Parasailing in Maui is awesome – there’s no better way to take in the island views and breezes than from the end of a 1,200 foot line.Parasailing 025

We launched and landed using a smooth hydraulic lift of the back of the boat, which seemed a lot more legit than some parasailing we’ve seen where some guy standing on the beach tries to catch you.

The views from the top are breathtaking!Parasailing 019

We also got to play around and splash through the water!

Even if you are afraid of heights, parasailing is worth trying.  You are securely buckled in and it feels just like riding a swing.  They have a great safety focus – we tried going two other times and couldn’t because of lightning in the area.  Third time was a charm!

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  1. I have always wanted to do this, but my fear of heights has always got in the way. It does look pretty secure, so maybe I’ll give it a shot!

    1. I felt pretty comfortable and I’m not the biggest fan of heights these days either! You can do it!!

  2. Haven’t had a chance to try parasailing yet, I’m usually hiking or horseback riding. It does look like fun though. especially in a beautiful spot like Maui.

  3. This looks so fun! Mr. Nerd is a bit afraid of heights so I’m not sure he’d do it, but I’d totally be game as long as the landing is pretty solid. We’ll have to consider this adventure if we ever come across it in our travels. 🙂

    1. Look for one where you take off and land from the back of a boat using hydraulics. I’ve seen the other type of parasailing with taking off/landing on the beach and it honestly looks sketchy to me. The boat basically slingshots you around and some guy waiting on the beach catches you once you float/drop by. The boat made it so smooth, you didn’t even know!

  4. Now this is something we’ve never tried, but we’d love to give it a go one day. Im not great with heights, but over water think I would be ok, looks like you had a fun time! loving the new look blog too 🙂

    1. I’m not the biggest fan of heights either, but I did just fine with this. It was like floating through the clouds – you would love it! And, thank you!!

  5. We paraglided once in St Lucia and it was a great experience! A fantastic way to see the area from a different perspective. #feetdotravel

  6. That does look like an amazing way to see the island and yes, I am terrified of heights so it’s great that you addressed that head on … I may be brave enough to try it if it’s like a swing (the childin me loves the sound of that!). Great fun post, thank you so much for sharing and opening my eyes 😀 #feetdotravel

    1. You can do shorter line lengths if that makes you more comfortable! We chose the longest line at 1,200 feet, but you could do 800.

  7. This looks like an incredible experience. It’s even better that you had each other to share it with and you have this blog as another reminder! I hope you have many more great experiences in 2017.

  8. Looks amazing. I was in Nepal in 2012 and saw a lot of paragliding in Pokhara. I’m going back again this year and think I’ll probably try it. Your pictures are great!

  9. That is cool Jennifer! Good on you for giving it a go, I do bet you can get some great views from up there. Would love to give this a go one day, in Hawaii or anywhere for that matter.

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