Not at all, it is quite the contrary. This activity is carried out in a soft and peaceful manner.
Take-off may be the most impressive moment, but once you find yourselves above the platform, you will slowly notice how easy this activity is and that there is no reason for being anxious about in any case.
Can I practise parasail flying if I feel dizzy?
Of course you can! The feeling of dizziness is quite absent in parasail flying.
In fact, the dizziness occurs only if there is a contact between your feet and the ground. Keep your feet in the void, you will not feel dizzy.
Is this activity a dangerous one?
Moorea Parasailing is the only parasailing company in Polynesia providing two State licensed instructors for each flight. Our team is highly experienced, as they have logged up to thousands of flights.
Be sure that our priority is your safety and that we will never take any risk that could be harmful for you.
What happens if the rope breaks?
The rope we use is designed to resist a 4 tons tensile force. It is changed once every season.
During a parasail flight, the maximum tensile force undergone by the rope reaches 360 kg. It is therefore extremely rare that these ropes eventually break up. On the very few times it happened in the world, the main reason was a lack of maintenance and the use of waste ropes.
However, in the event this rope breaks, there is no danger. The rider(s) will be slowly descending until they touch down on the water. They will stay floating thanks to the buoyancy provided by the life vests and we will recover them immediately.
What can I expect to see during my parasail ride?
We will try to keep the answer short, as you could see so many things during your flight. Weather permitting, you might admire the prestigious Opunohu or Cook’s bays as well as the jaggy and lush island mountains. You may see, scrolling along under you feet, the multiple shades of the lagoon and reef colors as well as the sea wild life (fishes, dolphins, turtles, sting rays, sharks…) and the underwater flora (corals and reefs).
In the dry season, you will certainly have the opportunity to observe the majestic humpback whales.
How do you proceed for taking off and landing?
Takeoff and landing are performed on the large platform at the back of our boat. Whether you are alone, or two or three persons, you will be slowly lifted up in the air from that deck.
During the take-off phase, you will be sitting on the platform before soaring and during the landing you will have to stay standing.
Take-off, sit down! Landing, stand up!
Do I need a special physical condition or any particular experience to practise this activity ?
Not in the least ! If you can be sitting, you can fly! Sit back, relax and enjoy this adventure.
Can I fly with someone else ?
Of course you can! Whether you are two or three, you will be sitting side by side. Nevertheless, you mustn’t exceed the maximum load allowed for our parachute, which is 220 kg. The possibility to fly will depend upon the prevailing weather and sea conditions, but also the weight of each practising team member. The captain will have the opportunity to decide not to have three people flying at the same time for safety reasons.
Once again, your security is our chief priority.
Is there a minimum age or statutory weight to fly ?
The minimum age is 5 years old. Those under 18 practising this activity shall be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The minimum weight to fly on one’s own is 60 kilos without exceeding 200 kg for dual and triple flights.
If you have any question or concerns about the weight of your own group, we will offer you suggestions and options to guarantee a totally secured flight.
Will I have to touch water at any given time?
The choice is yours. You just have to tell the captain if you wish to stay dry or to touch water with your feet or even more. We call this a « dip ».
How long is a parasail ride?
Our flights last 10 minutes but you should allow a total of 45 minutes for offshore sailing.
Should I be able to swim?
Not at all. Takeoffs and landings are performed on the boat rear platform. In addition you will be equipped with a buoyant life jacket that will allow you to stay at the surface in case of water landing.
How high shall we fly?
Thanks to our state-of-the art last generation winch, we may vary the height of the parachute.
We commonly release 300 meters of towing rope but if you wish we can reduce the altitude reached. You just need to advise the captain on how high you would like to fly.
Can I take my camera?
Yes of course! However we do not recommend you to use your own gear because of the risk to drop it or get it wet ! As a matter of fact, if this gear happened to slip out of your hands, we would be unable to retrieve it.
This is the reason why we suggest various activity-adapted photo & video packages.
Can people come and stay in the boat for just watching?
Yes, the rate for a bystander is 2000 Cfp (17 €). However, we may not guarantee any such availability on board, since those flying do have priority. Our boat has a total capacity of 13 people.
Is it necessary to make a reservation?
As this activity proves popular and given the restricted number of seats aboard, we strongly advise you to reserve your ride. You can make this reservation through our internet website or do it directly at our desk. Doing this via Internet will allow you to benefit from discount prices.
When during our vacation time should we plan our flight?
We suggest you should plan your parasailing ride at the beginning of your holiday stay. As a matter of fact, the parasailing flight is highly depending upon weather conditions. If conditions for flying are not met and are not good enough for practicing this activity, we will have to delay your flight and postpone it to a later date. Unfortunately we have to cope with mother nature’s wrath.
What means of payment do you welcome ?
We welcome payments in cash and by credit cards (VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS).
What are your working days and times?
Our center is open everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. You can join us on the phone: +(689) 87 312 292 everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. We will be happy to answer and attend you. You may also write to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to reserve on Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What are your cancellation conditions?
In case of cancellation more than 48 hours prior to your activity, the sums paid will be wholly refunded.
In case such cancellation occurs less than 48 hours, you will be invoiced up to 75% of the amount of the service to be provided. Any cancellation within 24 hours before the ride time will not result in any reimbursement whatsoever.
Do you have special rates for groups?
Yes, it depends upon the number of persons. It is better for you to contact us directly so that we may offer you the best deal and serve your every need as well as we can.
Do you offer special rates for children?
No, all prices are the same for adults and children.
May I tip the crew?
Of course! If you have enjoyed your flight and if the crew have shown professional skills and have perfectly responded to your expectations, do not hesitate in showing them your satisfaction.