- Has anyone been attacked by a shark?
No. If you see fins around you, they are very friendly dolphins that enjoy flirting and catching waves with jet skiers.
- Are reservations recommended?
Our parasailing adventures require a prior reservation and rentals fill up fast; book now!
Jet ski rentals do not require reservations.
- What is your cancellation policy?
We require 24 hours’ notice of cancellation for a complete refund.
- Do I need prior parasailing experience?
No prior experience is needed. If you can walk onto our parasail boat by yourself and if you can sit down, you should be able to parasail.
- How does this whole thing work?
Each parasail boat has a self-contained launch and recovery system. You safely take-off and land directly from the back of the boat.
- Do I get wet?
You don’t have to get wet, but we think getting wet is half the fun. We dip your toes if you request to get wet (at no additional charge).
- Are there age or weight restrictions?
The minimum weight to fly alone is 40 pounds, but it varies depending on wind and water conditions. The maximum combined weight limit is 600 pounds. This depends on weather conditions as well. The minimum age to fly or ride along is now 4 years old due to new insurance restrictions. We have a very comfy waiting area, and we are next door to the locals’ favorite restaurant and raw bar Big Sam’s and a large marina with a lot of great sights to see.
- How long is each trip?
Each flight averages 8-12 minutes from take-off to landing. The higher you choose to go, the longer the flight. The whole adventure, once you leave the dock, is about an hour.
Our flights range from 600 to 1000 feet of line. The 1000-foot flight is our most popular ride. You are as high as the hotels and can see for miles down the beautiful coastline, inland and offshore.
- How many people can fly together?
We are the only parasail company in Virginia Beach with over 30 years of a perfect safety record, safely flying up to three people at a time!
- What happens if the tow ling 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 slowly float down and gently land in the water. Safety flotation jackets are worn by all fliers, so there is no risk of drowning. The boat would circle around immediately, so by the time you land safely in the water, we’re there to pick you up. Again, we have a perfect safety record for 30 years and counting.
- Can I fly if I'm pregnant?
Sorry, no pregnant women can fly or ride out on the boat as an observer because of new state safety and insurance regulations. No exceptions. Safety comes first.
- What if I have a back or spinal injury?
Unfortunately, due to the bumpiness of the boat ride, we suggest you don’t fly or ride as an observer.
- What if I am physically challenged? Can I fly?
That depends on each individual’s abilities. To fly, you must be able to get on the boat. Once onboard, you are harnessed and need to walk about 10 feet and up three steps to the flight deck. If you can manage these steps on your own, you can parasail. Our crew can assist but is unable to physically carry passengers.
Jet Ski Rental
- How old do I have to be to rent a jet ski?
You must be 18 years old to rent and 16 years old to operate by yourself (14 years old if you have a valid boater’s license). There is no minimum age for passengers.
- What is the maximum weight limit for a jet ski?
The maximum weight a jet ski can hold is 450 pounds.
- Do I have to have a driver's license to rent?
No, just a valid picture ID.
- How many people can ride at one time?
Up to three people, but the combined weight cannot exceed 450 pounds.
- Do I have to know how to swim?
No. Life jackets are worn at all times, and we have boats to assist you. Jet skis are watched with strict supervision, and someone from our staff is always monitoring renters. In the event you do fall off the jet ski, our trained staff is right there to get you back on safely.
- Do we ride in the ocean?
Yes. You are led out of Rudee Inlet into the ocean, where you have 1 square mile riding area from 1st Street to 14th Street (between the rock jetty and the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier).