The Outer Banks is a popular vacation destination for those interested in pristine sandy shores, fresh Atlantic seafood, and laid-back beach vibes. It’s also the perfect place to explore your adventurous side with a range of outdoor activities. For an adrenaline-pumping water activity with great views and plenty of ocean breeze, try parasailing in the Outer Banks! There is nothing quite like soaring above the water while taking in the shoreline from a bird’s eye-view. Your trip is not complete without giving it a try!

In addition to parasailing in the Outer Banks, there are so many ways to pass the time during your beach vacation. Download our free Travel Guide for local tips and expert recommendations on the best Outer Banks activities, sightseeing, shopping, dining, and more! The ultimate beach trip awaits.

How to Best Enjoy Parasailing in the Outer Banks

A Beginner’s Guide to Parasailing

Parasailing is a (safe!) and fun way to enjoy a sky-high adventure. Most parasailing excursions begin with a boat ride into open water to find the perfect launching point. Then, you’ll be harnessed into your seat before a giant parachute opens behind the boat, carrying you high above the waves. The incline takes about a minute or two, and the fun is just beginning!

As you soar above the Outer Banks, take in glorious views of the sparkling ocean and the nearby villages and towns. Depending on how long you want to be airborne, parasailing excursions can last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. During your descent, the boat will slow down and the parachute will lower back towards the water where you will be slowly and safely guided back to the boat. Of course, a professional will always be nearby to answer any questions or act in times of unlikely emergencies. Just sit back, enjoy the ride, and take in the natural beauty of the Outer Banks.

Where You Can Go Parasailing in the Outer Banks

Kitty Hawk Kites
With over 30 years of parasailing experience, the crew at Kitty Hawk Kites guarantees you’ll be in good hands during your excursion. Kitty Hawk Kites offer parasailing for singles, doubles, and even triples, so you never have to worry about flying alone. You will be taken high into the sky so you can catch breathtaking views of the barrier islands, the Corolla Lighthouse, Southern Shores, and more! If you’re interested in other outdoor activities, be sure to check out Kitty Hawk Kites’ jet skiing in the Outer Banks, horseback riding tours, and kayak tours.

Duck and Corolla Parasail
Offering a one-of-a-kind, hour-long experience, Duck Parasail and Corolla Parasail fly you comfortably and safely above Corolla, Duck, the Currituck Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. If you wish, you can include a picture package during your excursion for an additional charge to capture every second of your ride through the sky. The two locations provide you the opportunity to pick the experience most convenient to your location.

Nor’Banks Sailing
Located in Duck, Nor’Banks Sailing is a watersports haven offering parasailing, jet skiing, tubing, sailing, and more! The popular watersports company is committed to giving you only the best parasailing experience by offering excellent equipment, more than sixty years combined experience, and a top-of-the-line parasail vessel. Take a look at current specials to find out how you can save on your parasailing excursion!

The Perfect Outer Banks Vacation Awaits

If you’re looking for the best place to stay in the Outer Banks, look no further than Shoreline OBX. We have a wide selection of wonderful vacation rentals located across the North Carolina coast. You’ll be just minutes from the best activities like parasailing in the Outer Banks! At your Shoreline OBX vacation rental, you can enjoy beautiful, spacious rooms and living spaces equipped with everything you need for your beach vacation.

Start planning the ultimate trip by browsing our available beach homes in the Outer Banks. We have oceanfront rentals, rentals with a private pool, pet-friendly rentals, and more. We are happy to assist you along the way, so feel free to contact us with any questions!