Experience Ivanpah Dry Lake with the only land sailing outfitter & guide service holding Bureau of Land Management Special Recreation Permit credentials since 2005. Open solely to non-motorized recreation, Ivanpah is carefully managed - and its surface quality is supreme
Land Sailing at Ivanpah Dry Lake, CA
From Las Vegas Half-day (4 hrs RT) Learn how to land sail! Then blast across the desert at Ivanpah Dry Lake - just inside the California state line - where fresh breezes and miles of wide open smooth spaces await your arrival..
Your day at-a-glance
- Shuttle from Las Vegas Strip
- Expert land sailing lesson - Beginners welcome!
- Photo & action video capture capture - where's Elvis?
- Total sailing time ~ 2 hours
What's Included Your trip price includes land transfers from the meet-up location at Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas to the land sailing venue and back (locals: please park at Caesars), expert instruction, use of modern high performance equipment, a timing course award, assistance with photo and video capture, snacks, fruits, and cold beverages.
Choose 11:30am or 1:30pm departure ♦ Meet your guide at Caesar's Palace Hotel (Augustus Tower limo entry) in Las Vegas. Sit back and enjoy the scenery southbound through the valley and rugged mountain views, with your own Omega Road-Pak™ in hand - it comes complete with water, juice, snacks, fruit, and a sweet treat. (Please let us know if you or anyone in your group have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.)
Arrive 40 minutes later at Ivanpah Dry Lake - a huge playa famous for land sailing where fresh desert breezes are channeled by nearby mountain ranges. Take advantage of its fast, superior surface, where only non-motorized recreation is permitted.
After a quick set-up and safety huddle, you'll see how easy it is to master your land yacht to harness the wind. Sail fast (Big Air) or go slow, as far and wide as you like - this is your time to be free.
At your leisure ♦ Never sailed before? Beginners welcome! Take the land sailing lesson and you'll master the Figure 8 course in minutes - sailing out, sailing in, then try sailing in sync with your friends. For you experienced sailors - get a quick safety review and all checked out on the gear, and let your guide know your goals. You'll be free to sail out on your own - we'll show you the safest way to achieve your goals. Sail back to base & take a break with a cold drink and a snack before going back out to explore the other parts of this amazing playa. While you're out, your guide will be setting up a loop course for..
Skills test! ♦ Line up, Ready, Set.. GO! You'll be sailing around a flagged loop course to test your land sailing skills. Beginners in one group, and experienced sailors in a separate group. Form teams or do some solo timing against your personal best times.. Everyone wins! Beginners who successfully demonstrate the use of the points of sail, tacking & jibing, and reading the tell-tales will receive a basic sailing certificate.
Photos & videos ♦ OMG was that ELVIS sailing next to you?! Time to take a few more laps across the playa while keeping an eye out for Elvis to appear, that is, if he didn't get chased away by the desert land sharks! Your guide will have a Wi-Fi connected photo printer on deck so you can instantly print your photos.
Return to Las Vegas ♦ 40 minutes You will be taken to your own hotel, or to McCarran Airport if you have a flight to catch this evening. What an amazing day!
Itinerary subject to change - to ensure the most conducive weather conditions are present. Please be sure to bring: a jacket, sunglasses, closed-toe shoes, casual clothing that you won't mind getting a little dusty.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (code: LAS) Plan to arrive in Las Vegas the morning of, or the night before, your scheduled trip date. Please do not book air travel until your trip is fully confirmed and your trip forms have been authorized.
At the time of your chosen departure, catch the shuttle (details in your confirmation) at the limo/bus pick-up area outside the doors of the Augustus Tower at Caesars Palace.
From McCarran Airport: Follow signs to Swenson/Tropicana. Left at Tropciana. Go one mile to Las Vegas Blvd and turn right. Go one mile. Just past the signal at Flamingo Rd, turn left into Caesars Palace. Most visitors take a taxi from the airport ($10-15). Groups larger than four, please see Bell-Trans for round-trip shuttle tickets outside Door 9 at baggage claim (prices vary). Nearest properties (clockwise from the north): Mirage, Imperial Palace, Flamingo, Bally's, Paris, and Bellagio.
You will be provided with direct-dial phone numbers for your guide(s) in case you need any immediate assistance. (Text messages are supported as well.)
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What happens next? You will receive a confirmation phone call within (3) hours of successfully submitting your payment. (Calls are made between 9am and 7pm Pacific Time.) Watch your inbox for an email regarding trip status and Release forms. Full refund (less any bank fees) in the event of closure, weather, or cancellation for low enrollment. Please do not purchase air travel before your trip is fully confirmed. We do not recommend non-refundable or non-changeable air tickets.
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