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Book - Paraflights

Go Parasailing for the ultimate bird’s eye view over Lake Wakatipu!

On arrival Paraflights staff will fit life-jackets and a comfortable hands free harness. The iconic big yellow smiley faced chute is inflated above the vessel and flyers are attached to the chute on the deck, as the boat speed increases to 25 km p/h the chute lifts you up and away from the boat to enjoy the exhilaration of free flight.

From here you will soar above Lake Wakatipu with breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and Queenstown itself. Choose whether to stay bone dry or test the water temperature a little for a little extra excitement.

A perfect adventure activity for the whole family, Paraflights can take up to 12 passengers on the boat so you can sit back and enjoy the cruise on Lake Wakatipu while another flight takes place.


  • Up to 1 hour scenic boat ride
  • 10-15 minute Paraflight


  • Tour leaves every hour from the main town pier, Queenstown Bay


  • Allow one hour with each flight lasting approx. 10-15 minutes


  • Comfortable hands free harness
  • Min age 2 years, 98 oldest flyer so far
  • Capacity for groups of twelve per hour
  • Full paraplegic harness available
  • Fly high stay dry, you won't get wet
  • Min weight 35 kg max 200 kg

Solo Flight:
Go it alone, enjoy the scenery and exhilaration of parasailing over Lake Wakatipu.

  • Adult $199.00
  • Child $199.00

Tandem Flight [Price Per Person]:
A great option, we are able to fly two people at once side by side. Share the experience with a friend or family member! (they've even had people get engaged while in flight).

  • Adult $129.00
  • Child $99.00

Triple Flight [Price Per Person]:
An excellent option for families! Mum, Dad and Kids enjoy the flight together!

  • Adult $99.00
  • Child $79.00

Go along for the boat ride to watch your mates fly high above you!

  • Adult $29.00
  • Child $25.00

Paraflights is owner operated, ensuring customer services of the highest order. These guys know Queenstown like the back of their hands, so take the time to pick their brains on some of town’s hidden gems.

Is it fun?

Most of our customers would consider this to be an understatement, frequently customers wish to fly a second time and rated Queenstown paraflights as the highlight activity of thier holiday.

Are the instructors and crew specially trained, experienced and or licensed?

Yes! All of our instructors and boat drivers are specifically trained in all aspects of parasailing boat handling, flight procedures and local wind and weather patterns, all with many years of flight experience, some of the best in the world!

How long does the adventure last?

The entire boating adventure lasts for approximately one hour with each flight lasting for 10-15 minutes.

What is tandem and who can participate?

Two people can fly together - Take a friend to share the moment!

Will we get wet?

No, you are guaranteed to stay dry.

Can people come along to enjoy the boat ride and just watch?

Observers are welcome on a space available basis.

Is it difficult?

No, if you can sit you can fly! No experience or talent is necessary, they do all the work, and you have all the fun!

Are reservations recommended?

Yes! Due to the popularity of our ride and limited space available (12 passenger's maximum per trip) reservations are recommended.

What are the age limits?

The minimum age is two years old, subject to staff approval as they must ensure that our small harness will fit correctly for smaller children.

What are the weight limitations?

This depends on the wind conditions at the time of your flight. The minimum weight is about 35 kgs. (Solo flight) and the maximum weight is approximately 200 kg.

What type of parasailing do we offer?

"Winch Direct Parasailing" the most widely accepted form of parasailing in the world today. The type of Parasailing which allows you to safely take-off and land from on board the boat not off the beach or a floating barge as seen in Mexico and many other resorts.
Utilizing a hydraulic winch, you are slowly reeled out from the flight deck located on the boat, after an incredible and scenic flight you are then reeled back to the boat's flight deck.

How should we dress?

Casual loose fitting clothing, shorts if warm and sunny, bathing suits, sandals, tennis shoes even jeans are ok, you should also bring a fleece jacket or wind breaker just in case you get cold.

I have heard that you also offer parasailing flights for disabled?

True, they have with great success flown people in the past with various physical disabilities and are proud to claim that parasailing truly is one of the few activities where disabled are able to enjoy themselves without being affected by their physical handicap.

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