Minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Minimum age to ride along is 5 years old.
Due to the adventurous nature of this Catalina activity, it is not wheelchair accessible.
Max weight is 450. Min. weight is 150 (two people can fly at once and combine weight).
This Catalina Island tour is available for most guests. Please see restrictions below.
How does it work? We can take up to 15 passengers at a time on all three Coast Guard inspected vessels. Our friendly, experienced crew will assist you throughout your trip. One at a time the crew will assist you in securing your life vest and harness. Once they have launched the chute you will be asked to walk to the back deck of the boat so they can clip you in. You will sail away without ever touching the water. After your hang time in the chute you will be brought back down to the boat. Lift your legs and land on your feet from the same spot you took off from!
How long is the ride? Each flight is about 7 – 8 minutes of air time. Most trips are about an hour, depending on how many others are on the boat with you.
Can we fly together? Absolutely! In fact, we think it’s best to share in the spectacular views with someone by your side. We fly our guests either tandem or triple, as long as the combined weight for all passengers in the chute at once is no more than 450 lbs. Ocean and Catalina Island weather conditions can also affect minimum and maximum weight.
Will I get wet? You can get wet, or you can stay dry. Most people enjoy a quick dip of the feet, especially on a hot summer day, but if you prefer to stay dry, just notify the captain. Take off and landings are directly from the boat.
Can I take pictures? Absolutely! Definitely bring your camera with you and your wallet if you desire to tip the captain. Purchase a Photo Package and our crew will take at least 50 pictures of your adventure on a 3 GB card that you get to take home. Included on the card are 8 commemorative images from Catalina Island from the air and the sea. (This is sold on site, not through our website.)
What to bring and wear: Please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Wear comfortable clothes, based on the season you are visiting Catalina Island. You may want to wear your bathing suit/swim trunks if you are riding in the summer, especially if you choose to get dipped in the ocean. Small bags/purses can be accommodated, but please do not bring any large bags aboard. Larger bags can be left securely at the Cabrillo Mole.
Restrictions: For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this tour. Due to the adventurous nature of this tour, it is not wheelchair accessible. Weather may impact this excursion. Please contact us in the event of inclement weather. Due to space restrictions onboard each boat, Ride Along tickets are restricted to one ride along per flyer.
Each location provides an area to store your belongings. It is always best to bring only necessities to your activity as storage space may be limited. Catalina Tours and its vendors are not responsible for the loss, damage or theft of personal property.
Absolutely! Definitely bring your camera with you and your wallet if you desire to tip the Captain. Purchase a Photo Package and our crew will take at least 50 pictures of your adventure on a 3 GB Card that you get to take home. Included on the card are 8 commemorative photos of Catalina from the air and the sea. (This is sold on site, not through our website.)
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You absolutely can upgrade! We’re happy to book the traditional 600′ flight for you here. Should you decide to upgrade, simply let the Parasail team know when you check in. They will take care of the upgrade fee ($14) and make sure to bring along the extra 200′ of line.
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FrauJudy from Calimesa, CA - TripAdvisor
"This is our third experience parasailing with Island Water Charters and definitely not our last! Each year we spend spring break on Catalina with our kids and Parasailing is always top of the list of things to do....(we) are still talking about how much fun it was!"