Here at Corolla Parasail, we pride ourselves in being the longest running, family owned and operated parasail company on the Outer Banks. With over 60 years of industry experience combined, our United States Coast Guard Licensed 100-Ton Master Captains put your safety above all else, as we strictly adhere to the WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association) weather and equipment standards. Our captains work closely with their crew—trained, CPR & First Aid Certified avid watermen—year after year to ensure your parasailing experience is of the highest caliber.
We understand you have plenty of options when parasailing on the Outer Banks, and we want you to know we are the only company running not one, but TWO US Coast Guard Certified and Inspected 12 passenger Ocean Pros on the Outer Banks, with boats leaving from Corolla and Duck. These top of the line boats were designed specifically for parasailing and guarantee a comfortable and dry ride around the sound. Our boats leave on the hour and due to the nature of our scheduling, we are able to promise 10-12 minute flights per group.
We encourage you to do your research when deciding which company to fly with during your vacation! Ask yourself a couple of key questions: does the company run 12 passenger Ocean Pros, meaning they MUST be inspected by the United States Coast Guard? Was there any mention of the WSIA? Exactly how long have the captain and crew been in the industry? We feel like you know the right answers to these questions by now and look forward to taking your reservation today!
|WHY US?||Corolla Parasail|
|ONLY United States Coast Guard Inspected Vessel in Corolla||Yes|
|ONLY Active Members of WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association) in Corolla
*Please note that it is NOT a requirement in the parasail industry to become members of the WSIA, but it is a decision we have made as responsible parasail operators to keep our standing with the WSIA year after year. Before booking your trip, be sure to ask about company membership.
|Company Adheres to Current WSIA Weather Standards||Yes|
|Company Adheres to Current WSIA Equipment Standards||Yes|
|Company Adheres to Current WSIA Crew Training Standards||Yes|
|Captain ∓ Crew Members of Maritime Consortium||Yes|
|Captain & Crew Subject to Random Drug Screening||Yes|
|ONLY Company with Over 15 Years of Parasailing Experience in Corolla||Yes|
|ONLY Company Running an Ocean Pro (Designed for Parasailing) in Corolla||Yes|
|ONLY Ocean Pro in Corolla, Seating Up to 12 Passengers, Dry & Comfortably||Yes|
|100% of Crew CPR & First Aid Certified||Yes|
|ONLY Captain in Corolla who has Safely Flown Over 25,000 Customers||Yes|
|Excellent Liability Insurance||Yes|
|Uses Leading Industry Safety Equipment for Every Flight||Yes|
|Captain & Crew Conduct Weekly Safety Drills||Yes|
|Properly Stows Equipment to Prevent Equipment Malfunction||Yes|
|Company has FAA Certificate of Waiver & Authorization to Fly in Designated Area||Yes|
A great option to ensure the (dry!) safety of your personal equipment while still capturing the entire experience is to purchase one of our professional photo packages! The crew will take at least 50 shots of your experience from leaving the back of the boat, up through the air and your return. Using the most up-to-date professional camera and lens, you are guaranteed an incredible way to remember your trip! The packages also include the entire SD card to take home with you. Our captain will go over this with you while on the boat, but feel free to contact with any other questions!
Here are some examples from a family picture package:
Don't want to go parasailing, but know someone who does? Or maybe you have something special to celebrate--a wedding, anniversary, or birthday! Call or email to purchase your friend, co-worker, or loved one an unforgettable gift.
Making a reservation is strongly suggested during our season, as we fly full boats on the hour, every hour. Reservations early in the week are urged because we are a weather dependent business. Give us a call today to ensure your family books an ideal time for everyone!
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798 Sunset Blvd, Corolla, NC 27927
Captain Ed Jordan has been a licensed 100-Ton Master Captain for two decades. Working all the way from Maine to the Outer Banks, he has flown over 25,000 happy customers! Ed attended Maine Maritime Academy for four years, where he studied Small Vessel Operations and has been a commercial fisherman on the East Coast for twenty years. An avid waterman, you’ll absolutely enjoy a safe and fun experience while on his boat.
Jacquelin Winter grew up boating recreationally on the South Jersey Shore (Strathmere anyone?) and started working on parasail boats as a summer gig through college back in 2008. Fully aware she wanted a life on the water, she moved to the Outer Banks year-round in 2012 after graduating from Emerson College and hasn't looked back! Crewing on everything from private charters to multimillion dollar luxury catamarans, Jacquelin found her niche as a First Mate on a parasail vessel for Corolla & Duck Parasail. With nearly a decade of professional crewing experience under her belt, you are guaranteed a safe and fun trip!
Captain Trevor Houck — well, what can we say about this fine gentleman? A 50-Ton Master Captain, he joined our crew two years ago and we could not be more thankful to have this awesome surfer dude (as some of you know him) returning for a third season! If you’ve had the pleasure of riding the shuttle boat out under Captain Trevor’s wing, you know first-hand how nice, knowledgeable, and super funny this guy is! He is an integral member of our crew and if you’re lucky, you may get to meet his son River—the legend— who catches more fish from the dock than the saltiest men you know.
Collin Davis has called the Outer Banks a second home his entire life, vacationing every summer with his family to surf, eat good food, and enjoy all this beautiful stretch of land has to offer. After graduating from Christopher Newport University with a Biology and Marine Ecology degree, it seemed only natural he’d trek down to see if he could parlay his love for all things aquatic into a profession, and he did so with Corolla Parasail. During the off-season, Collin enjoys professional shark fighting (just kidding, sort of) but he does head down to the Caribbean to tag sharks and we are so grateful to have him return to us each year for our spring and summer seasons!
Captain Alex Winter has been a licensed 100-Ton Master Captain for over a decade. Having started his career in the parasail industry as a First Mate and then Captain many years ago, his understanding of, and respect for the business is unparalleled. He has worked on the Gulf and East Coast of Florida, making him a year-round parasail Captain who’s flown over 24,000 smiling faces! With extensive experience navigating and flying the waters of the Outer Banks, you couldn’t be in better hands than you are when you fly with him.
The Water Sports Industry Association’s mission is to serve as the world’s leading trade association that promotes and protects towed water sports activities.
To be the world’s leading industry advocate that communicates, produces and distributes safety and educational materials for towed water sports. The WSIA works with local, state and federal agencies in partnership with national and international governing bodies to ensure the use of waterways for towed water sports. As a group, we develop best practices and sustainable growth for all towed water sports.
Every commercial parasail operator vessel shall be equipped with a hard mount or handheld visual weather monitoring device for use by the vessel Master when operating with passengers. VHF alone is not acceptable.
The vessel Master shall check and be cognizant of both the current and forecasted weather conditions for the intended area of operation taking into account the intended duration of the parasail set.
The vessel Master shall maintain a weather log that includes: wind direction, wind speed, wave height, sky conditions. Weather observations shall be recorded by the vessel Master at the start of each day of operation and before each parasail set.
Commercial parasailing is prohibited when the current observed wind conditions in the area of operation include sustained wind speed of more than 20 mph, wind gusts of a difference of 15 mph greater than the sustained wind speed, the wind speed during gusts exceed 25 mph or rain or heavy fog results in reduced visibility of less than 0.5 mile, or when a known thunder/lightning storm comes within 7 miles of the parasailing area.
When wind gusts are observed in excess of those which prohibit parasailing operations, a minimum of 30 minutes must elapse without any observed wind gust speeds exceeding those that prohibit parasailing before resuming parasailing operations. In no case shall parasail operations be conducted in weather conditions that exceed the manufacturer’s specified limitations of the equipment being used.
April 23, 2016 at 7:47am ~ Facebook
After going parasailing several years ago, I cannot imagine going to the Outer Banks without going back to Corolla Parasailing. My family and I went parasailing and it is an amazing adventure. I am terrified of heights but once we were up, it was an amazing and peaceful experience and I felt no fear. My family will be back there in June and plan to go again!
The captain and first mate are extremely professional and provide a safe exciting experience like no other.. Don't miss it!
July 7, 2016 ~ Facebook
Awesome experience! My girls loved it and so did I. The crew was great, kept us informed and made the experience fun for all. Highly recommend this crew for the best time possible!
August 19, 2016 ~ Facebook
Such a great time - Captain Alex and his matey were so friendly and accommodating! :). It was so great we are going twice on this vacay
June 4, 2016 ~ Yelp
My first time up and it won't be my last! Great fun, highly recommend the ride. You're in the sky for a nice ride, flying over the bay - it's smooth and relaxing. You get all of your instructions from your captain (Alex) and you don't have to worry about a thing once you're in the air and coming back down. Nervous? You shouldn't be! You won't regret it!
July 3, 2016 ~ Yelp
Where do I start! My family and I love this place! Every year we come to Corolla Parasail and we have never been disappointed. The service is amazing, our rides have been great and overall the prices were reasonable. We look forward to coming back next year !
September 19, 2016 ~ Trip Advisor
Great fun. Staff was polite, funny and great company. They made this fun experience even more enjoyable.
August 18, 2016 ~ Trip Advisor
We went with a group of 7. The tour started on time and was a blast. Alex drove the boat, he was quiet with a few comments. Colan kept us entertained as he took pictures and set up the next parasailer. The service was fun and efficient. I would recommend this service.
July 18, 2016 ~ Trip Advisor
Down with friends and made a reservation for the next day. They were very accommodating and polite when we arrived. The shuttle boat Captain out to the parasail boat was fun and knowledgeable. The Captain and Mate for the parasail boat were fun and energetic, and they also tried to put tensions at ease.
July 5, 2016 ~ Trip Advisor
Awesome fun! We had a group of eight first-timers ranging from six years old to forty-four years old. The captain and his helper were great. We all felt safe and the experience was a blast! Can't recommend any higher. A++
July 1, 2016 ~ Trip Advisor
This was our 2nd time at OBX and 2nd time to Corolla Parasail. I went with my 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter. The staff was friendly and informative from the person who we paid to the staff on the pier, the boat driver who shuttled us to the parasail boat and of course the captain and 1st mate.
Corolla Parasail will be open for season on May 1st and our office is open year round. All e-mails will be answered promptly at firstname.lastname@example.org
798 Sunset Blvd, Corolla, NC 27927
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