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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any prior experience to parasail?

No, if you can walk onto our parasail boat by yourself, and if you can sit down, you should be able to Parasail.

How does the whole thing work? Do we have to get wet?

Each Parasail boat has a self contained launch and recovery system on the boat. You simply take off and land directly from the back of the boat. You don’t have to get wet. Getting wet can be half the fun. We do offer touch ‘n go’s, where we slow down and touch your toes in the water.

Are there any age or weight restriction to parasail?

We take children as young as 6 years old and have also flown some 95 years old. Our minimum weight to fly alone is around 125 lbs., but it does increase and decrease throughout the day. The maximum combined weight is approximately 450 lbs., but it also goes up and down throughout the day. Wind and weather conditions change and will determine if individuals can fly single or (tandem) together.

How long is each trip?

Each flight is 8 – 10 minutes long flying single and 10-12 minutes flying tandem. The whole adventure once you leave the dock is about 1 1/2 hours.

Can two people fly together?

Yes, that’s how most of our customers fly. We call that a tandem flight. We also fly triples at the captain’s discretion.

How high do we go up when we fly?

The standard flight is 500 feet of line. On average a 500 foot towline will put you 300 feet up in the air. It is possible to see the curvature of the earth on any flight with the right wind, ocean condition, boat traffic and other factors.

Are there sharks in the water that might bite me?

No one parasailing has ever been attacked by a shark or any other fish. Parasailing takes place on the Atlantic Ocean, and sharks do live in the ocean, but, we can confidently say they have never been interested in parasailing.

What happens if the tow line snaps or the boat breaks down?

To ensure this never happens, we insist on a rigorous maintenance program for all our equipment. In the unlikely event of problems with the boat of tow line, the parasail would gently float down and you would gentle land in the water.

What kind of training does it take to become a Captain?

Each of our captain has a Masters license from the United States Coast Guard. It takes a minimum of two years of “sea-time” just to be eligible for this exam. Each year of sea-time takes about 18 months working as a full-time crew member or deckhand.

What if I am pregnant?

Unfortunately our insurance will not allow 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.

What if I have back, neck or spinal injuries?

Unfortunately due to the bumpiness of the boat ride we do not suggest you parasail or ride along as an observer.

What if we are physically challenged, can we parasail?

That depends on each individual’s abilities. To fly you must get onto the boat.. Once onboard the Parasail boat you will be harnessed up and will need to walk about 10 feet to the flight deck while climbing up 3 steps. If you can manage these steps on your own, you can Parasail. Our crew can assist but are unable to physically carry passengers.

Can we take a camera on the boat or up in the air?

Please feel free to bring a camera or a video camera on the boat. However, we only allow waterproof or disposable camera up in flight, for obvious reasons.

What should I wear parasailing?

We suggest since the air and ocean temperatures are so warm in NJ that you come prepared to fly in your bathing suit. You may wear your tux or evening gown if you prefer.

Are reservations recommended?

Yes, due to the popularity of parasailing, and limited space available, we suggest making your reservations 1-3 days in advance. In the summer we are often booked up two days in advance.

What is your cancellation policy?

Tickets purchased are for a specific event. The event will take place on the date, time and at the location indicated on your ticket/boarding pass. ATLANTIC PARASAIL will hold reservations only for the number of passengers indicated on your ticket/boarding pass. Failure to arrive at the designated location, by the designated check-time, will result in all tickets/boarding passes becoming null and void and will render your reservation in-valid. If this occurs ; NO REFUND or consideration whatsoever will be given. 

Cancellations made prior to 48 hours can be rescheduled for another day and time more convenient for you. If you do not want to reschedule we will refund your charges minus a $5.00 cancellation fee per person.

Note all passengers must arrive at reservation booth, no later than 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Weather related cancellations are made by Atlantic Parasail, and are 100 % refunded.

Is there a photo package we can purchase?

PhotoPackage: $38
We use a Cannon Rebel digital camera with a 200mm lens with a 4GB SD card.  We will capture your parasail trip for you with a minimum of 20 pictures per flight. It can be used for everyone in your group.  The mate will give you the SD card to keep when finished. Photos can be uploaded to iPhones at the end of the trip.  Unfortunately un able to upload to android phones.

Do you sell apparel?

Tee shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase.

Should I wear Sunscreen?

Aerosol Spray Sunscreen is to be avoided on the boat.  It is recommended to be applied before boarding the boat.

How do Tips Work?

Crew on the parasail boat works primarily for tips.  

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