The Top 7 Places to Parasail in the U.S.

Over the course of the past few years, parasailing has become increasingly popular. Parasailing companies have sparked up in beach towns across the United States. Since there are hundreds of beaches in the United States, we have narrowed it down to the top 7 places to parasail in the U.S! We have included every corner of the United States. From parasailing Myrtle Beach to parasailing the Gulf Shores. Hopefully, you are familiar with at least one of these places!

Parasailing US Beaches

Parasailing US Beaches

1.) California

California is home to the best beaches on the west coast. So, naturally it was hard to pick just one place in California that is home to some of the best parasailing. Almost any beach town in this state has great paragliding options! If we had to narrow it down to a few places in California with great parasailing, it would have to be; Marina del Rey Parasailing, Balboa Parasailing, and San Diego Parasailing.
 
To begin, Marina del Rey Parasailing offers gorgeous views of the Santa Monica Pier and the infamous Venice Beach. You also get the option of parasailing at 500 feet or 800 feet!
As for Balboa Parasailing, be prepared to soar 800 feet in the air while catching panoramic views of breathtaking Newport Beach.
 
Finally, soar above San Diego’s beaches with San Diego Parasail Adventures. They have over 20 years of experience, so they know what they are doing.
Overall, whether you choose one of those three parasailing companies, or another location in another beach town in California, your parasailing experience is sure to be one of a kind with breathtaking views you could only catch in California!
 

2.) Gulf Shores

Known for its bright white beaches, soothing warm water, dolphin watching, and hiking, Gulf Shores is the perfect location for outdoor activities, especially parasailing! Located in Alabama, one may not think that this popular southern state would have gorgeous white beaches with a lot of dolphin sightings. One of the best places to go parasailing in Gulf Shores is Pleasure Island Parasail! You will soar above the gorgeous Golf of Mexico. You have the option of parasailing in the early morning or even in the late afternoon. Not to mention, you can experience their freefall, which simulates a parachute drop!
 

3.) Hilton Head

Known as one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world, it should come as no surprise that Hilton Head has some amazing parasailing options! For the best parasailing experience at Hilton Head, check out Sky Pirate Parasail. They have rated the number one place for parasailing in Hilton Head. You can expect to fly up to 500 feet above the glistening crystal water!
 

4.) Honolulu

As the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu is one of the most popular tourist cities in the U.S. And the crystal clear beaches, palm trees, mountains, and volcanoes allow us to understand why it is so popular! People in Honolulu tend to be thrill-seekers who also love the outdoors. So, when you combine the two, you get parasailing. Not to mention that parasailing is a popular activity among tourists, and like we previously stated, Honolulu is a tourist hotspot. One of the best parasailing companies in Honolulu is Paradise Watersports. Paradise Watersports allows you to soar above one of Honolulu’s most popular beach, Waikiki Beach. Parasailers have the option of soaring 500 feet, 750 feet, or 1,000 feet! You will get an amazing view of Waikiki’s crystal blue waters and the fascinating city of Honolulu.
 

5.) Mackinaw City

Located in Michigan, Mackinaw is home to the famous Mackinaw Bridge, which sits above the Straits of Mackinaw, aka where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet. At first, you may think that Michigan is one of the last places where you would prefer to go parasailing, but the Great Lakes are the perfect water bodies to go parasailing! And while Michigan is known for its immense amount of snow, Mackinaw City is actually a beach town. One of the best parasailing companies in Mackinaw is Mackinaw Parasailing. You will fly 600 feet over the gorgeous Straits of Mackinaw. So, instead of vacationing in that one southern beach town you always seem to go to, change it up a bit this year, and visit Mackinaw City.
 

6.) Myrtle Beach

When parasailing Myrtle Beach, you will be soaring over the center of the large stretch of beach, known as the Grand Strand. Located in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular beach resort towns on the east coast. If you are tired of sitting on the beach all day, experience Myrtle Beach in a new way by parasailing Myrtle Beach! Also, by parasailing Myrtle Beach, you will catch a huge glimpse of the Grand Strand! Visit the most experienced parasailing company on the east coast. Ocean Watersports has been open for over 30 years. Thus, they are the perfect company for parasailing Myrtle Beach. Not to mention that when you choose to parasail Myrtle Beach with Ocean Watersports, you will get a truly unique experience. You start off your parasailing excursion by riding a Banana Boat out to the parasail boat. Then, you parasail above the gorgeous South Carolina waters and ride a Banana Boat back to the shore. Thus, it is truly an experience you do not want to miss out on!
 

7.) Virginia Beach

The last location on this list is located along the east coast. Known for its famous blue crabs, Virginia Beach is a popular tourist location for people who live in other parts of the east coast! Since it is so family friendly and popular, of course, it has a ton of water activities! If you are looking for a great place to go parasailing, check out Captain Mickey’s Rudee Inlet Parasail: you can parasail up to 1,000 feet high!
 
That concludes our list! There are a ton more perfect parasailing locations in all parts of the U.S, but the ones above are the best of the best. So whether you are looking to travel north, south, east, or west, there is sure to be a location where you can soar in the air, above a breathtaking body of water, and view the town in an exhilarating a new way!

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