Personal Watercraft

In the Currituck Sound

Motorized personal watercraft may be used in the Currituck Sound between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and must be at least 900 feet from the shore. Please obey all right-of-way, speed limit, and other rules while enjoying your time on the sound. There are no public sound launch points within the Town of Duck for motorized personal watercraft.

In the Atlantic Ocean

The use of motorized personal watercraft is prohibited on the Town’s beach.

Sound Access

There are three public sound access points within The Town of Duck. One is at the Duck Town Park where a kayak/canoe launch is available for the launching of kayaks and canoes and other non-motorized items. It should only be used for this purpose; and is not to be used to enter the Currituck Sound for any other purpose or to dock any motorized vehicles.

The other two sound access points are at the southern and northern ends of the Town Boardwalk where there are four slip boat piers designed for temporary, short-period mooring not to exceed four hours. These boat piers are not to be used for fishing, crabbing, or entering the sound for any other purpose. It is also not designed for the launching of motorized vehicles.

There is no other public sound access within the Town limits. A few of the watersports shops along the sound have private access and rent numerous types of non-motorized and motorized vehicles in which to enjoy the Currituck Sound.

Nearby public motorized boat ramps which are not within the Town of Duck include: Bay Drive/Dock Street in Kill Devil Hills; Bob Perry Road/Kitty Hawk Bay in Kitty Hawk; The Whalehead Club in Corolla; and at the Harbinger Public Park in Harbinger. A list of Outer Banks boat ramps.