FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 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 wind conditions. Safety is number one!
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.)
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.
Do you take pictures of our experience?
Yes. Our Digital Photo Package is a great way to remember your parasail adventure. Each package includes between 20-30 photos and are taken with a Nikon D5000 digital camera fitted with a 300mm zoom lens. As soon as it's your turn, the memories start by capturing shots of your take off, scenic shots in the air, and of course the dip! All of your photos are stored on an SD card which you get to take home with you.
Is there a price difference if 2 or 3 people fly together?
The price for parasailing is per person.
How safe is parasailing?
Safety is our #1 priority! Dewey Beach Parasail is entering the 17th season of business while maintaining a perfect safety record. We operate only the best US Coast Guard inspected vessels, each receiving routine strict maintenance. In addition to daily boat inspections, the vessel is inspected annually by the Coast Guard to ensure compliance on all of the required safety equipment. Our parasail equipment also receives the same love and care, inspected daily and replaced when necessary. Our captains are coast guard licensed and specifically trained in parasailing. Both the captains and crew members (mates) are part of the Maritime Drug Consortium, First Aid/CPR certified and members of the Professional Association of Parasail Operators (PAPO).
Can people go on the boat and watch?
Yes. The cost for non-flying observers is $35. 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.
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.
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.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you need to make any changes to your reservation, you can do so up until 24 hours prior to your reservation. Changes or cancellations within 24 hours from your scheduled trip time may result in additional fees.