Soar like a bird and see the Island from the air when you go parasailing. Parasailing is flying in a parachute, suspended by a harness and towed by a speedboat. You can go solo or fly tandem; choose how high you soar, from 400 to 800 feet in the air; get wet or stay dry. Whatever you choose, you’ll see the Lowcountry for miles in every direction. Take a camera – you’ll want a souvenir of the 360-degree view.
Parasailing is very safe and all operators conduct flights under the watchful eye of a captain certified by the FAA and US Coast Guard. After a safety briefing on the ground, they put you in a harness, you stand on a platform at the rear of the boat, and they gently lift you up into the air. Part of the usual ritual involves the tow craft slowing and dropping the passenger in the water at least knee deep. If you prefer to do without, for example if you are taking a camera up, just tell the crew not to dip you. The ride itself lasts about ten to fifteen minutes. There are minimum and maximum weight restrictions, so children often ride in tandem with their parents.
So if you are on Island form mid-Spring to September, and want to get a great aerial view of Hilton Head Island and its environs, fly high in a parachute towed by a speed boat. Think of your bragging rights with friends when you get home. Give the good folks at H2O Sports a call at 1-877-290-4386, show ’em your Beach Properties Guest Discount Card and receive 10% off!