When whale season ends on May 15, Maui parasailing season begins and stays with us until whale season begins again on December 15.
Maui parasailing flights are a popular activity. People love it. The truth is, I love it too. Maybe it's the exhilaration of take-off, or the view from so high, or just the sense of soaring through the air and the age-old fantasy of flight. The Maui parasail experience is always exciting no matter how many times I do it. There's a certain stillness way up there where you can't hear the sound of the boat. All you feel is the rush of the warm Hawaiian air against your skin. It's peaceful up there. Real quiet. And the view…
Maui Parasailing flights depart from the West Side of Maui.
All of our Maui parasailing flights leave from the Lahaina and Kaanapali side of Maui. The view of the Lahaina Roadstead, the harbor and the boats at anchor, the West Maui Mountains, the clouds above and the ocean below…..well, it's absolutely stunning.,/p> Maui Parasailing comes with a few options:
For excitement, choose the Maui parasail version of “touch and go.” On the way down, instead of just reeling you onto the boat they let you linger awhile above the ocean surface – just before they dunk you. Wet, wild, and screaming at the top of your lungs, you emerge, no worse off for the refreshing plunge.
Too exciting for you? Let the captain know before you go up and you'll have a safe, dry return to your Maui parasailing boat.
You can ride your Maui parasail all by yourself, or go up on the same parasail with a friend.
Most Maui parasail rides use a harness, leaving your legs free to dangle. People take a while to decide what to do with their hands. At first hands are clenched to anything they can grab but after a few minutes they realize it makes absolutely no difference whether they're holding on or not and they begin to relax and appreciate the whole experience.
How long are parasail flights and how high do you go?
Maui parasail flights vary between 9 and 12 minutes in length and fly at a height of between 25 and 50 stories high.
The height you fly at may depend upon the wind and weather conditions at the time and on the weight of the individual parasail rider.