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Duck is known for premier attractions, tucked away between the ocean and the sound beneath live oak trees. A multitude of activities can be found ranging from stand-up paddleboarding, parasailing, fishing, and much more. A soundside boardwalk runs the length of Duck Village, which makes it easy to check out multiple attractions in one place.
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Aqua Restaurant offers fresh regional cuisine, exquisite wines and casual dining in an elegant waterfront setting on the Outer Banks. Overlooking peaceful waters, Aqua Spa is the oasis of serenity on the Outer Banks with a full menu of spa services that are designed to renew and relax you during treatments using only organic products.
Soar high above the rest with the Outer Banks' premier parasailing authority. 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. Three convenient locations in Duck and Corolla.
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.
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. Twiddy guests enjoy 10% off! Use code TWIDDY10 for 10% off of all activities and rentals (cannot be combined with other specials).
Located five miles north of Duck, North Carolina, is a playground waiting to be explored during your Outer Banks vacation. Featuring a spa, on-site kayaking, surfing and SUP tours and lessons, the Sanderling Resort has a little bit of relaxing and excitement for everyone.
With the finest hair and nail care services available, the Spa at Sanderling 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 Spa at Sanderling has all of the luxurious pampering you would ever need on the Outer Banks situated in one location.
The famous Kitty Hawk Kites offers parasailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, jet ski tours and rentals, kayak rentals, surfboard rentals and more!
A favorite among locals, DVO has a fashionable selection of beach attire and accessories, matched by accommodating equipment rentals and kayak tours. Twiddy guests can enjoy a 15 % discount on equipment rental orders of $100 or more, and may choose from an array of beach cruisers to surfboards, paddleboards and scenic kayak tour bookings with promo code TR2020.
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.
Whether you're looking for wild family fun or an upscale resort getaway, H2OBX is the place to be in the Outer Banks! Packed with 30 adrenaline-inducing rides, slides, and attractions. Located just over the Wright Memorial Bridge in Powells Point
Boat tour that departs Duck and crosses the scenic Currituck Sound to Sanctuary Vineyards for a wine tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spreading the love of Outer Banks surfing while providing a safe, positive, and fun experience to surfing students of all ages and skill levels. On-site surfing lessons from Corolla to Hatteras.
Living the good life is what Duck locals specialize in. 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 on the Outer Banks want to share with you.
Whether you’re dreaming of a trip to relax, adventure or a mixture of both, click on a category to get started and find a handful of memorable things to do in Duck, NC.
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