Parasailing FAQs for Mauritius

Parasailing FAQs for Mauritius

Parasailing at Ile aux cerfs showing platform with tourists and a parasail

Are there any restrictions for parasailing in Mauritius?

  • While the minimum age is 5 years, if you are below 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must accompany you to sign your liability waiver before you can even board the craft or platform.
  • An adult has to accompany anyone who is between 5-10 years in the flight.
  • The time restriction for parasailing activities in Mauritius is from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • The Mauritius Tourism Authority has put the minimum duration for the flight part of the activity to be 15 minutes while the maximum is 20 minutes.

Do I have to hold on at all times?

  • No! The crew only requires you to hold on during takeoffs and landing.
  • Primarily, you are not hanging onto the parachute; that is the work of the harness.
  • So, sit back, relax and enjoy the fulfilling feeling.

Is parasailing a dangerous activity?

  • Absolutely not, provided the equipment is in good working condition and weather conditions are right,
  • You will be able to take off, soar high up and land safely.

Am I allowed to fly with a friend?

  • Yes, but a maximum of only 2 passengers are allowed per flight and one of the passengers should be of age.
  • Prices are charged per head meaning you will not save money by opting to fly with a partner.

Will I touch water?

  • You do not have to.
  • Let your captain know if would love to get your feet wet, called touch and go, and he or she will allow you to do just that.
  • Depend on sea and weather conditions.
  • An unobstructed sea room should be available to undergo this exercise.

I don’t know how to swim, can I parasail?

  • Of course, yes.
  • Takeoffs and landings take place at the back deck of the boat.
  • During rare malfunction, parachutes drift slowly to water, and the life jackets take over.

I have a minor who is excited about parasailing, can he fly alone?

  • Yes, if he or she is above 10 years & depending on the weather conditions.
  • The towline recommendation for a children below age of 12 is 90 meters.

What happens when the towline break accidentally?

  • Your captain makes sure everything is in perfect condition.
  • Breakage is very rare.
  • Should it happen, you will gradually and safely descend right into the water.

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