Have you been looking for that unforgettable activity or adventure that you’ll still be telling people about years from now? Parasailing is the adventure you’ve been looking for. It offers the opportunity for both excitement and beauty. It’s the perfect choice to cap off any vacation. And with Key Skis & Adventures, you can do parasailing in one of the most ideal locations in the world — Key Largo.
In today’s blog, we wanted to take a look at some of the most important things to know before your first parasailing adventure. If you’re visiting Key Largo (or if you’re a resident of the area and looking for a fun activity), then Key Skis is here to help you plan the most exciting and memorable activities possible. And it’s not just parasailing. From jet skiing to kayaking, Key Skis has you covered. Be sure to contact us before you set out on your Key Largo vacation. Adventure awaits! 

Now, let’s look at some key facts about parasailing in Key Largo!

1. Know What To Expect

If you’re considering a parasailing adventure in Key Largo, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. There are some myths revolving around parasailing that might give you a false impression of what it’s actually like. So, first things first: get a sense of what parasailing entails. 

We can’t get into extreme detail as to what is all involved when parasailing right now, but we can look at some basic expectations. Beyond what we discuss in today’s blog, you can always reach out to the professionals with any questions you may have. And, of course, you can rest assured that all of the expectations and safety protocol will be thoroughly reviewed before you actually strap in and start your adventure.

So, what can you expect? Well, some people want to know how much swimming is required. The answer to that is none. You don’t need to swim to enjoy parasailing. Other people want to know how much of a rollercoaster ride it will be. The answer is that parasailing is not a rollercoaster ride. Sure, it will be thrilling, but not because it will be fast-paced and stomach-turning. No, it’s thrilling because you will be defying gravity and taking in breathtaking views of Key Largo. It’s truly unforgettable, but parasailing is not a death-defying thrill ride. 

2. Know the Equipment

As mentioned above, you will get the chance to familiarize yourself with the equipment and the protocols before taking off. However, it doesn’t hurt to have a sense of the equipment before you even sign up. 

First off, parasailing requires a life jacket. This is standard for safety purposes. This will help keep you safe in case you end up in the water. We ensure that you have a life jacket that fits you snugly and safely. Secondly, you will be sitting in a body harness that kind of resembles a swing seat. This seat is attached to the passenger tow bar, which is, in turn, attached to the chute. The chute is also attached to the towline that keeps you with the boat. This gives you 800 feet of rope! You will be able to fly high in the sky and take in all the gorgeous views of Key Largo. There’s simply no better way to do this.

These are some of the most basic pieces of equipment that you can expect when parasailing. You will get the opportunity to know each of these pieces of equipment after you sign up for your parasailing adventure.

3. Know the Weather and the Area

Key Skis always monitors the weather and only takes people on adventures when it is safe to do so. Nevertheless, you can plan ahead by booking your parasailing adventure on days when the weather is expected to be especially clement. Parasailing is fun for all ages, but certain weather might be better for differing ages. Choose the day when the weather fits your preferences and what you’re looking for in your first parasailing trip. And, being in Florida, you should also expect that you’ll be exposed to plenty of sunshine! Part of why it’s important to know the weather is so that you can come appropriately equipped. Never venture out to the beach without plenty of sunscreen. This is especially important when parasailing, where you will be high in the sky for stretches of time. You won’t have access to much shade beyond the occasional cloud cover. So, slather on that SPF!

On top of that, choose a parasailing adventure in an area that’s ideal for your tastes. Of course, we think that there’s simply no better place in the world for parasailing than Key Largo. Why? Because Key Largo offers a whole lot more than just sandy beaches and sparkling seas (though we certainly have plenty of that too!). We are in the ideal position for a whole host of visual wonders, from coral reefs to mystical mangrove forests. You can take in a range of ecosystems in ways you’ve never imagined. Key Largo simply offers unparalleled wonders for you to enjoy. 

4. Get to Know the Crew

Finally, we recommend that you get to know the company that you’re going through for your parasailing adventure. Here at Key Skis, we take pride in our unmatched customer service. We look forward to meeting each and every client and working with you to ensure the parasailing adventure of a lifetime. Not every company will offer our level of customizability and care. We want only the very best for you — and it shows. 

So, be sure to reach out to your parasailing company and get to know the crew. Ask questions and make sure that they’re the right company for you. We can’t speak for other companies, but here at Key Skis, we can’t wait to field your questions and take you on an unforgettable adventure. All you have to do to get started is reach out to us!