If you’re like most vacationers, you want your trip to include the perfect amount of chill time and fun time. Fortunately, if you’re traveling to the Outer Banks, there are plenty of ways to do both! So, when you find yourself in search of an Outer Banks adventure, check out one of the tours or activities below! To discover more Outer Banks adventures and fun things to do, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide. This guide is full of dozens of recommendations on Outer Banks activities and attractions. Spend less time planning and more time making memories!

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Here Are the Top 5 Outer Banks Adventures

1. First Flight Adventure Park

Located in Nags Head, First Flight Adventure Park is a wonderful place for thrill-seekers of various levels and ages. You can test your mental and physical limits on 48 different obstacles up to 50 feet in the air! Climbers may choose from easy, intermediate, or advanced courses. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Also be sure to visit their website for hours, which vary by season.

2. Thrilling Watersports

During your Outer Banks vacation, you can learn to fly at the largest hang gliding school in the world! Kitty Hawk Kites’ Hang Gliding Training Center offers lessons to nearly everyone with a desire to participate in this pastime. Choose from a range of options including beginner, advanced, kids lessons, and tandem hang gliding rides.

In addition to hang gliding, Kitty Hawk Kites offers a number of other watersports including kiteboarding, parasailing, kayak tours, surf lessons, jetski tours, and more! You certainly won’t be short on ways to get out on the water in the Outer Banks.

3. Boat Tours

Looking for more adventurous activities on the water? An Outer Banks boat tour is perfect for you! From dolphin sightings to sailboat tours, the boating options are endless. Plus, you’re sure to experience incredible views throughout the trip.

4. Pirate Adventures of the Outer Banks

If you’re looking for a family-friendly trip like no other, climb aboard the Sea Gypsy ship at Pirate Adventures! This unique cruise allows children to act like a pirate, just as they may have imagined. Behold your child’s transformation into a fearsome pirate or beautiful mermaid, complete with face paint and appropriate costuming. Then, get your tickets to your Sea Gypsy experience and embark on a real treasure hunt on the waters of Roanoke Island’s Shallowbag Bay and the adjacent Roanoke Sound. Fun memories await at every turn of the rudder!

5. Outer Banks Helicopter Tour

Experience the Outer Banks from a bird’s-eye view on a fascinating helicopter tour! Located in Manteo, NC, Coastal Helicopters, Inc. offers fascinating Outer Banks helicopter tours for up to three passengers at a time. During your ride, you can see picturesque views from above, interesting wildlife, famous Outer Banks lighthouses, and sunken ships!

Relax in Your Shoreline OBX Rental

After your Outer Banks adventure, unwind in a cozy Shoreline OBX vacation rental. Our beautiful condos and beach houses are the ideal places to relax when you vacation on the North Carolina Coast. With properties throughout the Outer Banks, you have plenty of options from which you can choose. So, browse our available properties for your getaway and start planning the ultimate trip. We look forward to hearing all about your OBX adventures soon!