From ground to torch, the Statue of Liberty stands at 305 feet. Thanks to an 800-foot tow cable, Island Style Parasail can send its riders almost 200 feet higher than Lady Liberty's inflammable reach. But, rather than angering the slumbering titan with this feat, Island Style's crew prefers to treat parasailors to unmatched views of the Newport coastline. There, they can enjoy counting the tiny, gentle waves of the Narragansett Bay below their feet. Island Style Parasail is headed by Coast Guard?certified captains, and the crew can be conscripted to take photos on each outing.
10,000 feet: the height to which your Cessna will climb.
120 mph: the speed you'll attain during a heart-pumping free fall.
20 minutes: all the training you'll need to reach these stats.
Boston Skydive Center makes it exceedingly easy to cross off a classic bucket-list experience?easy and safe. Owner and sky diver Dean O'Flaherty has some impressive numbers of his own, which include thousands of tandem drops. In fact, each of the center's instructors has thousands of jumps on their resume as well as certifications from the United States Parachute Association. Their vast experience, combined with Boston Skydive's state-of-the-art equipment, has produced an impeccable safety record. That means that, during jumps, all customers have to do is enjoy the view and hope their boss doesn't look up and spot them playing hooky.
The thrill of freefall is only half of the experience offered by Skydive South Boston. Just after taking off?but before jumping out?pilots grant passengers a stunning view of the Boston skyline and Atlantic Ocean. With the company's 100% safety record, thrill-seekers also exit airplanes with the utmost confidence in their instructors, who are all USPA-certified. Secured together by a tandem harness as opposed to a thick sheet of crazy glue, pupil and teacher jump together, experiencing seconds of freefall before the instructors pull the chute and send the pair gracefully floating toward the ground.
You can find Skydive Barnstable by heading to the Cape Cod Airfield and looking straight up. Specializing in first-time adrenaline rushes, the company's experienced USPA-certified instructors perform tandem jumps with their eager students, leaping from a height of roughly two miles. After a short ground-training, both the jumper and instructor climb aboard the aircraft as friends, family, and crowds of airport-enthusiasts gather in the spectator's area. The plane climbs toward the clouds, revealing a stunning view of the Providence and Boston skylines and Cape Cod. After reaching jump altitude, the conjoined pair leap from the aircraft and freefall for 60 seconds at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour, before the parachute opens for a gentle, 5-7 minute coast back to solid ground. Optional video and photography services are available so that you can record and share your jump.
Skydive Barnstable’s USPA certified instructors—many of whom have thousands of jumps to their name—attach themselves to clients, and together, pairs leap from planes two miles above the earth. A 60-second freefall that hits speeds of up to 120 miles-per-hour leads into a peaceful, 5- to 7-minute canopy descent, which grants aerial views of the surrounding cities, bays, and harbors. Optional video services record the entire experience, while on the ground, family and friends may gather in a spectator area.