the wind pulled us on one side as the boat changed its direction, we can only hear the sound of the wind. nothing else. the view was simply breathtaking.
i've experienced seeing great aerial views of the Philippine islands when traveling by plane but the experience of being carried by a parasail while being pulled by a speed boat was different. imagine your legs hanging with just a tow rope connecting you to the boat.i remember the time when we were traveling our way to the central beach area. we were given the option to choose between reef walking or parasailing. without doubt i along with the majority chose parasailing. though i'm sure reef walking was fun as well.
this time we moved even farther from Boracay island's shoreline where the one can already see the other parasailers roaming around the area. i was chosen to do it first along with Travel Life writer April who was as excited.
we were given our harness while the staff prepaired the parasail just behind a flat area of the speed boat. the loud upbeat music being played in the boat was perfect before we were lifted off.
as the staff gave the ready sign, we were gradually being pulled up by the parasail and as we ascend the loud music was fading. it was a good measure of how high we were going, approximately 400-450feet above sea level. the tow rope measures 500feet.
the speed boat was so little now from the top that it looked like a toy. a person with acrophobia might choose not to do it, but quite contrary to the perception of parasiling as scary, it isn't. it is in fact considered as a recreational activity.