15 MINUTES IN HEAVEN: PARASAILING IS A MUST!

Hear me out: the beach in Boracay isn’t the only attraction there. Aside from the food, the activities are what make this a trip to remember! In this essay, I’ll tell you about my first parasailing adventure, which took place in none other than Boracay! Without a doubt, it was one of my favorite things there.

My Parasailing Experience

It was well worth the 1,200 pesos. You will have the opportunity to be 50 feet above the water while viewing the entire top view of Boracay – an unforgettable feeling. Furthermore, you will be protected by officials who will demand you wear lifejackets before boarding the parasail. They’ll make sure your connection to their boat is secure. This will guide the movement of your parasail, after which the parasail will lift you from the sea for 15 minutes.

It feels like forever, especially when you’re in the air. Both exhilaration and the worry of a disaster coming abruptly are creeping inside you. I wasn’t terrified because I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie. But as an overthinker, I kept thinking about the worst-case scenario. Most of the time I just lived in the moment and enjoyed that memorable 15-minute of my life.

Accidents Happen

Speaking of mishaps, a recent TikTok video by user Niko Venezuela briefly trended. He and his wife and son were parasailing when the line connecting them to the navigating boat was cut off. This happened while they were in the air. The accident did not last long on social media. I’m not sure, but I haven’t seen anything about it in the news. Here are the links to Niko’s viral TikToks: https://www.tiktok.com/@nikovenezuela/video/7224731217797696774 https://www.tiktok.com/@nikovenezuela/video/7225053117652421894

I’m guessing our Department of Tourism took care of it because it would harm our tourism image. Tourists may become fearful or hesitant to participate in such activities. Niko and his family landed safely on the sea in less than a minute, and three rescue boats quickly arrived.

Parasailing is Worth It

Fortunately, in our parasailing experience, we were able to be safely towed back to the boat following our flight. My sister, who recently returned from a trip to Boracay with her companions, stated that it now costs 1,800 pesos. A significant hike. It’s logical given the inflation and increasing demand, but it’s bad news for vacationers looking for more economical activities.

If you are afraid of heights, you should attempt parasailing anywhere in the globe that offers it officially and securely. It will definitely be one of your vacation highlights, and you will undoubtedly want more, particularly if you are an adrenaline addict. Although we know that accidents are unavoidable. I am confident that after that unfortunate tragedy, Boracay would increase the safety of its watersports activities.

Check out these parasailing pics of myself and my sister!

Can’t get enough of Boracay? Visit my other Boracay articles:

https://forshtravel.com/clearer-than-your-future-boracays-legit-crystal-clear-sea/

https://forshtravel.com/a-walk-on-perfection-boracay-is-the-place-to-be-mga-boss-madam/

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