About Aquafly New Orleans

 

First of all, welcome to Aquafly New Orleans! By now you have probably had a minute to look around our site and see some of the offerings we have both in the way of Flight Packages and Flyboard®/ Hoverboard®Sales, Parts and Service. We truly are the Premiere Flyboard Destination for Louisiana. Whether you are looking to blast out of the water to over 40' in the air, swim and dive like a Dolphin or just cross Flyboard® and Hoverboard® off your bucket list. Experiencing the Flyboard® and Hoverboard® in the waters of Lake Pontchartrain or on the Tchefuncte River at one of our locations is truly an experience that you will remember for a lifetime! Our Flight Centers offer several levels of Individual FlightGroup Flight,Superhero & Specialty Offerings, an Advanced Training Club and we have a complete  GoPro® Photo and Video Division ready to record the entire event.  We also offer sales and service of  Zapata Racing  equipment for the Flyboard® and now for the Hoverboard® both locally and online . Our Trained staff is knowledgeable with all aspects of the Flyboard® as well as the Hoverboard® from assembly to the most intricate of troubleshooting issues.

New for 2014 is our Shows and Talent Division where our Event Staff can custom tailor a program for your group, plan a company team building event or schedule an in water Flyboard® demonstration by our Aerial Acrobatics Team that will amaze your audience.

As the popularity of the Flyboard® grows, so do the number of rental operations, so why choose Aquafly New Orleans? The answer is simple; we operate year round at both of our locations. By appointment only during the winter months.  Our Instructors are not only Flyboard®  & Hoverboard® Certified, but they are also trained in Boating Safety, Medical and Lifesaving Skills and CPR Certified. Additionally, our Pro-Rider Team placed Damone Rippy 4th overall and Jake Orel 11th overall in the the Flyboard World Cup held this past November in Doha, Qatar. So when you are ready to fly, why not learn from some of the best in the business...Aquafly New Orleans, We are extreme water sports.

 

Our Story

 

Every Company has a story, a reason for being.  Our story begins in April 2012.  My fiancé at the time and now my wife were packing our luggage for our trip to beautiful Cozumel, Mexico for our dream beach wedding. As my wife was packing our things and I was on my iPhone as usual, Googling whatever was on my mind at the time. I came across a random Youtube video. As always. One video lead to another. And that one to another. And so on, and so on. Then all of a sudden. I came across the title of a video that would eventually change my life.  The name was "Flyboard Family Official." I watched it 50 times that first day. Until my phone battery died. And each day after, I progressivly watched it more and more often. Until I had the movements that the guys in the video were doing and every word to the song was memorized.  The key word stuck out to me more than anything else. "FLY." The entire 10 days we were in Cozumel, all I could think about was opening a Flyboard rental operation right out in front of the Resort Aura, where my wife and I were staying. Upon returning home. I researched every aspect of the Flyboard®.  From cost, to insurance, to how Flyboarding® works. Possible locations. And a seemingly never ending list of things that needed to be purchased for the business. Of course I thought about never leaving the beautiful sands of Cozumel. And of course I thought about taking Flyboard® to Florida and opening up shop. But I am a New Orleans native thru and thru. Locals here call it, "Bleeding Black & Gold." In reference to our New Orleans Saints. With all of the great culinary indulgences found here. Family, friends, and unriveled southern hospitality. To say that it would be hard to move away from home would be an understatement. At first I tried to tell myself that this was way out of my league. That I would never be able to start a successful business. That it would fail. But in my dreams every night I saw it thriving here in Louisiana. So I did what I had always heard. "Write down your goals and dreams." Then, "follow them." I started by writing them down. Then I kept saving every dollar that I could after paying bills. Then I talked to countless successful business owners. Picking there brains. Asking them thing like, "how did they start there business?" Did they think I had a good idea? How much money did they think I would need as far as money to do something like this? The main lesson I learned from these various conversations was. That you can not possibly succeed or fail if you never try. And once I ingrained that in my mind. I went full steam ahead. Grinding everyday. Never giving up. Working countless hours. Saving  every penny and very dollar for the next year and a half. I did as much research about the sport. And from New Years's 2014 on. I dove into the unbelievable sport of Flyboarding® head first. Both literally and figuratively speaking!  I had a list of 20 possible location here in southeastern Louisiana. I narrowed that list down to two locations. And have big dreams and plans for more to soon follow. I am also excited to announce that new for Summer 2014 the release of the all new Hoverboard®! Give us a call to set up either your  individual or Group Flyboard® or Hoverboard® lessons today.  As Flyboarding® and Hoverboarding® as a sport grow. Aquafly New Orleans will be on the front line. Blazing a path for generations both young and old alike to follow! Our Shows & Talent Division is thrilling audiences with spectacular shows and we are home to two of the best Flyboarders in the World.