No, all take off and landings are done from the back deck of our purpose built Parasail boat. At your request, you may have your legs touched down into the water, although there might be a slight element of era between your toes and your nose! If you would like a royal Parasail dunk just wear your bathing suit and bring a towel. There is space onboard for you to bring a small bag with spare clothes.
You may wear whatever you are most comfortable in. Take into consideration that it does get cooler on the water versus being on land. Obviously, if it is in your interest to get wet, a bathing suit is recommended. On cooler days wear warm clothes. Unless you would like to go Parasailing barefoot make sure to wear enclosed shoes.
Each Parasail lasts about 10 minutes and the entire duration of the trip is up to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Passengers take the turn as others observe. We carry up to 12 passengers on board per trip. observers are welcome onboard on a first come first serve basis and to the charge of $30
Flying Kiwi Parasail offers single, tandem and triple flights. It is based on a combined flight weight depending on the wind conditions at the time. The weight range is between 60 and 250 kilos. The wind is very changeable in the Bay of Islands therefore we cannot guarantee weights until the time of flights. Our skippers' onboard reserves all right to change flight combinations. Under 8's MUST fly with an adult.
The team at Flying Kiwi Parasail has more than 30 years experience within the Parasailing industry. All skippers and crew go through extensive and thorough Parasail specific training. All our skippers have more than 5 years Parasailing experience. We are fully certified, insured and has been operating in the Bay of Islands since 1998
You are more than welcome to bring your own cameras or Go Pros- Bare in mind Flying Kiwi Parasail do not take any responsibilities if it gets wet or you drop it. We offer a great option if you do not want to risk it with our awesome photo package for $40/flight. A Go Pro camera goes up in the Parachute with you and takes photos of you with the beautiful views in the background. You receive more than 100 photos and a video on an SD - memory card that you leave the boat with.
We run a 24 hour cancellation policy for a 100% refund. NO refunds for bookings canceled within 24 hours of departure time. Parasailing is a weather dependent activity so in the case that we need to cancel due to the weather we will reschedule your booking and issue a full refund if rescheduling is not possible.