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Parasailing FAQ’s

Who Can Parasail?

Parasailing is an excellent experience for nearly everyone! Participants must be able to fit snugly in the proper size harness, and the combined weight of the 1, 2 or 3 people in your flight typically must be between 100 and 450 pounds. Our extra-small harness may fit children as small as 35 pounds. If you have any specific concerns due to health, mobility, etc., please call us and we will discuss your options!

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Parasailing Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

What time should I arrive at Nor’ Banks?

To ensure a timely departure, we ask all of our customers to arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled parasail adventure.

What should I bring?

Prepare as you would for the beach. You may want to bring water, a towel, and sunscreen as there is no shade on the parasail boat. A bathing suit is the best attire, especially if you would like to get a dip at the end of your flight. You may also want to consider extra layers for sun protection and cool weather, as well as cash to tip the crew.

What should I avoid bringing?

We’ll ask you to leave your shoes on the pier and to apply spray sunscreen before you leave shore. You may want to lock valuables in your car and leave your keys with our office staff.

Will I get wet?

The Icarus II is an Ocean Pro 31, the driest parasail boat in production, however the shuttle ride can get a little wet on choppy days. Your parasail ride will be dry unless you opt for a dip in the water on the way back in.

How long will I be out on the boat?

The length of your boat ride will depend on the number of flights scheduled. You can usually expect to be on the water between 45 and 90 minutes.

Can I choose to fly side by side with friends and family?

Yes! You may choose to fly double or triple, however, the captain may alter your chosen combinations based on your weight and the weather conditions. We do our best to make sure that these changes work out in your favor. For example, if your triple is too heavy to fly, we can turn it into two doubles by flying one member of your party twice for no extra charge. The total weight requirement for passengers going up together is generally between 100 and 450 lbs., but this window may narrow due to wind and weather conditions.

How high up will I be?

Our three options, 600, 900 and 1200 ft., indicate the maximum length of line needed for your “Chicken”, “Duck” or “Eagle” level flight. Your altitude will vary based on the conditions. Choosing 1200 ft. of line, our most popular option, could get you as high as 400 ft. off the water . . . the maximum height allowed by the FAA!

Is it customary to tip?

It is customary to tip the captain and crew 15-20% for good service. If you feel that your experience was not everything you had hoped, please let us know and we will make it right!

As with any sport, there is risk involved in parasailing. We use the best quality equipment, and we only work in appropriate weather conditions to ensure you the safest experience possible.

Is Parasailing Safe?

Read all about parasailing safety here.

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NOR’ BANKS SAILING & WATERSPORTS
1314 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949
252-261-2900 (Watersports Info)
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