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Myrtle Beach Parasailing Guide

Located right on South Carolina’s Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is an epic beach destination that deserves to be seen from above. Nothing beats the thrill of soaring 400 feet above the sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean.

Parasailing above the shoreline is one of this vibrant beach town's most fun and exhilarating activities. It makes for a fantastic opportunity to spot dolphins and other marine life from a bird's eye view.

In the summer, the water temperature hovers around a comfortable 80 degrees, which feels amazing to dip your toes in as you take off above the shoreline. In addition to 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Grand Strand, there’s nothing quite like the warm sea breeze on your skin as you soar high above the sea.

Here are the best companies in Myrtle Beach for booking your parasailing adventure when staying at an Ocean Creek beachfront condo.


Downwind Sails

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With decades of experience in the industry, Downwind Sails offers one of the best parasailing experiences in Myrtle Beach. Their excursions kick off with a ride from shore via banana boat to the main vessel for an added bit of Myrtle Beach flair.

Each parasailing flight with Downwind Sails lasts 8-10 minutes, and the total excursion will last 30 to 45 minutes. Perfect if you want to squeeze in an adrenaline-packed activity during your visit!

If you want to commemorate your parasailing experience, their professional photo staff will snag photos of you and your sailing companions to take home on an SD card.


New Wave Watersports

Located just 25 minutes north of Myrtle Beach, New Wave Watersports is another fantastic tour company option for parasailing. The excursion starts with a double banana boat ride to the parasailing boat, where you’ll be safely hoisted from the deck and soar high above Myrtle Beach, enjoying spectacular views.

New Wave Watersports has had parasailing passengers aged 5 to 90, making this the perfect family-friendly adventure. Dipping your toes in is optional but highly recommended!


Aloha Watersports

Aloha Watersports offers 2 and 3 person parasailing rides, which are perfect for couples and families who want to share their parasailing experience together.

What really sets Aloha Watersports apart is that they only use bespoke equipment designed for parasailing. Aloha operates a fleet of CWS-Ocean Pro 31' Parasail Boats, powered by Volvo's revolutionary D-6 Turbo Diesel Engine, known worldwide for its high diesel performance and low emissions.

Plus, Aloha Watersports has also been known to spearhead beach cleanup efforts in Myrtle Beach, making them a fantastic parasailing company to book with if you want to support their environmental efforts.


Shoreline Watersports

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Shoreline Water Sports is located about south of Myrtle Beach, in nearby Surfside Beach. As long as sea conditions allow, they can accommodate parasailers of different ages, shapes, and disabilities, making them a fantastic inclusive option for parasailing in Myrtle Beach.


Express Watersports

Located a little further south in Murrells Inlet, Express Watersports is another great company for parasailing in the Myrtle Beach area. They offer the highest and longest flights in the area, reaching heights of up to 500 feet and offering flight times of 10 to 12 minutes.

With over 25 years of experience offering parasailing tours and an army of 5-star reviews backing them, Express Watersports is an excellent option for your parasailing adventure in Myrtle Beach.


Other Water Sports in Myrtle Beach


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Surfing is quite popular in Myrtle Beach, and the best time to surf in Myrtle Beach is during the off-season for tourism, generally from late September through early May. With its endless coastline and consistent waves, the Grand Strand boasts some of the finest surf spots in the Southeast.

For beginners, try the gentle waves of Surfside Beach or the soft sandbars of Myrtle Beach State Park. More experienced surfers will love the challenging breaks at Huntington Beach State Park and the infamous "Diamonds" at Folly Beach.



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The fishing in Myrtle Beach is great. Some of the best places to fish around Myrtle Beach include Cherry Grove Pier, Murrells Inlet, the Little River Inlet, and Wachesaw Plantation East. Additionally, you can charter a deep sea fishing boat to go fishing out at sea.


Kayaking & Paddleboarding

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Kayaking and paddleboarding in Myrtle Beach are both really nice, tranquil experiences. One of the best places to go is Murrells Inlet. Check out Myrtle Beach Paddleboard and Kayak Adventures for guided tours and rentals.


Jet Skiing

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If parasailing has left you chasing a more adrenaline-fueled experience, you can rent a jet ski in Myrtle Beach to race around. Myrtle Beach Watersports will outfit you with your dream jet ski rental.



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If you’re looking for another fun, peaceful boating activity, you can embark on a peaceful sailboat ride and sail all around Myrtle Beach, guided only by the wind. Downwind Sails offers tours and lessons.


Soar Above Myrtle Beach

Parasailing Myrtle Beach is an incredibly fun experience for all ages. Whether you’re visiting Myrtle Beach with family, friends, or solo, you’re bound to have a fantastic time with any one of these tour companies.

Book your stay with Ocean Creek Resort today to put yourself right in the heart of the action in Myrtle Beach!

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