CAPTAIN NEIL

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 25 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 7 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

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 17 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!

CAPTAIN BILLY

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 22 years.  He is a USCG licensed captain with 14 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 32 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!

CAPTAIN JUSTIN

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 7 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!

CAPTAIN DYLAN

Captain Dylan was born in Texas but you won’t find him with cowboy boots and spurs on the boat. He grew up traveling the world and has lived in 5 different countries. After graduating with a business degree from Columbia College, Captain Dylan discovered his love of the water and began chartering boats on Lake of the Ozarks. He upgraded his license to a USCG Master Captain in 2017 and we are thrilled that he has chosen to make Paradise Parasail his home.

Captain Dylan loves the outdoors and has a true passion for all things water related. When he’s not entertaining customers with his friendly wit and charm, you can find him riding his stand up jet ski or hanging out with his dog Mollie. With customer service and safety his top priority, come experience your parasailing adventure with Captain Dylan.

Captain Dylan