Norâ Banks Sailing & Watersports beautiful location and top-of-the-line equipment, together with a friendly and professional staff make it one of the premier water sports centers on the Outer Banks. Norâ Banks sound front location has a huge grassy lawn, restrooms, showers, a 200 foot pier and plenty of room for you to spend the day.
Since 1979 Norâ Banks has been one of the finest sailing operations on the East Coast offering Flying Scots, Hobie Cats and quality private sailing instruction for all ages. Their custom private lessons are excellent for sailors looking to brush up on their skills, those new to the sport and for families that want to share time on the water together.
Norâ Banks has continued to expand over the years and now offers one of the most complete water sports centers on the Outer Banks. This is truly one-stop shopping for water sports! Norâ Banks boasts new equipment every year and a strong commitment to your fun and safety.
You can rent the latest WaveRunners from Yamaha or explore a giant labyrinth of marsh islands and cruise the secluded shores of Dewâs Island in search of wild Spanish mustangs on an epic WaveRunner Tour.
Captain James and crew are back aboard Icarus II, Norâ Banksâ big yellow parasail boat, and Captains Ken and Sean are guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of participants and spectators alike on their private wake boarding, waterskiing and tubing charters.
Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) has become one of the most popular and fastest growing water sports in the country and NorâBanks is a great place to paddle. With shallow, warm water and a sandy bottom, their location is an ideal spot to learn. Norâ Banks offers SUP rentals and clinics, as well as double and single kayaks rentals as well as the new Hobie Mirage Eclipse SUP and Mirage Drive kayaks. New for 2017, Norâ Banks even has high-end fiberglass and epoxy surfboard rentals.
For larger groups looking to get out on the water together, Norâ Banks offers pontoon rentals for up to sixteen people, or you can combine a pontoon rental with a tubing charter for their Deluxe Watersports Adventure for up to 20 passengers.
A Watersports Business Like No Other
NorâBanks Sailing opened in 1979 with just a few sailing skiffs. They added Hobie Cats and kayaks in the â80s, and the â90s brought Jet Skis and parasailing. Since then, NorâBanks has continued to add new activities and equipment every season, including tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, pontoon boats, catamaran cruises, Jet Ski tours and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals and clinics.
In 2018, a site-wide renovation brought NorâBanks to new heights. Complete with a 2,000-square foot reservation center, surf shop and a great restaurant onsite, NorâBanks has truly become a one-stop destination for the best activities, shopping and dining on The Outer Banks. While much has changed through the years, NorâBanks has maintained its character as well as its dedication to offering great service and quality equipment in a fun and safe environment.
Teaching sailing on the Outer Banks since 1979, their experienced and professional staff of sailing instructors, an excellent fleet of sailboats, warm shallow waters and steady breezes combine to make NorâBanks a perfect place to sail.
In 2019, NorâBanks teamed up with East Coast Sailboats to offer luxury catamaran cruises for up to 18 passengers aboard Surfer Girl, a custom Maine Cat 38.
Since opening their doors over 40 years ago, NorâBanks has become the largest watersports center on the northern Outer Banks.
While NorâBanks has grown, they still operate like a small business with owner, Dan McIsaac, on-site nearly every day (maybe even captaining your boat or teaching your sailing lesson!) and a fun-loving crew that returns year after year.
Whether youâre looking for the best pontoon boat rentals on the Currituck Sound, an epic Jet Ski tour or an incredible parasailing experience, be sure to check out NorâBanks Sailing and Watersports for all your favorite rentals and activities!
âBy Arielle Patterson
Use NorâBanks online reservations systems to book any activity. Book a sailing lesson, SUP, WaveRunner, parasailing and more quickly and easily online at www.norbanks.com.