Available in the Grace bay Region of Providenciales, parasailing is another exciting way to experience the sun and ocean.
From high above the ocean, many of the larger sea creatures can be seen swimming below, including turtles and dolphins, and an unforgettable view is obtained of the network of coral that makes up the barrier reef. During smooth conditions, it’s also possible to see starfish in the clear sandy areas.
Average flights are about 15 to 20 minutes, and are capable of reaching nearly 500 feet. The local parasail captains don’t really have a set minimum age, and depending on total weight, it’s possible for up to three people to ride per flight. No experience in necessary to ride and no controls are operated by the rider.
Although excursions can be arranged by dealing directly with the parasail captains on the beach, reservations are preferred. When space is available, observers are usually allowed to ride along for a nominal fee. Private charters are also offered.
Unlike in some other countries, custom parasailing powerboats are used here, with proper decks and winch systems. This means that rides are safer, and you don’t have to get wet – unless you want to!
As is the case with most outdoor activities in the Turks and Caicos, there are optimal conditions for parasailing. If your vacation schedule allows, we advise planning excursions such as parasailing, snorkelling and boat cruises around the calmest weather.
When the wind and breeze is very low, the ocean visibility and clarity is best, allowing you to spot more of the interesting marine life and reef formations.
If there’s an ocean swell present, the barrier reef may have sets of majestic waves rolling in, another highly impressive sight.