in Panama City Beach


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5711 N Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32408

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Parasailing in Panama City Beach

Go parasailing in Panama City Beach and get a bird’s eye view of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches!! Fly in the air with Paradise Watersports!

Parasailing with Paradise Watersports is the most exciting way to see Panama City Beach! Imagine yourself soaring high above the Gulf of Mexico, taking in the beauty of the beach, the water, and the sky!

You can go parasailing in Panama City Beach alone or in tandem, usually up to the Captain’s discretion, so bring your friends and family and make this a parasail ride to remember. They will be chatting about it for months!! The whole experience takes approximately 1 hour from the time you leave to the time you get back.

During your parasailing in Panama City Beach flight, you will experience:

  • A 1 mile ride and 1 dip on 600ft of rope (optional extension of time and number of dips available at time of purchase).
  • To your left is Panama City Beach and all the people enjoying and relaxing in their beach chairs!
  • Below you see our wave runners and banana boats racing across the water.
  • To the right, the horizon that is paved with the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • You may see various wildlife such as coastal birds, dolphins, sea turtles, and much more!

At Paradise Watersports, your satisfaction is a top priority, but your safety, is our #1 priority! Our boats have complete hydraulic winches that ease you into the air right off the back of the boat and then reel you back in when your ride is complete. It’s like flying a kite with a fishing pole.

Each person should purchase their own ticket, regardless of if you wish to fly tandem or solo.

We do it all! From the take-off on the back of our parasail boats to a perfect landing. Our crew is there to take care of YOU! We provide the best parasail rides on the beach. Take in the beauty of Panama City Beach from a whole new perspective…above!
What Is Not Included?

Gratuities for your tour guide, although not required, are always appreciated.

Meet our Captians


Jimmy Landers

Name: Jimmy Landers
Born and Raised: Mableton, GA

Experience in Parasail Industry

Moved to P.C.B Jaunuary 98 and started working in the watersports Industry and than became a USCG certified Capt. in 2001 and started working/flying parasail

Hobbies Jimmy enjoys:

  • Going to the springs/creek for canoe trips
  • Fishing
  • Driving/working on my ’91 Mustang
  • Drink beer and hanging out with my wife & friends
  • Doing on trips to where ever

Name: Brandon Kreglow
Born and Raised: Miami, FL. Raised between FL and OH

Experience in Parasail Industry:

11 years

Hobbies Brandon Enjoys:

  • Motocross
  • Time with my son

Name: Jeff
Born and Raised: PCB on a Parasail Boat

Experience in Parasail Industry:

Captain Jeff has been in industry since 19 years. He will put all your worries to rest with his knowledge of boat and parasail safety

Hobbies Jeff Enjoys:

  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Skydiving
  • Fishing
  • Traveling

Come out and see this all around guy


Name: Captain Jared
Born and Raised: Panama City, FL

Experience in Parasail Industry:

He is a USCG licensed Captain with 9 years of parasailing experience.

Hobbies He enjoys:

  • Staying active

Name: Marvin Glasgow

Born and Raised: Panama City, FL

Experience in Parasail Industry:

14 years as a parasail captain

Hobbies Marvin Enjoys:

Marvin is a husband and father of beautiful little girl which he enjoys spending time with when he is not on the boat. He also enjoys fishing. Come out and meet him.


Name: Aaron Hoyem
Born and Raised: Huntsville, AL

Experience in Parasail Industry:

A USCG licensed captain and has been in the parasailing industry since 15 years and still loving it. Aaron is married and has an 8 years old daughter

Things I love:

  • Hanging out with Friends
  • Loves his Family
  • Surfing
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • and this great country he lives in: America!

Name: James Vaught
Born and Raised: San Berdino Ca. Living in Panama City Beach Since 1978

Experience in Parasail Industry

James has been in the industry since 1988. Also serves on the WSIA as a commitiee member. Works closely with USCG and FWC in regards to Parasail Risk management and best practices.

James also has spent the past 6 years working with a group to develop International Parasail Saftey Standards and crrent Florida state parasail laws that govern us today. He also hosts annual meetings with USCG, FWC and any Parasail operators who wish to take part in the meeting.


  • Married to Shawna Vaught 20yrs
  • With 2 daughters Caitlyn 18 and Kyleigh 16

Things I love

  • Drag Racing
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Helping others
  • Riding / driving all the toys
  • Traveling
  • Paying for college for the kids

Frequently Asked Questions

Parasail Packages Explained
$651 mile
  • 1 Dip 600 ft
  • Observers $20/person when available
$752 miles
  • 2 Dips 800 ft
  • Observers $20/person when available
Super Deluxe
$853 miles
  • 2 Dips 1,000 ft
  • Observers $20/person when available
$1004 Miles
  • 3 Dips 1,200 ft
  • Observers $20/person when available
What should we wear?

Swimwear works best. Wear whatever is comfortable for you.

Can our group bring bags or camera?

No, our insurance will NOT allow cameras, cellphones, coolers, or bags. Photo and Video packages are available.

Can 3 people fly together?

It just depends on wind conditions and weight of fliers. The captain has the final decision depending on the wind and weather conditions.

Is there a price difference if two or three people fly together?

The majority of flights are tandem or triples due to weight restrictions. The prices are all per person and depend on the package chosen.

Is there an age requirement?

Yes, minimum age to parasail is 5 yrs old. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian to sign their liability waiver prior to boarding the vessel.

What if I’m pregnant?

Unfortunately our insurance will NOT allow anyone that is pregnant to parasail or even board the boat as an observer. We would love to fly you at a later date.

Are there restrictions on weight?

Anywhere from 90lbs.- 450lbs. depending on the wind conditions, that increase and decrease throughout the day, will determine the amount of weight needed in the Parasail.

How do we get into the air?

You will slowly be lifted off the back of the boat from a seated position, enjoy the ride with swing-like harnesses. After your flight you will than slowly descend back on to the boat in a standing position.

What happens if the boat stops suddenly while we are in the air?

Our vessels are inspected daily and kept to very high mechanical standards. additionally, life jackets are mandatory for all passengers. In the unlikely event, flyers are gently lowered to the water and retrieved immediately.

Do we ever touch the water?

Parasailing is a waterport! The entire experience can be completely dry if requested, but the majority of people that have done this describe the “dip” as the BEST part. We definitely recommend it. Please advise your captain as you get on the boat if you prefer to stay dry.

Can we pick our flying partners?

We always do our best to accommodate your requests, however, safety is our #1 Priority. The parachute requires a certain amount of weight to fly safely. For this reason, small children or lighter passengers may have to fly with an adult or larger person. It is the Captain’s decision.

Can we have observers in the boat who aren’t flying?

Yes, when space is available. The cost for non-flying observers is $20.00+tax. Dont miss out on a moment of your family vacation; come along for the ride and watch the others have a blast. Although we must warn you, more often than not observers change their minds and actually go up in the air!

Do you take pictures of our experience?

Yes, we offer digital photo and video packages for purchase. At the end of your experience we will provide you with 30-50 quality pictures of your entire parasail ride. The photographer will capture some of the most memorable moments as you relax and enjoy the experience. Additionally we offer our Go Pro Video package YOU strap to your wrist and will video your whole flight. Additionally we video every flight and you can purchase your videos at