6 Things to Do in Outer Banks in the Fall

October 17, 2022 | Kitty Hawk

Many people will tell you their favorite season is fall. Why? Leaves change, tailgating occurs, scary experiences abound, and fall food is the best. And, it’s also a great time to visit Outer Banks! If you find yourself in the area soon, Kitty Hawk Watersports wants you to have a great trip. So keep reading to discover five things to do in the Outer Banks in the Fall.

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5 Things to Do in the Outer Banks on Vacation

June 18, 2022 | Banana Boat Tour

The Outer Banks is not a place where Kooks and Pogues battle class wars and hunt for treasure. In fact, the show “Outer Banks” isn’t even filmed in the Outer Banks. Still, it piqued curiosity and increased travel to the area. Kitty Hawk Watersports welcomes all visitors and wants you to experience everything it offers. In fact, there are so many things to do in the Outer Banks that we had to limit our list to five. 

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A Kitty Hawk Boat, a Storm, and a Good Neighbor

December 27, 2021 | Jet Ski Tour

Have you ever found something you didn’t even know was lost? Have you ever benefitted from the kindness of a stranger in a meaningful way? When a good neighbor and samaritan found his Kitty Hawk boat, Kitty Hawk Watersports owner, John Van Lunen, experienced this. Keep reading to discover more about this feel-good story and the great people of Outer Banks. 

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Jet Ski Rental and a Foreign Exchange Student: A Love Story

August 16, 2021 | Jet Ski Rental

I’ve had many great employees at Kitty Hawk Watersports over the years, but one, in particular, was one of my favorites. It’s not because he was a hard worker, although he was. And it’s not because he was a nice guy, although he was. He was one of my favorites because he spent every day of the summer soaking in the Outer Banks experience. He was in love with Outer Banks and intentional about every moment, even when it came to jet ski rental.

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How “Screw Loose Bob” Earned the Title of Craziest Employee

April 5, 2021 | Jet Ski Rental

*The names have been changed to protect the innocent.Many summers ago I was in my home office catching up on some paperwork. It was a slow day at the Kitty Hawk Watersports location, and I had a good manager watching over things. Surely, there would be nothing to worry about.

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Parasailing FAQ: Everyone Should Try It at Least Once in Their Lifetime

December 10, 2020 | Kitty Hawk

I really enjoy parasailing. I’m not just saying that to sell tickets, it’s a really cool activity. I would call it a “once-in-a-lifetime” activity. As in, you should at least experience it once. I’m lucky enough to have done it several times. Full disclosure: I get a little anxiety when flying in an airplane, but being tethered to a boat attached to a parachute over the water is no problem.

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Enjoy Our Beach Equipment Delivery Service for a Fair, Flat Daily Rate

October 14, 2020 | Delivery Service

As a customer, I hate when businesses create rules that don’t make sense or add excessive fees they camouflage to look like something else. There’s a company I do business with (and I wish I didn’t have to because of this one bad practice) that charges huge fees for shipping. I hate it when they treat me like I’m stupid. It doesn’t cost $20 to ship one bolt. Why is it in a box large enough to ship Shaquille O’Neal’s shoes? The box doesn’t need three feet of paper to prevent it from breaking. It’s not going to break. Throw it in a padded envelope, charge me $10, and let’s call it even. Just be honest. Tell us what your shipping fee really is: a revenue producer. At Kitty Hawk Watersports, we do so much better by our customers.

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Good Times and Riches….

August 26, 2020 | Kitty Hawk

As the proud owner of Kitty Hawk Watersports for the last 23 years, I’ve made a lot of good memories out on the water. When working in watersports, you’re destined to meet a few characters. One individual – I’ll call him Ron – has become a successful, small businessman. But when he was a college student mating on a parasail boat, his summer hobby was making moves on high school girls.

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Different Strokes for Different Folks

June 6, 2020 | Jet Ski Rental

At Kitty Hawk Watersports, our business is so many things to so many people. It can be an emotional outlet, an adventure, a time to stretch boundaries, entertainment, or it can simply be play. Some people come out just to get away from the daily ho-hum, while some want to give their kids a new experience. Others come out for the excitement, and many customers just want to relax.  

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