Looking to soar across the endless blue skies of the picture-perfect Outer Banks? These are unique and exciting ways to get a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery and enjoy various sky-high adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and solo travelers.


1. OBX Parasail in Manteo, NC

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Get ready to embark on an incredible adventure that will take you soaring to new heights with OBX Parasail. Located in Manteo on the charming Roanoke Island, this thrilling and beginner-friendly activity is the perfect way to soar to new heights and capture unparalleled views of the area.


Once you're strapped into your safety gear, you will relax in a specially designed parasail and be lifted up into the sky. From there, you'll be able to take in the stunning beauty of the Outer Banks from a whole new perspective. With the ability to choose your desired altitude, up to 400 feet, you'll be able to soak in the one-of-a-kind views that the area has to offer. This activity is suitable for anyone over the age of 5 and doesn't require any special skills or swimming ability.


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Captain Rusty, with over 21 years of experience at the helm of OBX Parasail, is renowned for his exceptional flying skills and dedication to safety. He has personally trained the majority of parasail captains in the area, so you can trust that you're in good hands. OBX Parasail is conveniently located in Manteo's waterfront downtown, surrounded by local eateries, shops, art galleries, and museums. You can park your car and spend the entire day enjoying all that the area has to offer.


Partnered with Kitty Hawk Kites, the premier leader in adventure and recreation on the Outer Banks, OBX Parasail is ready to give you an incomparable and thrilling adventure that provides a unique and exhilarating perspective of the Outer Banks. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime.



2. Skydive at Skydive OBX

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Seeking something a little bolder? Look no further than Skydive OBX for an exhilarating skydiving adventure. You'll soar to a breathtaking altitude of 9000 feet, where you'll experience a 30-second freefall before your canopy opens up. From there, you'll enjoy a seamless glide over the stunning barrier islands, with their graceful beauty on full display below you. Even if you've never skydived before, there's no need to worry. Your instructor will provide you with thorough directions and will even fly with you, ensuring your safety and enjoyment throughout the experience.


The Outer Banks is steeped in aviation history, thanks in large part to the Wright Brothers. Orville Wright became the first person to fly over the sand dune, coining the famous phrase "First in Flight.” By taking your "First Flight" with OBX Skydive, you'll be following in the footsteps of these aviation pioneers. You'll even receive a Certificate of Achievement to commemorate your successful first jump. Don't miss a chance to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial also to learn more about the history of aviation.


3. Aero Tours



Lastly, you can take an aero tour with OBX Airplanes or Barrier Island Aviation to witness the prime Outer Banks sites from a Bi-Plane or Cessna airplane. You'll have an incredible view of the Wright Brothers Monument, Jockey's Ridge, Oregon Inlet, and the Bodie Island Lighthouse, as well as hidden shipwrecks and geographical features.


Coastal Helicopters offers flight-seeing tours, photography and videography flights and more with an FAA certified commercial helicopter pilot. Enjoy the air conditioned, ultra smooth ride of our helicopter while experiencing unobstructed views-every seat is a window seat.


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The Outer Banks is a paradise that can be best appreciated from above. With the various sky-high adventures available, you can create unique and unforgettable memories. Whether you're seeking a relaxed and beginner-friendly adventure or an adrenaline-fueled thrill, there's something for everyone. Book your sky-high adventure today!