Parasailing in Ocean City, MD
Introducing OC’s largest parasailing facility, featuring brand-new 12-passenger parasail boats so the entire gang can enjoy the experience together! Look for us in the Atlantic Ocean just in front of the beach with the only big RED boats in town.
We offer the longest rides at the lowest prices with more than ten minutes of straight sky high cruising time! Our boats are equipped with the latest winch boat technology providing comfortable, safe take-offs and dry landings right off the back of the boat.
We fly in-ocean to provide the best views while parasailing in Ocean City MD. From your choice of 400 feet, 600 feet, or 800 feet, you’re able to see views of the OC beach, Assateague Island, the inland bays, and at 800 feet you can even see views of Delaware and its beaches! You may even get a view of a few dolphins playing in the waves. Free falls and dips are available at no extra charge.
We can carry up to three people at a time in the air! No experience necessary. Fun and safe for all ages. Each of our boats departs the dock every hour and a half starting at 8:00 a.m. until sunset.
Captain and crew have a perfect safety record and are both USCG licensed captains, CPR and First Aid certified, and enrolled in random drug testing. We take your safety seriously, so please take into consideration that everything is at the captain’s discretion.
- Tickets are priced per PERSON.
- We can fly up to three in the air at a time!
- You have the OPTION of being dipped in the water during your ride, so please dress comfortably.
- Weight limit for parasailing is a combined weight of 500 lbs (depending on wind conditions).
We offer Photo Packages to take home with you to share with family and friends!
Best Deal in OC! Combo Packages are $55.00 and include BOTH Professional Photo Package AND Go-Pro Package! Packages can be purchased separately for $30.00 each
- Professional Photo Package: Our photographer takes between 50-75 photos in high resolution of your parasailing adventure!
- The Go-Pro package: We send you off with a Go-Pro attached to you allowing you to capture all of your memories in your perspective!
Reviews From Our Guests
My daughter and I went up with Tyler and Jack for 400 ft. Both of them were super nice and very helpful. My daughter loved it so much that we went again but this time we had Kyle and Scott and we went up 800 ft. Again excellent. We also went jet skiing with Noah and he made sure we were comfortable. Loved the area that we got to ride. Noah is very talented. Highly recommend this place!
– Eloise S. | Facebook
My family and I had an amazing time parasailing with the team at Paraside Watersports. We were taken on boat by Lucas and Kevin who were both incredibly nice and informative. The two created a very fun experience that we will never forget. Lucas especially would make jokes that helped calm our nerves and feel more excited to go up into the air. Overall, the experience was exceptional and I would definitely recommend booking a watersport with Paradise Watersports, especially parasailing.
– Tatty C. | TripAdvisor
Wow! This was my first experience on a boat and parasailing and I will defiantly be going again. We went 800ft and got our bodies dunked in the water! Tyler and Kevin were the best in explaining what to do and making me feel safe and comfortable by making me laugh! I can’t wait to go again next year!
– Kristin M. | Facebook
My daughter & I went Jet Skiing for the first time. Though it is very easy to pick up and do, we were first-timers. The staff at Paradise was entertaining and made it very enjoyable. The jet skis themselves were easy to handle and had plenty of pick up. We had a blast and look forward to going back to Paradise Watersports again!
– Howard W. | TripAdvisor
JET SKI FAQS
What's the difference between a jet ski and WaveRunner?
Really nothing. Think: Ford, Chevy, Chrysler. They all have the same functions, just look a little different. We refer to one or all throughout this website, but we are always talking about the 3-seater personal watercrafts.
Can we take the jet ski anywhere we want in Ocean City?
Maryland requires that any rental jet ski stay within visible sight of our highly trained guides. They are there for your safety. Luckily enough, our guides have great eyesight, and we have the largest riding area in Maryland with no other rental companies in sight! This means that each trip has a personal lifeguard (or two or three) for the duration of your adventure, and you won’t have to worry about any other rental companies sharing the same space. If you are renting the jet skis at our Paradise Watersports Marina, you may be lucky enough to see dolphins near our riding area as many of our customers have witnessed every season.
Are the prices of your jet ski rentals at Paradise Watersports per person?
No! The prices listed are per watercraft, not per person, so they include the jet ski driver and up to two additional people, depending on their size and the total combined weight.
Does the instruction time count as part of my driving time?
No way! Your Paradise Watersports jet ski adventure does not begin until you physically leave our docks heading out for the water! By the time you get back, we promise you’ll agree that of all the things to do in Ocean City, Maryland, jet ski rentals are one of the most fun and memorable attractions!
What is the minimum age to rent a jet ski in Ocean City, Maryland?
You must be 16 years of age to rent a jet ski in Ocean City, BUT you must have a parent or guardian sign for you if you are under the age of 18. All operators must present a valid photo ID with birthdate and must complete a Boater Safety course (see next FAQ). If you do not have a driver’s license or other photo ID, we suggest you obtain a state ID card from your local Department of Motor Vehicles prior to your vacation. (If you left your ID at home, that’s not a problem! We have a fax machine so that a friend or loved one can fax a copy of your ID directly to our office to confirm your age and identity and get you out on the water!)
Do we need a license in order to drive the boat?
A temporary boater’s license is provided to customers.
Where do I go to take the Boater Safety course?
The Boater Safety course can be completed at our Paradise Watersports Marina, located on the docks of Hooper’s Crab House. It takes around 15-30 minutes to complete the course, and it is open book with the answers right in front of you, so there are no excuses to get any wrong! This course is temporary and only works while under the supervision of our guides for the hour that you reserved. If you decide you would like to come back another time and rent from us again, unfortunately state law requires us to re-administer the test (but that’s okay, by then you should be a jet ski guru!). We ask that if you are renting a jet ski from us to please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your reservation time to get squared away and complete proper testing.
What happens if the line breaks?
The line is designed to withstand 10,000 pounds of pressure. The average parasail ride only produces 800 pounds. It is very uncommon for the line to break, but if it does, you are never in any danger. If the line should break, the parachute will slowly and gently bring the parasailers to the water. The parachute is designed to land in the water behind the parasailers, never on top of them. Your lifejackets will allow you to comfortably float and the boat will immediately pick you back up.
How do we get into and down from the air?
Our brand-new, custom-built parasail boats will allow a smooth and easy take-off and landing. Each parasailer, or tandem group of parasailers, will slowly lift off of the back of the boat with ease. You will enjoy the ride in a comfortable swing-like harness in a seated position. Each parasailer will softly land on the back of the boat in that same sitting position. A dip in the water is optional, and recommended, but you will always take off from and land on the boat.
Is there a price difference if two or three people fly together?
The prices are all per person. Whether you fly with someone or alone, the prices remain per person. We always do our best to accommodate your requests; however, safety is our number one priority.
Can people go on the boat and watch?
Yes. The cost for non-flying observers is $60. However, we do not accept reservations for observers. Parasailers always have first priority. At the time of departure, if there is room available, we will allow a limited number of observers due to United States Coast Guard regulations.
Do we have to be able to swim?
No. All take-offs and landings are done from the back of the boat, so if you don’t want to get wet, you won’t have to! In the unlikely event of a mechanical malfunction, all participants are required to wear lifejackets while parasailing and you’ll be in the safe hands of our highly trained crew. Anyone can fly—including the young, the old, and someone with special needs. We are happy to safely accommodate everyone.
Is there an age requirement?
Yes, all flyers must be 5 years of age or older. although participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver prior to boarding the vessel. The minimum weight required to parasail is roughly 100 pounds. If the flyer is less than 100 pounds, they will simply fly tandem with another parasailer, with their combined weight not to exceed roughly 425 pounds. Weight requirements may change on any given day due to the wind conditions. Again, safety is always our number one priority.
Are there any weight restrictions?
Minimum weight to fly alone is roughly 100 lbs; not exceeding roughly 500 lbs in tandem. If you have any questions or concerns about the weight of your group, just give us a call so we can work something out for you. (The captain may change these safety restrictions due to weather conditions.)
Do you take pictures of our experience?
Yes. We offer a photo service from the boat utilizing professional Nikon cameras with 300 mm zoom lenses. The cost is $30 for a digital chip with 75 high-resolution shots of you and your family’s entire adventure! Take the photos home and put them on your computer to email friends or take the chip to a local photo-shop or digital kiosk for printing, then the chip is yours to reuse! Our photographer captures the most memorable moments as you relax and enjoy parasailing in Ocean City, Md.
What happens if the boat stops suddenly?
Our vessels and equipment are inspected daily, and they are kept to very specific mechanical standards. In the unlikely event of a mechanical malfunction, the participants are gently lowered into the water (lifejackets are mandatory) and retrieved by another vessel in our fleet immediately. Again, you are never in any danger. The absolute worst case scenario is that you get the “special dip”!
Do I ever touch the water?
The entire experience can be completely dry. If requested, we will provide a “dip” in which we simply lower the parachute toward the water, which allows you to have your feet or bottom touch the water. You will then be lifted back up and continue the ride as usual. This is definitely recommended.
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