This Outer Banks town has won worldwide fame as the place where Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first airplane flights. What brought them to Kitty Hawk? The same thing that attracts tourists today: North Carolina’s soft sands and strong breezes. It’s the perfect place to soak up history and some sun, but don’t spend all your time on shore.


Kitty Hawk Watersports helps visitors and locals alike make the most of the barrier islands, providing an array of recreation options ranging from parasailing flights and jet ski rentals to kayak and dolphin tours. Contact us today at (252) 441-2756 to discuss the possibilities.

History Takes Flight

Most visitors want to learn more about the Wrights’ 1903 flights, making the Wright Brothers National Memorial down the road in Kill Devil Hills a popular attraction. Outdoor enthusiasts might be more taken with Kitty Hawk Woods — nearly 2,000 acres of swamp, forest, and marsh that is home to tranquil estuaries, shifting dunes, and an abundance of natural wildlife. Explore the coastal reserve on your own or paddle along on one of Kitty Hawk Watersports’ guided kayak tours.

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Splash Down for Adventure

Kitty Hawk’s history is no doubt a draw for visitors, but don’t forget about the memories yet to be made at the beach — or over it. From thrilling parasailing excursions to wildlife tours, here are some ways Kitty Hawk Watersports can help make your vacation memorable:

  • Rentals — Get your feet wet by renting essential watersports equipment. Jet ski rentals are the most popular, but we also rent kayaks, surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, parasailing gear, and Hobie Cat sailboats. Landlubbers take heart: We rent bikes too. Ask about free delivery to Nags Head, Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores, and Kitty Hawk.
  • Lessons — Skilled instructors can teach you how to sail or stand-up paddleboard.
  • Tours — See Kitty Hawk from an insider’s perspective. In addition to kayak tours, we offer jet ski tours, banana boat rides and dolphin-spotting trips.
  • Service — Our experienced mechanics are some of the best around when it comes to jet ski repairs and maintenance.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a Kitty Hawk regular, the team at Kitty Hawk Watersports wants to help you take advantage of all the Outer Banks has to offer. Jet ski rentals are a given on nearly any body of water these days, but where else can you go parasailing in historic airspace? Call us at (252) 441-2756 today to plan your next adventure.