Marina Del Rey Parasailing
Marina Del Rey Parasailing
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Surf the air waves while suspended up to 500 feet in the air observing frolicing dolphins while tethered to a USCG captained winch boat. Enjoy the thrill of stay-dry parasailing while being whisked up above the Pacific Blue. Panoramic views of Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Malibu Beaches all while safely harnessed in the the latest equipment built specifically for parasailing. Check-out our reviews and give us a call for a reservation, it will be the best memory of your Los Angeles holiday.
Marina del Rey, California

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Cassandra R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Our ride with them was amazing! They really looked after our safety and health as we went during COVID. Matt and Vinny were our boat operators and couldn't thank them enough for how they made the experience unforgettable! The atmosphere on the boat was amazing as they had music playing and walked us through every step before getting up in the air. We were required to wear masks the whole time while sitting in the boat but we were allowed to take them off once it was our turn to parasail. I appreciate them looking out for our health as well as the people we were on the boat with. I would highly recommend going to MDRparasailing if you are looking for something to do while in the area!
Written July 10, 2020
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marianne w
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The favorite part was how much my teen and her friends loved the adventure. They were thrilled. The captain and first mate were knowledgeable, friendly and safety conscious. They went over and above to make sure we had a great time. It was amazing to hang hundreds of feet in the air, experience the quiet, and see the beautiful skyline and sunset.
Written November 14, 2022
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Rachel H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I loved Marina del Rey Parasailing (and Captain Vinny and Simon) SO much that I covered it in my travel Phoenix live morning show segment yesterday!

Captain Vinny and Simon were fantastic from start to finish! I took my daughter up with me on her 22nd birthday and we had an absolute blast! Captain Vinny and his assistant, Simon were absolutely fantastic! Before we signed up, I did research to be sure that I felt safe with this particular company. I was pleased to read that the crew members consist of captains that are US Coast Guard licensed masters with 16 years experience and over 80,000 completed flights. The company website fully explains everything from pricing to expectations and includes a thorough Q& A section.

We had the time of our lives! I also wrote an extensive blog post about just how top notch this company...and our parasailing experience was!
Written January 12, 2024
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Kimberly H
Los Angeles, CA133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
We had a great time except the weather was not to our liking. We had a overcast & it was windy so I'd recommend brining a jacket. Otherwise, the whole experience was fun! Thanks to Peter & Andrew who made our parasail fast & efficient. Unfortunately, some people on our ship got seasick & started throwing up. Probably shouldn't eat before. We brought our own gopro & took amazing pics! Definitely going to go back!
Written November 23, 2018
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Sanz R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
These guys are not only crooks, but they're also obnoxious. We were falsely promised a lower price but were charged more. They were extremely rude to us even though it was error on their part. NEVER EVER doing business with them. I would rather go to the parasailing place in newport beach.
Written June 13, 2015
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Cori A
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
We had done this once before years ago on a packed boat (same company) and it was great fun. Boat plays loud fun tunes. We were looking for a way to end the last day of summer for our daughter before school goes back in session. It was only us and one other small group on the boat. They went up first. Then it was our turn. My daughter’s harness immediately rode up her backside and instead of being seated in the harness, she was basically hanging vertical. She was using all her core strength and holding on so hard with her hands. She wasn’t able to enjoy the ride and once you’re up there, you can’t communicate with the captain. She was in tears by the end of the ride because she was in so much discomfort hanging vertically vs being able to sit. When we got back on the boat, the captain said he noticed the straps had slid up and I asked why he didn’t bring her in and let her readjust and send her out again? There was no one going up after us. It wasn’t a full boat. There was time before they were headed out again. Instead he offered to send her right back up but she was in a lot of discomfort and wasn’t up for going again. I asked if they would reimburse her flight as it was such a disaster for her but they were an adamant no. They compared it to going to a restaurant and having a bad meal and I said, that is a bad analogy- a restaurant would take that dish off the bill! So it was disappointing.
It’s still a fun thing to do- just make triple sure the straps hit you correctly and you’re sitting in the harness or else it’s a long 10 minutes dangling vertically 800’ in the air and holding on scared- vs being comfortably seated in the harness. Note they did mention what they call a wedgie- but once you are up- it’s not obvious how to readjust yourself. You’re super high and scared to move around too much fussing with the straps.
Written August 27, 2018
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Trent W
Los Angeles, CA41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
These guys convinced me to purchase their
Living Social deal directly from them, when I called to get information, and in the end,
took my money without providing any
services.
The morning of my parasailing reservation,
the forecast was for scattered showers with a possibility of thunder, which was exactly the case in my area.
THEY had cancelled a previous reservation
under similar weather conditions, and not wanting to drive 30 miles through the worse
traffic L.A. has to offer, only to be cancelled again, I called to reschedule.
I was told it was cloudy at the beach, but fine for parasailing. It was also too late for me to get there on time, so they said "sorry,
you forfeit your deposit"
If they had not talked me into buying directly
from them, "everything will be fine" , I would've had some recourse, but I trusted them, and was screwed for it.
Be careful dealing with this business if you don't have money to burn!
Thanks.
Written March 18, 2015
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Gail C
Tempe, AZ2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
I am soooooo VERY DISAPPOINTED. I decided to gift myself with a few days stay in Venice beach for my birthday. The highlight of my birthday vacation was to go parasailing something I wanted to do for along time,not to mention conquering my fear of height and large bodies of water. When I came home to download my SD card it did not work. I took my computer and SD card to see what was wrong i was told by Bestbuy, and my IT guy from work that the SD card was bad. My heart sank to such a LOW level. So i called Marina del rey and they request I mail card back to them "because. sometimes they can get it to work" I will mail it because if there is ANY POSSIBLE way to have my birthday moments and memories i would do it. But it seems I may just have these memories in my heart all bundled in disappoint of the lost of memories and the money to create those "special" moments. I AM TRULY. UNHAPPY. This DISAPPOINTMENT makes my review very muddy and cloudy. Hopefully after i mail "SD"card back they can do something to bring my pictures back and maybe i can make a review i can see past the hurt and DISAPPOINTMENT of not being able to come back and share with my friends and family:-( It is not the lost of $25 as far as i am concern they can keep that it is the lost of memories of a very special moment:
PLEASE TAKE SOMEONE WITH YOU TO TAKE PHOTOS IF THIS IS A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR YOU.. I am SO VERY VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED over this
Written August 27, 2014
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Brad S
Los Angeles8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
We bought a living social coupon for this and scheduled it for December. Due to an extenuating circumstance, we asked to reschedule a week later, which was one day after the expiration deadline (and over a week notice). They said no way, the rules are the rules. They could care less about our situation. True, they probably had no contractual obligation to extend this. However, if this is how a business treats its customers, I'm going elsewhere.
Written December 14, 2012
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wonderwoman07
San Antonio, TX31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Reservation for parasailing was recorded incorrectly in appointment book, upon arrival to the business mistake was brought to managements attention. The staff/ manager/ partial owner (as I was given all these titles for one individual) was very dismissive and could not believe they would ever make a mistake. Do to everyone not being able to ride on parasail boat since they overbooked, simply asked that we not be charged for something out of our control. At that time I was propositioned with some shady back door deal to provide a portion in cash for no services rendered. Where I am from customer service is a big deal and I just want customers to know this place has none. I really hope they can find better representations for their company in the future and understand that flexibility is key in the situation. Basically I was robbed by this company, whom collected fees for no service.
Written April 5, 2016
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