If you want to get a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous beaches and waterways all across Panama City Beach, let Paradise Watersports lead the way. They offer two awesome parasailing tours that will allow you to fly high above the waterway at just the right height for sightseeing. As you gaze around each area, you will see miles of sandy beaches touching pristine waterways and backed by stunning blue skies. You may even see marine life that normally stays far from shore, including manatees and stingrays.
Although the amazing views are plenty enough reason to sign up, parasailing is just plain fun in its own right. You will travel behind an ultra-fast speedboat boogying at a brisk pace to keep you moving along the coast. As the wind whips through your hair, the sheer thrill of the experience will get your heart pumping and put a smile on your face. The crew will capture every moment as well using the camera mounted on the back of their watercraft.
If moving at breakneck speed is what you are after, then you will want to try the banana boat ride. You will join up to five other guests in an inflatable raft towed by a jet ski. The operator will take you through the waves, letting the water splash up and cool you off after soaking up the sun all day.
Your three adventure options include:
Although beach parasailing is touted as their basic adventure, it is anything but mundane. You will take a boat ride out onto the emerald waters to the perfect parasailing spot. Then, they will put you and one other person up into the air, attached to the boat by 600 to 800 feet of rope, depending on the package you select. Then, you will travel through the air for two to four miles as the boat races across the water. They will dip you down to touch the waves once or twice, keeping you cool and refreshed mile after mile.
Shell Island Parasailing
The uninhabited Shell Island is a barrier island that is only accessible by boat, so you can trust it always has pristine beaches and untouched sand dunes. To see them for yourself in the most exciting way possible, sign up for one of their awesome parasailing trips. You can choose between their standard to extreme packages, which range from one to four miles of fun. If you want to fly higher than ever before, then choose the extreme to use 1,200 feet of rope and enjoy three dips into the water.
Banana Boat Rides
If heights are just not your thing, no worries. You can take a banana boat ride instead. On this ride, you will zoom across the water in an inflatable raft pulled by a skilled Yamaha Wave Runner pilot. If you take this trip, prepare to get very wet, as the water splashes up like wild as you bound across the waves.
The parasailing rides take two people at a time, leaving many waiting on the shores for their turn. To keep everyone comfortable, they have places to sit along with food and drinks ready to order. Bathrooms are on site as well, making it a great spot to relax while waiting for the rest of your group to finish their adventures.
– While making way to the ideal spot to start the parasailing adventure, chat with the boat captain and crew about nearby attractions. If you are lucky, they will share their secrets about where to go snorkeling, eat the best crawfish, and much more.
– Once you are finished with your trip, you can access your pictures from their photography site for a small per person fee. Along with static photos, they also offer video footage shot from their Go Pro.