Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

Paihia, New Zealand

From US$70.97

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


There are few more unique ways to see the Bay of Islands than catching the wind and parasailing high above the water. See the Bay’s towns, forests and islands – all the way out to Cape Brett’s famous Hole in the Rock – from the sky on this aerial adventure. Take to the skies with your friends or family on tandem or triple flights. Your children can even go parasailing – this adventure is suitable for all.
  • All safety equipment is provided in advance
  • If the season’s right, you might even see dolphins or whales from up high
  • Get onboard at central pick-up points in Paihia, Waitangi and Russell
  • Fit your adventure around the rest of your day with plenty of booking times

What's Included

  • Guide
  • Parasailing experience
  • Helmets and life jackets
  • Digital photo/video packages available for purchase on board ($40/flight)
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Marsden Road
    Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

    Check in is required 15 minutes prior departure time at our office on the Paihia wharf. Combined flight weights must be less than 180-220 kg's (wind dependent)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Departure times vary depending on the season
  • Available departure times will be given at the time of booking
  • Duration time varies based on conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Fantastic experience , team were extremely friendly and professional.. Highly recommend doing you won’t regret it!


79 reviews
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The best way to see the Bay of Islands
Nathan_d, Mar 2023
My wife and I were cruise passengers to the bay of islands. Upon arrival at the parasailing office we were greeted by the friendly and professional staff. The two operators made the experience smooth and pleasant. The boat ride was stunning and the parasailing component was a thrill. We were up in the air for about 15-20 minutes which felt long enough to soak in the sights. The whole experience felt very safe in the hands of the skilled operators and was more comfortable than I had expected in the harness. The operators were mindful of our cruise departure deadline and made sure to get us back in time for our shuttle. I would highly recommend this experience based on the quality of service that the operators provided.
Flying high up in the sky
Mohan_C, Mar 2023
Drive into Paihia itself was beautiful. Veena n i fell in love with place. Went to the counter. Shaun and his English colleague were friendly. But asked me whether my booking was rescheduled which it wasnt. The boat ride with the wind tearing through the hair was exhilirating. Have done this before elsewhere but the view of bay islands was brilliant. Good experience. I didnt mind the expense but it is pricey as everything in NZ is. A similar ride in Asia elsewhere would probably cost only 20 NZ $. That i believe is a huge deterrent to budget tourists. Having said that I loved it and would recommend it to all who would want to. A must on the life bucket list Dr Mohan Chandavarkar India
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi there, Thank you for your review. We have had quite a few rescheduling due to the weather (cyclone and flooding) so they might have confused your booking. Welcome back again next time you are in paihia and make sure to mention our "freequent flyer" deal if you have been Parasailing with us before.
Amazing experience
Shalini_V, Dec 2022
We loved the whole experience from the time I made the booking until we went on the sail. Highly recommended!
Very cool experience
Ana_L, Apr 2021
It was amazing experience as it my first time!! Staff were very nice and friendly. I have a greater time
Response from Host, Sept 2021
Thank you for your review. Welcome back again
Michelle_S, Jan 2019
Fantastic experience , team were extremely friendly and professional.. Highly recommend doing you won’t regret it!
Absolutely fantastic... Had a great...
Neil S, Mar 2018
Absolutely fantastic... Had a great time up in the air and felt extremely safe. We bought the video and it was wonderful to look back and See our expressions.. I would recommend this to everyone.. Had a blast!

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