1 hr
Minimum Age
Big Island

Maui Parasailing

Looking for exciting things to do while visiting Kailua-Kona?

Then look no further! Parasailing is Hawaii’s top-rated activity, and with UFO Parasail, you’re in great hands.

Take to the skies and parasail from either 800 or 1,200 feet for stunning views of Big Island.

Enjoy a refreshing dip in the clear coastal waters with the UFO dip near the end of your flight. Rise into the air behind the boat and enjoy the peaceful silence of the skies. Take in panoramic views of the stunning Kona coastline and the tranquil waters below while you drift through the clouds.

Our Kailua-Kona parasail boats are USCG certified to carry a maximum of six passengers. When it is your turn to parasail, our team secures you to the harness and winches you out. Take-offs and landings are completely dry and are safe for parasailers of all skill levels. Participants must be at least 5 years old in order to parasail or ride on the boat as a paying observer.

You can parasail alone, in tandem, or even three at a time — it’s your choice! However, parasailers must weigh at least 160 pounds in order to fly alone. Tandem and triple flights are available with a maximum weight limit of 450 pounds. The captain can increase or decrease these restrictions at their sole discretion based on safety, wind, and sea conditions.

You don’t want to miss out on this parasailing adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii! Book your trip today with UFO Parasail.

Quick Details

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION The check-in location for parasailing on the Big Island is at the UFO office inside the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel lobby.

75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your adventure.
CANCELLATION POLICY Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
Maui Parasailing
1200 Ft Out-of-this-World
Observer – Observers ride on the boat but do not parasail. $79

This adventure is operated by UFO Parasail

Is parasailing safe?
Definitely! Parasailing with UFO Parasail in Hawaii is safe and easy. We review the safety procedures and equipment in detail at the beginning of your flight.

We also have videos online which illustrate takeoffs and landings and show you where the safety equipment is. We recommend viewing them before your adventure.

Is there a price difference if one, two, or three people fly together?
Prices are per person whether flying alone, tandem, or triple. The minimum weight to fly alone is 160 pounds. The maximum weight for tandems and triples is 450 pounds. Tandems and triples get more time in the air!

What should we wear?
We suggest you wear clothes that you are comfortable at the beach and shoes won’t matter because you leave them on the beach at our umbrella on Maui or on the boat in Kona.

Can people go on the boat and watch?
Yes. The cost for non-flying observers is $49+7% tax. There is a maximum of 12 passengers per boat including flyers and non-flyers. Upgrades are available with payment on board should an observer change his/her mind and decide to parasail!

Is there an age requirement?
UFO Parasail has always been proud to be a family-oriented activity. The minimum age to parasail, or ride on the boat as a paying observer, is five years old. All minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign consent forms at check-in for this activity.

Are there any weight restrictions?
The minimum weight to fly alone is 160 pounds. The maximum weight for tandems or triples is 450 pounds. The captain can increase or decrease these limits at their sole discretion based on safety, wind, and sea conditions.

What happens if the boat stops suddenly?
In the unlikely event of a mechanical malfunction, the participants are gently lowered into the water (lifejackets are mandatory) and retrieved by another vessel in our fleet.

Is it very windy when I am flying?
Is it usually remarkably calm and serene and quiet up there and not windy at all. Guests frequently comment on how peaceful it is up there!

That said, there are alternative locations to parasail if the winds are too gusty at the Kaanapali location. Our “go or no go” decision to operate is based solely on safety.

Do I ever touch the water?
We do dry take-off and landings, however, you may get dipped and get your feet wet by your request only. Dipping is at the sole discretion of the captain for safety based on wind and sea conditions. The 1,200′ flight does include an optional simulated free fall where the boat speed is decreased so the participant can experience a parachute descent similar to jumping from a plane but stops short of contact with the water.