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.
Before the parasailing speedboat, you’ll take a fun water taxi and have a tour of Lahaina Harbor, and then transfer from one boat to the other a short ways offshore. You can parasail alone or with one or two other people. Which combination happens will depend on everyone’s weight and the wind and weather of the moment. Children 6 – 12 must fly with someone who is 18 or over. On this gorgeous, timeless float, you’ll spend 8 – 10 minutes taking in a bird’s eye view of the beautiful island of Maui, the turquoise waters, and all three amazing neighbor islands!
Includes: West Maui Parasail offers a Digital Photo package of 30 – 50 pictures. 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 give you a SD -Card of all your pictures that you get to keep and do with as you choose.
Do I need any prior experience to parasail?
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.
Are there any age or weight restriction to parasail?
How does the whole thing work? Do we have to get wet?
Taking a dip!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.
How long is each trip?
Each flight is 8 – 10 minutes long. The whole adventure once you leave the dock is about 1 hour.
Can two or three people fly together?
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.
How high do we go up when we fly?
We have two options for our customers. The standard flight is 800 feet of line. The deluxe flight is 1200 feet of line. On average, our 800 ft. parasail flights reach 38 stories off the water, and the 1200 ft. 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.
Are there sharks in the water that might bite me?
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.
What happens if the tow line snaps or the boat breaks down?
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.
What kind of training does it take to become a Captain?
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.
What if I am pregnant?
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.
What if I have back, neck or spinal injuries?
Unfortunately do to the bumpy-ness of the boat ride we do not suggest you parasail or ride along as an observer.
What if we are physically challenged, can we parasail?
That depends on each individual’s abilities. To fly you must get onto the boat. Our shuttle boat loads from our dock and requires 3 steps up and down to the shuttle. You will then transfer from our shuttle boat to our Parasail boat by stepping up 3 stairs and then back down 3 stairs. 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. If you can manage these steps on your own, you can Parasail. Our crew can assist but are unable to physically carry passengers.
Can we take a camera on the boat or up in the air?
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.
Is there a photo package we can purchase?
Digital PhotosWe offer a Digital Photo package of 30 – 50 pictures. 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 give you a SD -Card of all your pictures that you get to keep and do with as you choose.
What should I wear parasailing?
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.
Are reservations recommended?
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.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require 24 hours notice of a cancellation for a complete refund.
SAFETY & INSURANCE: We carry a $1,000,000.00 (One Million Dollar) liability policy. Our first and foremost concern is for the safety of our customers. A U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain is in charge of each vessel to assure safe operations at all times.
ALOHA from West Maui Parasail, home of the “Thrill ride in the sky”. We are Maui’s premier parasail company. With over 200,000 flights since 1985, our skilled captains and crew are among the most experienced in the business. we have been in operation for over 30 years.
What is Parasailing? Imagine soaring high above the Pacific Ocean in a specially designed parachute while being towed behind a high tech speed boat. Our custom built winch boats are “state of the art”, utilizing a hydraulic launch and recovery system. This provides for easy take-off and landings directly from the flight deck of the boat. Each ride is under control for an effortless ocean thrill ride. You don’t even have to get wet!
We have a fleet of Ocean Pro 31′ Parasail Boats. These 12 – passenger vessels are inspected by the United States Coast Guard annually and are the very best in the Parasail Industry. These vessels are Superior to any other parasail vessel in the industry and are by far the best riding vessels of all parasail vessels. Whether you are all by yourself or a larger group we are more than happy to take you to new heights.
We have two options for our customers. The standard flight is 800 feet of line. The deluxe flight is 1200 feet of line. On average, our 800 ft. parasail flights reach 38 stories off the water, and the 1200 ft. flights reach about 50 stories off the water.
LOCATION: We have two locations: Lahaina Harbor and Kaanapali Beach.