Here is a short video that explains the process of the take-off. This is probably the most scary part for people only because the feeling of being lifted off into the air and the fears of not knowing how it is done cane take over a bit. Watch the video and see just how easy and effortlessly it actually is.
Another question we get a lot is where are we located?
We are pretty easy to find if you can make it to the city beach. We are on the only dock right off the beach “Independence Point City Dock” the dock is just west of the resort. Google Maps can get you pretty close if you have the address 110 S. 1st. Street set as the location. If you see the cruise boats or the seaplanes on the same dock You have gone to the right dock.
How much time do I need to plan for this?
It is a good idea to plan ahead and sometimes one of the hardest things is finding a parking spot. We ask that you show up at the booth about 15 minutes early so we can go over a few things, pay and answer a few questions if you have any. Depending on the time of day or the time of year parking can be very difficult. Here is a map of some of the close parking spots but please plan to expect it To be busy at the lake. We have a strict schedule that we have to keep and we cant wait for people who are late. Once we leave the dock we could be out for as much as an hour. Each flight is about 10 minutes long but we can take up to 4 flights an hour. With a schedule like this we load a few minutes before the top of the hour and leave on the hour.
What age do you have to be to parasail?
Our harness sizes can accommodate a large variety of sizes but typically around the age of 4 is about as small as we can go to have someone fit correctly in the harness.
When are we open?
We are open 6 days a week, Sunday through Friday and are closed Saturdays. We are normally there at the booth from 10am to 7pm weather permitting. We close during inclement weather. We don’t parasail in wind over 15mph, rain or when there is lightning within 10 miles from the north end of the lake.
What are the weight restrictions?
This question is pretty important because it is a safety issue. We can take loads up to 375 pounds up in the air. This can be one or two people at the same time. If we have a wind to help us out we can occasionally take 400 pounds. We have a minimum weight that has to be in the chute and that is usually around 150 pounds, again though that varies with the wind conditions of the day. So as long as one person or the combined weight of two people are in those parameters we should be able to fly safe.