Birch Aquarium at Scripps

LOCAL LIVING RESOURCE for Residents, Visitors & Newcomers


The Passport Blog

Experience High-Flying Fun With San Diego Parasailing Adventures!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Carolyn Howard
PassPort to San Diego

It was the perfect San Diego October afternoon to go parasailing! Captain Sam and his assistant Jeff led the boat of 11 passengers, two of whom were 9-year old boys, who had the time of their lives! We left out of Mission Bay and made our way to the ocean for our parasail trip which ran between the jetty to the PB Pier. Once equipped in our parasail gear, which included life jackets, we paired off for our tandem flights.

With approximately 8 minutes of airtime, we experienced the amazing coastal views. With about 700 feet of line, you’re floating about 350 feet up in the air. What an awesome experience! Toward the end of the flight, Captain Sam brings you down gradually, to dip your toes in the ocean. This is the only time you come in contact with the water and you are barefoot. Once back in the air, you are slowly reeled back in, to land on your feet on the boat.

Safety is always a priority, so weather conditions— low wind and no fog — must be optimal. Both Captain Sam and Jeff were very personable and extremely knowledgable. I highly recommend getting friends, family or co-workers together to have the whole boat to yourselves. There is a maximum of 12 people allowed. We had so much fun and will definitely be back for this great experience!

A top San Diego attraction, this adventure of a lifetime is located in Mission Bay by Sea World. Also ask about their 800-foot SkyRider Flight and GoPro Video/Photo Package, as well as last-minute deals when you fly stand-by. Book online at

Note: San Diego Parasail Adventures is closed for the months of January and February.

Comments are closed