Posted on 8/5/2020

OBX From Above

No wonder the Wright Bros. chose the Outer Banks to be where they attempted the first flight -- who doesn't want a bird's eye view of this beautiful area? We've got a line-up of great ways for you get above the sandbar to see it like the pelicans do!

Climb Atop a Lighthouse!


410 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954

We are Skydive OBX and have the best view if you want to Skydive North Carolina. We are an exciting extreme sport company here on the Outer Banks, established in 2011. We love giving people the thrill of a lifetime and watching them have a great time. Plus, we get to jump out of a plane all day! Skydiving in North Carolina has never been as beautiful as this. Skydive over the Barrier Islands of the North Carolina shoreline with amazing views of the beach and ocean.

We offer Tandem skydiving which is one of the best ways to experience a thrill like no other, no prior skydiving experience needed, and only a little bit of training. So come see us over at the Dare County Regional Airport beside the NC Aquarium in Manteo, NC on Roanoke Island. You will have the time of your life, right here on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina.

We are located right next to the main terminal building at the airport-on-Airport Rd. Just follow the signs to Skydive OBX. We are the only skydiving facility to offer skydiving on the Outer Banks and surrounding areas, so come jump with us.

Take an Air Tour

Coastal Helicopters

Dare County Airport
410 Airport Rd
Manteo, NC 27954 Phone: (252) 475-4354

Come fly with us and experience the ultimate way of seeing the OBX! Enjoy unparalleled views of sea life, lighthouses and more in air-conditioned comfort from our glass cockpit - every seat is a window seat!

Our pilot is high time and very experienced- Larry has over 30 years of flying experience and many thousands of hours of flight time with a perfect safety record.

Our focus is on safety first, with customer service and fun a close second.

Come see for yourself and let us introduce you to the joy of flight - and rest assured... you are in extremely capable hands with our company's spotless safety record.

Barrier Island Aviation

407 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954

We proudly serve the entire Outer Banks and eastern North Carolina with a wide array of aviation services, including air charters, scenic air tours, flight instruction, and aircraft maintenance.

Learn more about our biplane air tour, Cessna air tour, and our aircraft service pages for more information on all that we have to offer.

We are conveniently located in the central Outer Banks of North Carolina at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, NC, on historic Roanoke Island, just past the NC Aquarium on Airport Road.

Aero Tours at OBX Airplanes

1063 Driftwood Drive
Manteo, NC 27954

To say that we are passionate about flying is an understatement. The thrill of being in the air and seeing the earth from above is something we can't get enough of. Sharing this incredible experience with our customers is what we love to do. This is an amazing place to see from above and an air tour in our Cessna 172 is a great way to do it. The high wing design and panoramic windows offer an unforgettable experience. Call or click today to reserve your tour and create a memory that will last a lifetime.

Outer Banks Airlines

410 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954

Looking for the best air tour on the Outer Banks? Look no further. In addition to seeing sweeping aerial views of the Outer Banks, you’ll hear detailed explanations of everything you see, so you’ll walk away from the tour with a better understanding of the area and a deeper appreciation for what makes this place so special.

As part of your OBX air tour, you’ll hear stories, legends and tidbits that only a local would know. Our founder and pilot Charlie Snow has lived on Roanoke Island for about 30 years, so he brings a unique perspective to each air tour. As a retired National Park Service engineer with Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Charlie has in-depth understanding of the Outer Banks, and all our other pilots are well-versed in the history, geography and culture of the area as well.

Parasail over our beautiful waters!

Lighthouse Parasail

Discover the beauty with Lighthouse Parasail and explore the best beaches of the Outer Banks. Parasailing in Corolla is one of the best kid-friendly and family-friendly activities on the Outer Banks and we are happy to also serve Duck, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, and Carova. As the beaches only year-round, parasail-exclusive operation, offering two locations from the Outer Banks to the Florida Keys and working exclusively with partners we trust, we bring your bucket list dreams to life.

Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports

(252) 261-2900
1314 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949

NorBanks new reservation center offers tons of shaded space to relax, plenty of parking, and huge bathrooms with showers and changing rooms. Our shop has all your beach essentials and high end NorBanks apparel. We share our building with The Village Table and Tavern, the best new restaurant around. To top it off, we have an awesome crew that’s dedicated to sharing their passion for fun in the sun! Wed love the opportunity to show you why our Parasailing is one of the top-rated things to do in Duck and why NorBanks is one of the best water sports businesses in the world!

Kitty Hawk Watersports & Parasailing

Kitty Hawk Watersports will get you off the beach and into the water with our huge selection of jet ski, tiki boat, Jetpack & Flyboard, kayak, sailboat, surfboard, SUP, and parasail rentals. In addition to our rentals, we also offer SUP, kayak, jet ski, fishing trip, sunset sailing, and dolphin tours. Water sports are our passion. Give us a call today at (252) 441-2756 to reserve your water sport rental or schedule your tour. We look forward to seeing you in the Outer Banks!

Take up Hang Gliding!

Hang Gliding School

(252) 441-4124
300 W Carolista Dr
Nags Head, NC 27959

Kitty Hawk Kites operates the largest hang-gliding school in the world located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s an experience you will never forget!

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