5711 N Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Shell Island Parasailing
Parasailing with Paradise Watersports is the most exciting way to see Panama City Beach! Imagine yourself soaring high above the Bay, taking in the beauty of shell island, 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.
Your adventure begins after you check in at our Marina Location. We will ask that you watch a brief video on Parasail Safety. One of our staff will show you down the dock where you will board our 12 passengers inspected parasailing boat. As you navigate thru Grand Lagoon out to St Andrews Bay, our captain and deckhand will instruct you thru a safety briefing. Once we arrive in St Andrews Bay, the captain and deckhand will begin to inflate the parachute. The inflation process is fun to see how a giant parachute goes into the air without touching the water!!! You have been fitted into your harness and gotten your life jacket fastened. Sit down, relax, and smile for the camera, YOU ARE PARASAILING. As you float through the air, be sure to take in all the surrounding beauty.
- Marine life that is not visible from shore. Bottlenose Dolphins, Sting Rays, and the occasional Manatee
- Miles and Miles of water in every direction
- The many ponds scattered throughout Shell Island. Most have gators that call those ponds home
- Fantastic panoramic views of Panama City Beaches beautiful coastline
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Swimwear works best. Wear whatever is comfortable for you.
No, our insurance will NOT allow cameras, cellphones, coolers, or bags. Photo and Video packages are available.
It just depends on wind conditions and weight of fliers. The captain has the final decision depending on the wind and weather conditions.
The majority of flights are tandem or triples due to weight restrictions. The prices are all per person and depend on the package chosen.
Yes, the minimum age to parasail is 6 yrs. old or 50 lbs. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver prior to boarding the vessel.
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.
Anywhere from 50 lbs.- 450 lbs. depending on the wind conditions, which increase and decrease throughout the day and will determine the amount of weight needed in the Parasail.
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.
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.
Parasailing is a watersport! 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.
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.
Yes, when space is available. There is an additional charge if the spot is available. Don’t miss out on a moment of your family vacation; come along for the ride and watch the others parasailing have a blast!
Yes, we offer digital photo and video packages for purchase. At the end of your experience we will provide you with 30-50 pictures of your entire parasail ride. The photographer will capture some of the most memorable moments as you relax and enjoy the experience. Your photos can be redeemed from smilespix.com. Click log in and type in the phone number you gave the photographer on the boat.
Additionally we offer our 360 Go Pro Video package. This will be an interactive download of your entire experience. You can control the camera to look up, down, left, right and a full 360 to re-live the entire experience. To guarantee you receive a video you must pre-purchase at check out. To redeem your video visit www.recordedrides.com and allow 24-48 hours for the full video to upload. For questions or if you need any technical assistance please email email@example.com and our customer service team will reach out to you in the order received. Enjoy!!