Destin Parasailing Adventure

parasail destin fl
lifting off the parasail boat in destin
Flying high in destin fl
Up High in the air over the destin beaches
ONLINE SPECIALS: Book 9am "Early Bird" flights for just $50/person Mon-Fri and ALL DAY LONG on Weekends! (Reg $65)

There is nothing like the thrill of parasailing. It is a breath-taking way to see Destin in a whole new light. Imagine looking down and spotting sea turtles or dolphins. Get a bird's eye view of the city and the gulf. It is a memory that you will never forget! Come and see Destin like you never have.

Activity Highlights
→ Fly at heights up to 500 feet.
→ Up to three people can fly at once.
→ Great activity for families and children.
→ 23 years of parasailing experience
→ Served over 100,000 customers.

Booking Details:

Once you purchase your tickets online, bring a photo ID to the Destin Harbor location (provided on the booking voucher). Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. It is best to confirm your departure time at least 24 hours prior.

Departure Details
Parasailing is a seasonal activity that is offered March through November. Daily departures are available from 9am-5pm during most of the season. It is recommended to book early to guarantee desired departure time as they do fill up quickly.

Duration: 1.5 Hrs

● Life jackets

● Gratuities (optional)
● HD photo package w/ SD card ($25)

● Customers must be at least 18 years old to parasail unsupervised. The only exception to this is if a parent or guardian signs the liability waiver for the minor(s) prior to departure, in which minors may parasail without supervision.
● Waivers will need to be completed by all participants - no exceptions.
● Children 6-17 may parasail if accompanied by an Adult. Parents or guardians must be the ones to fill out the waivers.
● Pregnant women or children under 6 are not allowed as spectators or parasailers.
● Parasail boat is limited to 12 passengers.
● Family members or friends that elect not to parasail may ride on the boat for $25, but there is a strict max of 2 spectators per family AND spectators may not outnumber the amount of parasailers. These are available for purchase at the booth upon arrival, based on availability.

Additional Information
● Customers may get wet so dress appropriately.
● Up to 3 people can fly at once. The total weight must not exceed 450lbs or be less than 170lbs.
● Customers are launched in the air from the back of the boat using motorized equipment.
● Optional photo packages are available by the crew for a small fee. See details upon arrival.
● Customers are recommended to bring a camera, suntan lotion and small towel.
● While we are more than happy to accommodate handicap passengers please be aware that there are stairs that you will have to walk in order to get to the boats.
● If weather or wind is unfavorable for your tour, another day will be scheduled or the customer may receive a full refund.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period.
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  • Deborah Crosby, Texas, USA Jul 29 2016 11:04am


    The experience was wonderful, booking this event online was easy and convenient. The boat personnel was awesome. Thank you.

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  • SCOT Wesson Dyersburg, Tennessee, USA Jul 26 2016 12:50pm

    Gilligan's Watersports parasailing...

    We booked a parasailing trip through Gilligan's Watersports for my wife, two children (8 and 10) and was a first for all of us. The entire experience was FANTASTIC!! Our boat crew...Travis and Kevin were just the best. They were both engaging, funny, knowledgeable and just a blast...our whole group of passengers had a great time! I would definitely encourage others to take this adventure and, if lucky enough, get in the boat with Tim and Kevin...even if it is your first time they will see to it that you are relaxed and have a GREAT time!!! We will be back...

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  • earnest Grand Prairie, Texas, USA Jul 25 2016 10:16pm

    bad booking, fun event

    I called Gilligan's Watersports the day before we were scheduled to parasail and was told they had a confirmation for us but didn't have us scheduled on a boat. They rescheduled us for the next day (luckily we hadn't schedule on our last day). When we showed up on our rescheduled date, I told them I had filled out the online waivers. They asked for the confirmation emails. I didn't have them because I didn't know I needed them. I will say that completing the waivers on site only took about 2 minutes for our entire family so I wouldn't waste time with the online process again. The crew of our boat was very helpful and made the event fun. My only complaint was that the captain was smoking the entire time. Bottom line is that is was a good parasailing trip, just a bad booking... read more

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  • KATHERYN GAUS Mooresville, North Carolina USA Jul 25 2016 11:15am


    This was our first parasailing experience and Destin Parasailing Adventure (Gilligan's) made the experience even better. Only one small complaint... When we purchased tickets online it's under Destin Parasailing Adventure and we arrived at the wrong location at first... thankfully it was booked through Gilligan's Parasailing which was just around the corner and we made it in time. ANYWAY - our two boat guides were GREAT, super personalities, very helpful, accommodating and FUN! Check in process was smooth once we arrived, good customer service/very friendly and quick. Would recommend them to anyone interested in a fun experience on the water.

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  • Kayla Runaway Bay, Texas, USA Jul 25 2016 10:12am

    Amazing Experience!

    The crew was awesome! This was our first time parasailing and the crew did an awesome job at making us feel safe and gave us an awesome experience. It was so much fun and I definitely look forward to going again next year! Highly recommend this company for your next parasailing adventure!

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  • Katie Brown Antwerp,Ohio Jul 25 2016 09:06am


    We rented Jet Skis and went parasailing with Gilligans. It was awesome Andrew was great on the parasailing trip. Would def go back again! Thanks!! Jet Skis were super fun as well.

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  • ROBIN HARRISON SOUTH FULTON, Tennessee, USA Jul 23 2016 08:40pm

    Had a Blast !!

    we had a great time , Thank you for all you provided for our vacation , We will be using you next year !

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  • matthew Huntsville, Alabama, USA Jul 23 2016 10:17am


    I had a really good time. I have been before and this was by far the most enjoyable one that I have done. The crew was very friendly and good with kids. There were a couple of kids on the outing and they were good at interacting with the kids and making the one that was nervous about going up feel comfortable about it. I highly recommend this company. Plus with the company you don't have to take a tow out to the parasail boat so you can have your own camera as well.

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  • Faron Beaumont, Texas, USA Jul 23 2016 09:44am

    Beautiful scenery

    Staff was awesome, my first time parasailing glad I got it off my bucket list!

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  • Debra Washington, Missouri, USA Jul 22 2016 06:46am

    Fun on the water

    Great! Kevin and Travis were fantastic. Before we left the dock Kevin had the entire boat already laughing and making sure we were ready for FUN. Price and the experience is well worth it. Would recommend and my family will come back and do it again.

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