Outer Banks Activities & Programs

It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of winter or the height of summer, there are always Outer Banks activities available. Life has changed quite a bit on these outer sand islands over the past decade. It used to be that the main Outer Banks activities began on Memorial Day and finished right after the last Labor Day visitor headed home. But now, year-round Outer Banks programs are available to entertain you, broaden your mind, invigorate your body or sweeten your soul. Outer Banks activities center around our glorious natural playground that offers sea and sound waters, vast open skies, giant sand dunes, woods and nature preserves filled with wildlife.

The geography of the Outer Banks is unlike that of any other place in the world, and many Outer Banks activities take advantage of this defining factor. You can check out Jockey’s Ridge State Park or one of the several nature preserves located along the Outer Banks. Or seize the chance to dip your toes in the ocean or sound with paddle trips, surf lessons or fishing expeditions.

Outer Banks programs are also rich with the local history and culture (no, we’re not talking about sitting on the beach, contemplating how many years it took to beat the shells down into the fine grains of sand running through your fingers). Visit the settlement site of the Lost Colony and come up with your own idea of what really happened to the settlers. Check out Whalehead in historic Corolla to get a taste of the beach in the 1920s.

Don’t forget that Outer Banks programs can be family-friendly, too. Parents and kids can learn important skills ranging from swim lessons to surf lessons to crabbing. Now that you know that Outer Banks activities extend beyond building sandcastles and body surfing, there’s no excuse not to add a little variety to your vacation. Check the listings below to find what you can do and where you can do it.

Sunset Watersports offers near shore and offshore... More info
Paddle out on the Currituck Sound and enjoy the great... More info
Take in the beauty of OBX from 1200 feet above the... More info
Sunset Watersports offers Bentley Pontoon Boats for... More info
Ready to cruise the beautiful Currituck Sound for some... More info
Ready to get out on the water and have some fun?!... More info
February through April in the early spring we have a... More info
July thru Sept. The Marlins show up in big numbers... More info
Book your offshore fishing trip today with A-Salt... More info
Want to try your hand at tournament fishing? Book A-... More info
April through June is a great time to catch Yellowfin... More info
6 Hours: $675  8 Hours: $875 * $100 for each... More info
A 4-hour clamming charter for up to 6 people!
Join Grandpa's Charters for a fun day of inshore or... More info
2 Hours: $300  4 Hours: $475  6 Hours: $675  8... More info
6 Hours: $800  8 Hours: $975 
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum focuses on the... More info
We offer Tours and Self-Guided Paddle AdventuresRelax... More info
Play in the wind and explore Hatteras Island and the... More info
Imagine yourself Jet Skiing across the warm, shallow... More info