The need to feel the wind in your hair is best fulfilled by parasailing, though it can also be fulfilled by hot-rodding in a convertible or getting yelled at by a giant who works at the bank. Feel the rush with this Groupon.
- $45 for a super parasail flight (a $90 value)
During a 30- to 40-minute boat ride, parasailers soar up to 500 feet in the air for 10 to 12 minutes while enjoying views of Treasure Island's white sands and azure coasts. The aerial jaunt ends with a dip in the water.
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.