Manteo Area Adventures

Kayak Tours


Kitty Hawk Kites has been a leader in outdoor recreation on the Outer Banks for more than thirty years. We are proud to offer the largest selection of kayak locations on the Outer Banks.


1.5 - 2.5 Hours


$30 - 55

Alligator River Kayak Tour

Take a step back in time as we paddle through the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, one of the largest and most pristine Wildlife Refuges on the East Coast. Discover the history of Buffalo City’s logging community and the story behind on of prohibition’s most famous “moonshine capitals”.


2.5 Hours

Bi-Plane Tours

Outer Banks Aero Tours Plane Tours

Get a bird’s eye view of the incredible coastline and treasures that The Outer Banks offers with an air plane tour. Your point of departure is the Dare County airport on Roanoke Island (next to the aquarium). Click here to see our map.

JetPak Demo Lesson


JetPak Demo Lessons Not sure you want to try the JetPak for a full 30 minutes? No worries, now we’re offering a 15 minute Demo Lesson! The Demo Lesson will be sure to wet your appetite for flying the JetPak more, and get your adrenaline pumping. This is a great way for large and small…


15 min



Roanoke Island and Lost Colony Kayak Tour

Come ponder the fate of the lost colony as we kayak through the marshy canals of Roanoke Island. Learn about early colonization and the growth of American Communities here on the Outer Banks.


1.5 Hours

Kayak Tour Gift Certificates


From tranquil maritime forest settings to incredible sunsets, Kitty Hawk Kites offers the best kayak-eco tours on the Outer Banks! Kayak Tour Options: Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest Kayak Tour | $45 per person Roanoke Island Kayak Tour | $45 per person Bodie Island Kayak Tour | $45 per person Corolla Marsh Kayak Tour | $49…

Roanoke Island and Lost Colony Sunset Tour

Sunset or night time kayaking tours are a whole new way to experience the Outer Banks.

Come ponder the fate of the lost colony as we kayak through the marshy canals of Roanoke Island. Learn about early colonization and the growth of American Communities here on the Outer Banks. This memorable tour leaves from downtown Manteo and provides excellent photo opportunities of the Elizabeth II

Outer Banks Dolphin Tours

Dolphin Tour

Join us on a unique eco-tour to search for wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and view the wildlife of the Outer Banks. Aboard our covered 40 foot pontoon boat, you will observe bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and osprey. Online special for Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays!


2+ hours


$29 per Adult

Outer Banks Flyboard Lessons


$99 Fall Special when you book 2 or more Flyboard Lessons! Come with a friend or two and experience the thrill of hovering over the water with jet propulsion! Take advantage of this deal while we’re still booking for FALL 2017


15 & 30 min options


starting at $79 per person

Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons


Never SUPed? Try an Intro SUP Lesson! It’s easy to learn to stand up paddleboard on the OBX. We can teach you the basics in an hour and a half lesson. These lessons provide beginner-specific instruction for first time stand up paddleboarders in a low-pressure and tranquil environment. Our shop is located on a sheltered…


1.5 hours



Aerobatic Flights

Aerobatic flights are available seasonally based on pilot availability. Please call 1-877-359-8447 for more details. 3…2…1…Take off in this stunt plane Ride-Along! Keep your wits and lunch about you as our certified flight instructor creates this wild ride. Buckle up because this isn’t your run of the mill plane ride. Rival the thrill that the Wright brothers felt…


20 minutes



Dolphin Tour: Miss Bodie Island

Dolphins on Tour Sailing

Join us on one of our fun filled and informative Dolphin tours and experience nature as it happens. If you enjoy watching dolphins playing and frolicking in the water then come with us, as we begin our tour we will depart from the beautiful Shallowbag Bay Club and Marina. As the boat moves leisurely through…


2+ hours


$29 per Adult

The Lost Colony Tickets

The Lost Colony Production

Don’t miss your opportunity to experience one of the top attractions in the Outer Banks. The Lost Colony is widely acknowledged as the precursor to the modern American Broadway Musical. The drama is performed outside in two one-hour acts with a 15 minute intermission at the Waterside Theater located at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, and now you can purchase your tickets through Kitty Hawk Kites!


2-2.5 hours


$30 plus tax

Outer Banks JetPak & Flyboard

Kitty Hawk Kites - OBX JetPak

Now open for the season

Take a full 30 minute lesson or try the new 15 minute JetPak demo.

It’s the coolest way to fly over the water on the Outer Banks!


15 - 30+ Minutes


starting at $150 per person

Parasailing Gift Certificates

parasailing outer banks

Soar above the Roanoke Sound or Currituck Sound while enjoying breathtaking bird’s eye views of the Outer Banks. We offer two locations for parasailing in the Outer Banks, Duck and Historic Manteo Waterfront. 1200′ Single Person Flight | $115 1200′ Double Person Flight | $170 1200′ Triple Person Flight | $255 Purchase Parasailing Gift *Please call…

Cessna Tour Gift Certificates

Cessna Airplane Tours Outer Banks North Carolina

Gain a new perspective of the Outer Banks with one of our high flying adventures! We offer all manner of aerial tours, including flights in Cessna airplanes (3 passengers max). Cessna Aerial Tour Options: Discovery Cessna Aero Tour | $60 (10 min) Standard Cessna Aero Tour | $135 (30 min) Expanded Cessna Aero Tour | $235 (60…

Outer Banks Flight Training

Outer Banks Helicopter Tours

Kitty Hawk Kites offers flight instruction in a Cessna 150 with the most advanced equipment available at such affordable instructor rates and rental fees. The Cessna 150 is by far the most affordable way to learn to fly.


$169 Intro Flight

Biplane Tour Gift Certificates


Give the gift of a truly unforgettable Outer Banks adventure. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the incredible coastline and area landmarks with a biplane tour! Your point of departure is at the Dare County Airport in Manteo, NC (next to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island). Gift Certificate Options: Discovery Biplane Aero Tour |…

Dolphin Cruise Gift Certificates


Join the friendly marine biologists from the Nags Head Dolphin Watch to learn about the Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphin that swim in the sheltered sounds every summer for a 2 hour cruise. With a stable, 40′ pontoon boat that accommodates up to 36 passengers, this educational tour is fun for the whole family! Tour Package Options: Adults…

Personalized Aerial Banners


If you’re looking for a special way to make an announcement, then look no further – Personalized Aerial Banners are perfect for nearly any event or celebration! We can fly a personalized message at an exact time and place to really make your event one to remember. Here’s just a few suggestions of the types…




$349 - $499

Off-Shore Chartered Fishing

chartered fishing

The full day off-shore (4:30am-3:30pm) trip offers the chance to catch big game fish such as Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi), Wahoo, and Marlin. These fish usually live between twenty and forty miles from land and require a traveling time of up to two hours.


$1900 per Charter


Parasailing outer banks

Soar above the Roanoke Sound and Currituck Sound while enjoying breathtaking bird’s eye views of the Outer Banks. We offer two locations for parasailing in the Outer Banks, Duck and Historic Manteo Waterfront

Flight Training Gift Certificates

Gain a new perspective of the Outer Banks with one of our high flying adventures! For the true daredevils seeking out loops and barrel rolls, check out the Aerobatic Flight in a Bellanca Citabria! We even can teach you how to fly a Cessna 150 with no prior experience: take your first flight at Kitty…

Cessna Airplane Tours


The hum of the Cessna fills your ears as you ascend above the dynamic sandbar known as North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Dotted with cozy beach cottages and oceanfront estates, enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean and area landmarks from an entirely new perspective. Cessna air tours are one of the most memorable OBX adventures that…


10 - 60 Minutes


$60 - $430

Stand Up Paddleboarding Tours


Offering SUP Tours in Kitty Hawk, Duck, Manteo & Avon! Stand up paddleboarding tours are recommended for individuals who already have some experience with the sport. Tours begin with about 15 minutes of instruction and orientation to the area of the activity. After that, an experienced guide will lead your tour through the calm sound waters.…


1.5 Hours



In-Shore Chartered Fishing

The four hour in-shore trip will likely encounter Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish, most of which weigh 1 to 5 pounds. The trip will always be in the sight of land and usually in a calmer setting. In-shore trips offer the chance to catch and keep enough fish for dinner and sometimes enough for the freezer.


4 hours



Saddle and Paddle Package


The best of both words! A horseback trip across the beach packaged with two of our most popular kayak trips! Explore the pristine beaches by horseback and enjoy both a relaxing and memorable paddle around the surrounding waters Cape Hatteras National Seashore as well as the wildlife filled Alligator River. Or, enjoy your horseback ride followed…


save $16 per person

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Outer Banks Stand Up - OBX SUP

Learn to stand up paddleboard. Lessons begin with the anatomy of a SUP and its terminology. Next, paddling techniques, balance and feet positioning are discussed. Participants then practice popping up onto the SUP on the beach before getting wet.


1.5 hours



Walking Ghost Tours

Outer Banks Ghost Tours in Manteo, North Carolina

OBX Ghost tours is something your family will be talking about the rest of the summer! You’ll be entertained as a guide leads you through down town Manteo by lantern telling the spooky stories that makes The Outer Banks one of the most haunted beaches in America! We are The Outer Bank’s Only Ghost Tour…


1.5 Hours