FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PARASAILING
These are the questions that we are most frequently asked. If you have any query that needs further information, please do not hesitate to call us or send us an email to …...
Do I need any ability or are there any requirements in order to go parasailing?
Absolutely not! If you can sit, you can fly! No special skills are required to go parasailing. You don't need to know how to navigate, fly or drive; you simply, sit, relax and enjoy the ride and the views offered by Lloret de Mar and the southern Costa Brava.
Will I get wet?
The whole experience can be done without getting wet. If requested, we can make a "dip", where we lower the parachute to the water, allowing you to get your feet wet (and a little more...). After, the parachute will be raised again and the experience will continue. The dip could be made whenever Captain sees that the conditions are suitable to do so. Safety is our number one priority.
What should I wear?
If it is hot, a swimsuit is best; if it’s not very hot, shorts or even trousers. Remember that under normal conditions, if you don’t want to, you won’t get wet.
Is Parasailing scary?
It is actually quite the opposite. Parasailing is very quiet and peaceful. Takeoffs and landings are very slow and gentle, the sensation is as if you were really "floating on air".
What are the take-off and landing like?
Our custom-built parasailing boat allows a very gentle and easy take-off and landing. Once prepared and sitting on deck, customers are slowly lifted with ease, while enjoying a comfortable ride in a swing harness. The return to the boat is smooth and progressive, until once again you reach the deck of the boat.
Are there any age requirements?
The minimum age is 10 years old and the minimum height is 1.10 m, and there is no maximum age limit. Our oldest customer was a 93-year-old woman.
Are there any weight requirements?
In order to fly, the required minimum weight is 70 kg.
To fly in tandem (two people at the same time), the combined weight of the two must be greater than 80 kg and less than 250 kg.
To fly three people at the same time, the combined weight of the three must be more than 110 kg and less than 270 kg.
The captain, using his experience and knowledge, is the one who takes the final decisions based on the wind conditions and state of the sea and can vary the maximum and minimum limits. Once again, safety is our number one priority.
What is the best time for parasailing?
Early in the morning! We all like to sleep in the morning when we are on holiday, but it is when the best flights are made. The temperature is very good, the sea is calm, the winds are very light and boat traffic is minimal.
Where do we get the Parasailing boat from?
We always embark from Lloret de Mar beach, from a channel marked out by buoys which is exclusive for our customers. There are two possibilities to embark on the parasailing boat.
A) The parasailing boat collects you directly from the shore.
B) A transport boat picks you up on the shore and takes you to the parasailing boat.
Does the captain have a Parasailing license?
Yes, of course. Our captains have a PARASAILING LICENCE granted by the PPAE (Professional Parasailing Association Europe), which is associated to the PAPO (Professional Association of Parasailing Operators).
Can my friends or family accompany me on the boat?
Yes, friends and family can come to enjoy a trip on our fabulous boat while you do the activity. The price for passengers is €10.
Can I bring my camera?
Of course! You can bring your own camera, but remember that if you bring your camera it is always your responsibility.
Also remember that we are in a boat, and there is always the risk of getting wet or being splashed, so our staff will NEVER be liable for damage or loss.
Do you offer a photo service?
Yes. We offer you a photo service in the boat using our own professional camera. Photo packages can be divided among several participants. With this option you can relax and enjoy the experience without having to look after your camera.
What if the boat’s engine stops suddenly?
Our boats, engines and safety equipment are inspected daily with very exhaustive checks to safeguard against incidents. Safety is our number one priority. In the unlikely event of a mechanical failure, participants would descend gently to the water (they would be wearing a parachute and a life-saving buoyancy vest always) and would be immediately picked up by another boat from our fleet. Once again, you are never in danger, the worst case is that you would get wet.
What happens if the rope breaks?
The drag line is designed to break at 7500 kg of force. The average trip by parachute only produces 400 kg of force. The line is inspected daily, and replaced every 6 months of operation. In the unlikely event that the line broke, the descent of the parachute would be slow and soft, and the parasailer would land in the water. The parachute is designed to land on the water behind the parasailer, never on top of them. Life jackets will allow them to float comfortably until the boat (immediately) comes to pick them up. Many customers ask us for this experience, but it is not on sale.