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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Kitty Hawk Watersports Improvements for the 2022 Outer Banks Season

February 27, 2022 | Jet Ski Rental

I’ve been in the watersports business since 1997. Therefore, I’m accustomed to walking in the water, helping customers get on a jet ski, floating the jet ski to the beach for fueling, etc. I often forget how simple our set-up is until I hear a customer say, “We have to walk in the water to get to our jet-ski?” Then I remember that, in some ways, our Kitty Hawk Watersports operations aren’t much different than those in a Third World country. Consequently, we decided to make some changes for the 2022 Outer Banks season, which I’m excited to share here. 

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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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A Roanoke Sound Weekend Adventure

October 22, 2021 | Fishing

I’m not a world traveler. I have nothing against those who are. It’s just that I’ve never had the time or money to go very far from home. Plus, Kitty Hawk Watersports exists to ensure other travelers make the most of their travel to the Outer Banks. Still, I do sometimes enjoy a Roanoke Sound weekend adventure. One trip, in particular, comes to mind.

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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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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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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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Fishing Tips From an Outer Banks Local: Part One

February 8, 2020 | Fishing

As the longtime owner of Kitty Hawk Watersports, I can tell you from experience that the Outer Banks offers great fishing. For the record, I consider myself a horrible fisherman. But, on the bright side, the Outer Banks can occasionally make me feel like a pro.

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22 Years of Enriching Lives with Watersports

October 9, 2019 | Kitty Hawk

If you spend 22 years in the watersports business, you’re bound to see or experience some interesting things. Some things make you laugh, some things leave you in awe, and some things just make you want to quit. 

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