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Jamie Richard, Author at Ocean City Parasail
FIVE ADVENTURES YOU SHOULD TRY WHILE IN OCEAN CITY, NJ

FIVE ADVENTURES YOU SHOULD TRY WHILE IN OCEAN CITY, NJ

Ocean City, New Jersey is one of the top travel and vacation destinations in the U.S. for a whole number of exciting reasons. From beautiful, sandy beaches, to the famous boardwalk, fine dining, golf, tennis and more, Ocean City has it all. To help you narrow down what to do while visiting, here’s a list of five Ocean City adventures you won’t want to miss! 1. Find your inner “yar” on the high seas! If it’s fun for the whole family ye seek, the Sea Dragon Pirate Voyages offers hourly pirate cruises on a custom-built replica of a real pirate ship. The exciting cruises include face painting, sea chanteys, water cannon fights and all sorts of swashbuckling fun for pirates of all ages. Visit (WEBSITE) for details. 2. Explore the world famous boardwalk Shop ’til you drop, and then go get dinner — all on Ocean City’s fabulous beachfront boardwalk. The sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean provide the backdrop as you browse for fun gifts and souvenirs. Grab an ice cream cone or any number of other treats as you stroll. Or, take a date for a romantic Ferris wheel ride high above it all. The possibilities are as endless the boardwalk seems to stretch! 3. Take to the skies on a parasailing adventure For the adventure of a lifetime, you’ve got to try parasailing! Visit or call Ocean City Parasailing to reserve your chance to take in the sights as you soar high above the ocean, looking out over the beach at the tiny people below. Their expert captains and crew will get you up in the air for a thrill unlike any other. And, nobody does it better or safer than Ocean City Parasailing. 4. Explore Ocean City under pedal power With miles and miles of maintained bike trails, Ocean City, New Jersey is a great place to take the whole family riding. Make plans to explore the beach, the bay or the boardwalk all by bike! Bring your own bicycles if you like, or travel light and rent bikes from one of several great bike shops serving the area. For more info on biking around Ocean city, visit www.bikeocnj.org. 5. Have a blast at the beach! Don’t overlook the beach in your search for Ocean City adventure. With miles of coastline, both on the bay and the ocean, you’ll find a ton of fun for the whole family. From surfing to stand-up paddling, fishing, to kayaking, beach yoga and more, Ocean City’s beaches have plenty going on to keep you busy. You’ll want to try something new every day!

BEHIND THE PEACE OF MIND OF A 100% USCG SAFETY RATING

BEHIND THE PEACE OF MIND OF A 100% USCG SAFETY RATING

Are you excited to try parasailing but maybe a little nervous about safety issues? While the excitement and thrill of parasailing does come with some risks, top parasailing outfits like Ocean City Parasail take great efforts to deliver the safest most professional experience possible. In addition to regular equipment upgrades, inspections, boat maintenance and more, Ocean City Parasail boasts a 100% safety rating! From our boats to our captains, everything we drive and all our boat drivers are licensed and inspected by the United States Coast Guard. Our friendly captains all undergo background checks, as well as regular drug screenings. Plus, they have passed rigorous USCG skill assessment tests to earn their USCG Master level boating licenses. They are trained to recognize ocean conditions, weather patterns, obey all boating rules and regulations, in addition to being awesome people who provide spectacular service! At Ocean City Parasail, our expert captains drive top of the line boats. In fact, all of our parasailing boats undergo regular USCG inspections to ensure they meet rigorous government safety standards. This means all of our boats are certified to be in excellent working condition, and they are all equipped with every required piece of safety gear and then some. Plus, we’re pretty fond of our fleet, so we take it upon ourselves to take excellent care of every boat, every day. We’re very proud of our 100% safety record, because we have worked hard to achieve it. Our boats and our equipment are all always in tip-top shape, and our captains are among the best in the business. So, if you’re ready to try parasailing, we’re here to get you up in the air with a 20-year safety record and full USCG safety compliance. Now doesn’t that make your confidence soar? See you at the dock!

4 PARASAILING SAFETY TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

4 PARASAILING SAFETY TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

Imagine soaring high above the waves, looking out over the beach and the open ocean, your feet dangling below you. This is parasailing, and it’s probably the most thrilling thing you can do in Ocean City, New Jersey! Of course, as with any type of thrill, parasailing comes with some level of risk. However, if you brush up on the tips below, your first parasailing adventure will be awesome and 100% safe! 1. Choose a reputable parasailing company When it comes to parasailing, it’s an extremely fun and exciting thing to do. Obviously, however, being towed high in the air behind a boat comes with a certain amount of risk. Parasailing requires a crew of knowledgeable experts to use the equipment properly to get you safely up and down. That means you should consider a lot more than who has the lowest price when choosing a parasailing company. So, do a little research. Check out which companies have been around the longest. For instance, Ocean City Parasail has been safely operating for 20 years with a track record of great service and safety. Choosing a great parasailing company really eliminates the rest of the tips we’ll discuss here. If the company is on the ball, they are undoubtedly mindful of the next few tips. It can’t hurt for you, however, to also be as informed as possible. 2. Know the weather forecast Your parasailing guide should already know the forecasted weather conditions for the day, but you can check out the weather yourself on your smartphone or a local TV station, etc. If storms are in the area, don’t even think about going! Ideally you want a nice day with a constant breeze. So, if the weather is iffy, find another activity for the day. 3. Check out the quality of the equipment In parasailing, the safety of your ride hinges on good quality equipment. Any reputable company will have new, top of the line gear. But, it doesn’t hurt to check out your harness and rope for any signs of fraying or wear. If you see something that looks weird to you, say something to your guide. And, if you do notice the gear looks worn out, you should probably go with another parasailing company. 4. Make sure you discuss how to communicate with your guide Once you’re way up in the air, communicating with your captain or crew can be difficult, but they should tell you everything you need to know before they send you up. Make sure your guide teaches you hand signals, so that you can communicate with the boat if you need to. Again, any good company such as Ocean City Parasail will make sure you are informed before they fly you! There you go. You now know the basics! Just remember, communication is key. Don’t be shy to raise any concerns or ask your guide questions. They are there to ease your worries and make sure you have a safe and amazing time. Now go have fun!

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