i hate the darn things! I've never been on one myself but they cruise very close to swimmers and are quite dangerous. I had to save a guy who almost drowned in the wake of a banana boat. Jet skiers are even worse. You get a drunk touriist on a jet ski and you have a dangerous situation.
I would personaly choose a different and safer source of entertainment.
Why is that all this stuff happens to tourist?? I have been over the banana boats like 18 times and I have never had or heard that anybody had an accident in it, they just shake it side to side with the leading boat so when it hits a wave everybody falls down to the water, is a lot of fun, and for what I can see not really dangerous, I believe riding a motoconcho is way more dangerous than that.
Yes motos are dangerous, cars are dangerous, bicycles are dangerous - practically anything is 'dangerous' in certain circumstances. The truth is that we all already know that those things can cause death or injury if and when things go wrong.
Tourists get a chance to take a ride on a banana in the sea when they are on vacation and no-one blames them for doing it - it can be great fun. They should however also know that it can and does go wrong and then they can make an informed decision on whether or not to take the risk.
My Osteopath coined a new medical expression after treating me - he called it being ''bananerd'' and we had a good laugh about it. The reality for me is that I am still living with the damage being 'flicked' off the back of one of these rides. So apparently are other people IP -- Sign In Page
Read the facts, make the choice, whatever suits.