Where When How Summer 2012 : Page 92
Parasailing Parasailing is a favourite for all ages. Each flight lasts about 15 minutes and will take you up as high as 450 feet! From there you can look out over the islands, or look down and catch glimpses of rays and turtles swimming through the crystal clear ocean below. You can even ask to be dipped in and out of the water during the flight! One, two or three people at a time can go up and those from 15 months to 96 years have flown! They offer pri-vate bookings so that only your family is on the boat! Flag down an operator as they motor by, or call ahead to arrange a pick-up. Sky Pilot is regis-tered with the Professional Association of Parasail Operators.You can also find Ocean Vibes and Captain Marvins who have custom built parasailing boats operating with-in Grace Bay. (SUP) Stand Up Paddle Boarding TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS www.skypilotparasail.com BOOK YOUR FLIGHT! CALL TODAY # (649) 333 3000 92 • • • • • SUMMER 2012 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands” This “new” sport is taking Providenciales by storm. Originating around the islands of Hawaii and often called Beach Boy Surfing, the sport was adopted as a way for surf instructors to keep a more watchful eye on students and then as a way for surf staff to capture photos of tourists learning to surf off Waikiki. The sport is popular with women because a lower centre of gravity means women have a built in leg-up, so to speak. An excellent core work-out, Stand Up Paddleboarding is a great way to explore the mangroves. Quiet and discrete, the paddle-board is minimally invasive, allowing you to view aquatic and marine life without disturbing them. Because you are standing up, the board gives you a perfect, and unique, vantage point from which to survey the sur-rounding waters. If you’re a pro you can get started by renting the board and paddle, but you can also take in some instruction or a guided tour. Check out Abuv-It-All or Big Blue Unlimited.