Parasailing on Kauai

By Hawaii.com Team

It’s so quiet and peaceful up here you almost forget you’re being towed by a boat and floating somewhere between 300 and 800 feet above the ocean. You can see for miles and miles, yet you aren’t so far away that you can’t distinguish details. Was that a pod of spinner dolphins just below?
Parasailing above the sun-drenched blue Pacific Ocean, the shoreline passing below you, clouds drifting above you, is a great experience. Parasailers put it this way: “If you want the thrill of skydiving with longer hang time, this ride is for you.”
The hi-tech winch boats provide dry takeoffs and landings. Most operators use harnesses (rather than chairs). A harness is comfortable, flexible, and allows for a better view as well. The ride is designed for just about everyone and most operators can take two people up at the same time.
After a certain amount of time you may be “dropped” in a maneuver that resembles a parachute descent. Here’s your chance to dip your toes in the ocean before the line is winched up and you rise up again.

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