OBX TRAVEL PLANNER: Adventure Seekers

Who says a vacation has to just be relaxing?  Part of visiting a new area is enjoying the exciting adventure around every corner.    With our Adventure Seeker travel planner, you’ll be on the edge of your seat trying to figure out which thrilling activities to do first.

DAY 1 – HANG GLIDING (Jockeys Ridge or Cotton Gin)  

While visiting the place where the Wright Brothers first flew, take a page out of their book.  Experience the thrill of flying, the adventure seekers greatest feat.  Kitty Hawk Kites, with their flagship store here in Nags Head, is the largest hang gliding school in the world and they have been providing hand gliding lessons for over 25 years.  Picture yourself at the top of Jockey’s Ridge (one of the largest living sand dunes in the US), strapped into your hardness and ready to fly. Your instructor helps guide the glider as you into the wind and take off down the dune. You could travel up to 100 yards being 15 feet in the air during your flight! All skill levels and ages are welcome, and beginners are encourages to try.

Nags Head – Kitty Hawk Kites
3925 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959  // MP 12.5
(252) 449-2210


New(ish) to the Outer Banks, the First Flight Adventure Park is a one of kind ropes course, situated sound front, offering amazing views from above.  After opening in 2014, the park has been a don’t miss activity for groups visiting the Outer Banks.  FFAP has stood out from regular rope courses as it calls itself an aerial adventure, with platforms ranging from 12 to 50 feet high.   A great family activity, you get to choose from the easy, intermediate, or advances courses.  Your ticket includes a 2 hour climb, and there are 6 courses with 7 obstacles each for you to tackle.

First Flight Adventure Park
6714 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959 // MP16
(252) 715-3622


You can find the OBX Jetpack flight center located on the Manteo waterfront on the charming Roanoke Island.  Offering group flight classes or private classes, you get to choose how you want to experience a flight of a lifetime.  The OBX Jetpak is a water powered jet pack, and will make you feel like you are flying in a way you’ve never imagined.  Lessons are 45 mins per person, and are transported by jet ski to the launch pad (a pontoon boat in the sound).  Don’t worry about falling, the water will catch you!

307 Queen Elizabeth Ave
Manteo, North Carolina
(877) 359-8447

DAY 4 – Good Vibrations Beach Rides

A new way to experience the Outer Banks! Feel the salt air in your hair as you cruise down the beach road in a two seater (or five seater!) dune buggy. This company rents dune buggies of all shapes and sizes so you can cruise around town, or adventure up to Carova to see the wild horses. You pick your model and can reserve ahead of time.

(252) 619-7897


Thrill seekers look no further! Skydiving is the ultimate adventurer’s activity, and you can do so while visiting us on the Outer Banks.   Are you a skydiving veteran or newbie? Either way, there’s no better way to experience jumping out of a plane when your views below are the beautiful Outer Banks.  Discounts are offered to groups of five or more.

Skydive OBX  
409 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954 
252-678-5867 (JUMP)


Experience the Outer Banks from above!  Biplane and cessina air tours over the OBX is a way to see our sights like never before.  Barrier Island Aviation has air tours departing from the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, and holds 5 passengers. See our famous shipwrecks, the Wright Brothers’ Memorial, Lighthouses and more from high above.

Barrier Island Aviation
407 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-4247
8am – 5pm

DAY 7 – OFFSHORE FISHING (Pirate’s Cove Yacht Club & Oregon Inlet Fishing Center)

Home to the worlds finest and most experienced charter fleets, you can go off shore fishing with captains from Pirate’s Cove Marina.  At Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, you can find the largest and most modern charter boat fish fleet on the eastern seaboard.  Both offer amazing charter boat experiences as you board a boat for a full day or half day excursion and head to the Gulf Stream.

Pirate’s Cove Marina
2000 Sailfish Dr
Manteo, NC 27954
5am – 5pm

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
98 NC Highway 12
(252) 441-6301