Hello, I was hesitant to answer your post because I have not parasailed in the Bahamas. However, I went parasailing in Mexico, twice. Once in the 70s when I was a gorgeous skinny thing in her early 20s, in Acapulco. The hooks on the parasail were rusty and I paid $10.00. The high rises were not too far but the wind was calm.
I went again, when I was 52 years old, in Cancun, playa del Carmen. I am about twice the size now and more than double the age. I paid $55.00 for about 20 minutes. My husband stayed in the boat and was not charged for it. This was a tandem, there were 2 of us and we both loved it. We took off from the boat adn felt very safe.
The quiet above the ocean and the peace, the beautiful view, it was all worth it and too short.
I am afraid of heights but not here because you are not attached to the ground. I also had this stupid conviction that I am a good swimmer and could float back up if I detached from the chute.
If this ole' biddy did this, then you should too. If there is a problem, you make a sign with hand gestures and they will bring you down ASAP.
Wear glasses that won't fly off. I did not have mine on but someone lost theirs on take off.
It was one of the highlights of my trip. The other gal was 65 years old and she loved it too.
One down side, ... and things never change, both times, the workers on the boat made sure we knew they worked for tips.
If we only did rational things in life, then, there would be no thrill.
Let me know if you go for it. My email is email@example.com
Good luck and happy parasailing!