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Capt Marvin Watersports / Parasail - Public Tour provided by Captain Marvin's Watersports Ltd.

Capt Marvin Watersports / Parasail - Public Tour

Capt Marvin Watersports / Parasail - Public Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
We are TCI's premiere parasail operator. With over 200,000 safe flights flown since 1991, our skilled and professional crew are by far among the most experience in the business. This is our 29th year in business. As an Owner/operator Capt. Marvin Pratt has been flying since 1990,with 29 years experience.Our other captains all have over 10 years experience flying in various locations.We have (2) 1999 Premium Custom 28' USCG certified (12) passenger parasail boats and our third Parasail boat , a USCG certified (12) passenger 31' Ocean Pro by CWS Boats. Our boats are designed specifically for parasailing. Whether you are by yourself or a large group we are more than happy to take you to new heights. A TCI Owned and Operated Company, we are first in experience, first in service and first in safety, with state of the art clean quality boats, friendly staff and family focused service.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • One of our boats will come to the beach right in front of your hotel or villa or to a designated pick up point on Grace Bay Beach to pick you up. You will then be securely fitted with a harness and a life jacket also given a safety briefing. Then just relax and enjoy the amazing views from 500ft above the turquoise waters. You can see breathtaking views of both sides of the island and also don’t forget to look for any sea life beneath you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • One of our boats will come to the beach right in front of your hotel or villa or to a designated pick up point on Grace Bay Beach to pick you up. You will then be securely fitted with a harness and a life jacket also given a safety briefing. Then just relax and enjoy the amazing views from 500ft above the turquoise waters. You can see breathtaking views of both sides of the island and also don’t forget to look for any sea life beneath you.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74297P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All necessary safety equipment
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • All necessary safety equipment
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 2, 2020
A note from Capt Marvin Watersports / Parasail - Public Tour
All safety precautions and regulations will be adhered to by us and our staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Rosay J
3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was so much fun…. Really enjoyed Captin Marvin and Team. Thanks for the nice pictures and videos.
Written December 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Unhappy customer
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
We had a very poor experience with this excursion. My mother and I were picked up by Captain Marvin on his boat after we were promised by someone on the shore in red (he called himself Joe) that Captain Marvin would be able to bring us back to shore before 10am (check out time is at 11am at the hotel we were staying at and we wanted to leave enough time to pack). Joe said that there would be no problem with this.

However, after we got on the boat, we saw a couple already on board and then Captain Marvin made another stop at another hotel to pick up another couple. At this time, it was around (9:30a) and each couple would take about 15 min each, which would put us over the 10am time frame that was promised that we would be back by.

We made sure that Captain Marvin was aware of our time constraints of being back by 10am and that we were concerned that we would not be back in time by then. However, Captain Marvin rudely responded that we were not supposed to be on his boat. He then said he would take us back to shore.

However, this did not happen. Instead of taking us back to shore, even despite knowing our time constraints, Captain Marvin decided to take us all further to sea without any explanation. It was at that point that he decided to have the other couples go parasailing while we waited for them. After they were done parasailing, Captain Marvin inexplicably packed up the parachute.

In confusion, we asked why we were not able to go parasailing as we were already out to sea. Captain Marvin rudely responded that he would not allow us to go parasailing. He then took us all back to shore.

I believe that this was very unprofessional and unfair of Captain Marvin. It was a poor decision not to take us back to shore after knowing our time constraints and not even letting us go parasailing, despite Captain Marvin picking us up for that purpose. And when he took us all out further to sea, he should’ve let us go first since time was a factor for us. This unfortunately ruined our experience with Captain Marvin and tainted our morning.

It is for these reasons that I would not recommend using Captain Marvin’s Watersports.
Written November 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good morning, it would be nice if you were to be truthfUllapool in your writing as you know that you are not mentioning the real reason as to why you didn't get to parasail was your mother and her very nasty attitude on the boat when like I told her when she started that the other guests onboard were the ones booked and not you, there was never any discussion of you getting on and being brought back to your hotel by 10am, had we been told that we would not have taken you on the boat in the first place, we will always reserve the right to refuse service to guests that are rude and think that they can belittle you and you should be happy with their behaviour. Long story shot, you know like I did that the only person being rude and unprofessional was your mother,.. Capt. Marvin
Written November 16, 2021
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gerialexander
Oklahoma City, OK107 contributions
Oct 2021
The parasailing itself was fine. But the Captain and first mate were not friendly AT ALL. They barely spoke to us and while the Captain was driving he kept looking at and talking on his phone which was unnerving. We did a couple of other excursions and the tour operators were much nicer and made us feel like they wanted to be there and they wanted us to be there. Find another tour operator for parasailings if you want to feel welcome on the boat.
Written October 26, 2021
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Gary J
Arlington, TX1 contribution
Sep 2021
What a great trip. 0 time spent getting hooked up and ready all of the time with someone in the air. It really maximized the time to enjoy the experience and it was a GREAT experience.
Written September 22, 2021
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TE
2 contributions
Sep 2021
Parasailing itself was fun and the equipment seemed in good working order, but the crew was unfriendly. More worryingly, the captain took us back to our hotel and was staring at his phone whilst driving at high speed as the only crew member onboard at this point. Fortunately my boyfriend was paying more attention than he was and spotted 2 paddle boarders in front and alerted him. We're unsure if he would have seen them in time but it was a pretty unsettling experience either way.
Written September 8, 2021
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Angel
2 contributions
Went parasailing with the hubby and my two kiddos ages 12 and 10 on 8/20/21. First things first, I’m afraid of heights, but I’m spontaneous, which should explain how I ended up parasailing. I never ever thought I would do something like this, but I did. I almost backed out several times but my hubby and daughter wanted to do it so I sucked it up. It was amazing, didn’t feel scary like I thought it would which is crazy to me. It was relaxing and really very pretty. If you are afraid of heights, don’t think that you can’t do this. You can and you will be happy you did! Captain Marvin and a staff arrived by boat at the Ritz Carlton and we hopped in the boat. There was already a couple on the boat so I figured they would be parasailing with us; however, after they picked us up they dropped them off so they had already been. They immediately suited up my hubby and son cause I was not going first. They ask about weight and the heaviest person goes out to sit on the back of the boat first to prepare then comes the lightweight person. You are sitting down with your legs in front of you as they lift you off. It’s pretty smooth. You can dip your feet in and then you are in the air about 12 minutes or so. We took pictures and video and when it was me and my daughter’s turn the same process occurred. They bring you in and the entire thing (take off and landing) was not bumpy at all. Definitely a must do.
Written August 20, 2021
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dwp9900
Richmond, TX3 contributions
Aug 2021
We had a great time! They were exactly on time where were told to meet. Views were spectacular and the crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely a must do!
Written August 7, 2021
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Susan D
Alameda2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Capt. Marvin and his ship mate were amazing. They were very professional, clearly place safety at the utmost importance, and make things very fun. It was a great time!
Written August 5, 2021
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Tanya V
1 contribution
Jul 2021
My husband and I booked a tour with Captain Marvin after reading the many positive reviews, and we are certainly glad we did.

Captain Marvin was - above all - diligent and professional, and made me feel confident that our ride would be a safe one. He told us that he has had 20+ years of experience in Turks & Caicos watersports and parasailing tours, and I felt extremely safe from the moment I walked on the boat and started talking to him. I have only parasailed once before (20+ years ago), and my sister sends me every horrific watersports-accident story she can find, so I have since become a bit leery of going parasailing again.

I felt all of that go away when Captain Marvin strapped us in, explained what we should do once in the air, and told us the actions we could take if we got nervous while on the ride. He was both thorough and friendly, and we had an amazing ride where we could see every part of the island while floating amongst the clouds. It was truly the best watersports activity we did while on the island, and I now want to return with my 16 and 1 1 year old kids so they can experience a Captain Marvin parasailing tour as well.

Thank you Captain Marvin for an awesome trip!!!
Written August 1, 2021
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Climber813501
1 contribution
My sons and I were excited to go parasailing for the first time and booked Captain Marvin because of the good reviews. Due to high winds, my original booking was cancelled and we ended up re-booking later in the week. We were on time to meet the boat and greeted Capt. Marvin and his crew warmly. From the moment we saw them, it was obvious that they were grumpy and they barely said hello at all. We asked if my husband and other son could ride along (on the empty boat) and they said not without paying for them. Then, the Capt. rudely said we would have to pay on the boat because our other booking had been cancelled… I said that was totally fine but then questioned whether he wanted to take us out at all (because of his tone snd demeanor). He pulled away and I was feeling very uncomfortable. My youngest son (who is usually a date devil) began getting worried and the first mate/captain did not say one encouraging word or even tell him what to expect. They were all business and immediately began putting on our harness and safety gear. They did not engage me or my 9 & 11 year old in any way whatsoever. Within no time, they were strapping us in and my 9 year old was in tears. They still didn’t say a word and I was trying to stay positive for my boys although I was super uncomfortable at this point. We took off and were in the air but, it was hard to relax once we got up. It was extremely windy and I was trying to calm my son down for the first several minutes. On a positive note, the view was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking and you could truly see the entire island. After about 10 minutes and a still nervous son, we asked to come back in. Still no conversation and Marvin didn’t even ask how it was. They unhooked us and brought us right back to the resort. When we got there, I paid and was charged more $ than my original booking. Captain Marvin was rude, again, and demanded that was what I owed. I was so uncomfortable (being alone w/two angry men) that I just took my boys and got off as quickly as I could. Although we must have gotten Captain Marvin on an off day, I absolutely cannot recommend him to anyone wanting to parasail. Out of all the vendors/tours that we used during our trip, this was the worst.
Written July 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Captain Marvin's Watersports Ltd.
jeff w
jeff w
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Fishing trip
Our small party were renting a villa and small boat on Rum Point and asked for a Captain to take us to local inshor
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Tops notch experience
A wonderful experience in every way. Marvin and Bob were professional and friendly and have excellent safety proto
JavierGN727
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Short but sweet
The experience of parasailing was fantastic. The crew was nice and effective, so we were in the air in no time. My
Quest691182
Quest691182
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Best part of the trip!
OH EM GE. So our group of 7 did a private half day excursion and let me tell yallllll! Tarique (aka Ghost - insider
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Lots of fun!
We had a very skilled captain and it was an enjoyable experience!! We had a great time - would definitely recommend
Wendell G
Wendell G
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Friendly and Fun
Both guys were super friendly and had a routine down so no time was wasted. The kids loved being way up high, getti
ctank1of5
ctank1of5
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Great guy and experience
Our family of 5 did this experience and while I was a bit nervous having watched funniest home videos of people bei
585suel
585suel
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Great time!
Timely pickup and so convenient; they picked us up right on the beach in front of our resort. It was a great time
104latoyas
104latoyas
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Funnnnnn!!!!!
I mean I enjoyed every bit of the experience...my kids both teenagers were still screammmmiiinngggg after they desc
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kevingC3489UD
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Excellent Adventure!
Wow - what a ride! Captain Marvin and his crew were awesome! Not only did we get the best views of TCI we thoroughl
sarahlH4635LH
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Great experience!
We randomly saw their boat come to shore to find people who would want to go parasailing and we took a chance - and
DbNY-SYR
DbNY-SYR
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Beautiful ride
Capt. Sean, Rasta, and Larry were great...we were picked up right on time. Gave us detailed instructions and we enj
Francis G
Francis G
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FUN..but....
Fun and safe experience. For $950 for one hour, the guides should learn how to smile and be welcoming.
355hunterc
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Wonderful!
It was amazing! Breathtaking, beautiful, and exhilarating experience. The captain and mate were fun and totally pro
cpelli95
cpelli95
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Awesome experience!
We went with Capt. Marvin on a 1030 fly. Pick up was very easy from the public access on the beach. The flying wa
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