Ready, set, soar—yes, you can do parasailing in NJ for a unique and thrilling shore perspective of the ocean and beach. And if you’ve ever seen it, you probably know It’s not for the faint of heart—you’ll be 500 feet in the air while sitting in a parachute harness being pulled by a boat (of course, each company takes extreme safety measures). But fans say it’s a calming and fantastic experience that can be as daring or tame as you want, especially if you choose to skim the top of the ocean to cool off as you enjoy the sights. While not every NJ beach has parasailing available, there are plenty of places all up and down the shore. Check out where to go parasailing in NJ below for a fun, high-flying adventure. And if you are in a coastal mood, don’t miss the best beaches in NJ. (featured photo credit: istock/emreogan)
11 Places To Go Parasailing in NJ
Ocean City Parasail
Rated one of the top 5 best activities to do in OC, their bright red and yellow parachutes with smiley faces are easy to spot. First timers? OC Parasail walks beginners through the basics and makes nerves feel at ease. Plus, the tandem or triple flights mean you’ll always have a buddy by your side.
232 Bay Ave (located between 2nd & 3rd on Bay Ave) Ocean City, NJ 08226
FlyOCNJ is another option for parasailing in Ocean City, where you can take in the gorgeous shoreline from up in the air. You will have the chance to soar 500 feet above the boardwalk and the beach (and catch a breeze to beat the heat). After you’re done with your flight, take a walk on the boardwalk and enjoy some delicious pizza or ice cream.
314 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Hang Loose Parasail
Beaches at Wildwood can be crowded, so seeing them from the sky is a welcome way to enjoy them with setting foot on the sand. Soar 500 feet over the Wildwood beaches and wave to all the people from the safety of the parasailing hookup. Trips depart every two hours and take off from their private location.
Catch air over Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Wildwood, and North Wildwood from the inlet location of Atlantic Parasail. With their Winch-type boats, you safely take off the boat and land back onto it without ever getting wet. The entire trip usually lasts about an hour and a half, so you have time to enjoy the scenic boat ride and the parasailing (between 8-12 minutes).
$82 per person
Cape May Inlet Marina, 1001 Ocean Dr, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
East Coast Parasail
What could be better than seeing the picturesque town of Cape May from the sky? This Cape May parasailing company has boats designed to take off gently into the water and keep you completely dry unless, of course, you decide to take a dip. Boats fill up fast, so book your time in advance.
This bird’s eye view will show you a completely different perspective of the island with the ocean and bay views. Their boats are US Coast Guard certified and have a 100% safety record with a new boat utilizing state-of-the-art technology and safety features.
19 W 6th St, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
Atlantic City Parasail
Atlantic City Parasail is the perfect way to spend the day on the water, and it’s a short distance from the boardwalk and the casinos. You can choose between getting a dip into the sea or staying completely dry as you land softly back on the boat. When you ride with them, you will be up in the air for around 10-12 minutes, and the boat ride will last about 90 minutes.
800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Beach Haven Parasail
Located in Long Beach Township, Beach Haven Parasail operates right on the beach, where you can take a lesson to learn the basics. After your ride, you’ll be on the sand, so spend the day making sandcastles or swimming in the ocean with the fam. This excursion will last around 90 minutes so keep that in mind when booking your time.
2702 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven, NJ 08008
Sea Isle Parasail
Fun for the whole family and no experience necessary are just a few of the reasons a trip with Sea Isle Parasail should be on your summer bucket list. Kids from age 6 to 96 years old have the opportunity to feel the thrill of floating in the air above the open ocean. Looking for an additional thrill? Splash down while flying to soak up every bit of the fun.
86th and the Bay, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Point Pleasant Parasail
Flying at 500 feet above the ocean waves, Point Pleasant Parasail is the perfect way to beat the heat on a summer day. Reservations are strongly suggested because the boats fill up fast in the summer. The minimum age to ride on the boat or parasail is 5 years old.
81 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
You’ll get an ariel view of the Belmar Marina when you take off from the back of their 31-foot parasail boat’s flight deck. Depending on how comfortable you are, you can choose between being gently dipped into the ocean water or getting your feet wet as you are in flight. And to commemorate your voyage, photo and video packages are available.
608 River Rd, Belmar, NJ 07719, USA
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