Packing a parachute is not unlike packing a bag lunch: it's a bummer when your mom puts old ham in either one. Engage in porcine-free entertainment with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a tandem parasail ride for two with 600 feet of line from Hawaiian Parasail (a $100 value).
For more than 34 years, Hawaiian Parasail has helped land-based humans fly over sparkling ocean waves with thrilling parachute excursions. Pairs can strap themselves into the tandem parasail harness for an 8-minute flight that reaches upward of 300 feet into the air, an altitude once thought attainable only by migrating geese and juvenile beanstalk climbers. After receiving a safety briefing by Hawaiian Parasail's trained staff, sky sailors soar above the horizon and gaze onto the sprawling lands of Waikiki and Diamond Head, a landscape that houses sights such as expansive cities, volcanoes, and mountainsides. Instructors recommend that customers set aside about one hour for the entire experience, which includes instruction and the flight, and come garbed in proper swimwear or a dolphin costume.