Our host, José, took care of all the particulars, and we were soon boarding a 25-foot boat. My friend and I were the only two who signed up for parasailing at the time, and I was surprised we did not have to wait for others to join us. We inquired about safety precautions and were told not to worry—we would be quite safe. Indeed, once we were seated, we felt quite secure.
We were shown some basic hand signals to communicate with, and once we gave the okay, we were high up in the sky. What an amazing experience—we could see for miles and miles: the entire lagoon and the long spit of land that is home to the Hotel Zone of Cancun, with all its magnificent hotels and beaches; the city of Cancun; and the lush green carpet of the surrounding jungle—all was beneath us. We could have stayed up there for hours trying to identify all the landmarks, but after about 20 or 30 minutes, we were slowly hauled back in until we rested right back on the stern of the boat. We got out of the seat and the two fellows quickly brought the parachute back in without it even touching water.
On our way back to the Aquaworld Marina, we chatted as best we could with the three Mexicans, and I asked if I could drive the boat. The driver said, "Sure," and there I was driving the boat right back to where we started, even guiding it through the relatively narrower channel of the marina’s harbour area. The captain was even going to let me back the boat into its docking spot, but I was afraid I would be purchasing a boat and pier if I missed, so I handed the wheel back to him.
I imagine that at other times of the year it must be busier and that one would spend much more time waiting for others to have their turn in the sky. As we debarked, we were encouraged to put some money in the tip jar, which we gladly did, as we truly felt these fellows did a great job at giving us a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
January 27, 2004
From journal Cancun, Mexico Vacation
November 18, 2003
From journal 2nd Honeymoon, 1st Mexican Trip
August 1, 2003
From journal First Mexico Trip (Not the Last!!)
Greenlawn, New York
March 5, 2003
From journal Bliss in Cancun!
January 31, 2003
Don't pass up an opportunity to go here.
From journal a week in cancun
January 15, 2003
For an extra $20 you can take the recorded VCR adventure home with you. Yep, they tape each trip. But I'll warn you, controlling a wave runner against crashing waves is work! Thumbs up... gotta try it. If you like that try a submarine deep dive, wave runner rentals, and everything Aqua World offers.
From journal All You Need Cancun
July 16, 2002
After the jet ski ride, you arrive in the ocean and line up your jet skis and tie them off together. It's now time to get out your snorkeling gear given to you back at the dock. Everyone is asked to leave on their life vest because they do not want the coral on the reef damaged by people diving down to touch it. We all went off on our own floating along and exploring the sites. I enjoyed snorkeling with a life vest because I'm not a strong swimmer so this allowed me to float and really soak in the underwater life without struggling to stay afloat. Make sure to bring along an underwater camera on this tour.
As the time approached to return, everyone made their way back to their jet ski and the tour guide broke out the drinks. Yes, each adult was entitled to an alcoholic drink and youngsters to a non-alcoholic one, but I passed knowing we had a long drive back to the shore and I wanted to be fully alert.
When we arrived back at the dock, we were told we got to keep the snorkel as a souvenir. Of course the kids loved that...anything they perceive as free! This was a very exciting adventure. I would take this tour every time I went back to Cancun it was that fun.
From journal Late summer in Cancun
February 20, 2002
From journal Spring Break in Cancun
April 10, 2001
From journal Memories of Cancun
Moncton, New Brunswick
September 26, 2000
From journal A Week in Paradise??