Activities at Sanderling Resort

At Sanderling Resort, a world of excitement awaits you, with activities that cater to every adventure seeker. Our resort is proud to offer a diverse range of experiences in the realms of air, land, and water. So whether you're craving high-flying thrills, exploring the beauty of nature, or immersing yourself in aquatic delights, Sanderling Resort has something for everyone.

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    • Water

    Water Sport Rentals

    Kayaks, SUPS, Surf Boards, Boogie Boards and Skim Boards

    In addition to tours and lessons Kitty Hawk Kites also offer kayak, SUP, surf, skim and boogie board rentals for your convenience at the Sanderling Resort Activity Kiosk from Memorial Day- Labor Day Weekend. If you'd like rent during other times of the year, please contact Kitty Hawk Kites. Paddle or ride at your own pace for a few hours or for the day - you decide.

    • Land

    Wild Horses Tour

    Unique OBX Experience

    Hop in one of Corolla Outback's custom off-road vehicles and ride 20 miles through the Wild Horse Conservation Easement and other areas only accessible by Corolla. Private tours available. Tours last about two hours.

    Adults $55 / Kids 12 and Under $35

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    Surf Lessons

    Sanderling's sandbar creates an ideal environment for learning to surf. Participants need to know how to swim and be 7 or older. Lessons last about two hours.

    Surf Class - $89/person

    • Air

    Dune Hang Gliding

    Catch the Wind

    Dune Hang Gliding lessons are conducted at Kitty Hawk Kite’s training facility in Jockey’s Ridge State Park located at Mile Post 12 in Nags Head, NC. A typical beginner lesson is 3 hours.

    Lessons Starting at $99

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    Kayak Tours

    Daytime & Sunset

    Come paddle on a guided tour of the coastal marshes of the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary on the Soundside. This tour is great for families and groups of up to 10-12 people. Tours last 2 hours.

    Adults $59 / Kids 12 and Under $40

    • Land

    Bike Rentals

    Pedal OBX

    Go explore the area surrounding the Sanderling Resort on two wheels. On-site during season visit the Kitty Hawk Kiosk for adult and children's bikes and helmets. Our concierge can assist with off-site rentals out of season.

    2 Hours - $15
    Half-Day - $25
    Full-Day - $35

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    Sailing Rentals

    And Schools

    Nor'Banks Sailing is the premier Outer Banks sailboat operation and the fleet is comprised of daysailors, catamarans, and trimarans. Private sailing lessons and US Sailing Certification Courses are also available.

    From $60/hour, $35/additional hour

    • Water

    Outer Banks Cruises

    Private & Group Excursions

    From sunset sails to a trip to the Sanctuary Vineyards, get out on the water for a day at sea.

    • Water

    Jet Ski

    Rentals & Tours

    Make your Outer Banks vacation extraordinary with the ride of a lifetime with a jet ski rental or tour.

    • Water


    Kick Back & Enjoy

    Enjoy a peaceful parasail flight by yourself or with 1-2 other people. With locations in both Duck Village and Manteo, you can enjoy a beautiful bird's eye view of the Outer Banks.

    Single, Double & Triple Flights are Available
    Price Range: $85 - $125/person

    • Water

    Boat Sports

    Wakeboarding, Waterskiing

    Enjoy a day of adventure on the water as you Wakeboard, Waterski, Kneeboard and Tube! Customize the trip based on what your group wants to do—stick with one activity or combine all five! Riders will love our secluded wakeboard/waterski area, top-of-the-line O’Brien equipment and personal instruction.

    1.5 Hours: $425

    Aditional 30 Mins.: $125

    • Water


    Anyone Can Learn

    Once you experience the rush of kiteboarding you will never be the same. Go with the pros from Kitty Hark Kites. Many different lessons and packages are available. This excursion is located off-site.

    • Water

    Dolphin Tours

    Simply Amazing

    Join some of the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research biologists on a search for wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Learn and enjoy thoroughly. Tours last about two hours. This excursion is located off-site.

    • Water

    Fishing Charters

    Let's Catch the Big One

    What will it be? In-shore for Mackerel and Blue Fish. Or off-shore for Tuna, Marlin and more. Tours vary in length. This excursion is located off-site.

    $1000 - $2,600 with 6 on-board

    • Water

    Spear Fishing

    Unique Experiences on the Outer Banks

    Customize a spearfishing trip based on your group’s experience and depth abilities. More advanced divers may enjoy our Hatteras bluewater trips. Wreck sites off Hatteras can be found at depths from 65ft to 130ft where there are opportunities for pelagic fish. This excursion is located off-site.

    6 hour trips with a maximum of 4 guests are $750.

    Please contact Vicarious Charters at 252-256-9312 for booking.

    • Land


    Tee it Up

    Golf is a great way to experience the unique Outer Banks terrain and coastal air. Sanderling guests enjoy playing privileges and a discount at The Currituck Club, a scenic Rees Jones designed course that stretches over 6,800 yards of diverse coastal landscape.

    Seasonal Pricing: $50 - $125

    • Land

    Sunrise Yoga

    April 15 - May 14 / September 16 - October 15

    Saturday & Sunday 7:30 - 8:45 AM

    May 15 - September 15

    Monday - Friday 7:30 - 8:45 AM

    Come embrace the incredible outdoors and join us on the oceanside observation deck for sunrise yoga.

    Private yoga sessions are available by request; $150 per session for 1-4 people. $15 for each additional person.

    • Land


    Practice Your Serve

    Located five miles north of the Resort is Pine Island Racquet and Fitness Center. They offer rentals and lessons for all ages and a discount to resort guests.

    • Land

    Horseback Riding

    Including Time on the Beach

    Take a guided horseback tour through a Maritime Forest in Hatteras and then onto the beach. All abilities are welcome. 200lbs maximum. 10 year age minimum. Tours last about two hours.

    Seasonal Pricing: $150/person

    • Land

    Audubon Sanctuary

    2,600 Acres Forever Protected

    The Pine Island Sanctuary 170 bird species, as well as 7 amphibian species, 17 reptile species, 19 mammal species, and more than 350 species of plants. Sanderling Resort stands adjacent to this wild and natural landscape, and the 2.5-mile self-guided nature trail through a portion of the sanctuary bordering Currituck Sound is open to the public year-round.

    • Air

    Tandem Hang Gliding

    Going Higher

    Fly to altitudes of 2,000 feet or higher with a certified Kitty Hawk Kites instructor and enjoy breathtaking views of the Currituck Sound, ocean and the surrounding countryside.

    2000 ft - $199/person

    Mile high tandem - $399/person

    • Air

    Wright Experience

    Fly the 1902 Glider

    Looking to make history while you're on the Outer Banks? Fly a reproduction of the Wright Brothers' 1902 Glider! A normal flight will be 5-15 ft off the ground and about 50 yards in distance.

    Starting at $399

    • Air

    Bi-Plane Tours

    Simply Amazing

    Take a discovery flight around the town of Manteo and over the Elizabeth II in an original WWII bi-plane trainer. Can accommodate up to 2 people.

    Prices Vary by Tour ($150 - $350)

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