Looking for an adrenaline rush? Here is a bucket list item you cannot miss…Parasailing. On your next vacation, be sure to pick a Caribbean destination that has Parasailing as an excursion.
Parasailing in Mexico
While searching through some of our old vacation pictures, I came across these adventurous snaps from 3-4 years ago in Mexico. I cannot believe what a daredevil I was (Who am I kidding…I still am). The most entertaining part of these pictures is that they were taken long before the days of action cameras. Many of these photos were taken by a couple friends on the ground, and the “action” snaps while sailing through the air were taken with a waterproof, disposable Kodak camera. Look how entertaining I am…
How I Got Roped Into Parasailing
One afternoon while vacationing in sunny Mexico, I was lying on the beach, sipping on a Miami Vice, while both working on my suntan and reading a book. I was thoroughly enjoying myself when a lady I had met at the resort convinced me that I should go Parasailing with her in order to get a group discount. She had met a group of gentleman on the beach who were advertising the tour and haggled with them until she got the price point she wanted. Normally these guys are run off the resort property by the hotel group, who doesn’t let them linger for long. That day was an exception…and how lucky I was that I had the courage to go, as I always look for exciting excursions when on vacation.
Ready To Go Parasailing?
Here are a few things to keep in mind before planning this awesome excursion:
- Location – Be sure to do your research before you go. This isn’t an excursion that is offered everywhere. I went Parasailing on the west coast of Mexico, in Ixtapa, where they have lots of wind! The most popular locations are Mexico, Bahamas, St. Kitts, St. Martin, St. Thomas, Aruba and Jamaica.
- Weather Conditions – Check these before you go. Try to find days with strong wind!
- Duration – Be sure to have at least an hour available for the excursion, once at the location. Travel time will need to be factored in if you have to use transportation to get there.
- Price – Always compare a couple of vendors to ensure you are getting the best price. You can book through your hotel or directly with the local tour group on the beach, like I did. The typical price for Parasailing will run you from $45-100/Trip. If you are booking a group excursion, there may be other discounts available.
- Quality of Tour – You want to make it out of your tour alive right? The standard of equipment may not be up to the standards you are used to, and you are entrusting your safety and well-being to another group of people. Always ask to see any licenses or inspections, and ask lots of questions before you go. Safety should always be your first priority with FUN a close second.
The Thirsty Tourist’s Rating
Is there a score higher than 10? I enjoyed this adventure so much that I cannot wait to go again. I felt like I was flying!! I loved the view as I soared above the bright blue water and up above all of the buildings and fellow tourists. And the adrenaline rush? Well that was second-to-none. Are you ready to go Parasailing?
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