Crab Claw Adventures Dewey Beach Watersports Parking Information

FAQs

FAQs
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1. What happens if the line breaks?

The line is designed to withstand 10,000 pounds of pressure. The average parasail ride only produces 800 pounds. It is very uncommon for the line to break, but if it does, you are never in any danger. If the line should break, the parachute will slowly and gently bring the parasailers to the water. The parachute is designed to land in the water behind the parasailers, never on top of them. Your lifejackets will allow you to comfortably float as the boat will immediately pick you back up.

2. How do we get into and out of the air?

Our brand new custom built parasail boats will allow a smooth and easy takeoff and landing. Each parasailer, or tandem, will slowly lift off the back of the boat from the sitting position with ease, as you enjoy the ride in a comfortable swing-like harness. Each parasailer, or tandem, will softly land on the back of the boat in the sitting position. A dip in the water is optional, and recommended, but you will always take off and land from the boat.

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

The prices are all per person. Whether you fly with someone, or alone, the prices are per person. We always do our best to accommodate your requests; however, safety is our number one priority.

4. Can people go on the boat and watch?

Yes. The cost for non-flying observers is $25. However, we do not accept reservations for observers. Parasailers always have first priority. At the time of departure, if there is room available, we allow a limited number of observers due to the United States Coast Guard regulations.

5. Do we have to be able to swim?

No. All takeoffs and landings are done from the back of the boat. In the unlikely event of a mechanical malfunction all participants are required to wear lifejackets while parasailing. Anyone can fly—including the young, old, and someone with special needs. We are happy to safely accommodate everyone.

6. Is there an age requirement?

Yes, the minimum age to parasail is 6 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver prior to boarding the vessel. Minimum weight required to parasail is roughly 125 pounds. If the flyer is less than 125 pounds, they will simply fly tandem with someone not to exceed roughly 425 pounds combined weight. Weight requirements may change on any given day due to the wind conditions. Again, safety is number one.

7. Are there any weight restrictions?

Minimum weight to fly alone is roughly 125 lbs; Not exceeding roughly 425 lbs in tandem or triple. (The captain may change these safety restrictions due to weather conditions.)

8. Do we run on the beach like in Mexico?

No. Forget any crazy stories you may have heard. State of the art winch boat technology allows all takeoffs and landings to be hydraulically controlled, taking place from the back of the boat. Our parasail boats are United States Coast Guard inspected, and custom built specifically for parasailing.

10. Do you take pictures of our experience?

Yes. We offer a digital photo service from the boat utilizing 12.3 megapixel SLR cameras with 300mm zoom lenses. The cost is $25 for a SD memory card which will have approximately 24-30 images of your parasail experience. The SD card is yours to keep.  Our photographer captures the most memorable moments as you relax and enjoy the experience.  Packages can be split among several participants.

13. What happens if the boat stops suddenly?

Our vessels and equipment is inspected daily, and kept to very specific mechanical standards. In the unlikely event of a mechanical malfunction the participants are gently lowered into the water (lifejackets are mandatory) and retrieved by another vessel in our fleet immediately. Again, you are never in any danger, worst case scenario you get wet!

14. Do I ever touch the water?

The entire experience can be completely dry. If requested, we will provide a “dip” in which we simply lower the parachute toward the water, which allows you to have your feet or bottom touch the water. You will then be lifted back up and continue the ride as usual. This is definitely recommended.