Parasailing in Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in California. Summer brings out the best in Tahoe – The glistening blue lake, the water sports, the drive around the lake etc. Tahoe is a popular winter destination for skiing and other winter activities as well.

We have been to Tahoe in winter before and this year, we were there in summer. Lake Tahoe is partly in California and partly in Nevada. A drive around the lake includes many beaches, beautiful overlooks and attractions like the Cal-Neva resort through which the California-Nevada stateline runs.

Parasailing, also known as parascending, is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, 2-3 people can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute. (Source: Wikipedia)

Parasailing in Lake Tahoe was a dream come true. A boat took us to the center of the lake from where we prepared to sail. Both the take off from the boat and the landing was smooth and a lot of fun. We soared up to a height of 1400ft above the water. With the blue sky above, the crystal-clear deep blue lake below and the Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance, dangling in air was surprisingly very peaceful and quiet. We were far from the noises of the boats below and could carry on a conversation with ease while taking in everything around us!

Parasailing operators usually operate between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Check the internet for special rates which can be a lot cheaper.

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