Destin Parasailing Adventure

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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. Customers are required to take a photo of each passenger for the liability waiver per the vendors insurance policy.

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. Customers are required to take a photo of each passenger for the liability waiver per the vendors insurance policy.
● 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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  • PATRICIA san angelo, Texas, USA about 2 years ago

    Great Experience!

    It is a must try when you are in Destin.Once you are up in the air, everything is a smooth ride and we even saw a few jellyfish and a dolphin. We were all newbies and it was great that we shared that memory together so we decided to add on the pictures. Don't waste your money on paying for them to take the pictures as it was not good quality. Our pictures came out blurry and foggy. Ask them to take a picture with your phone instead or better yet, take a go pro with you.

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  • Gerardo Romero Humble, Texas, USA about 2 years ago

    Absolute fun!!

    The whole experience was great, the crew, the group on board and being up in the air and just admiring the beautY of the Gulf in Destin!! The only only disappointmentioned I have to mention was the quality of the photos we purchased. Our friends had some great quality photos on their experience in Panama City.

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  • earnest Grand Prairie, Texas, USA about 2 years ago

    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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  • Shane Vincennes, Indiana, USA about 2 years ago

    Good time

    We had a good time- would recommend to others.

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  • Teresa Austin, Texas, USA about 3 years ago

    OK activity

    It was an OK activity. Won't pay the same amount of money for a short trip in the air. You spend most of your time on the boat. Although they do disclose this. I do like the pictures we got after the trip, had to pay extra.

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  • Steve Avon, Indiana, USA about 4 years ago


    My son and friend enjoyed parasailing. They saw a shark and turtle while up in the air. It was very easy to book and the staff was nice. We will book again next year.

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  • Lily Thomas Nolensville, Tennessee, USA about 5 years ago

    My best friend and I have a wonderful time!! All the employees were helpful and fun to be around. I would totally go there again when I want to parasail next!

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  • Melanie Lemaire Destin, Florida, USA about 5 years ago

    Harbor Water and Gilligans was a GREAT company....very friendly....unfortunately they cannot control the weather and it was overcast and rainy, so we didn't get a great view from the sky, but as mentioned, they have NO control over the weather. The boat crew guy was AWESOME !! He explained everything and told jokes, and made everyone feel very comfortable.

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  • Jonathan Glover Mary Esther, Florida, USA about 5 years ago


    Awesome, very fun. Will do it again for special occasion. Thanks!

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  • Alison Wolf Franklin, Tennessee, USA about 5 years ago

    Scary Fun!

    It was a load of fun. The crew was great, an the equipment was all fairly new and in good shape. I definitely felt least as safe as you can feel dangling at 500ft!

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2011-07-24 19:08:50

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