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Parasailing San Francisco

The Bay Area has some of the most beautiful flying sites in the world. We offer tandem paragliding 7 days a week from 12pm to sunset. When you fly tandem you will fly in a two seat glider with an instructor so there is no experience required. There are no minimum age requirements and there is no restriction on flight time we stay in the air as long as you like.  


Paragliding vs Parasailing

Many of our customers confuse paragliding and parasailing which are two very different activities.  Due to it’s proximity to SFO and cold waters and strong winds there’s no parasailing in the SF bay area. If you’re looking to parasail the closest location is Lake Tahoe. For parasailing in lake tahoe contact TahoeSports.


So what is Parasailing?

Parasailing, sometimes also referred to as parascending or parakiting is a recreational, tourist activity, in which an individual is fitted with a harness attached to a circular canopy which is towed into the air behind a boat or car. Passengers have no directional control of the parachute while they are in the air and are simply towed along by the tow vehicle. 

Parasailing was originally developed in the 1962 by Pierre-Marcel Lemoigne as a training tool for parachutists. Towing up from the ground allowed parachutists to practice their landings without the need for an aircraft which made it a lot more economical. Over the years it has evolved into a tourist activity with a mixed safety record. 

The parasailing industry has come under increased scrutiny in recent years, do to numerous fatalities and overall safety concerns reported by the National Transportation and Safety Board.  


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