Frequently Asked Questions
The duration of each flight is 9 minutes.
Yes! Besides it's a lot more fun to go up together! Some restrictions apply depending on weight and wind conditions; ultimately it's the Captain's decision.
Yes, the minimum age to parasail is 7 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver prior to boarding the vessel. Weight requirements may change on any given day due to the wind conditions. Again, safety is number one.
Absolutely not! If you can sit, you can fly!
No. All takeoffs and landings are done from the back of the boat. In the unlikely event of a mechanical malfunction all participants are required to wear lifejackets while parasailing. Anyone can fly—including the young, old, and someone with special needs. We are happy to safely accommodate everyone.
The entire experience can be completely dry. If requested, we will provide a “dip” in which we simply lower the parachute toward the water, which allows you to have your feet or bottom touch the water. You will then be lifted back up and continue the ride as usual. This is definitely recommended.
The line is designed to withstand 10,000 pounds (4535kg) of pressure. The average parasail ride only produces 800 pounds(362kg). It is very uncommon for the line to break, but if it does, you are never in any danger. If the line should break, the parachute will slowly and gently bring the parasailers to the water. The parachute is designed to land in the water behind the parasailers, never on top of them. Your lifejackets will allow you to comfortably float as the boat will immediately pick you back up.
Our brand new custom-built parasail boats will allow a smooth and easy takeoff and landing. Each parasailer, or tandem, will slowly lift off the back of the boat from the sitting position with ease, as you enjoy the ride in a comfortable swing-like harness. Each parasailer, or tandem, will softly land on the back of the boat in the sitting position. A dip in the water is optional, and recommended, but you will always take off and land from the boat.
No.State of the art winch boat technology allows all takeoffs and landings to be hydraulically controlled, taking place from the back of the boat. Our parasail boats are United States Coast Guard inspected, and custom built specifically for parasailing.
Our vessels and equipment are inspected daily and kept to very specific mechanical standards. In the unlikely event of a mechanical malfunction the participants are gently lowered into the water (lifejackets are mandatory) and retrieved by another vessel in our fleet immediately. Again, you are never in any danger, worst case scenario you get wet!