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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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Great Experience!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 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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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
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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
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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 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

WOW! How good was this. Definitely worth the money. A buzz while taking in the amazing views. My 11 year old was terrified but after 3 seconds she was fine and said it was the best thing "ever" and the highlight of her holiday. I was not scared before going up but have to admit to being freaked out at... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had a brilliant experience with this company. The 2 guys on the boat were funny and entertaining adding to the overall experience. It was scary at first but once up in the air it was wonderful and peaceful as we took in the beautiful scenery of the Bay of Islands. Each flight takes about 20 minutes and there were 5... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Did this yesterday. A boat of about 12 went out and did parasailing 2 or 3 at a time. When it was our turn, as we took off I felt as though I was going to slip out of the harness. I was unable to adopt the seated position my partner had and just dangled in an uncomfortable way the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

All the staff were friendly and chilled out (one certain guy perhaps a little over-friendly to the ladies!). The boat trip around the harbour while waiting for the others to finish was good - music playing and checking out the nice scenery. We had harnesses, life jackets and a helmet on - however when up in the air did not... More 

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