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Parasailing on Gran Canaria

January 31, 2018
Gran Canaria Local go parasailing on Gran Canaria with Canary WaterSports

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Get your fix on holiday by parasailing on Gran Canaria. As we did with Canary WaterSports.

We recommended getting out and about with Canary WaterSports in our things to do in Puerto Rico post. One of their most most popular activities is parasailing, aka parascending. We tell you all about this in our latest three-part guide.

  1. Parasailing on Gran Canaria with Canary WaterSports: what
  2. Parasailing on Gran Canaria with Canary WaterSports: where
  3. Parasailing on Gran Canaria with Canary WaterSports: when

1. Parasailing on Gran Canaria with Canary WaterSports: what

Parasailing on Gran Canaria is the very antithesis of parachuting on the island. Instead of going down in the world, we went up. Propelled 200 metres into the sky, affording us excellent views of southern Gran Canaria and its resorts.

Mr Gran Canaria Local still can’t view the YouTube video of his skydive without reliving the dread he felt as he watched the girl before his jump began her descent. So Mr GCL felt that familiar knot in the stomach develop as he and his two eldest sons saw their two Antipodean companions Jaysha and Liz hoisted in the air before their very eyes. A knot Mr Gran Canaria Local didn’t manage to untie until just before heading back to the boat once more.

Whilst 13-year-old Alex and 16-year-old Dani were more relaxed about the whole thing, they agreed with their father likening parasailing on Gran Canaria to a fairground ride. Our belief was suspended along with our bodies. Which made for some hair-raising uncertainty.

2. Parasailing on Gran Canaria with Canary WaterSports: where

Canary WaterSports run their parasailing out of their Puerto Escala base. Puerto Escala’s one of two harbours in Puerto Rico, the liveliest resort in the south west of Gran Canaria. It’s the most westerly one and easy to reach by starting to head towards neighbouring Amadores.

3. Parasailing on Gran Canaria with Canary WaterSports: when

Canary WaterSports open every day from 11:00am to 5:30pm. You can book in advance by email, online, or phone. Another way to parasail, or indeed jetski etc, with them is to chance a walk in.

The Gran Canaria Local’s trio combined age on their triple flight was 73. However, that’s still a good deal younger than Canary WaterSports’ oldest regular parasailer. A 90-year-old German tourist who continues to go solo every year.

Disclaimer: Ordinarily, a triple flight would cost €90, ascending from a one-person flight at €45 and a tandem at €70. The Gran Canaria Local trio, however, received a free flight. This was given in exchange for this review.