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For some people just sitting on the beach relaxing to the soothing sound of the ocean isn’t their idea of a vacation. No, for some folks a great vacation means having heart-pounding adventures. Ocean Isle Beach may be a quiet coastal retreat but make no mistake if you love adventure we have plenty for you. Don’t forget to join us this July 3, at 9 p.m. at the Ocean Isle Beach pier for the annual 4th of July fireworks. Now, on to the adventures!

Surfing Ocean Isle Beach

A quick word about surfing. Surfing on Ocean Isle Beach is a fantastic experience you won’t soon forget. Legions of surfers come to Ocean Isle Beach each year. Of course, it is also the perfect place to learn to surf. Because there is so much to talk about with surfing you’ll want to check out our previous post: Surf’s Up! Ocean Isle Beach Surf Special for all the best information about surfing Ocean Isle Beach.

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Ziplining and Other Crazy Aerial Adventures

Some people just have a different relationship with gravity than others. For those who like to test the limits of gravity, and some would argue common sense, some great adventures are awaiting you in Shallotte, NC at the Shallotte River Swamp Park. Take to the air with the Zipline tours which will have you sailing through the air in a harness attached to a cable. Sound fun? If you’ve never tried it, you have to,…at least once. Of course, there is also the Aeriel Adventure Park. Think of this as a giant jungle gym in the sky. It was as if they gave a twelve-year-old boy an enormous backyard and all the tools he needed to make a wild and fun adventure. This is a great thing to do as a group or as a family.

The Shallotte River Swamp Park is just a few minutes away from any of our Ocean Isle Beach vacation homes. You can find them at:

Address: 5550 Watts Rd, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 Phone: (910) 687-6100

Kayak Adventures For Everyone!

Have you ever looked longingly as you go over a bridge at the salt marshes? Have you thought, I wonder what is over there? If that adventurous spirit is coursing through your veins, then there is no better way to quench your thirst for water adventures than taking a kayaking adventure tour.

The folks at Kayak Adventure Tours here on Ocean Isle Beach offer lots of different adventures. One favorite is the Bird Island Tour, or take a tour of Tubbs Inlet. You can even combine passions and take a kayak fishing trip (make sure you have a NC Fishing license). Perhaps the most fun is the Twilight Tours. Stop by their new location at 596 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC or give them a call today at (910) 833-2418.

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Take A Helicopter Tour

Looking to check out Ocean Isle Beach from the sky? A fun way to do this is by taking a helicopter tour. You’ll have a bird’s eye view of our beautiful island. Worried about the price? Don’t be. The folks at the OIMB Heli Tours have several packages, some starting at just $25.00 per person. So if it has been a lifelong dream to get into a helicopter or maybe you just watched too much Magnum P.I. as a kid, then wait no more because your dream is about to come true.

Jet Ski Fun

There is a lot of water around Ocean Isle Beach, and some of the best places to explore are the protected waters of the ICW. The best way to explore these waters is via a Jet Kki, well actually a Seadoo. You’ll love zipping along (responsibly of course) the waterway seeing all the other boats, beautiful homes, and the interesting ICW traffic. There are also plenty of fun places to stop along the way.

To rent a jet ski, you need to be 18 years or older. Kids 14 and older can operate the Jet Ski with an adult on board. Each watercraft can carry up to 600 lbs or three people, so this is the perfect family adventure. Check out Ocean Isle Beach Watersports

Go Skydiving

This one isn’t for the faint of heart so if you want the ultimate adventure then this is it. About twenty-five minutes up the road in Southport you’ll find Skydive Coastal Carolinas. This professional group of thrill seekers is here to share their love of adrenaline filled skydiving with the masses. Jumps take place daily weather permitting. You’ll find yourself parachuting over the beautiful Atlantic where you’ll be able to see up and down the North Carolina coast for miles. Still skeptical…hey they have pictures on their website of an 83 year-old celebrating her birthday…from 14,000 feet. Challenge accepted? Give them a call at (910) 457-1039.

One thing can be said about an Ocean Isle Beach vacation, and that is there is something, literally, for everyone and all personalities. Of course, the first thing you have to do to make this all a reality is book your Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental. Give us a call at 800-727-9222 or click the button below to get started today.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below with your favorite OIB adventure.

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