If you've always wanted to feel like it is to hang from a parachute, but had no desire to jump from a plane or soar off a mountain top, there's a way that you can experience all the thrill but feel totally safe in doing so. That way is to parasail. On Maui, from mid-May to mid-December, the company that does a superb job is UFO Parasail at Ka'anapali Beach.
A UFO Parasail begins with check-in at Ka'anapali Beach in front of Whalers Village. Participants (and non-parasailing) observers then board a small zodiac for a brief trip to the parasail boat located a few minutes offshore.
Parasailers are fitted into a comfortable harness and then either alone or in tandem with someone else (the choice is yours) you proceed to a platform at the back of the boat where you are hooked onto the parasail. Before you know it, you slowly lift off the boat for a 10 minute parasail on an 800 foot line. (You can also choose a 7 minute parasail on a 400 foot line, but few choose this option. The price difference is only $10.)
As you are slowly winched off the boat, the parasail carries you high over the waters off Ka'anapali Beach. The views of the water and the beachfront are amazing.
For those who have limited time available or those who don't want to commit a half or entire day to one activity, UFO Parasail is a perfect choice. The time requirement from beach sign in to return is only about an hour.
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12 Ulupono Street
Lahaina, HI, 96761
UFO Parasail website
Parasailing Check-in Location
On the beach under our green umbrellas in front of Leilani's Restaurant at Whaler's Village Shopping Mall 2435 Ka'anapali Parkway.