Parasailing and water skiing
If you want to get a great aerial view of Hilton Head island and its
environs, you can fly high in a parachute towed by a speed boat. They put
you in a harness, standing on a platform at the rear of the boat, and gently
into the air. Part of the
usual ritual involves the tow craft slowing and dropping the passenger in the
water at least knee deep. If you prefer to do without, for example if you
are taking a camera up, just tell the crew not to dip you. The
altitude you reach is typically 500 feet on 800 feet of cable.
There are minimum and maximum weight restrictions, so children often go up in
tandem with a parent.
Each rider is up 10 to 15 minutes, but ask about the duration of your flight
when you book. A few operators offer single flights in
slow times, but most now do tandems or even triples.
If you want to go only as an observer, most operators offer a standby seat at a
discounted rate, but only if the boat is not full of flyers. Some companies that offer parasailing are
Island Water Sports has parasailing for $69 per person,
$22 observer on standby. Out of the south Beach Marina. 843-671-7007.
Sky Pirate Parasail 843-842-2566 operates out of Broad Creek Marina.
There are a few companies offering these activities, among them:
Hilton Head Outfitters has paddle boarding rentals and instruction and canoe rentals. 843-785-2449. They operate on the Palmetto Dunes lagoon system, in very calm water.
Island Ace Adventure Tours has stand up paddle board rentals, tours and even paddle board yoga. Paddleboard rentals are weekly or half week only. 843-422-2930.
Island Water sports in the south Beach marina has banana boat rides for $25 per person - up to six people on board, and stand up paddleboarding instruction and rental 1 hour costs $40. 843-671-7007.
Live Oac offers wake boarding, tubing, knee boarding and water skiing from the north end, at the RV Resort and Marina. 1-888-254-8362.
Sky Pirate Parasail offers tubing and water skiing out of the Broad Creek Marina. 843-842-2566.
These activities are representative of those available to visitors. We make no representations or recommendations regarding these companies, who have not paid any consideration to be included here.
This page Updated 05/17/2013
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