Dennis Parasail operates the ONLY U.S. Coast Guard Inspected Parasail boat in New England. But that's not all....
At Dennis Parasail we take your safety seriously. We operate the only parasail vessel in New England that has a C.O.I. certificate, & hire the extremely qualified crew to drive it. Like you, we don’t put a price on your family’s safety. We are proud to offer the safest parasail experience in New England & have proof to back up the claim.
Cape Cod Parasail has Certificates of Inspection (C.O.I.) from the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard issues a Certificate of Inspection when a boat & its operators pass a rigorous, yearly inspection performed by the USCG. This includes:
Once we’ve demonstrated to the USCG that the vessel, safety equipment & crew can handle emergencies a C.O.I. certificate is issued and is valid for 1 year.
Part of the required safety equipment is an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon. When this device is activated either manually or automatically in an emergency it sends a signal to the USCG with our exact location in the ocean. A USCG vessel or helicopter is instantly dispatched to your location to help.
Click here to download a PDF copy our Certificate of Inspection
Our prices are competitive, but may not be the least expensive parasail ride on the Cape. When making your decision on where to parasail, please consider the steps we’ve taken to guarantee your parasail ride is memorable for all the right reasons. Knowing this, could you really take your family to a “discount parasail” operator?
It is a Federal Law that if a vessel has a C.O.I., than an original copy must be on board the vessel at all times. A copy of ours is on our website for your review. If you choose to go somewhere else, please feel free to print it out & take it with you so that you can recognize what a real one looks like. You only have to remember two questions when choosing a place to parasail “does the boat we’re taking have a C.O.I.?” And “Can I see it?”
Remember this – If the parasail company does not have a C.O.I. then you’re leaving your safety up to the best judgment of the person driving, not the judgment of the United States Coast Guard. And there is no one better at keeping us safe on the water than the US Coast Guard.
PAPO stands for Professional Association of Parasail Operators. It is an attempt by the parasail industry to regulate itself. While Cape Cod Parasail applauds the attempt, we feel as though this fledgling organization has a long way to go. It’s too easy to become PAPO certified, as the standards are far below what we feel are acceptable. Many operators join to enjoy a discount from industry related equipment manufacturers. PAPO is a great beginning, but for now Cape Cod Parasail will follow USCG guidelines & comply with their standards for safety.
Dennis Parasail is not affiliated with any other parasail operation on Cape Cod.