Frequently Asked Questions

What should we bring/wear?

We suggest a comfortable, lightweight outfit such as a bathing suit, shorts, and a tank top or t-shirt. For shoes, bring something that is easy to take on and off because you will not be wearing shoes on the boat. Water bottles and sunscreen are highly recommended. We suggest that you put your sunscreen on before you get on the boat as it is hard to apply while the boat is running. Small bags are optional and can be stowed on the
parasail boat under your seat.

How high up do you go?

We let out 500 ft of tow line which puts your 200 ft or so in the air. From this height, depending on visibility, you could see miles which would enable you to see all of the major landmarks in the area!

Will we get wet?

There is always a possibility of getting wet on a boat! Additionally, there is the option of dipping your feet in the water during your flight. You, however, can request to stay dry instead.

How long will I be in the air? How long is the boat ride?

You will be on the boat between 45 minutes and an hour. Your parasail flight will be between 10 and 12 minutes.

Is there an age limit?

You must be at least six years old to fly with Beaufort Parasail. We do not have an upper age limit to fly; however, you must be able to stand up and sit down on the flight deck.

**If you have any medical conditions that the captain and mate need to be aware of, please notify them before your trip.**

Is there a weight limit?

Yes and no it depends on the wind and circumstances. **Contact your mate and captain for weight verifications**

What will we see

We parasail in the inlet between Atlantic Beach and Shackleford Banks. Views include Fort Macon, Radio Island, Beaufort, Carrot Island, Cape Lookout, and sightings of wildlife such as dolphins, sea turtles, and wild horses.

How many people are on the boat at a time?

We have a capacity of six customers per trip. If your group consists of more than six people, we can make arrangements for back to back trips.

Why a private booking?

A private booking allows your party to have the boat exclusively to yourselves. This provides a private parasailing experience.

Where are you located and where should we park?

We are located at a booth on the Beaufort docks across from the Inlet Inn and next to the Lookout Cruise right on Front Street. Our booth has a large umbrella and a big parasail sign. Parking is limited in Beaufort and much of it is paid parking. Please allow extra time to find and pay for parking as you plan your arrival.

We also fly a limited number of trips out of Cape Pointe Marina on Harkers Island. The marina has a parking lot for customers that you may park in.