Q: What is parasailing?
A: Parasailing allows you to effortlessly drift along hundreds of feet above the ocean, enjoying a one-of-a-kind view.
Q: Do I need prior experience?
A: Prior experience is not necessary. The Captain and mate do ALL the work for you. You just need come prepared to have a good time. If you can sit, you can fly!
Q: How do we take off and land?
A: Our specialist parasail boat allows a smooth and easy take-off and landing. You will be seated into a comfortable swing-like harness and secured by our professional team. When everything is ready you will rise, in a seated position, gently from the back of the boat. You will enjoy the ride and land softly back of the boat in that same sitting position. A dip in the water is optional, fun and recommended, but you will always take off from and land on the boat.
Q: Do I have to hold on?
A: No! The crew may ask you to hold on for the actual take-off and landing, but you are not holding yourself in the chute. The harness does all the work for you! Just sit back, relax and take in the view opening up in front of you.
Q: How long does the full activity take?
A: The trip usually takes between 1 and 1.5 hours This includes the boat ride out of port, the flight and the return boat ride back to the port. The trips can vary depending on how many other customers are on the boat, as well as other factors such as current and winds
Q: How long are we in the air?
A: Flights range from 10 minutes up to 15 minutes depending on the conditions
Q: Do you accept walk-ups? / Do you accept reservations?
Yes, we do accept walk-ups; however, reservations are almost always necessary. This is one of the most popular activities in Ibiza and our boats fill up quickly, so we advise you book your trip early in your vacation to ensure you don’t miss out!
Q: How old do you need to be?
A: The minimum age is 8 years old however, for the safety of your child, there are some additional physical limitations:
– Minimum height: 120 cm. – Minimum weight: 35 Kg. Minors must be accompanied.
Q: Are there weight restrictions?
A: Usually minimum weight is around 35 Kg and maximum weight is 120 Kg. This may vary a little depending on single or tandem flights. If you have any questions or concerns about the weight of your group, just give us a call so we can work something out for you. (The captain may need to impose additional weight safety restrictions due to weather conditions)
Q: Can I go if I have suffered any spinal, back, or neck injuries in the past?
A: Unfortunately, no. If you have suffered from any of these types of injuries, you should refrain from parasailing.
Q: What if I am pregnant?
A: Unfortunately, we are not able to take anyone that is pregnant to parasail or even go on the boat as an observer. Please come back and fly with us at a later time, after you have welcomed your new bundle of joy into the world.
Q: Do I have to get wet?
A: You don’t have to get fully wet however, you should plan on getting at least a little wet, even if you don’t want a dip— you are out on the water in a boat and sometimes passing boats cause some light sprays of water etc. Parasail rides usually come with a dip, which is lowering your feet (or more) into the water before returning to the parasail boat. This is optional so please ensure that you mention your preference when you arrive and to the Captain PRIOR to your flight.
Q: Do you offer a Photo/Video of our experience?
Yes. We offer a photo service from the boat which usually comprises approximately 40 to 50 pictures. You can also opt to take our video camera up in the sky. After parasailing you can purchase a fantastic record of both your flight and what you saw. That way you have about 40-50 shots and some videos of your parasailing adventure all on a USB stick which is yours to keep! Take the photos home, kill it on social media or print them out and send to your Mum.
Q: Can I take my camera?
A: No, we offer a full photo/video service that ensures you have the option for great memories of your adventure and no one loses their equipment overboard or finds it’s damaged by the saltwater.
What should I wear and bring with me?
Wear either a swim suit or shorts and a t-shirt that you don’t mind getting a little damp and feel free to bring a towel. Whilst you don’t have to get wet you are out on a boat and may get a little water, spray etc from time to time. You should plan on being away from the dock for up to an hour and a half, so a high factor sun block or something light to cover your skin is a really good idea as the sun has far more impact out on the water and no one wants to get burnt. If it’s a cool day or you are prone to feel the cold, or you have chosen the sunset sail you might want to bring a sweatshirt.
Q: Do we have to transfer from a shuttle boat?
A: No. You will board directly onto your parasail boat from the Port. There are no at sea transfers.
Q: What if it rains or is too windy?
A: A little sprinkle and we stay out. Obviously, your safety is our foremost concern and high or gusty winds make parasailing difficult. The Captain alone decides if we are going on stand-by or if we close for the day. If you weren’t able to fly due to weather, then you can either be refunded or you can reschedule for a day when our glorious Ibizan weather is back to normal.
Q: What part of our vacation should we plan parasailing for?
A: We encourage you to plan for parasailing during the first part of your vacation. That way, if the weather does not cooperate you will have other opportunities to fly.
Q: Can I parasail alone?
A: No, we fly the biggest chute in Europe and we only fly 2 or 3 people at a time to ensure correct flight balance. We cannot take singles, we take parties of 2 or 3 people up at a time.
Q: Is it possible to go out on the boat to watch but not necessarily go up?
A: Generally, we do not take observer reservations. Obviously if they pay the full amount they are welcome to ride along and most people who do so change their mind and want to ride anyway. Very cccaisionally if there is space left on the boat you can pay an observers fee. This is rare and always at the captain’s discretion.
Q: What kind of boat is it?
A: Braveheart One is a specialist parasailing boat with 400 horsepower marine caterpillar engine.
Q: When is the safety briefing done?
A: You will receive a safety briefing before we start to ensure you are familiar with the simple, straightforward safety aspects of your activity before boarding the boat.
Q: Are alcohol or smoking allowed onboard?
A: Our boats are no smoking areas and you are not permitted to bring alcohol on board. Anyone arriving for parasailing under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to board and this will be treated as a last-minute cancellation.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes, we carry insurance for our boat and passengers.
Q: How long has Captain Jimmy been parasailing?
A: Captain Jimmy has been taking guests parasailing for 38 years. For the last 22 years that has been from here in San Antonio, Ibiza so he knows the location and conditions better than anyone else to ensure you have the most fun in the safest way possible.