Incorporating a parachute into any activity automatically makes it fun, whether it's a slow gym class or a run-of-the-mill zeppelin explosion. Apply this universal principle to boating with today's Groupon. For $70, you get a tandem parasail ride (a $140 value) at Paradise Parasail. Once you and a fellow daredevil have been harnessed to a brightly colored parachute, one of Paradise Parasail's Coast-Guard-licensed captains will speed you along three miles of shoreline until the wind naturally hoists you aloft to 400-500 feet above the water, where you can ooh and aww and gooool to your heart's content at the astounding views of Lake of the Ozarks. Paradise Parasail's 600-foot line is one of the longest on the lake, and puts you high enough to catch up on the latest migrating bird gossip—and also gives you enough privacy to propose marriage to a lover or favorite UPS deliveryman. Along the way, your captain will stop the boat at least once to give you a thrilling "Free Fall Dip" that lets you wet your toes in the lake. And if you buy an action photo of your sky-surfing, Paradise Parasail will cut your next parasail's price in half.
Since launching off from the shores of Fort Myers Beach In 1982 and Lake of the Ozarks in 1983, Paradise Parasail's signature smiley-face parachutes have become an iconic image in the sky, now flying high above the waters of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Lake of the Ozarks. USCG-licensed captains navigate each of the company's boats as riders trail behind at heights of up to 500 feet. With feet flopping in the wind, thrill-seekers are free to wave to their friends, family, and nearby migratory birds. Parasailers can also pose for photos and videos captured by the company's onboard photographers.