Flying to New Heights…

At 1200 feet the World Stops…

Traffic, crowds, and the general busyness of life. At 600, 800, or 1200 feet, the only sound you will hear is your heart beating from the exhilarating views. If you are on the Outer Banks, let North Beach Watersports show you the best views in the area.

Parasailing Information

  • Come enjoy a bird’s eye view of the northern Currituck sound, Atlantic Ocean, historic Currituck Beach Lighthouse, and Whalehead Club in beautiful Corolla North Carolina. We offer 600, 900 and 1200 ft flights. We can fly singles, doubles and triples, and our parasail boat holds up to 12 people which insures longer flying times.

    Our goal is to make a lasting impression on your parasailing experience. First time and experienced parasailers alike will appreciate the professionalism of the entire crew at North Beach Watersports.

  • To Ensure The Best Experience Possible…
    • Our Crew has a combined 50+ years of experience
    • Our Captains are United States Coast Guard Licensed 100 Ton Masters and Retired Coast Guard Captains
    • We continuously monitor the changing weather conditions
    • Our boat and safety equipment are inspected daily
    • Safety is ALWAYS our first Priority!
  • We recommend wearing a bathing suit because upon request you can get dipped in the water from your feet to your seat. You may also wear general clothes if you prefer to stay dry. Please keep in mind that it is a water sports activity and you may get wet.
  • Each parasail flight is up to 14 minutes. You will be on the Parasail Boat for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • At the end of the flight the captain will gently land you standing up on the back of the boat.
  • We recommend that you bring a towel, sunscreen, water, and you may also choose to bring your camera or video equipment. However we are not responsible for damage. We do offer a professional photo package if you choose not to bring your own.
  • It will take place in the Currituck Sound next to the Corolla Lighthouse on board a 30ft parasailing vessel. Your loved ones may also view your flight from our shaded gazebo on the water. North Beach Watersports is the only Parasailing company in the area that provides a remote viewing location where your entire family can view your parasailing ride. We are also fully handicapped accessible.
  • There is no age requirement. We have flown as young as 2 and as old as 96. However there is a weight requirement for the chute. We need at least 120lbs combined weight in the chute.
  • Yes, in fact new for 2018 all observers can ride along for free as long as there is space available on the boat. This is a huge savings over our competition. North Beach Watersports is committed to making your Parasailing experience the best in the Outer Banks. We will do our best to accommodate your needs within safety requirements of the boat.  

  • No. Fuel is already calculated into the price of the trip.
  • No. You do not need to make a reservation. Walk-ups are welcome. However we do recommend that you make reservations in advance as we tend to book up quickly throughout the week. You can make a reservation up to 1 year in advance.
  • Your Safety Comes First. If it rains or winds are too high the captain will make the determination if it is safe. If your flight is canceled then we give you the option to reschedule for the next available time slot. This is called a rain check
  • We ask all participants to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled reservation.
  • At the time of making your reservation we will hold them with a credit card. We do not charge your card until your parasailing excursion is complete. You may then choose to pay in cash or credit.
  • The crew will take before, during and after photos of your parasailing flight. We have a professional grade digital SLR camera with a 300mm image stabilized zoom lens. You will receive between 40-50 photographs on an SD card that you can take immediately after your ride.

Why North Beach Watersports?


Your safety is our top priority. All of our Captains are US Coast Guard certified, some are retired US Coast Guard. There are few companies who have more combined boating experience then North Beach Watersports.  


Our dock is setup to be accessible by everyone. If you have special needs please contact us prior to your visit. We want to make sure that the level of fun is only limited by your level of adventure, not by physical restrictions. We want to make everyone’s water sports experience the best in the Outer Banks! 

Observers Ride Free

Do you have family or friends parasailing? We want to ensure that everyone has a group experience. If seats are available on our parasailing boat, observers can ride for FREE! This is uncommon in the water sports industry. North Beach Watersports wants to make sure you can share the fun with your flying friends and family. See Details

North Beach Watersports in Corolla, North Carolina. We take your fun seriously. Need help planning your vacation? Give us a call or head over to our contact page now

Experience the thrill of flight at 1200 feet. Take a quiet paddle on one of our stand-up paddle boards or kayaks. Need more speed? Rent one of our brand new Yamaha WaveRunners (Jet Ski) and hold on tight! Then jump onto a tube or banana boat and go skipping across the water. 

Come for the fun, get lost in the scenery!

I highly recommend this place

This is a top notch operation. We rented Jet Skis and also did parasailing. We found the staff to be professional and safe. The 2 guys who took us parasailing were TERRIFIC! We had never done it before and they made us feel very comfortable. My 10 year old daughter was a little hesitant and they were SO good with her! Prices are high but no different from anywhere in the Outerbanks and they offer all kinds of discounts

 – Cindy NMiddlefield CT.

Happy Customers at North Beach Watersports OBX

First Time Parasailing

Needless to say I was NERVOUS but every member of the staff was absolutely amazing, encouraging, informative, and made it SO much fun!! It was the most amazing and memorable experience ever. From check in, to Captain Greg on the boat ride over to parasailing with Captain Arnie and Grey the adventure was phenomenal!!! Highly recommend North Beach Watersports!!

 – A J WyattChester VA.

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