Here’s what to know before you go parasailing from Marina del Rey. Did you know parasailing in Los Angeles is only available out of L.A.’s Marina? If you’ve ever wondered about trying this gravity-defying activity, then read on and find out what to expect. Who knows, taking flight over the Pacific might be your next must-try Los Angeles adventure.
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WHAT DOES PARASAILING FEEL LIKE?
It’s not as ‘scary’ as one might imagine. Once you’re up in the air, you immediately get a sense of serenity and peace. It’s very quiet while you take in the views of Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and Marina del Rey.
How high up do you fly?
You can choose the standard 500-foot flight (152 meters) or magnum 800-foot flight (244 meters).
HOW LONG DOES THE PARASAILING EXCURSION LAST?
Plan to spend up to 90 minutes out on the water because the excursion is a combination of parasailing and boat ride out to Santa Monica Bay.
do you take off while you’re in the water?
No, you are on the boat for the launch and landing. First, you’re fitted in a special parasailing harness and seated with your partner(s) on the boat, then you gently take off and also land back on the boat.
can i show up and go parasailing on the same day?
Advance reservations are recommended. Call 310-306-2222 or book online: marinadelreyparasailing.com.
HOW MANY PEOPLE I CAN I FLY WITH?
Riders can choose between single, double, or triple flights, depending on weight and weather. The boat holds up to 15 passengers. If you want to just be a supporter and watch a friend take flight, you can pay a separate fee as an “observer.” Contact them in advance to determine if there is enough space to join as an observer.
are kids allowed to go parasailing?
Yes, the minimum age is 6. Any riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver. The minimum combined weight is 160 lbs. (76 kgs) and ultimately, the captain will make a decision depending on weight and weather. Check out this YouTube video from Look Who’s Blogging (start watching at the 9:24 mark) featuring their kids’ first-time experience parasailing from the Marina.
IS PARASAILING FROM MARINA DEL REY A SAFE ACTIVITY?
The company hires Captains who are US Coast Guard licensed Masters and both the Captains and crew are specially trained in parasailing, boat handling and flight procedures with nearly 20 years experience and more than 80,000 flights. Plus they are current members of PAPO (Professional Association of Parasail Operators) which require the company to adhere to strict operating guidelines to ensure the safety of customers.
Visit the Marina del Rey Parasailing FAQ page for more information.