Parasailing is a recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that reminds one of a parachute, known as a parasail wing.
There are six parts of a parasail. The harness attaches the pilot to the parasail, which is connected to the boat by the tow rope. The activity is primarily a fun ride, not to be confused with the sport of paragliding.
There are commercial parasailing operations all over the world.
Here is Southwest Florida, you can fly single, double, or triple while enjoying panoramic views of the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast including Fort Myers Beach, Barefoot Beach, Estero Bay, Lover’s Key and Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Prices range from $75 – $250 depending on the number of riders in the harness and length (height) of the ride.
Recently, Jenny Williamson is an intern for The Fort Myers News-Press went parasailing and wrote about her adventures
You can read her report HERE
For a video of her experience click HERE.