St. Augustine Beach - Kite Boarding & Parasail


Where can I SCUBA dive? Sorry - no such luck! The Atlantic Coast experiences weather that makes it unsuitable for SCUBA diving. Keep your head above water and try something that makes great use of the wind instead - like kite boarding!


KITE-BOARDING (OCEAN EXTREME SPORTS)

On the other end of the skill spectrum from a casual boogie boarding session, kite- boarding will take practice, skill, precision and a fair amount of guts. We can't vouch for it personally, but we'd imagine thrill-seekers will find the hard work worth it.


SMILE HIGH PARASAIL

When you're feeling hot and humid at sea level, take to the skies and make your own breeze. You might even spot a shark out in the sea. The sail is a bright yellow happy face - quite apropos, we think. Prices vary depending how high you wish to go. If the bragging rights of hitting 1400 feet aren't enough, you get an ugly T-shirt to commemorate the flight. Locals suggest sending a non-participating friend or family member out to A1A Beach Road and Pope Road with a big lens, they'll get some great shots of you sailing high. This would be a cheaper, higher quality option than the pricey 'commemorative CD' offered by the operator.

  • Website: www.smilehighparasail.com
  • Address: 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • Children: The website says even a one-year-old can parasail. Seriously?
  • Keep in mind: Up to 3 people at a time