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Old 05-23-2010, 09:34 AM
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Hi everyone!

My family and I are going on the Carnival Conquest in June to the Bahamas. Has anyone
Parasailed? My hubby and I chose this to do
in Nassau. Is it safe, I'm a little concerned.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:53 AM
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Welcome to cruise-chat.

As with any activity that requires a signed waiver, parasailing does have a level of risk. It isn't a huge risk but it is still present. It is usually a safe activity though, so I wouldn't worry too much. The tour operators have lots of experience. If people routinely were injured by parasailing they'd be out of business.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:28 AM
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Welcome to Cruise-Chat!

I agree with Dave that it does have a level of risk. Some people near where I live were killed last year when the wind changed directions and they were slammed into pier pilings. My best advice is to google it and try to find a reputable operator versus a beach hacker.

Story Here.

Not to scare you, just wanted you to realize it does carry a level of risk.

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Old 05-23-2010, 01:28 PM
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I've been parasailing on my previous 2 cruises, and loved it. There is a minimal risk I would say, but for me, it was a great experience. The incident that Dwayne described is a rare instance.

I remember one time in the States, my sister and her friend were scheduled to go. However, the tour operator decided it was too windy, and canceled the trip out.
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:48 PM
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I dont know anything about the parasailing but stay off of the water taxi. they are no safe
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:05 AM
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Hi jeni751, welcome to Cruise-Chat! It sounds like a fun excursion, but not one for me. I'm too afraid of heights I don't know if you ever watch Bill Engvall, but he had a routine about parasailing in the Bahamas. Sounded just like me.

We're not trying to scare you, but please make sure it's a reputible company. We want you to enjoy your cruise.

Best wishes!
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:45 AM
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I would only parasail IF they use a winch to ease you off the back of the boat and draw you back to the boat. Using a winch gives the operator much more control over the start and stop.

I would not do the beach start and stops that many ports use.
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