I realized the other day that I never shared about our experience parasailing in Honolulu for my 29th birthday. I 100% know why this happened – the false missile alert happened and then my entire birthday weekend was consumed with that. So I think I included it in this birthday update post, but I never really shared much more. Parasailing was a bucket list item for both of us and something we were excited to check off before we set sail outta Hawaii. I’ll be honest, it was SO fun, but I probably never have to do it again. It was only 8 minutes, but it kind of felt like an eternity, especially when I could hear the clips and ropes squeaking. EEK! We booked through Hawaiian Parasail and I would highly recommend them if you are an adrenaline junkie . The views are beautiful and it was neat soaring above the Honolulu skyline. As a heads up, the photos we got were an extra $30 and the quality is not great, so I wouldn’t buy those again, but they did give us an entire SD card full of them and maybe if you’re a professional photographer you could edit these much better than I was able to – ah well, you live and learn, right? Today I’m sharing some photos and who our experience was parasailing in Honolulu.
Parasailing In Honolulu
First things first – you get strapped into the harness and it’s everything but comfortable (just being honest!). I was very straightforward with the guy though and was like “strap mine on extra tight!” I didnt’ want any chance of that sucker coming undone. Particularly not after some of the parasailing horror stories I’ve heard! In any case, once we had our harnesses on, we sat on the platform at the back of the boat and had the rope attached to us. It kind of felt like we were sitting in bucket “seats”. As the boat began to move and the sail caught wind, we were off! I won’t lie – I felt a little bit uneasy as we went up, but it’s not because it went super fast or anything like that. So if that’s you’re concern – don’t worry! It was recommended that we wear secure swimwear for this activity, so I went with a sportier suit and shorts. Dane just wore his normal swim trunks.
It was pretty early in the morning, so we were able to see some surfers paddling out, beautiful views of Diamond Head Crater and even saw an airplane coming in!
Before we went up, the boat captain mentioned that they really like to get people wet by slowing the boat and having the parasailers drop into the ocean. I was horrified and vehemently against this idea, because 1. that is my greatest fear of this whole production and 2. The water was cold. Well, he did it anyway. And while it wasn’t as bad as I had envisioned, the water was still really cold and hitting the water definitely hurts!
All in all, we had a fun little parasailing adventure and before we knew it, our 8 minutes in the air was up and we were being pulled back to the boat. I think the tour altogether was around 90 minutes, as there were 4 other groups aboard our boat to go up.
Have you ever been parasailing? What did you think?