If you’re looking for stunning views of Destin’s beautiful scenery, it’s hard to beat parasailing. When you book a parasailing tour on the Emerald Coast, you will float above the Gulf of Mexico at 400 feet in the air! To help you make the most of your next vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to parasailing in Destin FL
The Best Parasailing Company in Destin
While there are a number of excellent parasailing providers in Destin, Just Chute Me is the best of the best. This popular company has over 18 years of experience and a perfect five star average on TripAdvisor. All of Just Chute Me’s boats and captains are certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and guest safety is their number one priority.
Tips for Parasailing in Destin FL with Just Chute Me
Before you book your parasailing adventure, be sure to read over these tips for enjoying your first flight with Just Chute Me.
1. Don’t Let a Fear of Heights Stop You
Contrary to what you may think, a fear of heights doesn’t disqualify you from parasailing! The Just Chute Me staff specializes in putting nervous first-timers at ease. Many guests report starting the trip with anxiety and ending it with the desire to go parasailing again. While the anticipation leading up to takeoff can be nerve-wracking for some, the actual experience of floating in the sky is quite peaceful.
2. Make Reservations for the Morning
If you would like to go parasailing with Just Chute Me, you will need to make a reservation. During the summer months, the parasailing tours fill up quickly, so we recommend calling at least 2 – 3 days in advance.
Just Chute Me offers a number of trips throughout the day, but the mornings are the ideal time to go parasailing. In the morning, the Gulf of Mexico is calm, the wind isn’t strong, there are fewer boats on the water, and temperatures are typically in the mid-70s to low 80s. Another advantage of booking a morning trip is that there is less chance of rain showers, which can be common in the afternoon.
3. Take to the Skies as a Couple
Parasailing in Destin FL can be a great romantic activity! In most situations, couples can go parasailing at the same time, so you can hold hands with your sweetheart as you take in the breathtaking aerial views of the Gulf of Mexico, Crab Island, HarborWalk Village, and Destin’s East Pass.
4. Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Dolphins
In addition to gorgeous vistas of the water, parasailing offers the chance to see some of Destin’s most famous animals! From high in the sky (or during the boat ride), it is not uncommon for participants to spot dolphins swimming in the Gulf. Your guides will be sure to announce if they see any dolphins, sea turtles, jellyfish, or other creatures during your trip.
5. Remember to Take Photos
No parasailing tour is complete without some souvenir photos! The most convenient way to get pictures of your trip is to purchase Just Chute Me’s photo package. For $20, you will receive a memory card filled with around 80 high-quality photos of your adventure. Another option is to wear a GoPro camera or another hands-free device to capture your experience.
Where to Stay in Destin
Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, the Henderson Park Inn is the perfect place to stay for your next getaway in Destin. Voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com, our adults only bed and breakfast is a favorite destination for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and couples getaways. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms.