Things You Should Know Before You Go Parasailing


Parasailing in a favorite thrill-seeking activity on the beach. You might ask, what exactly is it? When you’re sat on the sand, and you see the parachutes attached to the speedboats flying by, that’s parasailing. You get strapped to the chute and rise into the air as the boat zooms over the water. Apart from having the thrill of a lifetime, you get to see some of the best bird’s eye views of the coastline. If it’s your first time, here are a few helpful tips to get the most out of your adventure.

Bring your Go-Pro

You want to capture the experience on film. The views from the air are absolutely breath-taking. On a clear day, you can see for several kilometers along the coast. This is exponentially more beautiful if you’re parasailing on an island. Attach your Go-Pro to your body or head and prepare to record the best video of your trip. However, make sure that all your technology is waterproof since you’ll be in and out of the sea. If your Go-Pro isn’t waterproof, don’t despair. You can buy something to protect it.

Check the weather conditions

Don’t set your heart of parasailing on the day you want. Ideally, you want to go on a sunny day. But this isn’t always possible. Most companies won’t take you out in windy or rainy conditions. If you have a week at the beach, it’s a good idea to keep checking the latest weather conditions. Clear days (and you know) have the best views. If not, you should be prepared to wait for the clouds to clear up.

Find a reputable company

Parasailing the right way is a once in a lifetime experience. But parasailing the wrong way might mean a trip to the hospital or worse. The activity can be dangerous, and there are lots of risks involved. For this reason, it’s crucial for you to find a reputable company. It’s no secret that some touts on the beach cut corners when it comes to safety. The equipment might not be maintained, or they don’t repair the minor damage. Ask around for a local to recommend a company instead of going to the first one you see. If someone runs up to you on the beach almost begging you to join their parasailing tour, it’s probably a bad sign.

Shop around for the best prices

That being said, it always pays to shop around. If you get a list of the best companies, make sure you check each of them for prices and promotions. Ask lots of questions and see how long the activity lasts and what other things are included. Get the information then make a decision based on which one offers the best package for you. Ask for a discount as well if you think the prices are too high. You never know if you’ll get lucky, especially during low season.

Having an epic parasailing adventure

If you’re planning to go parasailing, always make sure you find a reputable company. Double check weather conditions, bring your Go-Pro and always find the best package to suit your interests.

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. While in college he was the vice-president of the Astronomy Club. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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