About UFO Parasail

UFO Parasail is a company that started on Maui in 1985, bringing new and exciting ocean experiences to the island’s many visitors. The company is owned and operated by Greg VanderLaan, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He holds a BS degree in Nautical Engineering and US Coast Guard 3rd Mate Unlimited and 1600-ton Captain’s License.

Today UFO Parasail/UFO Adventures operate 11 boats on Maui and also has operations on the Big Island, and sister companies in Bay of Islands and Taupo, New Zealand. Moreover, the company has invented much of the technology that makes the UFO Parasail winch boats among the most popular and best in the world. The company manufacture and sell these boats, contributing more than 550 winch boats that are in operation in 35 countries around the world.

The VanderLaan Family

We are members of:

HVCB (The Hawaii Visitors & Conventions Bureau)

A3H (Activity Owner’s Association)

Maui Chamber of Commerce

OTC (Ocean Tourism Coalition)

The Maritime Consortium

WISA (Water Sports Industry Association)

Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce

Destination Kona Coast

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Maui: 800-359-4836
Big Island: 800-359-4836

Big Island:

75-5660 Palani Road, Suite 111, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Located in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott’s King Kamehameha
Kona Beach Hotel near the Kailua Pier


Find us on Kaanapali Beach,
fronting Whalers Village under the Green Umbrella.