- Load and unload at our private dock.
- Fly double or triple.
- Take off and land on the boat.
- No waiting in lines, we take reservations.
- Free parking, restrooms, showers, and changing rooms available.
- Highest & longest flights: 500 ft. high, 10-12 min flight time!
- Refreshing dip in the water (optional)
- Watch for dolphins, sea turtles, and other ocean life.
- Enjoy a birds-eye view of the Grand Strand
- Safe and secure with an experienced captain and crew.
- USCG Inspected boats - Certified for your safety!
- Weight Limit parasailing 120 lbs minimum or fly together 450 lbs combined maximum
- Minimum age to parasail is 5 yeas old
- Private trips available. Please call!
What to Bring
- Flip Flops
- Bathing suit (recommended)
- Gratuities Customary
Our rates are based on departure times and higher or lower demand. Please check our booking calendar or call for the best rates in the Myrtle Beach area! 843-357-7777
Parasailing Photo Package – $20
Get your picture taken while parasailing in Myrtle Beach! Our crew will take 8-12 high quality photos of just your group while on the boat and up in the air! All photos will be emailed directly to your email or phone. A great way to share your experience with friends and family on Facebook or get prints
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What to Expect on our Myrtle Beach Parasailing Adventure
Express Watersports offers a complete Myrtle Beach parasailing service that is the safest on the Grand Strand. It’s also THE HIGHEST and LONGEST flight on the Grand Strand! Fly high above the Atlantic Ocean up to 500 ft in the air, with a full 10-12 min flight time! Our CWS Ocean Pro 31′ and our CWS Ocean Pro 35′ are both US Coast Guard inspected parasailing boats can hold up to 12 passengers. We belong to the Watersports Industry Association that writes standards for parasail ensuring each of our passengers receives the safest and most enjoyable ride possible! Our friendly and knowledgeable captain, crew, and staff would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. So what are you waiting for? Try parasailing in Myrtle Beach today!
Our Parasail shuttle is a CWS Sea Quest 31 Rigid Inflatable Boat Certified by the USCG. This boat will be used on high volume days. This is an actual boat that meets the parasail boat. Stay dry!
Please Note! Guests with physical disabilities please call ahead to arrange a time for the original dock loading departure times as these will now vary depending on demand.
Safety! A Step Above the Rest! 27 years of experience
Express Watersports has an excellent safety record. Our parasail vessel is the only USCG INSPECTED boat out of 17 boats on the Grand Strand. Our boat is inspected by the United States Coast Guard during our annual Safety Exam. The Crew and the Captain must demonstrate man-overboard drills, Fire Safety Drills and CPR First Aid to the attending USCG Marine Safety Officer. All personnel are required by USCG to be enrolled in a mandatory drug testing program. In addition to this, our boat is one of few that has XM weather radar and wind speed updates for the most up-to-date weather information. We make your parasailing experience fun and most importantly: SAFE!
We are also inspected by the FAA and members of (WSIA) Watersports Industry Association! Fly with the best Myrtle Beach parasailing operation this vacation!
This is our 27th year of parasailing! We have safely flown over 100,000 people! So, sit back & relax, we are going to have fun!
Parasailing is a great and fun activity. We do, however, parasail in the open ocean. Sea conditions can change from time to time. Be advised that some may become sick even in the smallest sea or calmest ocean. We will manage our flight operation and try to stay in the calmest waters possible. We will not compromise safety! If the Captain makes a call on the weather we will bring you back to the dock and you can reschedule for another time/day or get a full refund. All boats load and unload from the dock. High volume days we will use a Parasail Shuttle that is an actual boat that meets the parasail boat.
It is recommended that guests wear bathing attire as you may get wet!! Please note that to participate, guests must be a minimum of 5 years of age and the weight limit must not exceed a total of 450-500 pounds per flight. Guests will be required to sign a waiver to participate.
***Note: Women who are pregnant may not participate. Guest with heart, lung or back problems may not participate. Guests who have been drinking alcohol or under the influence of drugs may not participate*****
Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this ride is appropriate. Guests with cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions and/or previous back or neck injury or any other medical condition should take particular caution when selecting this activity. Guests who have concerns should consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
This vessel goes into the Atlantic Ocean. Guests who suffer from motion sickness should take precautions. This activity could be subject to adverse sea conditions such as high winds, waves, and sea current. Please note that each activity must meet a minimum number of participants.
Frequently Asked Questions
What forms of payment are accepted?
We take VISA, Mastercard, debit cards and of course cash.
How do we find Express Watersports?
GPS: 4042 Highway 17 Business Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Smartphone: Type in “Express Watersports” in Maps
Can we have people on the boat who do not want to Parasail?
Spectator seats are on a first come, first serve basis with an additional charge. We do not take reservations for spectators, and we do not guarantee spectator seats. We may add a spectator at the time of departure, IF there are still seats available on the boat. U.S. Coast Guard limits the boat to 12 passengers, therefore we allow people who want to parasail priority on the boat. We are not able to exceed this limit of 12 passengers.
Do we need a reservation for parasailing at Express Watersports?
Yes, reservations are required. Reservations can be made online or by calling 843-357-7777. Making a reservation will ensure that your entire group can go at the chosen time. All reservations must arrive 45 minutes before departure time so that we may check your group in. At the time of departure, if seats are available, we will then take walk-ins. The U. S. Coast Guard limits our passenger load.
What is the cancellation policy?
We require 48 hours notice of cancellation in order for us to refund you. If you cancel within 48 hours or are a 'No Show' you will be charged for the full amount.
Do you have restrooms?
Yes, Express Watersports is a full service watersports center. We have restrooms, showers, and changing rooms after your parasail adventure.
Where do we park?
We have free parking at our watersports center. Please lock all valuables in your car.
What about weather conditions in Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet?
Weather conditions come and go in Myrtle Beach. We monitor weather updates for each flight. We recommend morning trips, as the weather is usually nice and sea conditions calm. The Captain may either cancel or delay a trip if weather conditions are unfavorable. Rain squalls usually move through quickly. If the Captain cancels the trip there is no charge. If you are able to reschedule we will try again next available time, or if you prefer, we will give you a full refund.
Do we sign waivers?
Waivers are required. If the participant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian is required to sign for the minor.
How long is the flight?
Our flight times are a standard 10-12 minutes. We have the longest flight times on the beach.
How long is the trip from beginning to end?
Please allow 1 hour and 45 minutes from the time we depart the dock until we return to the dock.
What is the minimum age for parasailing?
5 years old is the minimum age to parasail as required by our insurance carrier.
What is the weight limit for parasailing?
Weights of guests depends on the winds at the time of your flight. The minimum weight is 120 pounds and a maximum combined weight of 450 pounds.
Do I need any experience to parasail?
No! We will give you a Safety Briefing; just relax and enjoy the flight.
Can we fly together?
Yes! Guests love to share their experiences with each other in the air. We fly side-by-side so everyone gets a great view. Most of our guests choose to fly either double or triple, as long as the combined weight does not exceed 450 pounds.
Will we get wet?
No. We load and unload our boat at a dock, or using our shuttle boat, so you stay completely dry. If our guests would like to be “dipped” in the water they will get wet during the flight.
Do we take off from the beach and land in the water?
No. All parasail flights take off from the flight deck of the parasail boat and land on the same deck.
What should we wear?
We recommend bathing suits if you would like to be dipped in the water. Any casual attire (shorts, T-shirts, cover-ups, etc.) should be fine. In the cooler months guests should bring a jacket.
Can I go along and watch?
Yes. We do allow spectators on our boat at the time of departure for a reduced fee if we have availability. We only take reservations for Flyers. The U.S. Coast Guard allows us a maximum of 12 passengers on the parasail boat at one time, so if you would like to guarantee your seat as a spectator you can reserve as a flyer and pay the flyer rate.
Can we book a private boat just for my family?
Sure! Private trips are available. A private trip is twelve (12) paid seats. Just call 843-357-7777 for more information.
What is the experience/qualifications for your company?
With over 25 years experience in the parasail industry, our parasail Captain has flown over 100,000 people! We are the only USCG inspected boats serving the Myrtle Beach area. All other boats are 6 passenger vessels and do not meet the same safety requirements our vessel does. We also attend industry meetings in Florida and regional meetings here in our area with the FAA, USCG and WSIA.
What about my physical fitness?
Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this ride is appropriate. Guests with cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions and/or previous back or neck injury or any other medical condition should take particular caution when selecting this activity. Guests who have concerns should consult their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
***Note: Women who are pregnant may not participate. Guests with heart, lung or back problems may not participate. Guests who have been drinking alcohol or under the influence of drugs may not participate.***
Can we tip the Captain?
Captains and their crew work for tips.
What is your parasailing season?
Express Watersports Parasailing in Myrtle Beach usually starts March 5th and runs until October 15th.
Parasailing Photo Package – $20
Get your picture taken while parasailing in Myrtle Beach! Our crew will take 10-15 high quality photos of just your group while on the boat and up in the air! All photos will be emailed directly to your email or phone. A great way to share your experience with friends and family on Facebook or get prints