Meet the Crew

Captain Rich

Captain Rich

With over 30 years..and counting of parasailing experience from all over the world Captain Rich is MR PARASAILING.

Being the brains behind Flying Kiwi Parasail he moved to New Zealand from Hawaii in 1998.

Captain Rich worked alongside Maritime NZ to set up safety rules and regulations for the Parasailing industry within New Zealand and ALWAYS puts safety first.

Sales & Marketing Manager Jules

Sales & Marketing Manager Jules

Marketing Jules is our wonderful sales & marketing girl and has an alluring ability to make everyone feel awesome.

Jules joined Flying Kiwi Parasail in 2006 and with her arrival coffee quickly became the companies biggest expense.

With enough caffeine to fuel a cruise liner on a hangover, Jules sales and marketing ability is second to none. With her loud laugh, tall legs and positive attitude you can’t miss her around town.

Crewman Elliot

Crewman Elliot

Crewman Elliot is our extraordinary and handsome English-born fella. Elliot joined our team in 2019 and has completely fallen in love with New Zealand, its people and the Bay of Islands.

When Elliot is not working hard on board one of our Parasail boats you will find him sailing in one of our many local yacht races or running a Quiz in one of our local bars.

Skipper Shaun joined our team in 2021 and is a local born in the Bay of Islands, Shaun has prior skipper experience driving the local dinner cruise and other commercial boats.

Shaun has a hugh passion for anything ocean and you will find him sailing, spear fishing or wakeboarding on his days off. He is also a keen hunter and farmer and runs his family farm on the outskirts of Paihia.

With a cheaky smile on his face Shaun is ready to take you to new hights onboard our Parasail boats.