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Parasailing in Paihia is the ultimate way to see the spectacular island paradise of the Bay of Islands. Jump on board our specialised parasail boat for the high-flying experience of a lifetime.

Take a solo, tandem or triple parasail flight, and soar high above the tranquil blue waters of Paihia, Russell and the Bay of Islands. Enjoy the incredible 360-degree aerial views, and keep an eye out for playful dolphins leaping below you.


Parasailing in Paihia


PARASAIL OPTIONS & PRICES

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Single 1200 Feet

Have your very own high-flying experience with a single parasail flight over the Bay of Islands. Soak up the peace and tranquillity as you soar above the Bay, and enjoy stunning 360-degree views of Paihia, Russell, and beyond.

     
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Tandem 1200 Feet

Want to share the parasailing experience with your friend or partner? Take a tandem parasail flight and both of you can enjoy the awesome views and fly high together.

     
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Triple 1200 Feet

Three's never a crowd with a triple parasail flight. Now the whole family can enjoy the thrill of parasailing together. Parasailing is the ultimate way to see the Bay of Islands, and an experience every one of you will remember forever.

     
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Children 5 - 14 Years

Kids can experience the thrill of parasailing too. Minimum age is 5 years old.

     
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Parasail Observer ( From Boat )

Observers are welcome to come along for the boat ride, take photos and just enjoy some time out on the water in the spectacular Bay of Islands.

     
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Buy your gift voucher here. Available for Single, Tandem or Triple Parasail Flights. 

     

Paihia Parasailing
THE FLIGHT
Your Parasailing Experience

First up, when you arrive at our dock on the Paihia Wharf, you'll be fitted into lifejackets and given a boat safety briefing before boarding the parasail boat. As we motor out into the bay, the crew will kit you out in helmets and parasailing harnesses. They'll explain how they work and fit best for comfort. Once at the flight zone, you'll get a final briefing about the parasailing procedures and safety, then the first flyers are ready to go.

As the boat accelerates, the parasail will lift you off the launching deck and into the air. Once airborne, the towline is slowly released by winch and you'll soar into the air, high above the water. After a few minutes you'll be at maximum altitude, so you can take in the amazing views over the Bay of Islands. When it's time to descend again, we'll slowly bring you back to the boat to land gently on the deck – without even getting your feet wet!

As the boat can carry up to 13 passengers, it usually takes around an hour to complete the trip. When you're not in the air, there's plenty of opportunity to enjoy the ride and take loads of photos of friends, family and others experiencing the thrill of parasailing.
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Private Customised Bay of Islands Tour
Plan your own Island / Hole in the Rock tour!

Enjoy your own customised Bay of Islands Tour with us. We can take up to 13 passengers to make it a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

You can choose if you like to have a 1,5 hour Island tour or a 2,5 hour Hole in the Rock Tour. You can combine every tour with a Parasail Flight out at the Islands to round your package off with a perfect aerial view. Perfect for couples, families or small tour groups. We depart from Paihia and Russell and Waitangi.

Please give us a call or e-mail us if you like to get more information and pricing.

info@bayofislandsparasail.com

0800 33 45 66

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ( FAQ )
IS PARASAILING SCARY?

No, absolutely not. Parasailing is very serene and peaceful. You'll take off and land slowly, so you don't have to worry about a scary experience. And when you're the air, all you'll be thinking about is the spectacular scenery.


IS PARASAILING SAFE?

Yes – as long as it's done in the right conditions, parasailing is very safe. We take every precaution possible to ensure your safety, including inspecting the tow line, winch system, harnesses and flying equipment daily. We never fly if it's too windy or in rough sea conditions. If Mother Nature is not cooperating, we don't hesitate to reschedule or refund your flight. We follow these procedures because your SAFETY is our number one priority.


DO I NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS?

YES! Because of limited seating and our growing popularity, we highly recommend making a reservation before you arrive. We always encourage people to book early because weather is sometimes a factor and you wouldn't want to miss out.


AM I GUARANTEED TO FLY WITH MY FRIEND OR PARTNER AS A TANDEM OR TRIPLE?

Usually, but each flight is dependent on weight load and wind/weather conditions. We'll do our best to ensure you fly with your friends and family, but it's ultimately at the Captain's discretion how, when and where it's safe for everyone to fly.


WHERE DO WE FLY?

Most of our parasail flights are in the general area of Paihia and Russell, but in certain conditions we fly a little further out. During the summer season we plan some of the trips out around the main group of islands in the outer bay. Look out for these trips on the website!


HOW LONG IS THE BOAT RIDE?

The whole excursion is part parasailing and part boat ride. Once on the boat, you can expect to be out on the water for about an hour or so. While waiting for your parasail, you can enjoy the scenery, watch others have fun on their flight and the crew can answer any questions you may have. We are here to show you a good time and a great parasailing experience to remember.


DO I HAVE TO GET WET?

Absolutely not! The way we fly is very controlled. You take off slowly and smoothly right from the back deck of the boat. If you opt for a dip, there is a fun part toward the end of the flight. The Captain can dip your feet in the water if the conditions are ideal. You then land gently back on the deck of the boat.


WHO CAN FLY?

Anyone of any age can parasail and/or ride on the boat. As long as you can properly fit in our approved life jackets and our inspected harness, you can fly. Remember, small children need to fly with a sibling or a parent.


HOW CAN I PAY?

We accept cash, debit cards, Visa, and MasterCard.
HOW LONG AM I IN THE AIR?

Most rides last from 10 to 12 minutes.


CAN ANYONE GO ON THE BOAT TO WATCH AS AN OBSERVER?

We can mark you down as an observer when you book (if there is room), and there is a fee. Being able to observe on the boat may change, as flyers always have priority. But if there is room once it is time to depart, we would love to get you out on the water.


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

We recommend wearing shorts and a t-shirt over bathing clothes, and flip flops or sandals for your feet. In cooler conditions, it's recommended to wear a long-sleeve shirt, hoodie or jacket, and even in summer an extra layer is nice to have, especially after a dip!


WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and a small towel are recommended. You can bring cameras at your own risk. For hot days, drinking water is also nice to have since the boat ride is about an hour. You can purchase water on board or at the dock.


WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

If the Captain wouldn't fly his own mother, he won't fly you either, as safety is our number one concern! If there is inclement weather anywhere nearby, we'll bring you back to land. Based on our weather radar, we may either go on stand-by or close down completely, the same applies for high winds. If you book and were not able to fly with us, you may choose to be refunded or rescheduled. We don't push the limits. Again, your safety is always our number one priority.


CAN I BUY PHOTOS AND VIDEO?

We do offer photo and video packages. We have a dedicated photographer on board taking photos and also video via a GoPro attached to your helmet. These are all shot in high resolution and available to purchase on a USB stick after your trip.


CAN I BRING MY OWN CAMERA?

Of course! You can take a camera at your own risk. You should take into consideration the height and water risks. Also, there may be a little seawater spray and bumps in choppy conditions, so you'll need to take care of your own equipment. For these reasons, our photo package is always a sure and safe bet when it comes to capturing your adventure.


WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

We are open 7 days a week, weather permitting. First trip out is at 9.00am and our last boat usually goes out at 6pm, though we have been known to run later hours, especially mid-summer due to high demand.


WHAT KIND OF BOAT DO YOU HAVE?

We have an Ocean Pro 31. These beautiful boats seat 12 passengers and are second to none in the parasail industry. They are as good as it gets when it comes to parasailing. They are specifically designed for the purpose of this water sport and are the most comfortable and dry parasail boats on the market. The vessel is Maritime New Zealand approved and certified, this includes the vessels hull, engine and safety gear. Captain and crew are both certified in First Aid and CPR and practice safety drills regularly.


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ABOUT US
Bay Of Islands Parasail Ltd.

Bay of Islands Parasail is 100% Kiwi owned . We are passionate about Paihia, Russell and the 144 Islands the Bay has to offer. We love sharing this special place with visitors from around the world.

Glen and Katja have a combined wealth of knowledge and expertise in the tourism and marine industry. After many years and countless hours on the water, they have got to know the weather and conditions of the Bay of Island extremely well. So they know when and where to take you, to ensure you have the best possible parasailing and Island tour experience.


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