Watch out for Mr. Safety himself!  You won’t meet a more energetic captain/owner than USCG Licensed Captain Neil Newton!   Neil was born and raised in Missouri and has been a part of the Paradise Parasail team for over 23 years!  He graduated from South West Missouri State University in 1999 and is currently serving as Chairman of the Commercial Parasail Vessel Operations for the ASTM.  Neil has spent the last 5 years working closely with the top leaders in the industry, including the USCG and the WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association), to develop safety standards and bring awareness to other parasail operators.  As owners, he and his wife are focused on making Paradise Parasail the safest and most exciting adventure around!

When you don’t see Neil behind the Captain’s seat, he can be found spending time with his wife and 2 boys.  An adventure seeker himself, Neil enjoys fishing and diving in any open water or cooking up his latest catch of the day!


Captain Chase is the fun in the sun! He has been USCG certified since 2004, and has been a member of the Paradise Team for 15 years! It might be a “chase” to find him since he travels to work at both our Fort Myers Beach and Lake of the Ozarks locations to ensure you have a great experience in either salt or fresh water. Chase was raised in Jefferson City, Missouri, but currently resides in Fort Myers, Florida. He graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in International Business and Finance. Flying with Captain Chase is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime!

Chase is a big brother to two beautiful sisters. When you can’t find him close to water, he might be visiting his family who reside in Memphis, Tennessee. He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Come out and meet him, Chase is quite the catch!


Billy gets the award for “Most Calming” Captain!  He will put all your worries to rest with his knowledge of boat and parasailing safety!  Captain Billy has been in the watersports industry for over 20 years.  He is a USCG licensed captain with 12 years of Parasailing experience and works as one of our Managers during our summer months in Florida.  Although Captain Billy was born in Buffalo, New York, he has resided on Fort Myers Beach for 30 years.  His knowledge of the area ensures not only a great ride, but he’ll leave you “smiley” with lots of local tips to plan out a great day!

When Billy isn’t flying our jumbo Smiley chute you can find him out enjoying the sunny Florida weather.  He knows the island well and has his favorite local hot spots, so keep your eyes peeled! Captain Billy prides himself on customer safety and satisfaction, he knows when to fly and when to not!


Paradise Parasail is continuing its trend of inheriting Missouri grown Captains. Meet Captain Justin, raised in the Lake Ozark, Missouri area. Justin joined the team over 5 years ago as a first mate at our Lake of the Ozarks location and he hasn’t slowed down since. Be sure and congratulate Master Captain Justin when you see him on the water, he has officially earned “Master Captain” status. He currently lives in Fort Myers, Florida and is enjoying the experience of salt life vs. lake life.

Justin can easily relate to his adventure seeking customers, he is an avid mountain biker and enjoys taking risks as a motocross rider. Don’t be fooled by his need for speed off the boat, Justin takes parasail safety seriously and uses utmost caution when it comes to his passengers. Passionate about the parasailing industry, we are thrilled to have Captain Justin as part of the team!


Although he is definitely not new to the Paradise Parasail Team, his status has changed and we couldn’t be prouder! Meet Captain Cory who was born and raised in Lake of the Ozarks and has been with Paradise Parasail since 2010. He has been operating as first mate with Paradise Parasail for the past 5 years and is currently a captain in our summer location in Lake of the Ozarks.

When he’s not entertaining customers on the parasail boat, you can catch Cory on his own boat fishing for bass in Lake Ozark, or triple tail on Fort Myers Beach. Despite the fact he has been mistaken for a California model and gets plenty of 5 Star reviews that mention his handsome looks, it is safety that is his top priority. Come experience your next parasailing adventure with Captain Cory.