Tandem Skydive Chicago

Skydive Windy City Chicago

Reserve your tandem skydive with Skydive Windy City Chicago! Tandem Skydiving is the safest, most popular, and most convenient way to experience skydiving.

Tandem Skydiving

  • Activity
    Most Popular Experience
  • Duration
    3 Hours
  • Availability
    Weekdays or Weekends

If you’re looking for a real thrill, you can’t top the adrenaline rush you’ll get from tandem skydiving near Chicago! Feel the excitement as you jump into freefall and enjoy views of the city skyline.

Skydive with Chicago Skyline Views

Tandem Skydiving is the safest, most popular, and most convenient way to experience skydiving. You need no previous experience and will be fitted with a harness, provided goggles, and trained immediately prior to your skydive. Your instructor, the professional skydiver you will jump with, will review and reinforce the training while you and up to 4 of your friends climb towards 14,000′ in our super-fast turbine aircraft. As we near exit altitude, your instructor will attach your harness to the parachute system he is wearing.

When we reach jump altitude, you will exit the aircraft securely attached to your instructor, freefalling for a mile or more (up to one minute) before the parachute is deployed. The parachute flight lasts 3-5 minutes, depending on how aggressive of a “ride” you want. If you like it calm, you get more air-time than someone who wants to spin all the way to the ground. Students usually have an opportunity to fly the parachute a bit if desired, and you will practice the landing procedure during the descent. After landing we will remove and sanitize the harness and goggles and begin uploading the videos & photos. We will give you a discount card you may use in the future (or give to a friend) and then you can go celebrate your accomplishment!. Videos & Photos are usually uploaded in a few hours or less, but policy says to give us 24 hours. Most people receive the email link for the videos and/or photos on their way home.

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 Chicago is the only skydiving center in the Chicago area that jumps next to Lake Michigan and offers skyline views almost every day!  We are also Chicago’s only skydive center using multi-lens 360º video cameras on every jump.

• Closest skydive to Chicago, a one-hour drive from downtown
• Accessible via South Shore Line!

Deposits

When booking, you only need to leave a $39 deposit per jumper.  All discounts (group, flex-time, birthday, student, public servant) are verified and applied when you arrive and pay the balance before the skydive.  Deposits are refundable with 24hrs cancellation notice via email.  If you want to pay in full up front, please call us to make your reservation.

What to Bring

  • Bring a government-issued picture ID (passport, driver’s license, military ID, or state ID); you may not be permitted to skydive without it.
  • Wear (or bring) lace-up sneakers (tennis or running shoes) YOU CANNOT JUMP IN BOOTS, HARD-SOLED SHOES, SANDALS, OR BAREFOOT!
  • Wear comfortable clothes for the day (as if you’re going on a picnic). You may jump in shorts (mid-thigh or longer suggested) and a t-shirt if you wish. We will provide the harness and goggles .  At jump altitudes, temperatures are generally a bit colder than on the ground, so if you get cold easily, dress somewhat warmer than you normally would. You should wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, as it is common to get grass stains on landing.

Discount and Pricing Notes

Our Platinum package is the complete skydive with pictures, 360º video and traditional video included.

The Gold skydive package is the complete skydive with pictures and 360º video included.

The Silver skydive package is the complete skydive with pictures included.

The Bronze skydive (primarily for those who have jumped before) is the complete skydive without videos or photos.

Groups may mix-and-match any of these packages and still qualify for the group discount

You may add one of the following (we’ll apply the best discount you qualify for): Birthday: $20 off if jumping on actual birthday, $10 off if within 7 days of birthday. Military: $20 off if active or retired, $10 off if veteran. Student: $10 off. Public Servant (Police, Fire, Educator): $10 off. Group discounts can be combined with any of these discounts. Groups of 2-3 will get $10 off Bronze and $20 off Silver or Gold, 4-7 get $20 off Bronze and $30 off Silver or Gold, and groups 8-15 get $30 off Bronze and $40 off Silver or Gold. If your group is over 15, contact us for a quote. Groups do not need to choose the same package (i.e. a group of 3 can be 1 Bronze, 1 Silver, and 1 Gold and still get the group discount).

Price Matching

We match prices for any skydive sold in our market (within 70 miles of Chicago and/or 70 miles of Michigan City, IN. If you have questions, just email us at [email protected] for clarification.

Skydive Windy City Chicago uses specialty multi-lens 360º cameras on every tandem skydive so you can manipulate (from almost any device) your perspective and “look around” inside the videos.  No other skydiving center we know of has this capability. Silver, Gold, and Platinum packages offer the jump and media at a significant discount.  Voucher-holders may add media a-la-carte at non-discounted rates.

quAll Jumpers have to complete the digital waiver and respond to verification email at least 24 hours before their reservation time. Those who do not complete the waiver 24 hours in advance will be charged an extra $10 quick-check fee at check-in and may have to complete their waiver onsite. A link for the waiver will be sent upon completion of your booking, or you can follow this link: 2020 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 2020 waiver, you are good for all of 2020). We have the lowest jump package prices in Chicago, the lowest deposits, and deposits are refundable with minimum 24 hours cancellation or if weather prevents your skydive. We pride ourselves on efficient, friendly customer service, and keeping your on-site time as low as possible.

All jumpers (regardless of weight) must be under the maximum weight for their height according to our height/weight chart. If you are under the maximum weight for your height according to our chart, and you weigh over 210lbs, there will be an extra charge (over 210-239lbs= $30, 240-270lbs=$50, 270-300lbs=$80. We can skydive safely with many people up to 300 pounds, but it is much more difficult for the instructor and creates more wear and possible damage to the skydiving equipment. If you weigh over 300lbs (on our scale, in your clothing), we cannot skydive with you under any circumstances.

The Chicago area provides a number of choices for skydiving, and no matter where you go, the skydive is going to be amazing. The difference is location/proximity to you. We have the best location for views of Chicagoland and are closest to the city of Chicago. We jump two miles from Lake Michigan and are only an hour drive 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 know you will have a great time, but if you want the best experience, Skydive Windy City Chicago should be your choice! Altitudes are approximate and may be affected by meteorological conditions or air-traffic control limitations.

We may offer limited time-frame discount skydiving vouchers through a third-party such as Groupon. You are free to purchase these vouchers when available, but note the fine print. They are limited in time-frame and package type. If you purchase a voucher you must book online following instructions provided after purchase. No extra discounts apply to voucher skydives (no birthday, group, weekday, etc…). You may upgrade to Silver, Gold, or Platinum-level skydives for extra cost. We match any prices (including our own), so if you wish for fewer problems and limitations, purchase directly through our website.

Skydive Windy City Chicago will match published prices of other skydiving centers in our market area (within 70 miles of downtown Chicago). Skydive Windy City Chicago also matches Groupon prices for offers from us and other centers in our market, just make the booking online as normal and let us know when you arrive with evidence of the price that we can verify.

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  • Duration
    2 Hours or Less
  • Availability
    Weekdays Only

Save an extra $30 per person (on top of group and other discounts) on Flex Tandem Skydives. Skydive Windy City is Chicago’s safest, closest, and most scenic skydiving center.

  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Availability
    Weekends Only

Go skydiving like a VIP! You choose the day you want to jump and you can come in anytime you would like. VIP Tandem Jumpers will be checked in, trained, and put on the next flight!