This activity is located on: Oahu

Oahu Parasailing Above Waikiki Bay

Fly above famous Waikiki Bay from 1,000 feet with bird's eye views of stunning coral reef structures, Honolulu, and Diamond Head.

Overview

Up to 1,000 feet of tow line allows you and a friend to enjoy perfect views of Parasailing is the only way to obtain the best view of the sweeping island scenery that cradles Honolulu. It is so peaceful and quiet when you’re up there that you’ll never want to come back down.

Tropical green mountains, the city skyline, the volcanic cone of Diamond Head, and electric blue waters alive with fish & coral reefs are sure to give your eyes sensory overload! 

Highlights:

  • Unmatched aerial views of Waikiki and Honolulu
  • 1,000 feet & 500 feet parasailing

Activity Times:

8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM

Activity Duration:

0.5 Hour


Upgrade Options:

No upsells available

What’s Included?

  • Total tour time is approximately 30 minutes around beautiful Waikiki Bay
  • Max air time for each parasailer is 10 min with a minimum of 5 min depending on time you choose
  • Life jackets are provided

Videos


Parasailing and Jet Ski Video


Description

How Does Parasailing Work?

Parasailing involves a boat, a parasail and a towline. Once the towline is attached, the boat speeds up so that the canopy of the parasail opens up. This catches air so that you are picked up off of the water. The first parasail was created in 1962 by Pierre-Marcel Lemoigne. Later in the year, he set up the Aeronautical Training Center to begin training parachutists in his new technique. At the time, parasails were used as a cheaper alternative to parachute training. Parachutists would reach full height before the parasail was released. Afterward, the individual would try to navigate to their landing zone.

Before long, new parasails and improved launching vessels were created. The 1976 Waterbird design improved the porosity of the fabric and created a towline that made it safer to use parasails. Over the years, the designs have continuously improved for the best safety and rides possible.

Exploring Oahu’s South Shore

As you swoop across the skyline, you can check out the world’s most recognizable crater. Diamond Head is an iconic part of Waikiki and just a part of what you will see on your tour. Known as Laeahi in ancient Hawaiian., it was renamed in the 1800s when British sailors mistakenly believed that diamonds were placed under the soil on the crater. Later on, the diamonds were discovered to be calcite crystals, but the name for the crater stuck.

Whether you want to sail across the skyline solo or enjoy for a jetski and parasailing combo with your partner, Oahu’s South Shore is the best place to do so. Enjoy phenomenal views of the island as you fly above the waves. Experience the adventure of a lifetime with Oahu’s X-treme parasailing trips.

Know before you book:

  • Swimsuit, board shorts, rash guard or any clothes you feel comfortable getting wet.
  • Life jacket will be provided.
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