We do allow observers on the boat, and all they have to do is sign a waiver, no fee. When booking, there is an option for how many observers you will have with you. However, observers are on a first come first serve basis, and cannot be guaranteed until moment of departure. We have a coast guard regulation of 8 passengers on our boat, and can take 8 parasailers per hour. So, we only allow observers if the hour you have booked is not full.
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.
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.
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. Keep in mind that if a person wants to go as a single they have to weigh about 135 lbs.
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.
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 135 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.