The need to "feel the wind in your hair" is best fulfilled by parasailing, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Fuel the wind beneath your hair's wings with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a Super tandem parasail flight for two at Sky Pirate Parasail on Treasure Island (a $180 value).
At Sky Pirate Parasail, pairs of sky-sailors glide under kaleidoscopic chutes tethered up to 1,200 feet from a towboat bopping along the Gulf's pale-blue waters and white-sanded shoreline. During a roughly one-hour tandem adventure, Sky Pirate's USCG-licensed captains slip through John's Pass between Madeira Beach and Treasure Island. After securely fastening air-assailing duos into their side-by-side harness, the parachute's canopy fills with air, shuttling skyward teams over the saltwater waves. As the captain slackens 1,200 feet of line and traces the coastline from offshore, parasailing pairs spend 10–12 minutes floating over the beach, the dolphins, and the gelatinous blob-monster eating sunbathers. When the captain slowly cranks the tandem back to the boat, the parasailers will briefly dip into the water before safely landing back on the boat.
Sky Pirate Parasail
Sky Pirate Parasail's U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captains slip through John's Pass between Madeira Beach and Treasure Island while towing parasailers on a 1,200 foot tow rope, who glide under kaleidoscopic chutes tethered up to 500 feet in the air. After fastening their passengers, who range from school-aged kids to grandparents, into a secure harness, they fill the parachute's canopy with air and shuttle the skyward rider over the saltwater waves for an aerial jaunt. As the captain slackens the line and traces the coastline from offshore, the parasailer floats over the beach, the dolphins, and the gelatinous blob monster waving at sunbathers.
12754 Kingfish Dr.
Treasure Island, Florida 33706