A view of the Strip, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, Red Rock and Mount Charleston, among other local landmarks, can be combined into a one-minute adrenaline-pumping experience. Skydiving that features free falls of up to 120 miles per hour from planes as high as 15,000 feet can be found within 30 minutes of Las Vegas.
Skydiving Las Vegas, which embarks from Boulder City and offers free transportation from the Strip; Skydive Fyrosity, which launches from Moapa Valley; and Vegas Extreme Skydiving, falling above Jean, all offer similarly priced packages for first-timers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After taking off in a small plane, patrons are paired with a veteran skydiver for their tandem jump. Video and photos are available from each company for an extra fee.
For those not quite ready to take the outdoor plunge, Vegas Indoor Skydiving offers an alternative on the Strip. Touting the “free-fall aspect of skydiving without the risk,” the facility runs a high-speed propeller to push “skydivers” a few feet into the air. Indoor skydivers can choose packages of two, five, 10, 20, 30 or 60 minutes, for a price of $75 to $1,000.
WHERE TO GO
Tandem jumps run from about $200 to $225, and photo/video packages cost about $65 to $130.
Sin City Skydiving: 702-300-3508, sincityskydiving.com
Skydive Fryosity: 702-720-6250, skydivefyrositylasvegas.com
SkyDiving Las Vegas: 702-759-3483, skydivelasvegas.com
Vegas Extreme Skydiving: 702-303-3914, vegasextremeskydiving.com
Vegas Indoor Skydiving: 702-731-4768, vegasindoorskydiving.com