Grand Cayman Parasailing Excursion Reviews

Grand Cayman Parasailing cruise excursion
Overall Rating
Enjoy a bird's eye view of Grand Cayman on an aquatic parasailing adventure.
Member Image darkangel76
1 review
Jul 2017
This is the single worst vacation experience ever. I booked the excursion by phone prior to our cruise. I wanted to be sure that my family of 4 could ride in pairs as if this was not the case, I would have booked another excursion. I read the entire description thoroughly and also asked the RCI excursion specialist SEVERAL times whether there would be ANY circumstances what-so-ever that would cause me or any member of my family to be asked to ride with someone other than a family member. She assured me multiple times that we could ride in pairs so I booked the excursion for about $84 per person. After arriving at port, we walked around for several minutes looking for the place where we were to line up for parasailing. My husband ended up asking around and found the lady holding the sign was accidentally holding a sign for Carnival Cruise parasailing (we were on RCI). Once she realized the error, it took another 15 minutes or so for our group to arrive, sign waivers and walk to the pontoon boat which would eventually take us to another boat where we could parasail. Our group of 28 was split into two groups. The first boat took 13 people and our boat had 15 people. WE GOT ON THE WRONG BOAT!! The driver was curt, rude and abrasive. Upon arrival it was apparent that he was in a huge hurry and obviously irritated. He yelled that we could "throw some kids up at the front of the boat" and they could sit on the floor - which was fine but his tone was terrible. I saw him mouth to his poor (obviously uncomfortable) assistant "Don't let them tell you what to do" (meaning the passengers). The driver then began barking at all of us telling us where to sit. then he proceeded to explain the parasailing procedures. After a short time it became clear that we were going to ride in 3's and he was TELLING us - not asking. The assistant asked me if I minded riding with the two girls sitting in front of me and I let him know that I'd rather ride with my family if possible. My husband spoke up and said "I don't mind riding with the girls so my wife can ride with our children." Others on the boat also tried to speak up so we could quickly work out an arrangement that was expeditious (as it was clear he was in a hurry) and would also work for the paying customers. The driver was visibly irritated so he swatted his hand toward me dismissively and said "Forget about it. I'm not talking about this". We were suited up and I was asked to sit in between the two girls who wanted to sit together. The boat driver would not even let them sit next to each other. After everyone got their (maybe) 5 minutes in the air, we were rushed to the Royal Palms beach where the driver pulled directly up to the shore and asked those getting off to hold their belongings over their heads and jump off the boat quickly. The beach was beautiful, water was gorgeous. We had a nice relaxing break at Royal Palms. After arriving back on the ship, I went to the excursion desk to tell them about our experience. It took 20 minutes for the woman at the desk to document what happened and told me it would be about 24 hours before they get back with me. After some back and forth with RCI, I was able to recover 100% of the cost of the excursion. RCI didn't make it easy - they first told me they would refund me 30% and I felt that was pretty weak considering all the circumstances. I've never written a review in my life, but felt compelled to warn other travelers about this excursion - choose one of the other ports to go parasailing or book the excursion directly only after making sure that the company is not the one that RCI uses. Don't book parasailing in GC through RCI. That's all!
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image gadmo
1 review
Aug 2015
The line snapped. Not joking. My girlfriend and i booked through discount excursions, who have a booth on grand cayman's pier, after being sold out through the ship's shore excursions desk. We were the first to go, and went tandem with no issues - it was gorgeous and wonderful and we had a great time. Then, the second pair of people went and the rope snapped. We thought we were going to watch two people die. It turned out, they got very lucky - they just kind of hovered in mid air and floated to the ocean where their life vests kept them afloat while the boat raced over to where they were. They could have just as easily plummeted into water or drifted much further out to sea or slammed into a shoreline building. In other words - the line snapped and these poor people fell 400 feet into the ocean.
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Provider: Discount Excursions
Member Image popeyeal
1 review
Apr 2015
I gave it three stars due to how it started. We walked a few short blocks to the pick up point which was a small pier next to a rocky beach area that was not clean (garbage and dog poop). There was no shade or seating. the first group of 8 went out fairly quick. The rest of us (11) ended waiting 45 minutes to be picked up. The boat out to the parasail boat cycled through picking up at the beach to the parasail boat to Seven Mile Beach then back to the original pick up point. Once we finally got to parasail boat we had a great time with the crew and parasailing.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image joevancil
3 reviews
Mar 2015
My favorite excursion on the whole cruise. This was my first time parasailing. Although the ride was quick and the price was high for the amount of time you get, this was THE PLACE you want to do this. The water at Grand Cayman is amazing, and even though this was a bit pricey, if I had it to do over again, I'd have just booked more time in the air.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image daisy3774
1 review
Mar 2015
Such a great time, but wish we had done more!! The host company was awesome and we have some great pictures. Amazing experience to be flying so high above the cruise ships.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image XxxHannaXxx
1 review
Mar 2014

Our second port the cruise ship went to was agenda atman. This was a beautiful place to go. However the ship wasnt able to dock up close, so everyone had to tender. The tender boats and sea were terrible that day. When on our way back, many people were not at the ship on time. Many people were confused with ship time and Grand Caymen time. When we arrived onto the Caymen Islands, it was beautiful. We caught a ride to seven mile beach for an excursion. As part of the Seven Mile Beach, there were many water sports. We did parasailing for $120.00 for 3 people to go up. Parasailing for the first time, was an amazing experience. The water was gorgeous and the ride was worth it. It was about a 15 minute ride. I would definitely recommend parasailing in Grand Caymen.

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Provider: At Seven Mile Beach
Member Image rkb1970
1 review
Dec 2012
My son chose to do this with my husband. My husband and I have done this before and I didn't think too much of it. But my son LOVED every minute of it!
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image gcalli1
2 reviews
Feb 2012
We were parasailing through a company (I believe it was Discount Excursions) that is located very close to the pier -just about 2 blocks away. This was very convenient, and the price was far better than anything offered through the cruise lines. We had a great time!!! It was a beautiful day, and the views were stunning. With just a little Internet work, you can save about 50% by booking this yourself instead.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line

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