Where Are The Best Places to Go Parasailing in Gulf Shores?

Parasailing in gulf shores

Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for adventure on Alabama’s Gulf Coast? You should try parasailing in Gulf Shores! Think of the fun you’ll have flying high in the air, catching that Gulf breeze, and seeing for miles across the horizon. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran at parasailing, you’re guaranteed to make fun memories and great vacation stories. Here, we’ll narrow down for you the best companies offering parasailing in Gulf Shores to help you simplify your vacation itinerary.

Speaking of which, when you’re putting together your vacation plan, be sure to download the free Vacation Guide from Sunset Properties! Our guide is full of fantastic ideas for your time here. So, take advantage of our expertise and have the best Gulf Shores vacation ever!

Best Parasailing in Gulf Shores

Pleasure Island Parasail, LLC

At Pleasure Island Parasail, they invite you to “Come Fly With Us” and experience the relaxing feeling of flying high above the hustle and bustle of daily life below. With locations in both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, you have a couple of good chances to go parasailing during your vacation. If you’re looking for a new way to see Alabama’s Gulf Coast, then taking a parasailing trip with Pleasure Island Parasail is a good idea!

Parasailing Rates (800 Feet of Line)

Double | $125

Single | $65   

Ride-along (When Available) | $15  

Chute for the Skye Parasailing

A totally different way to enjoy the white sandy beaches famous along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Chute for the Skye Parasailing offers a birdseye view you shouldn’t skip. From 400 feet up, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. Plus, the rides are available in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!

Parasailing Rates (400 Feet of Line)

Per Parasailer | $60

Per Observer | $30

Blue Sky Parasailing and Watersports

Operating in Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan, Blue Sky Parasailing accommodates small and large groups wanting to go parasailing. Flying through the air, you’ll look below and see incredible marine life, beautiful coastline, and a breathtaking horizon. Rides are available in 400, 600, and 800 feet options.

            Single       Double     Triple

400 ft    $55          $110          $165

600 ft    $60          $120          $180

800 ft    $65          $130          $195

Sky Pirate Parasail

Operating out of Hudson Marina in Orange Beach, Sky Pirate Parasail takes folks up in single, tandem, and triple formats with a maximum weight limit of 450 lbs. They also offer some of the highest parasail flights in the area. Of course, you’ll have great birdseye views and have the chance to spot marine life like dolphins and sea turtles.

Sky Pirate Parasail offers a coupon for $59 parasail rides.

All a Part of a Gulf Shores Vacation

The adventure doesn’t end with parasailing in Gulf Shores! There’s plenty more where that came from. Just be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! And, when you’re looking for a place to stay during your time on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, consider Sunset Properties. Our beautiful condos and beach houses are ideally located for your Gulf Coast adventure. Contact us today to book your beach getaway!


Plan Your Adrenaline Rush on a Fun Zip Line in Gulf Shores

zip line in gulf shores
There are a lot of ways to have a lot of fun here in Gulf Shores. That’s well-known. But, did you know that you can get your adrenaline fix on a
zip line in Gulf Shores? It’s true! Zip through the air over your new favorite vacation destination for a thrilling view of the Gulf of Mexico and more! We’ll tell you where to go, what you’ll see, and everything else you need to know to take a zip line in Gulf Shores!

Zip lines in Gulf Shores are just a part of the fun you’ll have on Alabama’s Gulf Coast this vacation. When you download the free Vacation Guide from Sunset Properties, you’ll have the key to the very best vacation possible. We want you to have a wonderful experience here. That’s why we offer this valuable insider information for all things Gulf Shores!

Hop on a Zip Line in Gulf Shores

The most well-known zip line in Gulf Shores is the Hummingbird Zip Lines at the Gulf Adventure Center at the Wharf. There, you’ll have the chance to fly through the air in a safe and professional setting guaranteed to be a fun and memorable time. Here’s what you need to know!

What is it like to zip line at the Gulf Adventure Center?

Arrive at the Gulf Adventure Center 15 minutes prior to your reservation for check-in where your guides will fit you with the necessary equipment for your zip line tour. After that, you’ll board a trolley for a practice session on a near-ground-level miniature zip line course. Once the group has passed the practice session, the real fun begins. From there, you’ll walk to the first tower and embark on your two-hour zip line ride. The eight-mile adventure will have your adrenaline pumping, and you’ll have mastered it by the time you’re done for wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

Is it safe to zip line?

At Hummingbird Zip Lines, the course meets the highest industry standards for zip line equipment. Each tour has a guide to accompany you, ensuring your safety and fun at every turn, including rescue training like First Aid, CPR, and AED usage. Guides inspect equipment daily to ensure proper working order. So, as a safety net, per se, each participant must finish ground school training before taking the zip lines, which is no extra cost.

Other Important Information


Adults | $79
Children (12 and under) | $59
Seniors | $69

Group Rates

Groups of 4-7 | $75 per person
Groups of 8-11 | $71 per person
Groups of 12-15 | $67 per person

More info.

Zip On Into Your Vacation Rental

Okay, okay, so you can’t really zip line into a Sunset Properties vacation rental. But, when you stay in one of our condos or beach houses, you’re set to have a wonderful vacation experience by the beach and close to everything you want to do while you’re here. With properties in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach, the choice truly is yours on where you want to be. So, browse our availability for your next beach vacation! We are excited to be your host, so contact us to book your getaway today!

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! Animal fun at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Home to over 500 exotic animals, including wolves, leopards, lions, tigers, primates, bears, birds, and reptiles, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is a haven for animals, a petting zoo, an aviary, a fun family-friendly attraction, and an educational experience all

Baze and the Goat
Baze and the Goat

in one. It was opened in 1989 as Zooland Animal Park. In 1991, the Ward family donated the 17 acres that the zoo now sits on and created the Zoo Foundation, Inc. Along with the animal encounters, animal exhibits, aviary, reptile house, and petting zoo, the park is now made up of wide pathways, a shaded picnic area, a gift shop, and concessions (seasonally).

While guests love meeting the animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, the zoo’s primary mission is to provide an educational experience for guests. Throughout the week, zoo employees and volunteers offer

The biggest bunny EVER!

free educational programs and presentations that teach about the importance of conserving resources and land for these animals. They believe that when people get the opportunity to meet these animals close up, they can find more appreciation for them. It’s a community outreach program that the people at the zoo are very passionate about.

Kale and the kangaroo
Kale and the kangaroo

The animal encounters are easily the most popular part of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, offering unique family fun. Animal encounters allow kids and adults to get up close and personal with animals they would likely never come across in real life. Be adventurous and try an encounter with kangaroos, lemurs, reptiles, or tigers! The animal encounters are closed during the winter, but they resume again in early spring. Just be sure to check the rules for each encounter, as different attire is required for the safety of guests.


Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

1204 Gulf Shores Parkway

Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Contact information

251.968.5732 (main line)

251.968.5731 (information line)




Open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily (last guests admitted at 3:30 p.m.)

Open every day during the year, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day


Admission prices

Adults (12-54) – $11 plus tax

Seniors (55+) – $9 plus tax

Children (3-11) – $8 plus tax

Children (2 and under) – FREE  

*Group rates are also available, and reservations are required at least 48 hours before the visit. Call for more information.

If you’re looking for some family fun in Gulf Shores, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is a great option. Spend a few hours meeting the animals and learning more about them!