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Chute 'Em Up Parasailing

Port Aransas, TX, USA
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Hallie P wrote a review Nov 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a must do every time we come from now on. Wonderful crew members that make you feel safe. Beautiful weather was a plus from God. If you have not tried this you will be very surprised at how wonderful the experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Carol S wrote a review Oct 2020
Blanco, Texas11 contributions3 helpful votes
Fabulous! Fun! Fantastic experience! These guys are friendly & professional! Can’t imagine a better time!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MariaMcLendon wrote a review Oct 2020
Dallas, Texas104 contributions19 helpful votes
Yay!! Chute ‘em up Parasailing is so fun! Shawn, the parasail instructor, is super nice and patient. VERY patient. A family on our boat was from Ft. Worth, but they originally lived in Seattle. The family of five referred to each other as Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister and...well, they didn’t really talk to or about the middle child. Mom and Dad have been married for 20 years and the Dad has been a business owner for 41 years—in real estate—and he doesn’t think he knows if he could work for someone else. The family is staying at Port Royal, they normally visit Florida—they love the beach in Destin—but right now they’re trying to find places closer that they can drive their RV to, which makes Port A a good destination because they can drive here in just 8 hours. They’ve been to Corpus, too, but didn’t really like it, they think there’s more to do in Port A. Only one of the kids was eager to Parasail, but Brother—the 1st born—was most nervous. Brother wouldn’t even get on his dad’s Harley—well, he was okay with the trike, but the motorcycle made him nervous, so obviously parasailing would make him nervous, too. Brother eventually got on the Harley and since then he’s loved it!! According to Dad, anyway. They have a boat too, but it’s not as big as the parasailing boat. Dad said their boat is a 21 footer, Brother corrected him and let him know it was a 24 footer. Anyhoo—once Brother got up there he had a good time and Dad wanted to take a picture and post it on Facebook so Brother’s girlfriend could see what a good time he was having. They went to the swing bar for coffee this morning, because the buffet at Port Royal is closed due to Covid (Port Royal has decent beds, though, which is important when you’re almost 60. Which Dad is, his birthday is tomorrow.) Did you know St. Augustine is the oldest town in America? We all know that now. St. Augustine is known for its lighthouses, and in Port A there is an active lighthouse that we passed to get to the point from where we parasailed. We saw some dolphins, too. Brother has been going to Gatorland in FL since he was this high. Mom took some GoPro pics of the dolphins and forced Brother to take the GoPro when he went parasailing. When Mom and Dad were up on the parasail, Mom managed the GoPro, and all three of the kids asked how much of a bribe it would take for Shawn and Captain to dunk their parents completely in the water (we would have contributed to that bribe!). You could tell they were thinking about it, but based on everything we had heard to that point, it didn’t seem like Mom and Dad had the sense of humor to receive that well. Dad thinks it’s too bad everyone in California has ruined that state, and now people from California are moving to Colorado (Shawn is from Colorado, did you know? It’s about all we managed to find out about anyone on the boat other than Dad) and people in Colorado are making their way to Texas. Specifically Austin. Dad informed us that Californians want to divide California into 3 states, and he thinks people can’t agree to disagree anymore. After parasailing, they were heading out fishing and they specifically asked for a captain with a good personality. At one point, Shawn said that sometimes his boat gets passengers that just don’t shut up. The three of us thought that was funny....Dad went on to tell us that Tennessee, Texas, and Florida don’t have state income taxes and Shawn should be happy that he no longer needs to pay state income taxes. A lot of Dad’s friends are moving to Tennessee from California, because California is ruined. There were 2 other women on the boat with us, we don’t know anything about them. Maybe they’re from California. Chute ‘em up parasailing is a fun, high-flying adventure and it’s a must if you’re in Port A! Oh and btw, pay attention when Captain and Shawn pull in the parachute. Wow. P.S. Mom looked at our shirts and never figured out what they said. Bfubi, Escktc, & Tinghes
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Frank P wrote a review Aug 2020
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Chute 'Em Up Parasailing was a great choice......from making the reservation on the phone, to the flight itself, was an A++ experience. The place itself was easy to find, the young lady at the counter, answered all my questions and let us know we had some options to capture the experience. They showed a neat little video, about what you need to know, right before we got on the boat. The boat was a nice craft, and the Captain and First Mate were cool guys, they engaged all of he people on board, and knew there jobs and roles well. The gear that you had to use looked to be in good shape, and the First Mate, helps you get into the harnesses and life jackets, so that was easy. They gave great instructions, nothing to crazy, and let us know that this was safe and to just enjoy the ride. The also ask us if we we wanted to be dipped into the water, and if we wanted to get just our feet, knees or a full baptism.......we opted for the full Baptism. Once in the air and off the boat, the view was spectacular, we felt safe the whole time while we were airborne. and when it came to be Baptized......they did not disappoint.....it was a great ending to the ride!! I only wish the flight was longer then the 15 minutes that we were up......25-30 would have been perfect, but I would definitely recommend Chute 'Em Up Parasailing as a little adventure while down in Port Aransas Great People, Great Time....so just do it!!!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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James wrote a review Aug 2020
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I HATE HEIGHTS --- However, Parasailing was a MAGICAL EXPERIENCE! I've never experienced anything like it! Don't be cheap - pay extra for the GoPro and the Camera. We are STILL sharing these photos and videos till this day!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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