Another thrilling water sport of Goa, Para sailing is also known as Para Ascending. Only a speedboat and a parachute is required in it. Parachutes are tied to the speedboats and a 300 feet long rope is attached to speed boat at one end and parasail harness at the other. With the speedboat gaining the momentum, Para Sailor is hauled up in the air and it has little or no control over the parachute. The speed is controlled by tow-vehicles. The person flying the parasail controls its sideways. You can enjoy the view of clear blue-sky and captivating water body below. All the speed lovers who love high flying can opt for this water sport. It is very popular among all the tourists visiting Goa.
Where to Parasail:
The beaches offering parasailing facilities include Candolim beach, Anjuna beach, Majorda beach, Baga beach and Dona Paula beach. Some of the hotels including The Taj and Bogmallo Resort provide necessary tools for this enthralling sport. Best time to Parasail :
October to May is the best season for enjoying parasailing. Skies are clear and cloudless and deep blue. Water remains calm and placid in these days. Rates:
Rs 500 to Rs 1,250 are charged for 3 to 5 minutes ride in addition to boat ride charges. The Skills Needed :
You are just required to be comfortable with height and other gear before taking off. Apart from boat operator, ensure that there is another observer in the boat. The reason is that boat operator can not keep an eye on you.