Frequently Asked Questions
What is parasailing?
Parasailing is an exciting recreational activity that involves taking passengers into the air by the inflation of a specially designed parachute, called a parasail wing. Passengers are secured safely into a harness attached to the parasail, which is connected to the boat by a tow rope. The boat then resumes motion, carrying the parasail chute and up to three flyers safely into the air. Our hydraulic winch system smoothly lets out 1200′ of rope so that the parasail wing can rise up to 450 feet above the beautiful waters of Siesta Key and Sarasota.
Are there height and weight minimums or maximums to parasail?
The minimum age to parasail is 5 years old. There is a minimum combined weight of approximately 150 lbs. The maximum combined weight is approximately 450 lbs. The weight restrictions may change throughout the day, based on wind and weather conditions.
Do you provide parking?
We do not provide parking, but there is public street parking available on Old Stickney Point Road. There are also multiple pay to park lots nearby. We recommend arriving early to leave time for parking.
What happens if there is bad weather?
Key Parasail flights will not depart if weather conditions are unsafe. The Captain continuously monitors the weather and will postpone or cancel the trip if conditions are unsafe. If the trip is cancelled, we will do our very best to reschedule your flight. If you are unable to reschedule, you will receive a full refund.
When can I parasail?
Our boat leaves every 1 hour and 15 minutes, from 8:30am until sunset. Give us a call to schedule your flight at a time that is convenient for you.
Where are you located?
We are located at Safe Harbor Siesta Key Marina (1265 Old Stickney Point Road). Find us under the Tiki at Spearfish Grill.
What will I see?
As we cruise out to our FlyZone in the Gulf of Mexico, expect to see dolphins, manatees, a tropical bird sanctuary, and other local wildlife. While parasailing, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Siesta Key Beach, Downtown Sarasota, Lido Key, and more. You may even catch dolphins playing in the surf!
What should I bring?
Valid Government Issued Photo I.D., towel, sunscreen, and bathing suit. Gratuities are customary and very much appreciated! Guests under 18 must have a parent at check-in to complete waivers and show photo I.D.
Can I come to watch my friend?
Observers are welcome! There is a $45 rider fee, based on availability.
Will I get wet?
Only if you want to! Using winch-boat technology, you will take-off and land gently and safely on the back of our state-of-the-art parasail boat. Ocean dips available upon request!
Are there any restrictions?
If you can sit, you can fly! Swimming ability is not required. You will be wearing a life jacket and can choose to stay dry from take-off to landing. Guests under 18 must have a parent at check-in to complete waivers and show photo I.D. Children must be at least 6 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. Triple Flights are weather and weight permitting.