(Closed) Parasailing Anyone?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

I’ve done it! It is actually really quiet and peaceful up in the air and you don’t feel like you are going to fast or falling at all.

Give it a try!!

Post # 4
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve done it before and it actually isn’t all that scary once you’re up there.  It seems like it would be kind of a thrill-seeking rush type of thing, but the ride itself is very stable and relaxing and more about getting a good view than an adrenaline rush.  You should definitely try it with him!

Post # 5
1543 posts
Bumble bee

I did it last year at the beach, and I thought I would be scared shitless from the height thing, but surprisingly, it was very peaceful, and I enjoyed it. Sort of. Well, that is to say, I enjoyed it as much as I could, seeing as how I was seasick from the boat. Had I not been seasick, I would have loved it even more. So, dramamine is a must if I do it again, lol!

From one chicken to another, I say go for it. Just make sure there’s a ‘signal’ or something like that to give in case you change your mind midway.

Post # 6
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did it once and really enjoyed it! It is a lot of fun

Post # 8
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did it once a while ago.  It really isn’t as scary as you would think.  You aren’t going really fast and while you are up high, the fact that water is underneath made me feel better, like I would have softer landing. 

I say go for it and have fun!  It’s a good time! 

Post # 9
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have always thought it would be really relaxing (and a great view) but I’ve never forked over the money to do it.

I’m definitely an adernaline junkie though (skydiving is awesome and I’d love to go bungee-jumping) so parasailing is certainly a very tame activity in my book.

Post # 10
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

It’s amazing and it feels just like you’re sitting on a chair on the ground the entire time!  It really didn’t feel like I was up in the air, falling, or out of control.  The worst part about it was when they dipped us in the water (just up to our knees) but there was a HUGE JELLYFISH right where we were going to be dipped!  We were screaming and going nuts and thankfully they held off just a foot or two and we missed it.

I would do it 1,000x again, it was very delightful!

Post # 12
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Looooved it! And I’m terrified of heights! We went in Fort Lauderdale and most of the places offered to take pictures of you for an extra fee. You were either offered a flash drive/memory card or CD afterward. We brought a waterproof disposable camera with us up there and the pictures were great! I hope you guys have fun 🙂

Post # 13
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Its actually really peaceful, and amazingly quiet once you get up. And its really safe. I am terrified of heights, but I have done that as well as sky diving, so I can tell you it doesn’t really factor in, unless you let it.  I can’t wait to do both again!

Post # 14
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

How funny… I did it when I was 18 in Cancun, and now I would be terrified of it — I def think you get more afraid of things the older you get! But I had great time when I did it back then!!!

Post # 16
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@misskarianne: Yeah, it was definitely an experience. My instructor told me he is really scared of heights too, but when you are up that high, it doesn’t come into play, and he was totally right.  All the divers and cameramen nicknamed me “hardcore” cuz it was the first time I had ever been in a plane, and I was jumping out of it, even though I was terrified! I went first, and I can’t wait to do it again!

I also have a floating strap on my camera, and wore that, in case if fell while parasailing, we could get it back

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