FAQ

  • Chevron down Is Parasailing safe?
  • As with any activity on the water there are always some assumed risks, however, based on WSIA data you are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than be injured in a parasail accident in America. We have a 100% safety record!

  • Chevron down How long am I going to be in the air?
  • ParasailtheKeys is happy to say we have the longest flight in the keys! We advertise a 10 to 12 minute flights but actual flight times are 12 to 15 minutes!

  • Chevron down Can you really see Cuba from here?
  • Only if you close your eyes.

  • Chevron down Can I fly over the lighthouse?
  • Although we love to fly by the lighthouse we also love our passengers so flights over the lighthouse will remain an urban legend.

  • Chevron down What do I wear?
  • You can wear anything you like. We have flown guests in Tuxedos and Wedding dresses to a whole lot less. Remember, there is always a chance that you will get wet so keep that in mind when picking your parasail wardrobe. (It is called Water Sports)

  • Chevron down Will I get wet?
  • That part is mostly up to you. A fun part of the flight is the dip in the ocean but it is definitely optional. For those worried about a soggy ride in the rental car, might we recommend just dipping your toes?
  • Chevron down How high do you fly?
  • We, and all Florida parasail operations, are limited to 800 feet of towline which will theoretically limit the flights to 400 feet. Although we will pull you to the “top” for a few moments, most of you flight will be between 125-300 feet where we find you have the best views but can still see dolphins and sea turtles swimming below.

  • Chevron down How long is the trip?
  • Although actual trip length depends on the number of fliers, plan on an hour dock to dock.

  • Chevron down How many people can fit on the boat?
  • Our parasail boat. “Aw Chute,” is Coast Guard certified to carry 12 passengers. Normally we limit the number of fliers to 6 but we can fly up to all 12 if you have a larger group. Wr will extend the trip time to make sure everyone gets their flight time.

  • Chevron down Where can I leave my stuff?
  • This is a loaded question if I’ve ever heard one… There is plenty of storage on the boat but if you have large bags from a day of shopping at Robbie’s many vendors we have room in the office for your plunder.

  • Chevron down Do I have to pay more for the Captains corny jokes?
  • No the corny jokes are free! Occasionally the captain tells a good joke that comes with a small fee… actually, that has never happened, all of his jokes are corny.