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Duck Activities

Outer Banks / Duck

Best Activities in Duck

Duck, N.C. is known for its hospitable atmosphere, tucked away between the ocean and the sound beneath live oaks. Living the good life is what Duck locals specialize in and is what Twiddy and Company Duck, N.C. rentals provide to vacationers when they come to visit. The same goal goes for the multitude of activities that can be found in Duck, too, as sharing the land and the happiness that it brings is one of the things that Outer Banks locals love to do.

Whether it’s touring the area on a stand up paddle board, hopping into an SUV to drive up to Corolla to view the wild horses, or fishing one of the secret fishing spots in Duck, the good life is what we’re after, and what we at Twiddy and Company want to share with you.

Best Tours and Adventures

Adventures in Duck, N.C. can include surf lessons from instructors who will come to you, as well as stand up paddleboard and kayak lessons and tours from a top notch resort. Duck vacationers also benefit from the quaint size of the town and thus close proximity to the encompassing towns, where you will find off-road excursions and other exciting ways to tour the beautiful Outer Banks. Here are a couple of lesson and touring options you can find in Duck, as well as some of the most popular from neighboring Corolla.

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Coastal Kayak Touring Company

Explore the miles of secluded water trails through the marshland between Duck and Corolla with the kayak guides at Coastal Kayak Touring Company. As partners with the National Audubon Society, they are able to provide an exclusive tour of one of the Outer Banks least traveled and most sought-after wildlife sanctuaries. Crabbing and fishing charters, dolphin watch cruises, parasailing, waverunners, kayak rentals, stand up paddle board rentals are also available.

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Kitty Hawk Kites

Enjoy a Currituck Sound sunset cruise, where you can journey over to a vineyard on the mainland that features live acoustic music; experience hang gliding, kiteboarding or glider adventures; or try your hand at jet skiing, parasailing, stand up paddle boarding and more. All of this is at your fingertips when you visit the Kitty Hawk Kites in Duck.

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Kitty Hawk Surf Company

In addition to being a shopper’s paradise - where you can find some of the best new and used surf, kayak, paddle boarding and skim gear, as well as apparel for both men and women - Kitty Hawk Surf Company also offers parasailing adventures, surfing lessons, jetpack adventures, stand up paddleboarding yoga lessons, kids stand up paddle board lessons and more. Flyboard lessons, private surfing lessons and surf camp opportunities can also be found during your next Duck, N.C. vacation at Kitty Hawk Surf Company.

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Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports

Providing quality equipment, excellent customer service, and a safe environment since 1979, Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports is an Outer Banks premier watersports haven. With everything from waverunners, parasailing and sailboat rentals and lessons, to tubing, pontoon boats, kayaks and more, Nor’Banks is the place to be in Duck if you are looking for an outdoor water adventure during your next Outer Banks vacation.

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Outer Banks Boat Tours

Outer Banks Boat Tours

Discover the Outer Banks from a variety of different boat tours and cruises. Featuring a Wild Horse Eco Tour, a Vineyard Experience, and a Currituck Sunset Cruise, among others, Outer Banks Boat Tours offers visitors to Duck, N.C. the chance to explore the beautiful waterways of the Outer Banks.

Duck Parasail

Duck Parasail

Corolla & Duck Parasail - your parasailing authority on the Outer Banks - is proud to announce their third beautiful location! Their locally Licensed 100 Ton Master Captain owner-operators have over sixty years combined industry experience and will be parasailing from the Northern Beaches, Duck, and Corolla - proving to be an unmatched parasail empire here on the OBX. Each location has a beauty all its' own and it's up to you which view you'd like, whether that be the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the quaint Town of Duck, or the Northern-most, horse clad beaches - you decide. Explore any location from the comfort and style of our fleet of top-of-the-line Ocean Pros (vessels designed specifically for parasailing) with their veteran Captain & Crew. Professional, friendly, and parasail-obsessed, you are guaranteed the trip of a lifetime when flying with Corolla & Duck Parasail. Call one of their THREE convenient locations or visit their website to book now! North Duck Water Sports (252) 261-4200, Corolla Water Sports (252) 453-6900, and Coastal Explorations (252) 722-3669.   

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Outer Banks Paddleboard

Outer Banks Paddleboard

Offering lessons, tours, rentals, stand up paddleboard yoga and more, Outer Banks Paddleboard located in the heart of Duck has everything you need to get you up on a paddleboard and out exploring the beautiful waters of the Outer Banks during your next vacation.

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Sanderling Resort

Located five miles north of Duck, North Carolina, is a playground waiting to be explored during your Outer Banks vacation. Featuring a spa, on­site kayaking, surfing and SUP tours and lessons, the Sanderling Resort has a little bit of relaxing and excitement for everyone.

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Best Golfing

Multiple golf courses dot the Outer Banks, and one of the best ones you can find is right around the corner from your Twiddy and Company Duck vacation rental.

Duck Woods Country Club

Duck Woods Country Club

Duck Woods Country Club is a semi­-private course that demands accuracy and precision on each hole, especially the 14 holes that parallel the water. The spectacular views and meticulously-maintained greens are sure to impress!

Best Recreation and Leisure

Shopping, dining, and enjoying the great outdoors takes the cake for most Outer Banks vacationers, but during your next Duck, N.C. vacation, if you’re looking for something different to try, here are a few recreation and leisure opportunities in nearby Corolla that might interest you or someone in your group.

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Aqua Spa

Reduce your stress and engage in pure relaxation at Aqua Spa in Duck. Whether you are in town for a wedding, or you’re just looking for some mind, body and soul nourishment, Aqua Spa has you covered. With an array of spa services including massage, body and skin care, nail services, and ayurveda, Aqua Spa can create the perfect package to fit your pampering needs while staying in Duck.

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The Sanderling Spa

The Sanderling Spa

With the finest hair and nail care services available, The Sanderling Spa offers guests manicure and pedicure packages, as well as hair care options, to have you looking and feeling your best during your next Outer Banks vacation. Also offering different treatments, massages, body care options, skin restoration packages and even a gentleman's care selection, The Sanderling Spa has all of the luxurious pampering you would ever need on the Outer Banks situated in one location.

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Village Yoga

From beginner to advanced practices, Village Yoga offers studio and private yoga classes in the serenity of your Twiddy and Company vacation rental, private home, and even out on the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks. Their well-trained and knowledgeable instructors teach in a nurturing and relaxing environment that meets the needs of all levels of yoga practice for both visitors and local residents alike.

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H2OBX Waterpark

Experience the wettest, wildest, splashiest, coolest new attraction hitting the Outer Banks this summer! H2OBX is a world-class waterpark packed with over 30 adrenaline-inducing rides, slides, and attractions. Located just across the bridge in mainland Currituck. Discounted tickets available to Twiddy guests! Use the link provided in your payment confirmation email to purchase tickets. 

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Best Fishing

Fishing is one of the most prolific past times on the Outer Banks. Offshore or inshore, ocean or sound, the opportunities are virtually endless for anglers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the serenity and excitement of fishing on the Outer Banks. Duck has numerous boat launching locations and secret fishing spots to enjoy a day on the water with your loved ones, or a quiet afternoon in solitude, with nothing but you, your rod and reel, and hopefully a plentiful amount of fish!

Knowledgeable fishermen from the area are happy to help you in your endeavors and here are a couple of stops to choose from in Duck and neighboring Corolla to get you what you need for a successful day of fishing on the Outer Banks during your next Duck, N.C. vacation.

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Bob's Bait and Tackle

Serving the Outer Banks with local fishing knowledge and equipment since 1982, Bob’s Bait and Tackle has a great selection of rods, reels, lures & tackle, and also offers Outer Banks fishing charters. Located at the south end of Duck Village.

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Sharky’s Bait, Tackle and Charters

Offering a large selection of fishing rods, reels and tackle, as well as offshore, inshore and sound fishing charter options to choose from, Sharky’s Bait, Tackle and Charters has everything you need for fishing success during your next Duck, N.C. vacation.

Best Duck Attractions

As a quaint little town, Duck is not known for its famous landmarks or grandiose attractions, but rather for its dynamic boardwalk and Town Park, both which draw in captivated visitors every season.

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Duck Town Boardwalk

Extending nearly a mile along the Currituck Sound, the Duck Town Boardwalk is an ideal place to access the sound, visit many retail shops along the way, and enjoy one of the best sunset views on the Outer Banks.

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Duck Town Park

Featuring 11 acres of trails through maritime forest, open green space, soundside views and access to the Duck Town Boardwalk, the Duck Town Park is a favorite among locals and visitors alike for recreation, enjoying the live music featured on a weekly basis in the summertime, and events and activities put on by the town of Duck.