Imagine soaring high above the Pacific Ocean in a specially designed parachute while being towed behind a high tech
speed boat. Each ride is under control for an effortless ocean thrill ride. You don’t even have to get wet!
West Maui Parasail has a fleet of five Parasail boats that are "state of the art", utilizing a hydraulic launch and
recovery system. This provides for easy take-off and landings directly from the flight deck of the boat with the two
newest being Ocean Pro 31', 12-passenger Parasail boats for those larger groups.
West Maui Parasail's other 3 Parasail boats are all 6 passenger boats and are also custom built specifically for
West Maui Parasail offers single, tandem (two people flying together) and triple (3 people together) rides.
West Maui Parasail offers two flights: the 800 and the 1,200. The distance off the water is approximately 38
stories for the 800 and 50 stories off the water for the 1,200 to give you breathtaking views of Maui and neighboring
islands of Lanai and Molokai.
West Maui Parasail also offers fishing trips. Members of team PAPO that is the Professional Association of Parasail
Operators. West Maui Parasail is the home of the "Thrill ride in the sky". With over 200,000 flights since 1985.
UFO Parasail is a company that started on Maui in 1985, bringing new and exciting ocean experiences to the island’s
many visitors. The company is owned and operated by Greg and Rich VanderLaan, both graduates of the U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy and both holding BS degrees in Nautical Engineering and U.S. Coast Guard licenses.
Today UFO Parasail/UFO Adventures operate 5 boats on Maui and also has operations on the Big Island, and on New
Zealand’s Bay of Islands. Moreover, the VanderLaan brothers have invented much of the technology that makes the
UFO Parasail winch boats among the most popular and best in the world. They manufacture and sell these boats,
contributing more than 500 winch boats that are in operation in 35 countries around the world.
Participants must be at least 3 years old in order to parasail or ride on the boat as a paying observer. Parasailors
must weigh at least 130 pounds to fly alone. Tandem and triple flights are available with a maximum weight limit of
450 pounds. The captain can increase or decrease these restrictions at their sole discretion based on safety, wind
and sea conditions.
UFO Hawaii Parasailing and Ocean Adventures also offers 4hour fishing trips in calm water close to shore.
Toll Free (800) 359-4836
675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Harbor Office: (808) 662-4060
20° 52′ 00″ N, 156° 40′ 00″ W
Approaches to Lahaina
This site is under construction and is provided as a free public service to sailors, fishermen and visitors alike.
This site is NOT affiliated with the Lahaina Harbor management, the State of Hawaii, Harbors Division, DLNR nor Dept. of Boating and Ocean Recreation.
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