In addition to our Ocean Surfari snorkeling and fishing excursions, there’s more fun to be had on the waters around St. Thomas and St. John.

Parasailing is a thrilling way to see the U.S. Virgin Islands with a birds-eye view. Our affiliates at Parasail Virgin Islands invite you to come fly with them and experience the thrill of an offshore powerboat ride, parachuting, ballooning and gliding all in one “action-packed adventure” at a fraction of the cost.

And it’s easy. If you can walk onto the parasail boat by yourself, and if you can sit down, you should be able to parasail. The harness is much like a swing at the park with a backstrap. You don’t even have to hold yourself in.

A standard flight uses 600 feet of line. On average a 600 foot towline will put you 350 feet up in the air. It is possible to see the curvature of the earth on a flight with the right wind, ocean condition, boat traffic and other factors.

Parasail Virgin Islands takes children as young as 6 years old and have also flown some 95 years old. The minimum weight to fly alone is around 150 pounds but it does increase and decrease throughout the day. The maximum combined weight per flight is approximately 450 pounds. Wind and weather conditions change and will determine whether individuals can fly single, tandem or triple.

With their 100 percent safety record, parasailing on St. Thomas and St. John is fun for the whole family when you book an experience with Parasail Virgin Islands.

The parasailing adventure embarks from Sapphire Beach Marina on the East End of St. Thomas.

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Another must-do thrill ride is the VI Jet Boat experience aboard the Screamin' Eagle, a 750 HP turbo-charged jet boat that will take you on the ride of a lifetime! Racing at incredible high speeds along the Virgin Islands coastline is the pinnacle in fun and excitement. After a brief orientation, you will cruise into the bay between St. Thomas and St. John while your captain tells you a bit about our islands.

But then, it’s time to see what the Screamin’ Eagle can really do! You will experience a mixture of fun commentary, beautiful scenery, crystal clear waters, warm sea spray and exhilarating speed along with breathtaking 180 degree spins, wild fishtails and awesome power brake stops that will have you yelling for more. The Screamin’ Eagle is an exciting and memorable way to experience the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The VI Jet Boat adventure also begins and ends at Sapphire Beach Marina, 6730 Smith Bay Road, St. Thomas.