DOOR COUNTY, Wis. - Aboard the Wisconsin Water Wings boat a first time rider can be acceptably nervous.
The wind and waves of the water show the lake's power, but with a simple release a rider turns into a flyer. It's then, as nervousness starts to fade, when all of Door County comes into view. It's a ride that's one of a kind.
"Especially people who are super nervous, will come down with the biggest smile on their face and just be so happy about it and always want to go higher," manager Lindsay Lamarca said.
Lamarca and the team make the trip several times a day, taking people 200, 350, or 500 feet above the water.
"At the 500 feet you can see over the peninsula into Lake Michigan," she said. "That's definitely my favorite part."
It's just a rider, a rope, and a parachute. It's a simple setup that makes for an unforgettable experience.
"I wasn't expecting it to be that peaceful and just to be able to look at everything around, it was really neat," flyer Lili Cardonam said.
It's a birds eye view on a Wisconsin treasure.
"It was really cool," Cardonam said. "All the little currents going different ways in the water, and you could see all the islands."
As visitors come down, smiles are wide from both captain and crew.
"It's definitely the best job ever, and it's just really fun to be able to do that with people," Lamarca said.