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Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor is delighted to award Sammy Duvall Watersports Centre with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. Your opinion is important to us! If you have participated in our our activities, write a review on Trip Advisor and tell; the world how we did!!

2014 Water Sports Industry Association membership

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports is proud to be a 2014 active member of the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA)! To be apart of WSIA means Sammy Duvall’s Watersports is aware and dedicated to established Parasail Industry Best Practices and Safety Procedures. We actively participate with our Industry peers to constantly improve the guest experience and strive [...]

” Best Local Operator 2014″- Viator travel Award

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports received Viator’s Travel Award for ” Best Local Operator 2014″. To be the recipient of this award an operator must have all 5 star reviews by guests that have participated in the operators activities in 2013.This is recognition for all of the efforts that the Sammy Duvall’s Team makes on a daily [...]

Our newest Parasail Captain!

Meet our newest Parasail Captain Mike Hickman from Portland Oregon. Mike has been with Sammy Duvalls since 2004. He has been involved with every aspect of parasailing from the ground up, starting as a first mate then becoming a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain, to being our Fleet Manager. With 10 years of experience Mike understands safety [...]

The GEN 2 SURF SYSTEM is here with our new 2014 X10!

  This 2014 Mastercraft X-10 is awesome! Read this article, then come out to Sammy Duvall’s Watersports and experience it for yourself!   A SYSTEM IS BETTER THAN A SINGLE DEVICE: THE GEN 2 SURF SYSTEM IS THE INDUSTRY’S FIRST CUSTOMIZABLE SURF SYSTEM. WE ARE THE ONLY COMPANY THAT DOESN’T HAVE A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL SOLUTION Check [...]

Secrets of Disney’s Discovery Island….just the beginning of our Personal Watercraft Adventure!

Ever wonder where those fun Disney facts come from that we share with guests on our morning Personal Watercraft Tour? Our information comes from Disney archives, Disney Cast members, past guests sharing their stories, Disney historians and fantastic articles that we find in places like AllEars! Many guests take our Personal Watercraft Tour because they [...]

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports: Parasail Safety Video

Guest safety is our top priority, please watch this Parasail Safety Video prior to your experience with us and ask us any questions or concerns you might have about your flight! The Parasail process: Upon check-in(15 minutes prior to flight reservation time), guests will be asked to complete our Liability Release Forms (all minors under [...]

Barefoot at Sammy Duvall’s with “Hot Feet” Gold Medalist Tim Smith

Barefooting is one of the unique activities we offer behind our 2013 Mastercraft Prostar 197. Before asking to Barefoot, one should already have some ski experience….this is a high speed, seat of your pants activity with risks involved. We only offer Barefooting first trip in the morning when the water is calmest and conditions best. [...]

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