West Maui Parasail
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Parasailing is the best way to get High on Maui. You can fly single, Tandem (2 people together), or triple 3 people flying together. We have 2 locations: The first is in downtown Lahaina in Lahaina Harbor at slip #15. The second is on the beach in Kaanapali just a 3 minute walk north of Whalers Village. Look for our Yellow umbrella's and yellow shuttle boat. Watch for our Flying Yellow Smiley Parasail's - if you see a "Yellow Smiley Parasil" - That's us!We have a fleet of Parasail boats and our 2 newest are 12 passengers to be able to carry those larger groups. The whole boat trip takes about an hour and should be the Highlight of your trip!
Ka'anapali, Hawaii

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2022

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K W
Los Angeles, CA11 contributions
Aug 2022
What's the best way to start a trip to Maui? I'd argue it'd be gliding 600 ft in the air over the Pacific! We picked a 10:00am time slot and arrived at Whaler's village 30 minutes prior to our check-in time. Parking was plentiful in the parking structure (~9:15am). From the structure, walk through the outdoor mall until you reach the shoreline. West Maui's yellow umbrellas are easy to spot and check-in was a breeze.

As a first timer, I was really nervous to get up in the air, but our guides truly made us feel safe and comfortable from the get go. They provided clear instructions on what we should do, when we should do it, and what to expect. We were a small group of only two parties, which was great because we didn't have to wait long for our turn. The guide has a professional camera onboard and will snap all of your in-air pictures so you can enjoy worry free knowing you are saving your cell from a watery demise. As I recall, the picture package was $60, you get to keep the SD card, and if you'd like the pictures uploaded directly to your phone, the folks under the yellow umbrellas are able to do that for you once you return to shore.

Would suggest bringing a pair of sunglasses up there with you, unless you enjoy squinting through the wind and hair that will undoubtedly be whipping in to your face:) happy travels!
Written August 23, 2022
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Ashley
Illinois5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had a small hiccup with scheduling because our concierge who set us up did not tell us to watch for a text message with important I for about being early or which location (we didn’t know there were two). So we missed the text and got a call from the beach staff asking if we would be making it. Once we realized we didn’t get the info we needed, the beach staff had a girl from the office call. She explained concierge doesn’t always ask for emails to give them so they can’t always send the welcome email that people get when they book directly. She rescheduled us and sent us the email which made everything much easier. The flight was incredible and smooth, the boat crew were very friendly and social, and while it didn’t necessarily look as high as we expected while we were up there, the pictures showed just how high up were actually were. And yes, we were higher than the other company out there. We opted to put the $35 for pictures and we’re glad we did, they got a lot of great shots with a very nice camera. Overall great experience and would do it again!
Written July 19, 2021
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Mariska Crain
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
What a wonderfully fun, professional and conscientious outfit. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Our first trip out, tropical storms and high winds were a concern, the crew was amazing, kind, informative and very concerned for safety, finally offering a full refund or reschedule. We rescheduled on a better day for wind and the whole family enjoyed the most amazing experience. Again from the folks at the boat slip, to the ferry boat to the two-man (well man and woman) crew of the parasail boat, nothing but kindness, positivity, professionalism, fun and a phenomenal experience. We want to come back to Maui and when we do, we’ll be “flying” with them again!!
Written July 20, 2022
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Chrissy B
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
The crew on the beach were super friendly and helpful. The A team Anna and Andrew on cloud 9 were very fun and made you feel safe. Take off was easy and landing on boat was smooth. I thought I was going to have adrenaline rush but it was much more relaxing. It was so peaceful in the air and the sights from up there was awe inspiring
Written June 26, 2022
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sandyyutran
Paris, France1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
I took my kids for parasailing @ Lahaina. It was advertised with family discount, early bird discount and etc. By the time you called, there were no discounts at all, it was $125 per person regardless of how many tandem. False advertisement. All consents was signed for the minors. I informed the check in ladies that I was not going as visitor and pay $80 just to sit on the boat, and I will pay for the $35 digital pictures at the end. My 4 kids went in a boat with another family. They mentioned that the captain did not speak to them at all, they felt like they were left in the corner. I felt this is very unprofessional. Nevertheless, their pictures was not taken. As everyone know, this is not a cheap activity. I gave consent for my children to have their pictures taken, and now I don’t have their memory at parasailing. The entire trip was supposed to be one hour, they came back exactly in 45 mins and my kids also mentioned their time in parasailing was less than the other family members on the boat. You took our money, but memories of that moment can never be recreated. I am beyond disappointed, false advertisement, bad communications skills and not trust worthy.
Written November 25, 2021
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DvRhonda
Thousand Oaks, California4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
West Maui Parasail in Lahaina slip 15, was awesome. Such a great crew ! They were so professional and knew exactly what they were doing to make sure everyone was safe and had a great experience. It was the highlight of our trip ! Nothing to be afraid about with West Maui Parasail !!! Do it ! Have a great time !!!
Written October 23, 2022
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Voyage532785
3 contributions
Jun 2021
Captain JD & Ana (A Team) were amazing and made our parasail experience very memorable. We were with the kids and they took all safety precautions while we were on the boat and ensured that the kids had fun. Captain JD was very skilled and he made sure that we get into the water as much as we asked for (toes touching, ankle deep, knee deep etc) during the parasail (both ways while going up and while coming down). Ana did a great job putting on the harness and clicking photos. Over all a very memorable experience
Written June 3, 2021
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Phil L
Los Angeles, CA17 contributions
Jun 2021
I called on the day of, in hopes of finding an opening. They were of course all booked, just like the other parasailing outfits, but just a few minutes later they called me back and said there was a last minute cancellation. I didn't ask to be called back, but I'm glad they took the initiative. The parasailing was fun, thrilling, and definitely worth the time and money. All the guides and boat captains were nice, cheerful, and made the entire trip a lot of fun.
Written June 22, 2021
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Road376115
19 contributions
May 2022
My daughter and I did this adventure together. It was such a beautiful, fun, and peaceful experience. Such a neat way to get a different view of Maui and the surrounding islands. The staff was friendly and professional. I am rating this a 4 instead of a 5 simply because there were only 4 of us on this tour and for the price it certainly couldn't have hurt them to give us a little extra time.
Written May 26, 2022
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Kathleen S
Stratford, NJ2 contributions
Sep 2022
Totally professionals through and through but laid back and fun at the same time. What a great time we had. They took great pictures for us for a very reasonable $40 fee. Overall it was a blast and they provided excellent instruction not only for what to expect but for safety as well. Mahalo!
Written October 6, 2022
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