Highest parasail flight in New Zealand! (1200 ft or 365 metres)
10-12 minute exhilarating parasail flight
Panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Islands
No experience needed – all you need is a bit of awesomeness!
100% safety record
20 years experience
Join our first trip of the day and get our amazing Early Bird discount
Why do we love this
"We love it because it is the highest parasail flight in New Zealand!"
WHAT TO EXPECT
ABOUT BAY OF ISLANDS
Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s top backpacker destinations. It’s located on the North Island and is home to some of the country’s most beautiful nature. Most people come to Bay of Islands to relax. On the 144 islands, you’ll find hundreds of untouched beaches and cute cafes. There are also plenty of guesthouses and holiday parks for tourists who prefer to explore the area a bit more. During the day, you can choose between laid-back outdoor activities like dolphin watching, big-game fishing and of course parasailing!
FLYING KIWI PARASAIL
Flying Kiwi is a family-owned tour company that has been taking backpackers flying since 1998. We believe Bay of Islands is one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand and we’d love to show you why. Come fly with us and we promise you’ll fall in love, too.
We have 20 years of experience in the parasailing industry and are extremely proud to have a 100% safety record. All our captains, as well as the entire crew, have to complete extensive parasail-specific training. We do this to make sure that you’ll have the best and safest experience possible. As a member of the NZPA (New Zealand Parasailing Industry), we take your safety very seriously. All we want you to worry about is having fun.
Our single parasailing tour in Bay of Islands is one of our all-time backpacker favourites. It’s the perfect mix of peace and adrenaline and is guaranteed to be an awesome adventure. Imagine having the entire sky to yourself, sitting comfortably in your seat as you look down at the beautiful bay. Not bad, eh?
But be warned – this tour is for true adrenaline lovers. We’re proud to have New Zealand’s highest parasail at an extreme 1200ft or 365 metres. In other words, you might want to leave your fear of heights at home.
From the dock in Paihia, we’ll take you out on our purpose-built parasail boat. On the way out and back, you’ll have time to relax before and after your flight. Although the view from the boat is not as awesome as the view from the sky, it’s still pretty fantastic.
When it’s your time to fly, you’ll take off from the deck of the boat so you don’t need to get wet. After cruising across the sky for 10-12 minutes, you’ll then land safely back on the deck. If you want a little extra adrenaline kick, you can also choose to land in the water. It’s all up to you.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your awesome single parasail tour now and prepare to get the best view of Bay of Islands!
You may wear whatever you are most comfortable in. Take into consideration that it does get cooler on the water versus being on land. Obviously, if it is in your interest to get wet, a bathing suit is recommended.
Each ride lasts approximately 10 minutes in the air and the entire duration of the trip lasts up to one hour and 15 minutes. Passengers take turn as others observe. We carry up to 12 passengers on board per trip.
Flying Kiwi Parasail offers single, tandem and triple flights. It is based on a combined weight depending on the wind conditions at the time. The weight range is between 60 and 250 kilos. The wind is very changeable in the Bay of Islands therefore we cannot guarantee weights until the time of flights.
The team at Flying Kiwi Parasail has 20 years experience in the industry. All skippers and crew go through an extensive and thorough training process. We are fully certified, insured and one of the founding members of the New Zealand Parasail Association (NZPA).
Yes! You are more than welcome to bring your own cameras or Go Pros- Bare in mind Flying Kiwi Parasail do not take any responsibilities if it gets wet or you drop it. We offer a great option if you do not want to risk it with our awesome photo package for $35/flight. A Go Pro camera goes up in the Parachute with you and takes photos of you with the beautiful views in the background. You receive more than 100 photos and an optional video on an SD - memory card that you leave the boat with.
Our smallest safety harnesses will fit on an average 5 years old. Anybody younger than 8 years old should fly together with somebody of at least 14 years old and have a minimum combined weight of 75 kilos.