Yamaha WaveRunners for our Jet Ski Rentals, as they make the most reliable PWC.

What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor?

Make me one with everything!


This is one of the coolest things you can do anywhere on the Outer Banks and a true adventure! As such, this ride is not for just anybody. As we explore the sound we may encounter a variety of conditions including choppy water and hot or cold weather depending on the season. Tour participants must be in good health, able-bodied and capable of handling their WaveRunner in these diverse conditions. All participants must be comfortable in the water and with the idea of climbing on to the back platform of a WaveRunner in deep water. If you have any questions about whether this is a suitable activity for your party please call us at 252 261 2900 to discuss.


On tour we restrict each WaveRunner to a maximum of 2 passengers and 400 lbs. in ideal conditions. This may change with changing conditions.

All passengers must hold on behind the driver. Children must be old enough to hold on as passengers.



1314 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949
252-261-2900 (Watersports Info)
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