Q: How much does it cost to go parasailing?
A: We are currently offering 1 flight option.
• Standard Flight: 800 feet of line
$89 Per Person
Please call for group rates
$30 Observer Fee
Q: How long does the entire trip take?
A: We operate all tours with a maximum time of an hour and a half from dock to dock with a full boat of 12 passengers. The first tour is at 09:00 and run every 1.5 hours after.
Q: Do I need prior experience?
A: Absolutely not! The Captain and crew are professionals and do all of the work for you. You just have to come prepared to have a good time. If you can sit, you can parasail!
Q: Do I need to know how to swim?
A: No, since all take-offs and landings are done directly to and from the back deck of the boat, you do not even have to get wet. In the extremely unlikely event of a boat malfunction, the flyers slowly drift down to the water and the mandatory life jackets will keep you afloat.
Q: Do I have to get wet?
A: No, you do not have to get wet. It is your choice for a gentle toe touch in the water before landing safely onto the back deck. If you’re not interested in touching the water, please ask the captain for a dry landing.
Q: Can I go if I am pregnant?
A: We do understand that every pregnancy is different. We allow woman in their first trimester to parasail at their own discretion. After the first trimester, we feel that it is safest to come back after the babies birth.
Q: Can I go if I have experienced spinal, back, or neck injuries in the past?
A: We ask that if you have suffered from any of these conditions, that you use your own judgement. We require all passengers to sign a liability waiver that addresses all of the above. Please discuss any disabilities prior to your scheduled trip. If the seas and conditions are not favorable, the captain will advise to return a better day.
Q: What are the age minimum and maximum requirements to parasail?
A: The minimum age to parasail is 5 years old. As for the maximum age, there is no such thing. The oldest I have sent up was 97 years old.
Q: Can I go up with someone else?
A: Yes, we offer tandem or triple flights (2 or 3 at a time). We don’t usually allow single flyers do to the minimum weight of 125 pounds in the parachute.
Q: Is there a weight restriction?
A: The minimum weight is 125 pounds, and the maximum is a total of around 500 pounds. These numbers strongly depend on the weather and sea conditions. The captain has the right to pair up any single flyers for safety. Also, the captain can split up any tandem or triples that are over the weight limit for safety.
Q: Can a minor go up by themselves?
A: Yes, as long as they meet the weight requirements and the captain is comfortable with it. An adult must at least be present during check-in to sign the liability waiver for anyone under the age of 18 years old.
Q: What if I change my mind while onboard the boat and decide I do not want to go anymore?
A: Anyone has the right to change there mind. Unfortunately, there will be no refunds issued. With this being said, it is very rare that someone choses not to go once onboard. Most of our guest that come out as an observer, due to the fear of parasailing, usually chose to upgrade from observer to flyer once the boat.
Q: Can I ride on the boat and not go up?
A: Yes, for an additional fee of $30 per observer. We only allow 2 observers per party, and there is a 2 observer maximum per trip as well. If observers chose to upgrade to a flyer, then the $30 will be applied to full ticket cost for the desired height they choose.
Q: How does parasailing work?
A: Once getting outfitted with a life jacket and harness, you then take a seat on the back deck of the boat. Once seated, the mate/ crew then clips two clips to the flight bar attached to the parachute. The captain checks for comfort, and most important safety and then off you go! The captain releases the line to your desired height. When done the captain retrieves the line until you land safely onto the back deck in a sitting position just as you left.
Q: Is parasailing scary?
A: Actually, no it is not scary at all. The ride itself is the most peaceful, surreal activity. The accent and decent are very slow. Nothing like a rollercoaster. Once at the maximum height, its extremely quiet and the view is out of this world!!
Q: Is parasailing safe?
A: Here at SO FLO Parasail, safety is our number one concern. We are a family oriented business and have the modo, “If it’s not safe to send our children up, we won’t send yours up!”. We have all of the industry’s top safety equipment and best gear money can buy. 16 years experience in the industry also doesn’t hurt. When in doubt, we don’t go out!!
Q: What happens if the boat breaks down or the towline breaks?
A: Prior to every trip, the captain does a full safety briefing. This briefing includes: safety equipment, fire drill, man overboard, sinking vessel, and most importantly, water landings of any kind. Life jackets are mandatory for anyone that goes into the sail.
Q: What should I wear?
A: We tell all guest to come in beach attire. A swim suit is always recommended, but no mandatory. There is a small bit of storage to stow clothes that are removed onboard before you ride. We always recommend sunblock before the trip begins.
Q: Can I take my camera up with me?
A: We do allow valuables and cameras on the boat, but do not recommend anything in the sail that is not waterproof. With that being said, any and all valuables are at the owners risk. SO FLO Parasail is not liable for anyones personal belongings.
Q: Do you offer any type of photo service?
A: Yes, we do! We use a Nikon Digital SLR with a nice zoom lens to capture photos from the boat. We capture anywhere from 30-50 photos of your parasail experience. Starting with a few before photos on the boat, on the deck before take off, leaving the boat, small toe dip into the water, to all the way up high in the sky. We will snap a few scenic shots, before you make your decent where we rapid fire an OPTIONAL dip into the water before you landing. All of the photos are shot and stored onto an SD card which you keep for $35.
Q: Do we need to make a reservation?
A: Reservations are always recommended. Our trips leave the docks at the top of every hour on the hour. A reservation guarantees your party a seat in the boat. Walk up guest are always welcome, but there could be a wait, especially during our busy seasons.
Q: How can I make a reservation?
A: There are 2 different ways to make a reservation. All reservations require a credit card to hold the seat.
1. Simply call our direct phone number during business hours
2. Clicking the book now link our website!
Q: Do you offer group discounts?
A: Please contact us directly
Q: What are your cancellation and refund policies?
A: All cancellations are to be made at least 24 hours in advance. Same day cancellations are to be charged full ticket price unless other arrangements are agreed upon. Refunds are to be issued if, and only if, SO FLO Parasail cancels the trip due to bad weather or unfortunate circumstances.
Q: What if it is rain or the weather forecast is unfavorable?
A: Living here in South Florida, we do experience rain almost every day. We try to make all weather related calls same day, or even hour by hour. Understanding that peoples time is valuable, we will always give as much notice as possible for cancelations. If the captain decides to cancel, full refunds or trip rescheduling will be available.
Q: What form of payments do you accept?
A: We accept cash, debit cards, venmo, pay pal, and all major credit cards.
Q: Is it customary to tip the crew?
A: Our staff does work for the generosity of your gratuities. We provide a service and our crew works very hard to make sure you have the best experience possible. Overall, best SAFE experience ever!!
Q: What days and times do you operate?
A: The boat operates 7 days a week, weather depending. Trips start at 9am and run every hour until 5pm. Arrangement can be made in advance for earlier or later trips depending upon availability. FYI: Weather in the morning hours tends to be calmer.