When Mike and SJ Collins moved from Atlanta to the Gulf Coast in 2010, they wanted to get into a business that would allow them to live the beach life every day. The laid-back couple had barely unpacked when they decided to invest in a little water sports company at Tacky Jacks in Orange Beach.
Can you blame them?
Today, Collins says, Chute For the Skye is the premier company of its kind on the Gulf of Mexico.
“We have three new Ocean Pro vessels that are all inspected by the United States Coast Guard,” he says with pride. “We are one of only four companies on the Alabama Coast with inspected vessels and the only company to have all inspected vessels.”
Mike and SJ have more than 40 combined years of customer service experience. Their motto is, “If we don’t fly our kids, we don’t fly you or yours.” Safety comes first at Chute for The Skye, and you won’t find cleaner vessels or a more professional staff anywhere in the parasail industry, they say.
Located at the popular Tacky Jacks Marina on Safe Harbor Drive in Orange Beach Alabama, with a secondary location at Out Cast Charter Docks, Chute for the Skye offers dolphin cruises and jet skiing in addition to their cornerstone parasail flights.
If you are “skye” bound, rides lift off every hour on the hour – and reservations are highly recommended. Chute For The Skye is open from March to September between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and by appointment from October to December.
Rather stay afloat in a boat?
The company’s newest attraction is the 45 ft. excursion vessel, aptly named “Making Waves.” She sets to the seas in Perdido, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for dolphin cruises, snorkeling trips, boxed-lunch “booze” cruises, sunrise or sunset cruises, children’s fishing trips, weddings and private parties of up to 45 people – with onboard photo packages available by request.
Whether you choose to go up or stay down, you’re bound to spy dolphins, blue herons, pelicans and osprey in their natural habitat. With one of the most experienced crews around, Chute For the Skye knows where the wildlife gets wild.
“To potential customers who are on the edge about parasailing, I say this: there is no better way to view the beautiful sugar sand beaches than gliding 500 feet in the air,” Collins shares. “It is a peaceful experience you won’t be disappointed with. We are here to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible and one you will never forget.”