Maui Parasailing

Parasailing - Get a bird's eye view of the Maui Coast

Maui Parasailing towing by a speed boat

Easy take off and landing from the flight deck at the rear of the vessel

Maui Parasailing take off from a speed boat

The adventure begins sitting on the rear deck with the parasail inflated

Maui Parasailing going up

The crew releases the line and you begin your ascent!

Maui Parasailing going higher

More line is released and you go higher and higher!

Maui Parasailing high in the sky

Even more line is let out and you go REALLY high!

Maui Parasailing looking down the boat

The line is reeled in and you land gently on the rear deck

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Parasail in paradise … almost anyone can fly … young, old, single or in tandem (or even triple depending on body weights and wind conditions) … it’s something for everyone to enjoy and experience. Absolutely no experience is necessary and there is nothing to learn … you just sit back and enjoy the ride. You begin your flight seated on the back deck of the boat … your harness is attached to the parasail, and as the boat begins to accelerate, you feel the vessel sliding out from underneath of you and WHOOOSH … off you go! The length of your flight varies depending on the ride that you select, but ranges from 8 to 14 minutes in the air. At the end of the ride the crew reels you in like a fish, and you land like a feather standing up on the back deck of the boat.

West Maui Parasailing

West Maui Parasail now has two locations … downtown Lahaina from Lahaina Harbor slip #15 and from Kaanapali Beach at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel just north of Whaler’s Village Shopping Center. Flight time is approximately 10 minutes for the 1200′ line and 8 minutes for the 800′ line.

Two discounted timeslots are offered … if you reserve either the 8am timeslot or the 12pm “high noon” timeslot you will receive $5.00 off the 1,200 and $10.00 off the 800 foot flights.

Schedule: Daily from 5/16 through 12/14.

Check In: Lahaina Harbor slip #15 or Kaanapali Beach, under the yellow umbrellas near the  Whaler’s Village Shopping Center.

GPS: 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761 Click to view map OR 2495-2499 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761 Click to view map

What to Bring & Wear: Swimsuits are best. Bring a towel, waterproof or disposable camera and sunscreen.

Restrictions: Their minimum age to parasail is 6, and minimum age to be an observer on the boat is also 6. The minimum weight to fly solo is 130 pounds; the maximum combined weight for tandem flights is 450 pounds. No one with neck or back problem or pregnant women are allowed to parasail or go on the boat as an observer.

Boat capacity: 12

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Note: Prices are per person, and the per person rate is the same if you fly single or in tandem (or triple) with someone else.

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Get a bird's eye view of Maui's coast
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As they release the line, you will go really high!

CMaui Parasailingruise Ship Passengers

NCL cruise ship passengers in Kahului are able to parasail either day in port. Transportation is not included, and is most economically done by renting a car. We can arrange a rental car with shuttle pick-up at the harbor.  Drive time is approx. 30 minutes for all tours.

 

Lahaina cruise ship passengers can parasail and we suggest West Maui Parasailing since they have a location in the same harbor where your tender arrives.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

What a weird sensation! Imagine yourself sitting on the back deck of a boat. You are wearing a harness … behind you a parasail is already inflated. The staff clips you onto the line, and you hear the boat’s engines power up. You feel the boat sliding out from underneath you … and moments later the boat has disappeared and you are hovering over the water just a few feet from the surface. Out goes the line … and away you go … a giant kite against the horizon!

Parasailing has evolved into a highly safe art form. The take-off and landing both happens on the boat. When your ride concludes, they reel you in like a fish. You land gently on the back deck of the boat where your adventure began. If you want them to, they will add a free-fall effect during your ride. West Maui Parasail will let you fall until your feet hit the water; UFO will stop you just short of the water.

Anyone can do it and there is no experience necessary and nothing to learn. Certain weight limits do apply … see the details above for each tour company’s guidelines. But keep in mind these are guidelines, and are subject to change at the captain’s discretion based upon wind and ocean conditions.

West Maui parasailing boats hold 12 people, so larger groups can go together on one boat … each boat is limited to a maximum of five flights so a party of 12 will need to do tandems and triples in order for everyone to fly during one timeslot on the same boat. One non-flying observer is allowed per boat at a cost of $32 dollars. Please note that if you are booking for the early bird timeslot or the “high noon” timeslot with the discounted rates, NO observers are allowed.