Soar over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Waikiki during a parasailing adventure that provides bird’s-eye view of Oahu. Choose a morning or afternoon tour to fit your schedule, parasailing for up to 10 minutes with one or two other people. During the 1-hour boat ride, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy being out on the water and look for wildlife like dolphins and whales. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 12 passengers.
After hotel pickup in Waikiki, you’re taken to the nearby Ala Wai Boat Harbor. Upon arrival at the check-in booth, you’ll have the opportunity to pre-order photos of your Oahu parasail flight (own expense).Hop aboard the 12-person boat, slip on your life jacket and listen to a safety briefing. Instructions from the professional crew include how to sit in the comfortable harness for a smooth, dry take-off directly from the boat. Each group flight (you'll be paired with one or two others) reaches a maximum of 500 feet (152 meters) in altitude, but the time you spend in air varies depending on the length of the line you select when booking — fly for 8 minutes with an 800-foot (244-meter) line, or fly for 10 minutes on a 1,200-foot (366-meter) line.While you're flying high in the sky, enjoy the aerial views of Oahu's beautiful coastline, and keep an eye out for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish and even whales during their migratory season (mid-December to mid-May). You can stay dry the whole time by returning to the boat's landing deck, or tell your captain you'd like a quick dip in the water. You'll be on the boat for about an hour while everyone takes their turn parasailing; then return to the dock where your minivan awaits to take you back to your hotel. If you’ve ordered photos, preview them on a TV screen to make sure they look good before payment, and then receive a CD as a remembrance of your flight.