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1-Hour Hawaiian Parasailing in Waikiki
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1-Hour Hawaiian Parasailing in Waikiki

By Hawaiian Parasail
Recommended by 93% of travelers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
See the sparkling waters of Oahu from above on a parasailing experience. View Waikiki on a thrilling parasailing ride high above the ocean and then again at sea-level as you cruise. Look for dolphins, tropical fish, sea turtles, and other marine life in the waters. Travel with a small group for an intimate experience.
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Ages 5-70, max of 11 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • See the Oahu waters from 500 feet (152 meters) skyward as you parasail
  • Tour combines parasailing with a look at marine life such as sea turtles
  • Choose from departure times in morning or afternoon to fit your schedule
  • A small group tour means more attention from your guide

  • All necessary equipment
  • Fuel surcharge
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (water and soft drinks available for purchase on request)
  • Gratuities

Begin your tour at Ala Wai Harbor and pre-order photos of your flight (own expense). Board a 12-seat boat and listen to a safety demonstration. Then, you’re off, cruising the water while everyone parasails. Choose an 8-minute parasail with an 800-foot (244-meter) line or a 10-minute trip on a 1,200-foot (366-meter) line. You are paired with at least one other tour member while you fly. Take in views from a maximum altitude of 500 feet (152 meters). Ask for an optional dip in the water or just relax while you cruise past the marine life such as sea turtles, dolphins, and flying fish. Between December and May, look for whales. Return to the harbor where you finish your tour.

Start:
  • Hawaiian Parasail Inc., 1651 Ala Moana Blvd #600b, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    PLEASE MEET US AT: ALA WAI Boat Harbor (Type "Hawaiian Parasail' on Google Maps App) 1651 Ala Moana Blvd., Slip 600B (Yellow and Green Hut) (808)591-1280 "Please Be Aware that you should arrive 30 minutes before the start of your tour and that there are No Refunds if you miss the boat".
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7006_PAR

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • No expecting mothers (bumpy boat ride is risky for pregnant);
    • No one who had recent injuries or surgeries;
    • No issues on neck, back, hip, leg, knee or any mobility issues
    • No illnesses such as heart conditions, stroke, epilepsy, severe high blood pressure or any severe health conditions
    • No one who is intoxicated of drug or alcohol
    • Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a liability waiver and accompany them on board the boat
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children 15 yrs old and under must have a parent or guardian fly with them
    • 3-person flights are dependent on the wind and passenger weight rations, and are up to the captain to decide
    • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking; maximum combined weight must not exceed 450 lbs (204 kg)
    • Swimsuits, sunscreen and closed-toed shoes are recommended
    • Minimum of 5 yrs of age to participant or ride the boat
    • Not recommended for those who have Flu-Like Symptoms
    • 48-hour cancellation policy- People who are at risks are discouraged to participate in this activity; - No expectant mothers (bumpy boat ride is risky for expectant mom); - No one who had recent injuries or surgeries; - The triple flight is dependent on the wind and weight ration for the Captain to decide. No Guarantee; - Must be at least 5 yrs. old to participate in an activity or to ride in the boat. Juveniles of 15 years or under must be accompanied by their parent or guardian to participate in this activity. - Children 15 yrs of age and under must have their parent or guardian to be on board with them; Children 15 yrs of age and under must have their parent or guardian to fly with them; - Maximum of 450 lbs. weight combined for 2 or 3 people to fly together - A person over 250 lbs or more should be able to fit into the belt of the harness to fly. - Heavy people must be able to walk healthy without an assistant; - Elderly must be in good health condition (SORRY, High risks individuals are discouraged to participate due to Covid-19) - No handicapped persons unless they are able to walk on their own, healthy walk (no wheelchair); No one with mental conditions allowed on board. - No babies and no kid under 5 yrs of age are allowed on board. SORRY, TRANSPORTATION IS NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19.
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7006_PAR

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    • Hawaiian Parasail
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      Joined in July 2011
    • jakeisrad19
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So much fun!
      Absolutely amazing staff. Sometimes people can treat tourists with less patients. Not this place. Amazing breathtaking views in such a fun experience.
      Written November 24, 2023
    • 161leslier
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience
      Scheduling was easy and they are efficient and well organized. Convenient location in the AlaWai Boat harbor just in front if the Ilikai Hotel next door to the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Boat crew were excellent as was the lady in their office. Oh, and it was a fun experience
      Written October 10, 2023
    • rebeccak973
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!! Such a pleasure
      What an amazing experience to see Honolulu 1000feet in the air. The captain and crew were amazing, friendly, attentive and funny. They made the tour even better than what it already was. 50/10 recommend these guys! Well done
      Written September 24, 2023
    • U7094BHandrear
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Up, up and away!
      Amazing experience! 10 minutes seemed small when booking, but it's actually all you need really. Loved it! Not scary. They will dip you if you want and it's quite nice and refreshing. Very skilled captain and crew although they didn't give us their names until the end. That could be addressed. Check in staff were wonderful.
      Written July 29, 2023
    • A3914CJjohny
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I believe I can fly..
      This is absolutely a must do experience when in Waikiki...the crew is absolutely professional and accommodating...once you are up in the air it's about as smooth a ride as you can imagine...life is about enjoying a different perspective and the views are indescribable...the refreshing feet dunk in the water is great too...they have an awesome DJ on board too for the trip...this is the specific tour experience to do...don't miss!
      Written July 23, 2023
    • jim h
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun
      Had a great time taking my twins parasailing. Staff was excellent and boat captains were a blast. Price was great and booking was fast and simple.
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    • simonep392
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome parasailing
      Awesome experience, staff were so friendly and helpful and made us feel so welcome! Would highly recommend!
      Written July 10, 2023
    • dwag09
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Peaceful Adrenaline Rush at 800 feet
      The whole experience was well managed and enjoyable. Our Captain and crew were funny and definitely made the experience relaxing and fun!! I highly recommend this experience while vacationing in Oahu!!
      Written June 19, 2023
    • 662cassiet
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtaking views
      My husband is terrified of heights but he wanted to parasail with me while we were on Oahu for our wedding anniversary. Russell made the whole experience so fun and made us feel comfortable and safe. Some people are just special and he is one of those people. 🫶🏽 While we were in the air the sights we saw of Waikiki and the ocean were absolutely breathtaking. Russell takes pictures of you during the entire experience and for $40 you get all of them imported onto your phone and given an SD card of them. If you’re feeling brave and want to experience something beautiful, do this!!! Mahalo from Louisiana! 🌺
      Written May 6, 2023
    • 95carjar
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day parasailing
      This was an awesome place to parasail. Cap'n Kevin, crewman Russell who handled the deals, the photography, the harnessing up and hooking people in was awesome. They will get you wet only if you want to, otherwise you leave the back of the boat and come back on the boat without getting your feet wet. Deborah who greeted us, handled all the paperwork and accommodated an incident with my husband was just so great. These guys are professionals but alot of fun. They were also only a 10 minute walk from our hotel. Pretty convenient.
      Written April 18, 2023
    • 392anisap
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      Sail again
      This was our 4th time with this company! Need I say more? Kids and adults alike are always up for a few minutes of quiet in the sky and a dip in the ocean!
      Written April 4, 2023
    • 168moniquek
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      2 Teens LOVED IT
      We bought the photo package and it was amazing! The girls were the only ones in the boat that wore their swim suit and they had a lot of fun going in and out of the water.
      Written March 23, 2023
    • 659pattyc
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      Awesome Experience
      The staff was fun, friendly and entertaining. Also, very skilled. They made us feel comfortable and took amazing photos. Got all the photos for our whole group for $40 a real deal.
      Written March 22, 2023
    • shanelledevoe11
      0 contributions
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      Great Time
      The parasail itself was super fun and the directors were kind. I would definitely recommend booking here.
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    • Relax778477
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best part of my vacation
      This experience was the best part of my trip. It was an amazing experience and the captain and crew are experts. They took tons of pictures and they will download them to your phone for a reasonable price. I’ll do it again if I come back to Hawaii.
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    Evan
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2021 • Couples
    The parasailing experience itself was great, had never done it and certainly would do it again. Not that this mattered to us that much but the reservation says that a lot of Covid safety protocols will be taken like checking vaccine cards and mask wearing but none of that was done.

    Our main issue of concern was the condition of our captain, I believe his name was Jason. As soon as he got on the boat we could tell he was under the influence of something, if not drunk. He was slurring speech, couldn’t keep balance at all times and was making jokes about sharks, the parachute ripping, basically anything relating to safety.

    There was only four of us on the boat and we could tell the other two girls on the boat with us clearly were not very confident and comfortable with what was going on and what was being said and if his job is to make his customers feel safe and comfortable, he certainly did not do that. For the amount of money you pay for a short trip, you expect professionalism and that is not what we experienced. He got us up in the air fine, we got back to the boat just fine, but he had a little fun at our expense by letting us crash into the water two times which probably was a little unnecessary.

    Overall I felt the experience was good but could have been a lot better if our captain had acted in a more professional manner. My wife and I were fine and took the jokes as they came but I can see a lot of customers not being very confident about what is going on and they need the reassurance that things are going to go OK. Please take whatever steps necessary to ensure this for future guests.
    Written September 26, 2021
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    Aloha Evan, Jason has been working for me for nearly 2 decades and I know him very well, I can assure you that he was not under the influence of anything, he is just that way and always has been. He talks like that and makes jokes because that is his way of trying to entertain all that come out. Not all people take the same joke the same way that others might take it but he makes very good tips and gets excellent reviews and compliments all the time. I am really happy that you took the time to mention what you observed and I will certainly continue to give him as well as all my captains and crew random drug testing that is conducted by my membership with the company Maritime Consortium. I take comments such as yours very seriously and again appreciate your doing such. Mahalo and Aloha.
    Written October 1, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    agbplus4
    Yorba Linda, California, United States18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    We went to Oahu last week and my kids' only request was to go parasailing. I waited till the last minute to book the reservation...literally we had one day left. So in the morning, I started calling around to find a spot that could accommodate 8 kids (we had a large group with us). The lady at Hawaiin Parasail was super accommodating and told me she could get us in that day. She sent an email confirmation with the address and check-in info. It was super easy to find with tons of parking. The check-in was very easy. She even let me (the mom) go for free to be an observer.
    On the boat, the two guys were amazing. Super friendly and helpful and the whole event of parasailing ran very smoothly. I even got to go up and parasail because there was a lady there that was alone and she needed a partner. So that was a bonus! Parasailing is amazing!! It is so peaceful with an amazing view of the island. The guys running the rides had it so perfectly organized, were calm and knew exactly what to do. I felt extremely safe and the kids did too! (ages were 14-18) If I were to parasail again in Oahu, I would definitely go with Hawaiin Parasail again. I highly recommend them! Super accommodating, helpful and the whole experience was super fun, easy and safe!!
    Written February 7, 2020
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    Sathya V
    San Jose, California15 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    This is our first time parasailing and we are so glad we did it. It was really fun! The crew Jason and Diego were good,but didn't take much effort to connect They had us on 1200 ft line and dunked us quite a few times . You get an SD card for $30 with so many photos. Make sure you tell them to take photos and if you want to be dunked before taking off. Don't forget to bring cash to tip them.

    Cons: The lady at the cashier register on 7/24 at 8 am was really rude. We forgot to bring cash for tips( 8 am ) , so we asked if we could get cash back, she said no but we can add it to the tips and will go to their pay check , I said yea first but then my husband pointed out that they would have to pay tax , so cash is better. She embarrassed me shouting in front of all people that this lady keeps changing her mind. This ruined our whole experience which was otherwise fun. There is no need to embarrass someone for forgetting.My husband did run back to the hotel , got the cash and gave it to the lady to tip them.
    Written August 4, 2021
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    Thank you for your review, sorry that our cashier did not meet with your expectations, but, we are not a bank and do not provide cash backs. The crew receives most of their tips from credit cards and yes they pay taxes on those tips, this is the law. I don't know why there was any need for anybody to be shouting in this situation, I can only imagine. I am happy to hear you had a great time otherwise and hope you keep the positive part as your memory as you should.
    Written August 6, 2021
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    Lea
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Couples
    My fiance and I had a blast, at first it was nerve wracking, but as soon as you're up in the air, it was actually pretty calming. The crew members were hilarious and the pictures that they took were definitely worth buying, they really instilled their humor into it (won't spoil it, but it's freaking great). Something I really recommend is for folks to either take some Dramamine 30 mins prior or to use seasick patches/bracelets. The water can be rough and felt bad for some of the folks who got seasick during our experience... also get an action camera, the shots while flying was pretty rad!
    Written August 18, 2021
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    Dan R
    Woodbury, MN17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    The adventure of parasailing was an excellent experience. The crew showed their experience in handling all types of customers. Safety and fun were their priority. In addition the crew was multi lingual, and showed great compassion to a customer from another group who became sea sick during the short outing. In addition if you are staying anywhere near the Waikiki Hilton Village, this operator is extremely convenient to get to by walking.
    Written March 16, 2020
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    Stevenh7272
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    Hawaiian Parasail was a very fun experience. Starting with the boarding, the two-man crew was very friendly and helpful in getting everyone situated comfortably. The ride out was cool and gave a great view of the city. During the ride, our guide was great at striking up conversation and getting us in our harnesses and life jackets. At first I was given one that closed, but fit too tightly and he offered a larger one to ensure I was as comfortable as possible. Once it was time to get up in the air the crew secured us and the ascent was very smooth. The ride was a nice experience. It was a lot calmer and quieter than I expected, but it was still fun. Before going up, we were asked if we were ok with being dunked into the water and we said yes. The dunk was a really nice addition and we're glad we didn't say no like some in our group did. Overall, I would recommend this.
    Written September 1, 2021
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    Michelle S
    Somerset4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    AMAZING parasailing experience!

    Myself and two friends decided to try parasailing for the first time and chose to go big or go home with the 1000ft line. This was absolutely one of the best experiences we had in Oahu!

    The crew (Russell and Jamie) were so friendly, funny, and were able to connect with us so quickly. They have a great system and gave us quick but informational instructions that made us all feel at ease. The boat ride was a little bumpy/fast, but it was all part of the experience.

    We had beautiful views, got dunked more than a few times, and also saw some turtles from the air! Loved that they also offered a SD card with 100+ photos so we didn't have to risk bringing our phones up there.

    If you're looking to parasail in Oahu, I definitely recommend booking with this team - you'll have an awesome time!
    Written June 20, 2021
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    142JanetH
    Sydney, Australia204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Parasailing was on my bucket list, so watching them parasailing from my hotel room each day gave me the urge to check it out. The hotel recommended Hawaiian Parasail as it was an easy 10 mind walk from our hotel. We did the 1st trip of the morning so it wasn't too hot when we went out. Had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the parasailing. Just felt the staff on the boat could have actually done a safety briefing rather than just putting all of us in our harnesses without much conversation. I felt both the guide and captain got chatty when asking for gratuities which happened as we were coming back to shore. But in saying that...LOVED it; recommend doing it.
    Written October 19, 2022
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    Jessica C
    Washington DC, DC20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021
    What an amazing experience. Riding around in a boat is such as great way to spend the day. As someone who is afraid of height, parasailing was not on my bucket list. In fact, I got a little emotional while being strapped into the harness. The two men running the event were incredibly kind and helpful, inspiring confidence in what surely seemed like flawed physics. In spite of my trepidation, everything went really well and my flight partner noted a whale that was visible from our 800-ft ascent. Scheduling was easy and done via phone as the website did not show an availability. Check in was also easy. There are clean restroom nearby at the pier. I would recommend this company for anyone considering parasailing.
    Written May 6, 2021
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    Nicki T
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021
    Fantastic outing! My family had the best time. We went up in groups of two and the views were unbelievable. Captain Jamie was super friendly. We did the 8 minute/800 feet option and loved it. We also bought the pictures they offered-$30 for some amazing pics AND the SIM card-so worth it. Can’t wait to go again!
    Written January 20, 2021
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    Happy to hear you had such a fantastic time, hope to see you again in the near future.
    Written February 3, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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