Parasailing Sarasota is truly like seeing the world from another angle. There is nothing like being up high to really see the beauty of what’s below. The act of parasailing involves being towed behind a boat while having a parachute-like canopy attached to catch air and send participants ‘sailing.’ This parasail wing helps keep people high and dry, two or three at a time, as they leisurely are guided around the waters while the boat driver navigates. There is lots to see in and around Sarasota. Find out how to get the experience of a lifetime while parasailing.
Top Spots for Parasailing Sarasota
When heading out into the adventure of parasailing, it helps to know the top spots and why they’re the best:
Siesta Key : number 1 beach in America with beautiful sand and marine life. Only one company operates here, Parasail Siesta, which offers an exemplary safety record. Be on the lookout for manatees, dolphins, and other native wildlife
Longboat Key : YOLO Parasailing offers excellent views of the Gulf near Longboat Key. They feature experienced USCG licensed captains and crews that have many hours helping visitors experience the thrill.
Anna Maria Island : YOLO Parasailing, AMI Adventure Rentals and Bradenton Beach Parasailing. All these companies offer similar prices, services, and experiences in and around Anna Maria Island.
Sarasota Parasailing Providers
Going sky high means finding the best, safest equipment around. That’s where local outfitters come in. Siesta Key Watersports takes riders out onto the water to view Siesta Key Public Beach. They can get a view of the Intracoastal Waterway and share the experience with others in the boat at the same time. Take turns watching friends go up and come back down for a shared experience.
Rent from Parasail Siesta on Siesta Key. Captains and instructors have supervised flight time along with the newest, safest equipment around. Other companies that offer similar adventures up in the air and include boat rental time and expert drivers and instructors include Bradenton.
The prices range from per person to rates for tandem (two) adventures. Expect to pay $80-$100 per person with varying costs for boat riders only (not parasailing) or second flyers (tandem). Services may include digital photos of the adventure to take home.
About Parasailing In Sarasota
Parking is public access, available near the companies that provide the activities. Beaches often have parking or there are rideshares, bikes, and other forms of transportation including a trolley available.
Parasailing companies do not depart if weather conditions are unsafe. The Captain will monitor weather and postpone the trip if it is unsafe. If cancelled, it is best to check with the company about refunds, rescheduling, and figuring out logistics.
Wear something comfortable that can get wet, whether that is a swimsuit or water wicking clothes. A safety vest will be provided for the trip on the boat and parasailing.
What to Bring Sarasota
Bring a Government Issued Photo ID card, towel, sunscreen (or apply beforehand). Feel free to tip if desired.
Guests under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign waivers and show ID. Children must be at least 6 years of age and be accompanied by an adult. Also weight dependent per minimum requirements for younger kids.