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Siesta Key Watersports
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Owner description: We offer Parasailing, Jet Ski Rentals, Custom Charters, Sunset Charters, Dolphin Watching, Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters from our location at the South East (Mainland) side of the Stickney Point Drawbridge in Sarasota/ Siesta Key, Florida. Look for us in the YELLOW Lighthouse building We have been in business for 26 years and are focused on your Safety and Fun! We have Free Parking and are open Every Day
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is not a current review as we haven't gone this year. But we have been many times in the past. We have had a variety of captains & first mates and they've always been polite & knowledgeable. They are always happy to accommodate our specific dunking requests. Hehehe! They also give a tour of sorts on the ride out & back. We will definitely be using them again.

Thank Michele A
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The parasailing was great. The guys on the boat were very knowledgable and safety was number one with them. The part that I am very upset and ruined the whole experience was the lady at the North Jetty. This is the lady that takes the reservations and explains the tour. The regular package is about 8 minutes of flight time and costs $75. The premium package of parasailing was between 10-12 minutes. That price was $95. The reservation lady goes on to tell us that if we get there before 11am, and pay cash, she will knock off $5 a person and give was a tee shirt. I called for a time and she said they were only booking trips in the afternoon. I asked her if we would still get the $5 off and a tee shirt even in the afternoon, and she said she would honor it. We had a scheduled time for the trip and when we got Nokomis Beach, this lady said they were running about an hour behind. As we were sitting waiting for our "experience" we heard the reservation lady tell some other people that if you are a resident of Florida, you get the premium package($95) for the regular price of ($75). So I went up and asked her about it and we did get the premium package for $70 each. If there was an open seat on the boat, they charge $25 just to ride with your family. Then we decided to get the picture package for $30. This way we didn't have to take our own cameras up. The lady informed us that the picture package includes a video of us taking off and returning to the boat and pictures during the flight. So when reviewing the pictures at home, there was about 40 pictures and no videos. 30 of the pictures were taken when the rope was fully entended and all you could see was a yellow dot in the picture. 2 pictures were of the other couple, whom we didn't know. If anyone decides to use Siesta Key Parasailing or Venice Parasailing, make sure you only pay $70 per person and DO NOT get the picture package. If it was not for the crew on the boat, it would have been a total washout.

7  Thank Jim D
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Richard C, Manager at Siesta Key Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

We do not offer parasailing in Venice. We do not have any women working in our office. You have confused us with one of our competitors. We are www.siestakeyparasailing.com Please look for the correct business prior to leaving negative feedback.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Our 4th time out with these guys. They always do a great job! While we are veterans, we always have at least one newbie with us. The staff does a great job of making everyone feel comfortable. Get double dipped on a hot day.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

This was ok, it cost enough too so I was expecting a more happy approach from the staff. It felt very much like we were on a conveyor belt of others, rather than individuals. The experience of flying was great. The other poor bit was when they give you a form to fill in, with the minimum tip being 15%, this is an awful lot of money when I just spent over 200 dollars. Not a good feeling, there was pressure there that isn't needed and would make me go elsewhere on my next visit

4  Thank gavin b
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Richard C, Manager at Siesta Key Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

We would first like to thank you for your business we do apologize for any inconvenience during your Parasail trip with us here at siesta key parasailing. With your input and responses to our trip advisor reviews we can bring our customers an outstanding Parasail experience. As in most service industries gratuities are optional and appreciated. All of our service check out sheets give the consumer an option to either leave gratuity with checkboxes 15% , 18% and 20% or to hand write in a desired amount. The checks boxes are meant to be suggestions and are absolutely not mandatory. We apologize for any confusion. -Managment

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

There were 5 of us today doing Parasailing. Some of us were veterans and others were 1st timers. We had a BLAST. The staff was very professional who had men, women and a small child. Everyone had a great time. IT was sooo easy to get up and fly. What a great day - we all want to Fly with these folks again!!!!

1  Thank suem51
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