Is parasailing safe in Myrtle Beach?

Is parasailing in Myrtle Beach safe? The professional staff members at each watersports company are there to make sure you are as safe as possible. Also, parasailing accidents are rare in the United States.

How likely is a parasailing accident?

00001 percent chance of a bad outcome can hardly be considered “high risk,” but there are some things the bad rides have in common that are easily spotted and can help keep you on the good side of those numbers. Most cases of injury or death associated with parasailing occur when the towline breaks.

How many parasailing accidents have there been?

They needn’t worry about grabbing a hook or placing their feet down on the boat deck at the end of the ride. The Parasail Safety Council reports more than 70 people have been killed and at least 1,800 injured between 1982 and 2012, out of an estimated 170 million parasail rides during those 30 years.

Has there ever been a parasailing accident?

Two British teenagers have been killed and another has been injured in a parasailing accident in Rhodes, Greece. The 13-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl died while the older boy is in a “serious condition with multiple injuries” in a hospital on the island. Two people connected with the speedboat have been arrested.

Do you land in the water when parasailing?

Do you take-off from or land in the water? No, you take-off and land directly on the boat! After we fit you with a special parasail harness, you are seated next to your partner(s) on the flight deck and then gently launched and retrieved using a hydraulic winch system.

How much does parasailing in Myrtle beach cost?

whole family staring at just $75/person.

Can you drown from parasailing?

According to a group called the Parasail Safety Council, in the past three decades, 429 people have been seriously injured parasailing in the United States. Seventy-two people died, most of them drowning after landing in water and becoming entangled in the chutes and ropes.

What are the dangers of parasailing?

Towline failure is the leading cause of death and injury in parasailing accidents according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and so is considered a parasail danger. They found that the commonly used bowline knot reduced the strength of brand new rope by as much as 70 percent.

What can go wrong with parasailing?

What Causes Parasailing Accidents? Expert Statistics

  • Strong Winds. Another parasail danger to consider is strong winds.
  • Poor Harness. An old or worn safety harness can cause a parasailing accident.
  • Inexperienced Crew.
  • Not Following Safety Instructions.

Can you take your phone parasailing?

A warning: Parasailing Adventures will try to tell you that you may not take your cell phone along with you for unspecified “insurance reasons” (totally bogus as a legal matter) or because they know what’s best for you and don’t want you to run the risk of getting your phone wet.

How long does a parasailing ride last?

Although the trip usually lasts about an hour-and-a-half, you will be in flight for about six to ten minutes.

Which is the best parasailing service in Myrtle Beach?

Express Watersports offers a complete Myrtle Beach parasailing service that is the safest on the Grand Strand. It’s also the HIGHEST and LONGEST flight on the Grand Strand! Fly high above the Atlantic Ocean up to 500 ft in the air and a full 10-12 min flight time!

Is it safe to parasail in the ocean?

Parasailing is a great and fun activity. We do, however, parasail in the open ocean. Sea conditions can change from time to time. Be advised that some may become sick even in the smallest sea or calmest ocean. We will manage our flight operation and try to stay in the calmest waters possible. We will not compromise safety!

What kind of boat do you use for parasailing?

Our Parasail shuttle is a Rigid Inflatable Boat Certified by the USCG. This boat will be used on high volume days. This is an actual boat that meets the parasail boat. Stay dry! Please Note!