Parasailing in Goa is a popular water sports which picked up in recent years. Para Sailing offers an incredible experience to the tourists. As you soar in the air and feel the wind on you face, the excitement really kicks in.
Best Season for Para sailing – Popular Throughout the Year, Except Monsoons (July to September).
Don’t Miss – A Splendor View of Aguada Fort while Para Sailing.
There are two ways to parasail:
- winch-boat parasailing, generally done solo, where you take off and land on a winch boat (recommended)
- Beach parasailing, where you’re launched from the tricky and requires good coordination and expertise on the part of the ground staff and the powerboat operator.
Parasailing Locations in Goa:
- Parasailing around Sinquerim beach, Candolim beach and Calangute beach is recommended and gives you a spectacular view of grounded tanker River Princess. The other views to take in are off the Arossim beach, Cansaulim beach and Utorda beach stretch, with a stunning coastline and the isolated Grande and Bait Island off the Mormugao Coast nearby.
- Also Mobor Beach, especially near The Leela Palace Hotel, where the river Sal meets the Arabian Sea and forms the beautiful Mobor Peninsula, crowned by the Betul hillock. From Miramar, you get the views of the Mandovi meeting the sea.
Cost of Parasailing in Goa
Rates Ride last for 3 to 5 minutes and cost between Rs.500 to Rs. 1250 plus the boat ride charges
*These rates are subject to change and for information purpose only
Safety Tip during Para Sailing:
- Double check you harness, cord and other gear before taking off. Apart from the boat operator, ensure there in another observer in the boat, because the boat operator cannot keep an eye on you
- Para Sailing should be Avoided when it is Raining or when the Winds are Strong.
How Parasailing started in Goa
Parasailing started in Goa as a hobby for the select few adventurous tourists who were mostly foreigners. Seeing a potential business opportunity, the local fishermen already had the boats. All they needed was a powerful outboard motor and a parasailing parachute. This exciting activity and water sport has become a must for thrill seekers visiting Goa.
What exactly is parasailing?
Parasailing involves attaching a rope, about 300 feet long to the parasail harness at one end and the other end to the speedboat. As the speedboat speeds off into the ocean, the sailor is heaved up in the air. The sailor is firmly attached to the rope and thus has little or no control over the parachute. The speedboat reins control of the momentum and height and the person flying the parasail controls the parasail sideways. While para sailing, one can take pleasure in the vision of the clear blue-sky and the stunningly beautiful aquamarine water below.