Q. What is Pacific Parasail's safety record?
A. We have operated at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Tacoma for 15 years and happy to report that we have had no parasailing accidents or claims to date, not even a stubbed toe.
Q. What are the qualifications of the captain and crew?
A. Pacific Parasail is a family owned and operated business with USCG licensed Captains holding a 50 or 100 Ton Masters license. Crew members are specially trained in all aspects of parasailing, boat handling, and flight procedures.
Q. Is parasailing scary?
A. No! You will be amazed at how quiet, peaceful, and gentle the flight is.
Q. How high (altitude) will we be when flying?
A. We have an FAA waiver for flights up to 800 vertical feet from the water. We offer two towline length options: 600ft and 1000ft. Your altitude will fluctuate reaching peak heights that rival the Space Needle. With the 1000ft option and on a clear day, you will see the Seattle high rise business towers and the Space Needle from that altitude.
Q. How long will I be in the air?
A. Your flight time in the air is 10-15 minutes and you will be on the boat for up to an hour depending on the number of flyers on the boat. Part of the adventure is the boat ride on beautiful Commencement Bay with great views of Mt Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, cargo ships, ferry boats, and sail boats coming and going.
Q. Will I get wet when I parasail?
A. No! In fact, "IF YOU GET WET, IT'S FREE." You take off and land on the flight deck of the boat. If you request a toe dip, your toes will be dipped and you may get splashed.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Wear what you would normally wear for the weather on the day you fly.
Q. How many can fly at a time?
A. We can fly one, two, or three at a time depending on weight, weather, and water conditions.
Q. What is the weight limit?
A. We have a minimum weight of 140lbs and a maximum weight of 450lbs. (Weight min. and max. are always subject to captains discretion.)
Q. What is the age limit for flying?
A. 5 years old! Kids 5-10 years old fly free with an adult. Our most senior flyer was 98 at time of flight.
Q. Do you offer discount rates?
A. Yes! We offer student, military, and senior discounts. We also offer group rates for parties of 6-10 flyers. Kids 5-10 years old fly free with an adult.
Q. Can you come to our location for corporate and private events?
A. Yes! Our parasail boats are transportable and we provide parasail services on Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish, and the Seattle waterfront. We offer free quotes for events with up to 60 flyers.