Taking off from the Samish Overlook in the right conditions, you can float over the San Juan Islands for up to six hours at a time before setting down gently. If that sounds like a great Saturday afternoon, give Bellingham Paragliding a call.
Paragliding is a sport in which a wide canopy—that looks a lot like a parachute, but really isn’t–hooked to your body by a harness, lets you glide through the air, riding gusts and thermal updrafts leisurely meandering around the sky. Think flying meets sailing.
The only outfit in town offering is Bellingham Paragliding. They offer classes and tandem flights for beginners.
Though there are several respectable paragliding sites in and around Bellingham, Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain is by far the best and most popular.