4 Incredible Parasailing Photos from Real Southwest Florida Visitors


Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Nope – it’s a pair of high-flying thrill seekers soaring above The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Here, the Gulf of Mexico’s calm waters – combined with our notoriously beautiful shorelines – make for ideal parasailing conditions with absolutely unbeatable views. And with the area’s highly trained professionals, like Paradise Parasail Inc. and Estero Island Parasail, boasting Coast Guard–inspected equipment and decades of experience, you know you’ll be flying in good hands. So, get ready to gain a new perspective of the Sunshine State with these incredible parasailing photos from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

Group parasailing

Fort Myers Beach From Up Above

Smile big! Paradise Parasail’s iconic smiley-face chutes are a familiar site for anyone that spends time on Fort Myers Beach. Established in 1982, this company has been giving visitors and locals alike a bird’s eye view of the area for more than 34 years.

Man takes selfie while parasailing

Views Too Good Not to Capture

Snapping selfies in the sky. Immediately after takeoff, stunning panoramic views of the coastline reveal themselves. From this far up you’re also likely to see some sea life swimming in the ocean below.

Couple parasailing

Is This How You Do It?

Talk about hanging ten. Experienced professionals take their flight to the next level by hanging upside down from their chute. While we wouldn’t recommend this technique – it sure is fun to watch.

POV parasailing

A Bird’s Eye View of Estero Island

At 500 feet above the Gulf, noise from the beaches fades away and a quiet serenity becomes readily apparent. At this altitude, you can gaze out over the emerald waters stretching towards the horizon and soak in this unique and awe-inspiring view of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. 

There’s more than just parasailing on these beaches. Want to explore more water sports on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel? Check out our On Water section for all of your beach adventure needs! 

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