Wild and Crazy Adventures on the OBX

Wild and Crazy Adventures on the OBX

Calling all thrill seekers and dare devils! These extreme Outer Banks activities, adventures and things to do are just for you. Get in touch with your wild and crazy side by stepping out of your Outer Banks rental and out of your comfort zone by trying something new during your OBX vacation. Interested? Check out all of the pulse-racing details right here. These OBX adventures are not for the faint of heart!

OBX Biplane Tour for TwoBiplane

Experience the magic, romance and adventure of an open cockpit biplane ride where the wind is in your hair, the sun is on your face, and your heart beats a little bit faster. Sound exciting? You bet it is! Grab a friend, slip into your flying helmet, climb up on the wing and into the front seat for a trip back in time. Sign up for an air tour over the Outer Banks today. It’s no ordinary plane ride; it's one of the most exciting things to do on the OBX. Feeling extra adventurous? Try an aerobatic tour!

Outer Banks Helicopter Tours

Coastal Helicopters offers flights and air tours along the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks with room for three passengers—where every seat is a window seat. The air conditioned Robinson R-44 helicopter gives you a smooth ride along the ocean with the chance to see lighthouses, shipwrecks and sea life including schools of dolphin, fish, sea turtles, and the occasional whale. Take flight and see the OBX from a bird’s eye point of view. You won’t regret it and you'll have some amazing stories to tell when you get back home.

Sky Dive OBX

Have you ever wanted to jump out of a plane? Has skydiving been on your bucket list for years now? There is no better place to experience your first skydive than over the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, where flight began. The Wright Brothers piloted the first powered airplane on the Outer Banks in 1903, coining the phrase "First in Flight” which has become synonymous with this area. The spectacular scenery of the beautiful barrier island from your free-fall and canopy ride takes your breath away. Well, that and jumping out of a plane! They also offer a DVD/video (for an additional charge) of the whole experience so you can share your skydive with friends, and relive the moment. Skydive OBX is a proud member of the United States Parachute Association and safety comes first. The tandem instructors are highly experienced and hold several certifications and excellent safety records. Jumps happen at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo. Will you take the plunge?

Outer Banks JetovatorJetovator

The Outer Banks' first and only Jetovator experience has arrived! Experience the world's latest watersports trend on your next OBX beach vacation. Outer Banks Jetovator is based out of Avon on Hatteras Island in North Carolina. But what is it, exactly? The Jetovator is a watersports accessory that extends the ability of your personal watercraft (jetski) by redirecting the water thrust from the jet unit of the watercraft along a 40 foot hose to the Jetovator bike. This water thrust is then used to propel and elevate the Jetovator into the air. Pretty cool, right? It’s a one-of-a-kind experience for sure. Consider it during your OBX vacation or put it on your Outer Banks bucket list. Don't forget to ask about their hoverboard adventures, too!

OBX Jet Pak & Flyboard Adventures

Whether you want to learn to fly the JetPak or a Flyboard, lessons will get your heart pumping and your adrenaline racing. Kitty Hawk Kites offers lessons ranging from 15 – 45 minutes in duration (plan for 1-2 hours depending on the size of your group). Passengers meet for their lessons at Kitty Hawk Kites Store downtown at the Manteo Waterfront. From there you are then transported by jet ski into the Shallowbag Bay, where instruction begins on a stable pontoon boat called the Launchpad. Each participant that signs up for Beginner JetPak Flight Lesson gets to fly until they’re tired (usually around 30 minutes). Take turns operating the Jetlev R200 apparatus under the supervision of the flight crew. Demo lessons are also available. This larger-than-life experience is the perfect adventure for the thrill seekers in your group!

Hang Gliding at Jockey's Ridge 

Learn to fly at Kitty Hawk Kites’ Hang Gliding Training Center, the largest hang gliding school in the world, teaching hundreds of thousands of students since 1974! They have taught students aged 4-92, male and female, physically fit and physically challenged and can accommodate paraplegics, blind, deaf and other persons physically challenged. All that’s required is a desire to learn how to fly. Beginner, intermediate and advanced instruction is available as is tandem hang gliding, dune hang gliding, mile-high and 2,000-foot tandem hang gliding, lessons and gift certificates. You want high flying action, Kitty Hawk Kites has got it all!

Wreck Diving the Outer BanksScuba Gear

The Outer Banks is known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the many hundreds of shipwrecks off the coast, making it a favorite destination for shipwreck divers, spear fishermen and underwater photographers. Every year, powerful offshore currents expose old wrecks that had been previously inaccessible to divers so new adventures are always available. Wreck diving is an unforgettable way to get a taste of living history while satisfying the underwater adventurer within you. Want to learn more about scuba diving on the Outer Banks? Read our previous post Why the OBX Offers Some of the Best Wreck Diving Around


Outer Banks Waterpark

H2OBX is open for business! The new Outer Banks outdoor waterpark just opened for business early this summer and promises a wet and wild time for everyone. From buried treasure and legendary pirates to windswept dunes and wild horses, the epic story of the Outer Banks comes alive at H2OBX. Write your own thrilling chapter as you explore more than 30 rides, slides, and attractions at the newest waterpark on the Outer Banks. If relaxation is more your speed, spend a leisurely day enjoying the resort-style amenities. Experience inspired shopping and dining options as you take in spectacular OBX views. Get your discounted H2OBX waterpark tickets right from Élan Vacations here.



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