Do I need to have any experience to parasail? 

Absolutely not! If you can sit, you can fly!   

Is parasailing safe? 
Definitely! Parasailing is safe and easy. We will review the safety procedures and equipment in detail at the beginning of your flight.  Parasailing is very serene and peaceful. Take-off’s and landings are very slow and gentle making you feel as if you are truly “floating on air”. 

How long does the experience last? 

The experience is part parasailing and part boat ride, so you should plan on being out on the Puget Sound waters for about an hour to an hour and a half with approximately 12 minutes of airtime for each parasail flight. 

Do you take-off from or land in the water? 

No, you take-off and land directly on the boat! After we fit you with a special parasail harness, you are seated next to your partner(s) on the flight deck and then gently launched and retrieved using a hydraulic winch system.  

 Do I ever touch the water? 

It’s up to you! Just let the Captain know if you want to stay dry or get your feet wet. We call this a touch-‘n-go! 

 Are there any age or weight restrictions? 

Minimum age is 5. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver. Minimum combined weight is 160 lbs and maximum combined weight about 450 lbs. Weight requirements change daily due to wind conditions and are subject to Captain’s approval. 

 Can two or three people go at the same time? 

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.  

 Are reservations required? 

Yes, because of parasailing’s popularity and the limited space we encourage reservations. There have been times when guests have shown up without a reservation only to have to wait for a couple of hours until there was a space open for them. 

 How much does it cost?  

Parasailing is $99 per person.  The cost for non-flying observers is $39.  

Please note: Seattle sales and use tax will be added at checkout.  
 Can I go along just to watch? 

Yes. The cost for non-flying observers is $39+Tax. There is a maximum of 15 seats per trip including flyers and non-flyers; however, we usually do not exceed 10 for comfort unless requested to accommodate larger groups who want to fly together. Upgrades are available should an observer change his/her mind and decide to parasail! 

 What happens if there is bad weather? 

Your safety comes first! You’ll get your money back and we’ll do our best to reschedule you for a different time.  Since the weather can change quickly, we do recommend that you book parasailing towards the beginning of your vacation.   

 What can I expect to see parasailing? 

360 degree panoramic views of the Puget Sound including Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Great Wheel, and Seattle Skyline. On occasion you will see seals, porpoises, orcas, cruise ships, tour boats, sea planes, The Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier.  

 What should I wear? 

We recommend you wear something you are comfortable with. If you want to get wet, most guests wear shorts or roll up their pants. Occasionally, it can be chilly on the water, especially in the morning so bring a sweatshirt or light jacket so you can layer accordingly. Honestly, you can wear your tux or evening gown if you prefer – remember you don’t have to get wet! 

What if I’m afraid of heights? 

When you ascend over water you lose depth perception, so the height does not bother people. People who are afraid of heights tend to enjoy parasailing, many people compare it to a hot air balloon ride. Imagine floating on a cloud, it’s a very peaceful and serine experience. 

Is your company specially trained, experienced and or licensed? 

Yes! Our Captains are US Coast Guard licensed Masters, and are specifically trained in all aspects of parasailing, boat handling and flight procedures, with over 10+ years experience and over 40,000 flights! 

How far in advance should I make a reservation? 

We recommend at least 2-7 days in advance for weekends. For large groups of 10 or more, please call 1-2 weeks in advance.  

What if I want to do something special with my family and friends for a birthday, anniversary, or wedding party with Parasail Seattle or just want the boat all to us? 

There are some people who like the idea of a private charter so they can parasail for as long as they want or make their outing more intimate. We aim to please and would love the opportunity to give your group that one-on-one attention. Just contact us for details if you are interested in having our parasail vessel, all to yourselves.   

What is your cancellation policy? 

You have 24 hours prior to your reservation to cancel without any penalty. A cancellation after that point or a no-show will be charged $50 per person. Same day reservations that are cancelled will also be charged a $50 per person cancellation fee. 



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