Parasailing is one of the outdoor activities that visitors enjoy while on Moreton Island. It involves a team of experts flying folks high above the shorelines during a clear day so that they can enjoy a 360-degree view of the whole Island.
Parasailing in Moreton Island is categorized according to height; the standard parasail which is up to 100m high, the mega parasail which is 150m high and the spectator parasail which happens from a boat. Standard and the Mega parasailing can either be done solo, tandem (two people at one time) or triple (three people at one time) and each cost differently.
Only one person can do the spectator parasailing at a given time. People that choose to engage in the standard parasailing will spend between six and eight minutes while those for the mega parasailing will spend between eight and ten minutes in the air. For folks that choose spectator parasailing, the allocated time is between six and ten minutes.
The minimum weight for solo parasailing is 60kg, and the maximum is 160kg. For tandem parasailing, the minimum weight for an individual is 30kg. The minimum combined weight for both parasailers should be higher than 80kg. The maximum combined weight for a Tandem parasail is 160kg. The minimum combined weight allowed for a triple parasail is 60kg while the maximum is 180kg. From above the sky, parasailers can enjoy a bird’s view of the spectacular crystal clear water and on a good day and season spot dolphins, dugongs and turtles swimming in the water below.
Being an outdoor and somehow extreme event, it involves a lot of safety issues. For safety, people that wish to parasail are advised to disclose any injuries, medical conditions (such as epilepsy, pregnancy, or cardiovascular conditions), disease or disability which may be worsened by participation in or may interfere with their ability to participate in the event safely.