View our video that explains the safety features of parasailing.
No, if you can walk onto our shuttle boat by yourself, transfer over to our Parasail boat by yourself and if you can sit down, you should be able to Parasail.
Each Parasail boat has a self contained launch and recovery system on the boat. You simply take off and land directly from the back of the boat. You don’t have to get wet. Getting wet can be half the fun. We do offer touch ‘n go’s, where we slow down and touch your toes in the water.
We take children as young as 6 years old and have also flown some 95 years old. Our minimum weight to fly alone is around 130 lbs., but it does increase and decrease throughout the day. The maximum combined weight is approximately 450 lbs., but it also goes up and down throughout the day. Wind and weather conditions change and will determine if individuals can fly single or (tandem) together. Children 6 – 12 must fly with an adult parent or guardian 18 years or older.
Each flight is 8 – 10 minutes long. The whole adventure once you leave the dock is about 1 hour.
Yes we do allow tandem (2 people together) and also triple flights ( 3 people together). All tandems and triples are done at the captains discretion. Wind, sea and customers combined weights are also contributing factors.
The flight is 1200 feet of line. On average, the flights reach about 50 stories off the water. It is possible to see the curvature of the earth on any flight with the right wind, ocean condition, boat traffic and other factors.
No one parasailing has ever been attacked by a shark or any other fish. Parasailing takes place on the Pacific Ocean, and sharks do live in the ocean, but, we can confidently say they have never been interested in parasailing.
To ensure this never happens, we insist on a rigorous maintenance program for all our equipment. In the unlikely event of problems with the boat or tow line, the parasail would gently float down to land on top of the water.
Each of our captain has a Masters license from the United States Coast Guard. It takes a minimum of two years of “sea-time” just to be eligible for this exam. Each year of sea-time takes about 18 months working as a full-time crew member or deckhand.
Unfortunately our Insurance will not allow anyone that is pregnant to parasail or even go on the boat as an observer. Please come back and fly with us at a later time.
Unfortunately do to the bumpy-ness of the boat ride we do not suggest you parasail or ride along as an observer.
That depends on each individual’s abilities. To fly you must get onto the boat. Our Lahaina Harbor location at slip #15 is the best location for this. Our shuttle boat loads from our dock and requires that you get down a thin 20 foot long dock to the shuttle boat. Then you must go down 3 steps and then get to a seat on the shuttle boat. You will then transfer from our shuttle boat to our Parasail boat by stepping up 3 stairs and then back down 3 stairs and across the deck 10 feet. Once onboard the Parasail boat, you will be harnessed up and will need to walk about 10 feet to the flight deck while climbing up 3 steps. After the flight, you do all the steps in reverse. If you can manage these steps on your own, you can Parasail. Our crew and or one of your party can assist but our employees are unable to physically carry passengers.
Please feel free to bring a camera or a video camera on the boat. However, we only allow waterproof or disposable camera up in flight, for obvious reasons.
We offer a Digital Photo package of 30 – 50 pictures for $40.00. We take pictures on your take – off and get the close-up shots, touch-n-go pictures, up at elevation and also during the landing. We can load the pictures onto one phone or device or you can you choose to keep the SD-Card.
We suggest since the air and ocean temperatures are so warm in Maui that you come prepared to fly in your bathing suit. You may wear your tux or evening gown if you prefer.
Yes, due to the popularity of parasailing, and limited space available, we suggest making your reservations 1-3 days in advance. In the summer we are often booked up two days in advance.