Skydive next to Lake Michigan
See the Chicago skyline
Save an extra $20 per person
on Silver and Gold skydives made between April 29 and May 31
Free altitude upgrades for a limited time
**not applicable for groupon purchases, discount applied on arrival**
Chicago's Most Scenic Skydive
Pricing notes and discounts
Online Waiver All Customers have to complete the digital waiver (and respond to verification email) at least 24 hours before their reservation time or be charged an extra $10 per person (for everyone completing a paper waiver onsite). A link for the online waiver will be sent upon completion of your booking, or you can follow this link: 2017 Tandem Skydiving Waiver If you have completed a waiver this calendar year, you do not need to do it again (i.e. once you completed one 2017 waiver, you are good for all of 2017). We have the lowest package prices in Chicagoland and this allows us to provide efficient customer service, and keeps your on-site time as low as possible.
Birthday-Military-Student: If you jump within 14 days of your birthday, are military or a veteran (must present proof of military service), are a public servant such as police or firefighter (must present valid proof of service), or are a student (must present a valid student ID), you can save an extra $10 off your skydive. Unlike other skydiving centers, if anyone in the group qualifies for this discount everyone gets the discount!
Maximum weight for height: All jumpers must be under the maximum weight for their height according to our height/weight chart. If you are between 210 and 239 pounds (and under max weight for height), you will be charged an extra $30.00 for your skydive. If you are between 240 and 270 pounds (and under max weight for height), you will be charged an extra $50.00 for your skydive. We can skydive safely with many people between 210 and 270 pounds, but it is much more work for the instructor and creates more wear & tear on the skydiving equipment.
Why Skydive Here? The Chicago area provides a number of choices for skydiving, and no matter where you go, the skydive is roughly the same (amazing). What is different about each Skydiving Center is their location and proximity to you. We have the best location for views of Chicagoland, and are closest to the city of Chicago (especially if you are south of 290). We jump 2 miles from Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana, are only an hour from the Loop. On your flight up and skydive, you can see from St. Joseph, Michigan all the way to Gurnee, IL (the whole south end of Lake Michigan), including the beautiful Chicago Skyline. There is not a more beautiful place to skydive in the entire Midwest! Wherever you choose to skydive, we hope you have a great time, but if you want the most out of it, Skydive Windy City Chicago should be your choice! Unlike other skydiving centers that are far from downtown Chicago, we have altitude limitations due to the airline arrivals at Midway and O'Hare. Our standard skydiving altitude is 10,000', but any package type may upgrade to 14,000'.
Loyalty Tandem Skydive: If you jumped with us before, bring your logbook as proof and you can get a free altitude upgrade regardless of the package you choose (Bronze, Silver, or Gold)
Social Discount Vouchers From time-to-time, we may offer discount skydiving vouchers, sold through sites such as Groupon. You are free to purchase these vouchers when available, but note the fine print. They are often limited for when you can use them and what they include. Almost always for the equivalent of a Bronze skydive, voucher holders can add pictures or pictures and video, and upgrade altitude when they arrive, but they are still limited by the voucher terms and conditions. Booking Skydives through our site directly is usually cheaper and offers more flexibility for scheduling, as other discounts (such as group or birthday/military/student) may and usually apply Customers booking direct only pay a $50 deposit per person and owe the balance when they arrive, so you can keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket until the day of your skydive. We just want our customers to get the best price, and have a great experience!
Closest to Chicago
Tandem Skydiving is the most popular and efficient way to experience skydiving. You need no previous experience and will be trained immediately prior to your skydive.
Your instructor...the professional skydiver you will jump with will review and reinforce the training while fitting you to the harness and providing the goggles you will wear on the jump. We have jumpsuits for you to wear if we feel the conditions require it, or you can rent a jumpsuit for a small additional charge.
Once everything is ready, you and your instructor will head to the aircraft for the climb to exit altitude (two miles or more above the earth). During the climb, your instructor will review the jump with you, and "hook up" (attach your harness to the parachute system the instructor wears).
At altitude, you will exit the aircraft with your instructor, freefalling for a mile or more (up to one minute) until you deploy the parachute. On the 4-5 minute parachute ride back to the landing area, you will receive further instruction on how to fly the parachute and find the airport.
After landing, we will remove the harness and associated equipment, provide a certificate/discount card as proof of your skydive, and answer any questions you may have.
If you purchased the video and/or pictures, they are quickly uploaded to the cloud and a link sent to you so you can share them with your friends and family right away.
Skydive Windy City is the only skydiving center in the Chicago Area that jumps next to Lake Michigan and offers skyline views almost every day!
If you are interested in making a Tandem Skydive, book it online from this website, or call us at (219) 210-3338 to make your reservation. We require reservations to be made 5 days in advance to qualify for the group price. When making a reservation, and $50.00 non-refundable deposit will be required per jumper.
Be sure to check out our Chicago Skydiving FAQs page for more information and details about skydiving near chicago.
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Our customers are the lifeblood of our business, without you we would not exist. We strive to provide the safest, fastest, and most comprehensive skydiving experience available anywhere, and out customers notice! Not only do we have the shortest wait times (we value your time), but we also have a top US safety record. We have been in business 7 years and have never had a bad review.
Still on cloud nine from the jump yesterday! ✈ Never will I forget the feeling of pure adrenaline rushing through my veins. And then when the chute opened it was so peaceful. The view was breathtaking and you could just hang out in awe for awhile. Until he said "Want to play?". Being able to grab hold of the reins and do 360s in the sky was an experience like no other!!!! Loved every minute of yesterday! Thanks to the Skydive Windy City Team for making my dream a reality. Can't wait to go back!!from: Heather V.
Go there and be changed! This team is safety first and compassionate and freaking fantastic!from: Casey G.
Did my first tandem jump today with SWC. Such an awesome experience! Will definitely be back again! Professional and friendly staff.from: Heath W.
What a blast! Every time! Everyone should experience how awesome skydiving with these guys is. The view along Lake Michigan and Chicago is great, the rush is never enough! I just recently received my A license through the STP course at this drop zone and loved every moment of it. I met the group last year at Plymouth Sky Sports before they moved here and thought they were great then and that sure hasn't changed now! Whether its your first tandem skydive or your an experienced jumper, come meet there knowledgeable, safe, and very fun team for an incredible time!from: Chad Y.
Shute opened, so that's 5 stars right there! This place makes it fun to skydive and has the best views around!from: Avery L.
Did my first ever tandem jump today and it was great. I highly recommend these folks, everyone was fantastic!from: Mike G.
Jump at Skydive Windy City and enjoy the awesome view, the incredible staff, and the best skydive ever!from: Cat W.
Super friendly staff, very little wait time, and at a great price. I had an awesome time!from: Ethan R.
Video and Pictures Information
Video and Pictures are an important part of the skydive, so we offer package deals. When making your first skydive, your brain is overloaded with new sensations and must set aside some functions to process the extreme event. A couple things the brain sets aside are your sense of time (the freefall will feel like 5 seconds long, even though your spectators will assure you it was 35-60+ seconds) and some short-term memory functions. The video and pictures put all that back into place and your brain is whole again. You will watch your video many times and share it with all your friends. You own the rights to the video/pictures once you buy it, and you can post it anywhere you like.
Chicago Area Skydiving
Each week we compile a highlights video of the tandem jumps we made. You can be in the next one video. Check out that view!