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Flying Kiwi Parasail

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Address: Paihia Wharf | Marsden Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 402 6068
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Description: Offer breathtaking views of the Bay of Islands from 1200ft, New Zealand's...
Offer breathtaking views of the Bay of Islands from 1200ft, New Zealand's HIGHEST PARASAIL.No physical restrictions or experience required.Depart and land from the back of our purpose built boat.Fly single, tandem or triple.
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Awesome fun with an amazing view

This was my first time parasailing and I had a blast. Everything was well explained and I felt perfectly safe, even though I was feeling nervous at the thought of being 1200 feet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was my first time parasailing and I had a blast. Everything was well explained and I felt perfectly safe, even though I was feeling nervous at the thought of being 1200 feet in the air. My time in the air was surprisingly smooth so I was able to enjoy the scenery. I'd definitely recommend trying this out.

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JulesJ652, Manager at Flying Kiwi Parasail, responded to this review

Great, we are so glad you enjoyed it! Welcome back More 

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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Didn't like heights & thought this was wicked! Such a chill vibe and as soon as you get on the boat they pump up the music! So easy to get up into the air and once your up its quiet and just you & the best ever view of the Bay of Islands must do in Paihia if running short... More 

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Yes, it is really quiet and beautiful up there. Glad you had an awesome time More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Parasailing is such an extraordinary thing to do! It would say its perfect for people that might be a little scared of heights and not enjoy the feeling of freefall like a skydive. I loved it because it gave me the opportunity to just enjoy the view and the feeling! To that bay of islands look pretty amazing from this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The guide Jonny was super fun and friendly, and made our trip really enjoyable. When I flew up into the sky, I was screaming all the way out of excitement. It was just incredible seeing the flat, sparkling and emerald blue sea of Paihia with its myriad of islands stretching under your feet. This is such a unique viewpoint to... More 

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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was the first time both my wife and I had ever been parasailing. Being the end of the tourist season, we ended up being the only two parasailers for our visit. Both of our guides were friendly and appeared to take great care in keeping us safe. The actual in-flight experience was about 14 minutes and provided an exceptional... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great experience. We were on a small group so we had lots of time to chat with the guy they were very friendly. The flight was awesome, amazing view of the islands. Much cheaper way to see the islands then by flying on a helicopter. It's very peaceful and quite up in the air. You don't get wet at all... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

what's not to like about dangling high high up in the air, under a parachute and attached to a speed boat - my son and I were amazed by the peace and quite up there, the sensation of gliding along and the beautiful views - who needs a helicopter - seriously, we could see for miles. I couldn't help but... More 

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I flew tandem and she was really worried about doing a parasail. SHe loved it. We were lucky enough to fly while the liner Queen Elizabeth was in the bay and it looked quite small, we were so high. The crew were brilliant at putting everyone at ease. The highlight of a fantastic holiday

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Paihia, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have flown with Kiwi Parasail on two separate occasions now and both times I have had an amazing time! The first time I flew solo for my birthday. I met the guys down at the wharf where I was greeted by two very smiley gentlemen who seemed just as excited as I was. The views were amazing. Without any... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Parasailing with the flying kiwi was so much fun. Not expensive at all and fantastic service. I recommend this to everyone. I didn't expect it to be as awesome as it was. I'm definately going again

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