See the world from a completely new angle. Soar over the northern Gulf of Mexico sitting in a harness while parasailing, with the wind whipping in your hair. It’s one of the most exhilarating activities you can indulge in while visiting Panama City Beach.
Parasailing is a riveting sport for spotting wildlife and seeing the waters from a gorgeous new view.
Below is a quick guide to how you can parasail over the gulf during your next vacation to Panama City Beach.
The Basics of Parasailing in Panama City Beach
Parasailing is a non-intensive process that requires almost no work on your end. One rider or two will sit on a small seat with a strap. The seat dangles under a large kite, and the kite and seat are attached to a boat.
The boat tows the kite, giving it lift, while the parasailers soar through the air. It is different form paragliding, which is a self-controlled sports activity requiring some training or hang gliding, which consists of a sitting in a non-motorized plane with a steering bar.
You can parasail in Panama City Beach by signing a waiver with a local provider and booking a trip. Trips are typically 30 minutes to an hour and will often run along the coast of the city about a quarter mile from the beach.
Adventures at Sea
Location: 5711 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
There are a number of reputable parasailing providers in the city. One of the most acclaimed is the aptly-titled Adventures at Sea.
Adventures at Sea has about 35 different launch-off locations in the city. You can visit the website for specific locations, but you are sure to find a spot within a short distance of our Panama City Beach vacation rentals.
You can find the office on Lagoon Drive. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week. You can also call (850) 235-0009 to book a trip or ask further questions.
Panama City Parasail
Location: 14806 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Panama City Parasail is a family-operated provider that excels in offering an accessible journey for all ages. The captain has 30 years of extensive experience parasailing. The team will ease you in with a little training as well as some tips for getting the best photographs.
Panama City Parasail is the only location with clear beach access parking. Drivers can find a spot right where the launch is, which makes packing and preparing a whole lot easier. Non-riders can easily watch their family soar over the gulf from below.
Like other local providers, customers can also rent equipment, such as beach cruisers, banana boats, and paddleboards. The launch point and parking area is right by the water by the Open Sands neighborhood.
Parasailing trips are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations are not required. Contact the team at (850) 234-2122, especially during busy seasons, to save a spot or obtain more information.
A Flyover of Shell Island
Shell Island is one of the most enthralling attractions in Panama City Beach. Often considered Florida’s most pristine beach peninsulas, Shell Island occupies a 7-mile span by St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf. A few parasailing providers may launch from Shell Island, but most will do a stunning flyover of the crystalline waters surrounding the island.
Request an adventure over Shell Island from your selected parasailing provider for what could possibly be the greatest gulf view anywhere.
Our Panama City Beach vacation rentals offer you the best in beach views, tropical landscaping, and elegantly furnished kitchens and living spaces. Contact our team at (800)-874-2412 for a sky-soaring family friendly adventure in Panama City Beach.