#12 of 109 Destin Things To Do

Sun Dogs Parasail

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Sun Dogs Parasail - Unmatched Parasailing and Private Boat Rides
Staff Score:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Sun Dogs Parasail sets the gold standard for parasailing in the Destin area, using more line than any other organization and taking out small groups of no more than six. In addition to providing an unforgettable parasailing experience, they also offer private dolphin tours, banana boat rides and excursions to Crab Island.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Sun Dogs Parasail offers an unforgettable parasailing experience that puts the parasailer first, ensuring that they have a both fun and safe time. Compared to competitors in the area, Sun Dog Parasail sets themselves apart in several ways.

The experience begins with a group of no more than six heading out, which ensures everyone has plenty of time to fly. Each ride lasts at least a full 10 minutes, and many go for 12 minutes of total airtime. Additionally, the captain’s assistant lets out 1,200 feet of line — which is the most of any company offering parasailing in Destin. If your goal is to get up high and fly, Sun Dog Parasail will make sure you do that.

Of course, safety is the captain’s primary priority at all times. All captains are USCG Certified Parasail Captains and certified in first-aid and CPR. They’ll let you have as much fun as possible — perhaps parasailing with up to groups of three at a time — but only so long as weather conditions and passenger weight allow. Additionally, women who are pregnant and people weighing more than 250 pounds aren’t able to fly for safety reasons. The family-owned company has a 100-percent safety record, and they’ve been doing this for over 19 years.

For the more conservative members of your family or group, spectator-only reservations are available if space allows. After all, much of the fun is watching friends and loved ones in the sky.

In addition to parasailing, Sun Dog Parasail also offers private dolphin tours, banana boat tow rides and private excursions to Crab Island. Since these tours and excursions are private outings, you’re able to customize the trip to your group’s liking. Talk with your captain about what you’d like to do, and they’ll help you devise a plan for the day.

By catering to smaller groups of six or less, Sun Dog Parasail is able to provide an experience that others simply can’t match. Whether you want to go up in the sky or out to the island, they’ll ensure your group has an unforgettable experience.

Insider Tips:
-Consider booking the last parasailing trip of the day if your schedule allows. Captains have been known to sometimes make side trips if they spot dolphins or other animals of interest, and taking the last trip of the day will ensure they have time to explore anything interesting that’s spotted.
-Keep your phone on and close on the day of your outing. Parasailing (and the other boating activities) is weather-dependent, and Sun Dogs Parasail will contact you via phone call or text if there are any weather concerns so you don’t have to spend time driving over their location.