The need to feel the wind in your hair is best fulfilled by skydiving, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Get your daily dose of drafts with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a tandem-parasail package for two from X-Treme Parasail (a $200.18 total value). The package includes:
- 850-foot tandem-parasail ride for two (a $70.09 value/person)
- Photo package for two (a $30 value each) <p>
Captained by a professional parasailer with more than 22 years of experience, X-Treme Parasail’s USCG-certified crews tow duos across the sparkling waters off the Hawaiian coast on colorful tandem parasails. Trolley transportation can pick pairs up from hotels or cardboard-box forts before conveying them to the coast, where their jet boat and commander await. Once crews lock in adventurers side by side in the tandem chutes’ harnesses, boats speed away, lifting twosomes to heights of up to 850 feet so they can admire seaside scenery and views of the Diamond Head crater as a salty breeze whips through their hair. Customers each receive a memory card with photographs of their experience, which they may use to impress friends or ground-bound chickens.
With more than 22 years of experience as a professional surfer and parasailer, Greg Longnecker knows how to master unruly waves and harness coastal winds. He shares his adrenaline-charged experiences with clients with the aid of USCG-certified crews at X-Treme Parasail. They lead many of their ocean voyages aboard the Honolulu Screamer, a vibrant water-propelled jet boat powered by twin C-12 engines.
The vessel cuts through coastal waves at up to 40 miles per hour as musical beats pump from its 20-speaker sound system, just below the decibel range of Poseidon's hearing. Greg and his captains alternatively provide tours up the Waikiki coastline, as well as jet-ski training and parasailing tours, which can send customers soaring up to 850 feet above the water's surface. On most excursions, participants may lay their eyes on Diamond Head and the Ko'olau Mountains, or turn seaward to gloat obnoxiously at green sea turtles and spinner dolphins.