1314 Duck Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 – Get Directions
Come Sail Away
We were staying Carolina Dunes area of the Outerbanks and this sailing center was conveniently located directly across the street from us. Among our group we had some sailing knowledge, but by far we are not experts. We rented a 17' Hobie Getaway Catamaran (great for 1-4 people). It was $60/hour and $35/additional hour.
Once the staff got us fitted for life jackets they took us out to our boat. This was the only small downside for me -- you have to walk out to it (approx 50-75 feet) in waist-high water and keep your "feet moving" so you don't get pinched by crabs. I of course ran! Once we were on our boat, the crew gave us a quick lesson about the boat and reviewed proper sailing procedures. After that it was smooth sailing! This bay is the perfect place to sail. There is low boat traffic, the water is incredibly warm, and there was always a steady breeze. These boats are very easy to manage, even my 11 year old son was able to captain the boat for a while and show us what he had learned earlier this summer at Sailing Camp at home.
We had such a great experience we ended up renting from them 3 times during our vacation.