Fly Boarding Water Sport Introduced in Catalina Island
Flyboarding activity is all set to take off at Santa Catalina Island. This summer marks the first full season of the flyboarding water sport on Catalina Island. Tourists will be offered with the opportunity to hover over water with flyboarding. Any person who is over the age of fifteen years can take part in Action Flyboarding, and the owner of the venture, Belinda Bain, said that a 90-year-old man took part in flyboarding last month, as the adventure was included in his bucket list.
Tourists can have the experience of flyboarding for just $129. This cost will cover the fitting of a life vest and helmet, boat ride to and from the dock, training, and thirty minutes of flying. Customers can board a boat for a ten-minute ride to a 21 ft by 40 ft floating dock that is set up in a cove past the Descanso Beach. The customers will be provided with a helmet and life vest at the dock. After wearing the life vest and helmet, an instructor will offer thirty minutes of instruction on flyboarding safely.
After the training session, customers can enter the water with the fly board, while the instructor will operate a wave runner that offers the necessary power to the fly board. Customers can hover and propel above the water in the direction of their choice. The instructor will control the flying height and it will be adjusted depending on the skill level of the customer. Typically, the flying height will be 3 to 5 ft above the water.
“We are just on the other side of Descanso Beach. We have our own little cove. It looks like Fiji in there, because the water is so clear,” Bain said. She started her flyboarding business on the island in July 2016 and before that, she was running the same business in Big Bear for almost two years. The flyboarding business was invented in 2012 and it seems that the largest flyboarding operation is in Catalina Island.
“There is so much to do here in Catalina Island with parasailing, zip lining, snorkeling, diving, glass-bottom boats,” Blain said. “You could really spend a whole week here and do something different every day.” This flyboarding business in Catalina is open Thursday to Tuesday from June 1 to October 30. You can buy the tickets online or on the pier at the Catalina Adventure Tours shack. In addition, do remember to check out the Catalina Island hotels deals, as you may fall in love with the island and might extend your vacation on the island.