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Fun place!!

We visited one of these stores while staying in Rodanthe recently. It was quite fun watching the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
deewilliford
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Kennesaw, Georgia
via mobile
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I have owned a Hobie tandem pedal kayak for 2 years. After talking with Jason I learned so much... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dean3839
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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If you're looking for adventure on the Outer Banks, look no further! Kitty Hawk Kites is the Outer Banks' leader in adventure and recreation. Choose from over 25 adventures at locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, including hang gliding, kiteboarding, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, surf lessons, jet ski rentals and tours, parasailing, JetPak, aero tours and flight instruction, sailing cruises, dolphin tours, horseback riding and wild horse tours, Segway tours, wakeboarding and tubing, light tackle and chartered fishing excursions, 4x4 beach tours, clamming, drone school, and more! With locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites is the largest retailer of kites on the Outer Banks, offering everything from single-line kites for kids to advanced stunt kites for experienced fliers. In addition, Kitty Hawk Kites offers the largest selection of toys, flags, and wind art that you won’t find anywhere else on the beach, as well as a leading selection of quality resort apparel, footwear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sunglasses, gifts, adventure and beach gear and more.
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“kite surfing” (2 reviews)
“fun watching” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
24502 Highway 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
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+1 877-359-8447
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited one of these stores while staying in Rodanthe recently. It was quite fun watching the kite surfers in the sound!! The staff there were quite helpful making reservations for us for a tour the next day. Great shop on site too!!!

Thank deewilliford
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have owned a Hobie tandem pedal kayak for 2 years. After talking with Jason I learned so much about the hobie kayak sterring and pedal mechanisms. My local dealer did not explain the lubrication requirements for the pedals or the steering string tension. Kitty...More

1  Thank Dean3839
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a quick stop here. They had great t-shirts. Prices were a bit high. We brought kites from home and were glad because it was much lower cost. The staff was very nice.

1  Thank dezire2adpt
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Our family just decided at the last minute to go paddle boarding. It was our first time and Kitty Hawk Kites was able to accommodate our party of 8 with no problem. Great service!

Thank Eva M
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KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you Eva! Hope to see you again to shop with us!

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Our kids saw quite a few kites around us and wanted to join in, very windy here in Hatteras. Anyway, saw their ad and figured this was the place to go. Out of the eight people we could see on staff only one was on...More

1  Thank Hilbornc757
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KittyHawkKitesInc, Manager at Kitty Hawk Kites, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

We are so sorry to hear this happened. We have made a massive training initiative and can't wait to see our staff start to turn reviews like this right around because we have been here since 1974 due to our service to CUSTOMERS! Thank you...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Where to start?!? The story: I walked into Kitty Hawk Kites as the island was being evacuated due to the power outage July 29, 2017. I went in to buy a baseball cap. I left with an entire kiteboarding package (board, Cabrinha kite, harness, Cabrinha...More

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stopped and watched the kite boarders at Kitty Hawk Kites on our trip down the Outer Banks. There were many people there taking lessons. Recommend it even if you are just observing.

Thank casa1234
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

we walked to this store from the campground we were at, had a good assortment of flags, kites and other things as most beach shops do, a lot of t shirts, hats, sunglasses, not as large as some stores I've been in at Myrtle Beach...More

Thank Dan A
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

We bought two wind catchers and 6 kites (5 for the grandchildren). Love the place. Lots of fun things to buy.

Thank Sunnylady2
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This Restaurant has seen some cooks that weren't that great. The food is excellent now, we've been here a couple times in the last month and it is now the best food in Waves, with the possible exception of Top Dog.

Thank mywifeandII
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